The Ari Zoldan Show

Ari Zoldan

“The Ari Zoldan Show:" Sit in on conversations with leading CEOs, executives, and founders of some of the most innovative and cutting edge companies of today. Learn about Blockchain, cryptocurrency, cleantech, and other industries that are pioneering the new economy. Zoldan brings his years of experience as an on-air TV personality to the mic for a packed dialogue of education, information, and in-depth interviews. It's all here, right now. read less
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Where Exactly Is Cryptocurrency Heading with CoinDesk Studios SVP Sam Ewen
Jul 8 2022
Where Exactly Is Cryptocurrency Heading with CoinDesk Studios SVP Sam Ewen
Sam Ewen is a seasoned marketing executive with 20+ years in brand experience across physical, digital and social platforms. Having worked as a pioneer in digital advertising, event and experiential marketing, Sam has also added creative technology, retail, experience design and social engagement expertise over the last 2 decades while working with many of the top brands in the world. Sam has spent his career challenging brands to create experiences and campaigns that bridge the gap between company and consumer with engagement (customer, press and social) at the core. As a creative, his ideas had garnered hundreds of millions of impressions, news stories beyond count and product trial and adoption without measure. He has worked in industries ranging from pharmaceutical to technology, toys to television, all with the driving force that excellent creative thinking and top-tier execution always win out. Three of the companies that Sam has been either a key executive or founder of have been sold and he understands what it means to work in a small team or managing a staff of hundreds. In addition to excelling at his craft, Sam focuses much of his time on teaching others. Teaching and mentoring are in his DNA as a Professor of Media & Propaganda at the City University of New York's Hunter College, a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of creativity and experience and as an mentor/advisor to others in the industry. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Bitten, a conference focusing on food culture and technology and Correlate, a cutting edge data analytics platform. Sam has created experiences, campaigns and installations for brands such as: Samsung, NIKE, Target, HBO, Pfizer, American Greetings, ADIDAS, GE, AT&T, American Greetings, Expedia, Estee Lauder, Showtime and many others.
The Quickest Way to Achieve Results without Getting Left Behind with Marc LoPresti
Jul 6 2022
The Quickest Way to Achieve Results without Getting Left Behind with Marc LoPresti
Today on the show we speak with featured award-winning Wall Street Stock Exchange legend, lawyer, speaker, and TV correspondent Marc LoPresti.He touched upon topics including politics, DeFi, cryptocurrency, social media marketing, content creation, and how it has impacted the way in which we promote and connect as a society.Marc X. LoPresti, Esq. is the Founder of LoPresti Law Group, P.C., a co-founder of BattleFin Group, LLC and IDI Group, and is a recognized authority on alternative investments. LoPresti Law Group, P.C. was awarded the 2014 International Hedge Fund Awards “Securities Law Firm of the Year”, the 2015 International Hedge Fund Awards “Best Alternative Investment Management Law Firm," the 2015 Global Fund Awards “Hedge Fund Law Firm of the Year,” and, most recently, the 2019 International Hedge Fund Awards "Best Securities Law Firm of the Year." Marc is frequently a featured speaker at conferences focused on alternative investments and family office investing.Marc has structured and launched numerous alternative asset management ventures during his 20+years of practice as a securities attorney in New York. He also oversees the Firm’s family office consulting practice, which provides advice pertaining to alternative allocations to ultra-high net worth families both in the United States and abroad.Marc appears regularly on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and has appeared on other financial news shows and networks including Bloomberg, Fox and international financial news outlets. Marc obtained his practical experience in financial markets during his time at Lehman Brothers working on the floors of the NYSE and AMEX. After this time on the trading floor he worked under the director of Lehman’s institutional sales and trading desk.Marc graduated from New York Law School in 1997. He serves on the Board of Advisors of a cutting edge cyber-security company, and SAS Capital Advisors, Ltd., an emerging hedge fund manager investment platform. Marc also serves on the Steering Committee of the Manhattan Yacht Club and is on the Board of Advisors of the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
