We have heard it all before, no one builds anything completely alone. We have all had help along the way. We have all been in that tough position, looking for answers, guidance or connections to grow your career or your company.
Join Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee, as he talks with leaders, instigators, disruptors and creators around personal and professional growth.
Expect to hear missteps and success stories along the way as we learn together with each guest the paths they choose to achieve success.
Each mentorSHOP program will feature rapid fire questions, a personal story of challenge and an interactive feedback loop so guests can be part of the process.
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Chuck Swoboda is an author, speaker, podcast host, and the Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University.
He served as Chairman and CEO of Cree for 16 years where his team successfully led the LED lighting revolution not just by creating new products, but by focusing on solving old problems in completely new ways. He has seen what it takes to make the impossible, possible. Under his leadership, the company grew from just over $6 million in annual revenue in 1993 to over $1.6 billion as they transformed Cree from a start-up into a global market leader with 6,500 employees worldwide. Cree was recognized as MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies for 2014 and as one of Fast Companies World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2015.
Chuck is the author of The Innovator’s Spirit, hosts the Innovators on Tap podcast, and has been a speaker on leading innovation for both corporate clients as well a a number of universities including; Harvard Business School, Marquette University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University.
He founded his consulting company, Cape Point Advisors in 2017 focusing on innovation and technology disruption. Chuck serves on the board of Anixter International, Vesper Technologies, KnowBio LLC, and Lonerider Brewing Company.
Chuck holds an engineering degree from Marquette University (1989), where he served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years, including two as chairman. He currently splits his time between Cary, North Carolina and Milwaukee, Wisconsin when he is not boating or fishing on Bald Head Island.