Episode 2:
The Start-Up Guru

Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures has made it her mission to invest in other exceptional founders. She not only believes the best and most successful companies grow out of pain points but that creativity thrives with constraints–“If you're not out of your comfort zone you're not growing." She gives John and Cynthia the low down on cognitive diversity and how partnering with external innovation shops can help larger organizations adopt some entrepreneurial DNA.

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Cynthia Stuckey

Host:
Cynthia Stuckey

Cynthia is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, responsible for driving strategy executions and organization design solutions. She has extensive global consultancy and business management experience, having held several advisory, management, and sales roles across different industries. Cynthia is based in Korn Ferry's London office.

John Palumbo

Host:
John Palumbo

John is the founder of BigHeads Network, a podcast production company that arms listeners with the critical cross-industry perspectives and diverse viewpoints that help spur innovation, solve tough problems and build skills.

Heather Hartnett

Panelist:
Heather Hartnett

Heather Hartnett is the CEO and Founding Partner of Human Ventures. She has been recognized for creating one of New York’s premiere startup studios and for the unique approach and fresh perspective she brings to tech and finding talent. She works closely with the founders and teams within Human Ventures' portfolio to develop their businesses, support fundraising efforts, and create meaningful connections within Human's network. Human has invested in and co-built more than 20 companies to date.

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