Rob Quartel has hosted 11 episodes.
When I was at the Yale School of Management, Bill Donaldson, the School's first Dean -- was the embodiment of the School's mission: To prepare leaders for public, private, and not-for-profit institutions. That theme has inspired me throughout my career -- which has over the years more often than not involved a start-up venture of one kind or another in all of these sectors. These have included four private sector and three government startups, half a dozen political campaigns (as a senior policy guy in three Presidential campaigns and three for myself), and another half dozen not-for-profit organizations -- in every case a start-up. Being an entrepreneur sometimes means leading change inside an existing organization, and I've done that too at the Federal Maritime Commission and everywhere. Over the course of this career, I've developed some expertise in Homeland security, maritime policy, food and product safety and logistics, government policy making, politics, national transportation policy, entrepreneurship and finance -- and have had a fantastic time along the way, more or less working for no one but myself or the public since I was 27. While I have a strong anchor in history and tradition, I love the "new," whether in technology, people, organizations, whatever -- as that's what distinguishes these United States from everyone else on the planet. When I'm not working on NTELX, our award-winning decision support technology company, I spend a fair amount of my time these days working with young entrepreneurs from various communities including Yale, Rice, and in the DC-Va region.
Chris Spangle has hosted 11 episodes.
`Chris Spangle was raised in Plainfield, Indiana. He attended IUPUI where he was the College Republicans President during the 2004 elections. While working on Andy Horning’s Congressional campaign in 2004, Horning inspired Spangle to research the libertarian philosophy. Spangle went on to work at Newstalk 1430 AM, WXNT for five years as a producer and reporter. During his last year where he was the producer of “Abdul in the Morning,” the premier political talk show in Indianapolis. It was during this time that he witnessed first-hand how broken the two-party system is, although he had been a life-long Republican, he decided to work to grow the Libertarian Party of Indiana and to affect social and political change in a libertarian direction.
Spangle served as the full-time Executive Director of the LPIN in October of 2008 and left in December of 2012. He went on to work in marketing for the Englehart Group, a political consulting and marketing firm in Indianapolis. He also served as the Marketing Director of the Advocates for Self-Government, the premier libertarian organization giving libertarians the tools to share the message with the general public effectively. He now works as the digital director of a nationally syndicated morning show.
Spangle resides in Indianapolis, IN with his two cats, Mittens and Muffins.