Secret Entourage Academy

Secret Academy Episode – Brian Shafton

Secret Academy Episode - Brian Shafton

Brian Shafton is the owner and co-founder of RBC Records. Brian co-founded the company, alongside Ben Grossi, in 2001. Brian is an entrepreneur within the music industry and a calculated opportunist. Brian saw an opportunity for independent artists that fell into a huge gap because they weren’t yet able to sell enough units yet. RBC Records now provides a full service virtual label to artists and independent labels which is also a great alternative to signing with a major label. RBC pretty much covers it all, but they pride themselves in their ability to stay aware of industry trends and the reality of how impactful one’s social media presence and fanbase can be to an artist’s potential career.

Secret Academy Episode – David Osborn

Secret Academy Episode - David Osborn

David Osborn is the co-author of “Wealth Can’t Wait”, he is a serial entrepreneur and founder of over 50 companies. David is the CEO and owner of multiple Keller Williams franchises with annual sales volumes in excess of $8.5 billion per year and employing over 4500 real estate agents. David shares intel within the real estate industry on developing multiple streams of income, making it through the ups and downs of economic and housing markets, even how to decide if the real estate industry is right for you and how to win at it.

Secret Academy Episode – Aaron Singerman

Secret Academy Episode - Aaron Singerman

Aaron Singerman is a name well known as the CEO and co-founder of Blackstone Labs. In 2016, the world was shocked when Aaron stepped down from his position as CEO of Blackstone and launched his new company, Redcon1. With the transition from Blackstone to Redcon1, Aaron has gained an exponential amount of knowledge and experience that run hand in hand with dealing with partnerships, legalities, business roles, distribution, and branding. Within the course of a year, this has helped Aaron scale Redcon1 to a higher level of success as it continues to grow.

Secret Academy Episode – Naveen Jain

Secret Academy Episode - Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain is one of few who has aimed his goals to change the world through innovation and technology, rather than simply making money. Naveen is a serial entrepreneur – some of the companies Naveen has founded are Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, Viome, TalentWise, Intelius, and InfoSpace. Naveen teaches that a successful business idea should target long-term problem solving, rather than short-term symptom solutions. Naveen is a philanthropist and aims at promoting broader awareness and drive to learn in order to help humanity revolutionize itself and solve the world’s biggest problems.

Secret Academy Episode – Caren Merrick

Secret Academy Episode - Caren Merrick

Caren Merrick is the CEO and founder of Pocket Mentor – an iTunes app for anyone with goals for improvement in self-awareness, leadership, discovering your strengths, and much more. Caren, alongside her husband, is also the co-founder of webMethods. Just as the internet was becoming popular, they grabbed at the opportunity to utilize the internet as a platform to connect global corporations with each other. Caren has plenty of advice and experience with gaining investors and getting the best outcomes with your funding. Caren took webMethods (while having $33 in her bank account at one point) and scaled it to the $200+ million yearly revenue it receives.

Secret Academy Episode – Brian Scudamore

Secret Academy Episode - Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands. Brian changed the way the world sees home service businesses. With 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, he built a unique and successful franchise model that revolves around turning an ordinary business into an extraordinary business by attracting the right people to own the franchises and establishing teams of passionate employees. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has 1000 trucks on the road throughout some 180 locations in Canada, the United States, and Australia. Brian’s experience proves that building a successful company without much funding is possible – and even a necessary learning curve for entrepreneurs. He is also an advocate for self-education and has received awards and recognitions in the media and business community.

Secret Academy Episode – Paul Berberian

Secret Academy Episode - Paul Berberian

Paul Berberian is the CEO of Sphero, a robotic and digital technology company that has changed the way humans connect their digital and physical lives and changed the way the world thinks about play. Paul has a background in the US Air Force Academy, 18 years of experience from founding and running seven high-tech companies, and a major driving-force behind Sphero’s success and continued growth.