Kilows is Revolutionizing The EV Space with Kris Allan
Jun 2 2022
Kilows is Revolutionizing The EV Space with Kris Allan
About Kris Allan:“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ~Robert SchullerI would leap from a 35-year corporate and consulting career to join a dynamic and innovative EV lightning-fast charging + energy storage start-up company.Why: The solution is brilliant, the market timing is exceptional, the vision is purposeful, and the leadership and team members are fully aligned to build a network that will help eliminate customer’s EV charging time anxiety, provide a convenient and enhanced customer experience, and make a positive impact on our environment.If you are interested in becoming a strategic partner, investing in a solution that has a positive ROI for people, planet, and profit, and/or joining our team; let’s connect.Life Outlook:I live life with an outlook of positivity; a zest to explore and adventure; a desire to always give my best; a simple belief that anything is possible when you have curiosity, passion, faith, a game plan and a willingness to sacrifice and work hard. Carpe diem!About Kilows:We are building a rapidly deployable, grid-friendly, lightning-fast EV charging network across North America's interstates and select key destinations. Our patent-pending technology and distributed renewable energy solution accelerates EV adoption, reduces the impact on the environment, utilizes battery-based energy storage, and satisfies customers with a convenient, safe, and reliable experience. Consumers demand and rightfully should expect to have the same spontaneity and conveniences as they do with gas-powered vehicles today.Visit https://www.kilows.com
John Strisower: Founder of Kilows and The Future of EV Charging Infrastructure
Apr 13 2022
John Strisower: Founder of Kilows and The Future of EV Charging Infrastructure
Electric vehicles are the future of transportation and will soon convert the world to electric power. With the rising cost of gasoline and global warming concerns, more and more people are turning to zero-emission vehicles, which are healthier for the environment. EV charging is a booming market that is attracting many entrepreneurs. Kilows, a company founded by John Strisower, is at the forefront of the EV charging space. John is a certified network engineer and private aircraft pilot with multi‐engine, instrument, land, and sea flight ratings. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from California State University-Chico, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management, and is a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient.For over 30 years, John Strisower has been a successful serial entrepreneur. He has founded a half-dozen plus companies that paired state-of-the-art technology (typically semiconductors, computer hardware, and software) with electronic, electromechanical, and laser-based technologies to address industry problems and opportunities. Join us as we chat about electric vehicle charging and what the future looks like.Tune in!  During this episode, you will learn about;[00:33] Meet John Strisower, the founder of Kilows[01:03] The company’s mission[01:36] How Toyota company is making a massive entrance in the EV space[03:33] His expertise in the Electric Vehicle space[05:53] Kilows' ecosystem and how it plays in the overall grid[15:08] The company’s roadmap for the next 18 months[17:04] Is there anything stopping Tesla from progressing?[19:22] What's the typical range today of a Tesla[20:58] John’s inspiration and motivation[23:19] Competitors of the Kilows company[25:40] Economics of the business. Charges and costs[30:48] How the US govt. Is encouraging the evolution of charging and electric vehicles[33:26] About the international aspirations of Kilows[34:32] The dynamic team behind Kilows[35:48] The appetite today for wall street as it relates to the EV space[36:58] Where are we in the cycle or EV's trajectory?[37:46] Episode wrap up and calls to actionNotable quotes“The reason why there's an opportunity in the EV Space and why the federal government is putting seven and a half billion dollars behind trying to get people to put in charging infrastructure is because it's a nation field and there's not enough of it there.” “The artificial intelligence that's embedded in the whole Tesla system is such that in the next few years, we actually will see self-driving Teslas that are safer than human driving.”“Timing is everything in entrepreneurial ventures.”Let’s Connect!John StrisowerPersonal Website: https://john.strisower.com/Company’s Website: https://www.kilows.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstrisower/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jstrisower/If you liked this episode, please...