Welcome to Impact! with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

Join us every week for new episodes and explore the collection of past conversations below.

Environmental Services in Banking with Scott Sergeant

Mr. Sergeant is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group and leads the firm’s Environmental Services practice. Over the past several years, he has transacted with a large number of leading environmental services companies and high-quality financial sponsors that have invested in the sector. Mr. Sergeant is based in the firm’s New York […]

Starting a Recycling Business with Anwar Khan and Colin Hively

Anwar is a 20-year-old student-entrepreneur and rising junior at the University of Miami studying Environmental Science. Anwar co-founded his first company his freshman year of college and has continued to pursue this and various other ventures. Anwar’s areas of experience include sustainability, software, and recycling. Colin Hively is a 21 year old entrepreneur and student […]

Compliance in Business with Tom Fox

Tom is literally the guy who wrote the book on compliance with his seminal one volume book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run. Additionally, Tom has authored 17 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international […]

Opportunities in Recycling with Kabira Stokes

From 2011 – 2020, Kabira Stokes served as the Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling and then Homeboy Recycling. Both companies are full service e-waste recycling and IT Asset Disposition social enterprises and both focus on offering employment opportunities to people who face systemic barriers to employment. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public […]

From New Jersey to Hollywood with Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz has a recurring role as Tressa, Sam’s (Pamela Adlon) close friend and talent manager on the critically acclaimed, award-winning FX series BETTER THINGS now in its third season. This busy actress also stars on the popular Disney Channel show COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD. The bubbly redhead plays Jenna Wrather, the widowed […]

Expanding Education to Those in Need in Armenia with Samvel Movsisyan

Samvel Movsisyan studied IT business management at European Regional Academy. During a visit to an orphanage with a team of course-mates, they encountered a child who didn’t dare or have sufficient knowledge to dream or achieve anything for their future. So he founded Future is Open, an educational NGO to empower disadvantaged children (from orphanages […]

Expanding Armenia’s Tree Population with Jeanmarie Papelian

Jeanmarie has been ATP’s executive director for five years. She oversees a team of 80 in Armenia and a small team in the US. Before that she was a lawyer in private practice who frequently volunteered with organizations providing social and humanitarian assistance in Armenia. Today, her mission and passion to improve Armenia’s environment through […]

Strengthening Skill Sets with Genelle Taylor Kumpe

Genelle Taylor Kumpe has devoted her career to empowering others, advocating for women and children and improving her community in every possible way. Genelle most recently has taken on the role of COO of the Fresno Business Council and Executive Director of its manufacturing initiative, the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance. She transitioned to Fresno […]

Plant Power with Lisa Curtis

Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering a new sustainably sourced superfood called moringa. Moringa is a protein-rich leafy green, more nutritious than kale, with anti-inflammatory benefits rivaling turmeric. Kuli Kuli’s moringa powders, bars and wellness shots are sustainably sourced from African women and other small farmers around […]

Going for Touchdowns with Ryan Harris

Bestselling author Ryan Harris is a 10-year veteran of the NFL. In 2015, he became a Super Bowl Champion after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. He has also played for the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 2016. He graduated from Notre Dame with two degrees, one […]

Life is a Journey with Eric Braedan

Internationally-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning and People’s Choice Award-winning film and television actor ERIC BRAEDEN is a television icon and arguably the most popular character in daytime history. For over 40 years, he has portrayed “Victor Newman” on the #1 rated daytime drama series The Young and the Restless, which has over 120,000,000 daily viewers around the […]

Advancing a Clean Economy with Bob Keefe

Bob Keefe is E2’s Executive Director, overseeing E2’s work across the country and coordinating E2’s staff and chapters stretching from Boston to San Diego. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues, and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 […]