Geoff Peddicord – Missoula’s Branding Superhero

Geoff Peddicord – Missoula’s Branding Superhero

This week on #ANewAngle we speak with Geoff Peddicord (@geoffpedd), Vice President and Marketing Director at First Security Bank. Learn all about the long, strange trip he took to running marketing for this important local institution. Geoff is deeply engaged with the College of Business at the University of Montana, serving on our advisory board and frequently speaking in our classes. He’s also a bit of a marketing super-hero through his philanthropic agency, Brand Camp. Oh, and that’s him ripping guitar in our intro.

Cathy Cole on what’s possible at UM

Cathy Cole on what’s possible at UM

Cathy Cole, UM’s recently hired VP of Enrollment & Strategic Communications, just walked into a big job. In this episode we discuss what attracted her to this opportunity, why she is unabashedly bullish about the University of Montana, and what she sees in our future. If you are a fan of UM and rooting for our recovery, we think you will really enjoy this episode.

FairEnds’ Ben Ferencz says it’s not about the hat

FairEnds’ Ben Ferencz says it’s not about the hat

Ben Ferencz is the co-founder of FairEnds. Though this Missoula -Manhattan collaboration between two friends is primarily known for its distinctive hats, Ben tells us the hat doesn’t really matter. It’s an entry point for an important conversation. Tune in and learn all about that conversation and the non-linear path Ben has taken to build a life of design, creation, family, and balance – all with a deep commitment to making it happen in Montana.

To learn more about FairEnds, visit www.FairEnds.com.

Front Street Capital’s Russ Piazza invests in culture

Front Street Capital Management’s Russ Piazza (UM ’77) knows exactly the sort of businesses he wants to invest in. As the portfolio manager of the hugely successful Tarkio Fund, Russ brings a focus and clarity to his work that’s inspiring. He also has a thing of two to say about the bond markets. This is an important conversation anyone with an interest in the markets should hear.

Holly Truitt: Community Creator, Coalition Builder, and Change Maker

“You gotta get Holly Truitt on the pod!” We’ve heard this countless times since we launched the show, and we finally got her to come on. Holly is the Director of University of Montana’s Broader Impacts Group. Her work ranges from directing spectrUM, a wonderful science museum for children, to leading innovateUM, a coalition of key innovators driving the future of Western Montana’s economy. Holly is inspirational and visionary and in this conversation we explore how her unique and challenging upbringing shaped her outlook on community and how she builds strong, creative coalitions of forward-thinking problem solvers. This episode is particularly inspired! Tune in…

Olympian Sam Schultz Rides For All the Right Reasons

The competitive pinnacle of Sam Schultz’s mountain biking career came during the 2012 Olympic games. In the years since, he’s faced health challenges, a limited capacity to train and race, and the reality that his relationship with his bike and livelihood must change. Today we talk about how Sam has met these challenges to build an inspiring, productive, and sustainable career in the cycling industry. Sure, he lives in a van down by the river, but it’s a damn nice van with some really sweet bikes in it. Not too bad!

Sam is particularly excited about his efforts to launch a high school bike racing league in Montana. For more information, visit:

www.montanamtb.org