Dr. Ajit Singh

Partner, Artiman Ventures

Ajit Singh is a partner at Artiman Ventures, a Silicon Valley VC firm focused on early-stage technology and life science investments. He also serves on the board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford. He is on the Board of Directors of Visby Medical, CORE Diagnostics, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Summer Bio and Sofie Biosciences, and is a Senior Advisor to the Tata Trusts Cancer Care program.

Shahid Khan

Managing Partner, MAG (Meridian Advisory Group, LLC)

Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thought leader, executive and a parallel entrepreneur in Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sectors, with a 25+ year track-record across the US, Europe and the Middle East.  Shahid has earned a strong industry reputation for launching and scaling two Award Winning companies, one of which successful exited in 2019.

Ravi Patel

Actor & Investor

Ravi is an accomplished, actor, writer and humanitarian. Join Sudhir as he sits down with Ravi to discuss business, life and everything inbetween. 

Raymond Choi

Co-Founder and General Partner, Valley Capital Partners

Dr. Raymond Choi thought he wanted to become a computer programmer as a teen, but after shadowing a doctor on his rounds, he decided to go to medical school. But one path was not enough. He co-founded Valley Capital while completing his medical residency. Dr. Choi shares how his experience as an emergency room doctor makes him a better fund manager. If you’ve not already heard episode 4, we suggest you go back into our archives meet Choi’s co-founding partner Steve O’Hara.

Raman Abrol

General Manager at Amdocs Media

Meet Raman Abrol, General Manager at Amdocs Media. Raman and his team are working with major studios, broadcasters, networks and service providers across the world to build and deliver innovative technology and content solutions that help customers explore and enjoy media.

John Komeiji

President and General Manager, Hawaiian Telecom

John Komeiji, the president and general manager of Hawaiian Telcom, shares how being a C student taught him important lessons for success…

Chantal Rickards


Chantal Rickards started life in a middle class family in rural England and running class plays in school. After college, she took a job selling magazine ads…

Tom Walsh

Operations Director, AIS Ltd., London, UK

Tom Walsh, who is now operations director for AID Ltd London, worked with CTC host Sudhir Ispahani at Liberty Global. Walsh shares how growing up in an Irish farming village prepared him to be a business leader…

Marwan Fawaz

Executive Advisor, Google and Alphabet

Google and Alphabet executive adviser Marwan Fawaz grew up amid Lebanon’s civil war where his father was a rare example — an honest cop. Fawaz first learned management skills from his mother, who had to make sure her 10 children were fed and safe…

Ekta Dang

CEO & Founder, U First Capital

Ekta Dang went where she was told girls don’t go. She left her native India for opportunities in other countries, which was something normal for men, but not young ladies.  CEO & Founder of U First Capital shares with host Sudhir Ispahani her analogy of flying her career kite and how she soon learned that other kites were trying to make her crash…

Gerald Glennon

General Manager, Kahala Hotel and Resort

In this episode, Gerald recalls how his moral upbringing in the Southern United States fostered a curiosity of people and how this genuine interest in humankind led him into a prolific career in the hotel industry. Gerald shares with Sudhir how he has learned to move on from past mistakes and grow as a leader because of that approach…

Tony G. Werner

President, Technology, Product, Experience, Comcast Cable

Tony Werner credits growing up poor on a farm with teaching him invention skills. While Werner has been a leader in innovative thinking for decades, he is still on the frontlines of technology and can see into the future because he’s helping to create it…

Kathy Eldon

Producer, Author and Founder and Chairman of Creative Visions and Creative Visions Productions

Film producer and author Kathy Eldon tells how traveling the world with her parents gave her a global view, but it was the death of her son, Eldon’s life changed when her son died while working as a journalist in war torn Somalia. Inspired by her son Dan, Eldon founded a film production company to tell important stories…

Lorenz Glatz

Technology Executive & Advisor

Broadband and Internet infrastructure pioneer Lorenz Glatz shares the inspiration of how the first time he connected to a California computer from Austria he realized that was his future. Glatz worked with Cracking the Code his Sudhir Ispahani to create Liberty Global in Europe. He later became CTO of Kabel Deutschland. Now an advisor & investor, Glatz looks for innovation relating to the economy going digital…

Nikesh Kotecha

VP of Informatics at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Kotecha leads interdisciplinary teams to build analytic applications to address problems in healthcare. As an adjunct faculty at Stanford’s Systems and Computational Immunology Program, Kotecha is involved in training the next generation of scientists who will use these methods and analytics to address problems well into the future…

Mike LaJoie

Founding Partner LMT & Associates

Lajoie shares his story with Sudhir Ispsihani about how his start in the manufacturing industry building machine for making baseball bats led him to digital technology. This path led him to Time Warner Cable, where he rose to the position of chief technology officer at a time the media giant was developing new ways of delivering content to households…

JT McCormick

President and CEO of Scribe Media

J.T. McCormick, president and CEO of the innovative publishing company Scribe, shares the story of his remarkable rise from poverty as a child to an entreprenuer and business leader. McCormick is open about his struggles so that he can teach people lessons learned from his own mistakes. His advice is that you can’t change the past, so look forward to what you can control — the next hour, next week…

Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt

Senior Advisor and Board Director

Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt is known as the “father of mobile communications”. He now serves as senior advisor and board members to multi-billion dollar companies and to tech startups. Uddenfeldt shares with Sudhir Ispahani his strategy of being first in an industry.

Kay Buck

CEO & Executive Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)

Kay Buck leads an organization in Los Angeles that is battling against human trafficking and slavery. In this episode, Buck, who is the executive director of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), shares with host Sudhir Ispahani how a tragedy in her childhood put her on a path toward leadership.

Ann Zeichner

Managing Director at Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company

Ann Zeichner transitioned from writing for a tech magazine in the 1980s to blazing the trail for woman in tech sales. Her focus early in her life, her mentors, and goal setting led Zeichner to a career running her own company and then as a venture capitalist…

Vince Pizzica

Principal at Pacific Strategic Consulting

Vince Pizzica shares his insights on leadership, including the revelation that a successful leader must also be willing to be led. Pizzica also emphasizes the importance of honesty in communications…

Manish Vyas

President, Communications, Media & Entertainment and CEO, Network Services at Tech Mahindra

President, Communications, Media & Entertainment & CEO, Network Services at Tech Mahindra Manish Vyas shares his heart first philosophies on leadership and what relationships mean him…

Larry Gilson

Chairman, Focusing Philanthropy

Chairman of Focusing Philanthropy Larry Gilson shares with us his journey that started his career in his early 20’s propelling him into high profile political opportunities in Washington, including being a White House staff member under President Carter and continuing his very successful career as a leader, successful business man and philanthropist…

Taarini Dang

Aspiring Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Author

Taarini Dang, a 14-year-old aspiring and talented Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Author, Taarini talks about overcoming age and gender barriers…

Kamran Ziaee

Chief Information Officer at CenturyLink

Sudhir Ispahni talks to Kamran Ziaee, an elite technology and business visionary, about how he “cracked the code.” “The most important aspect to reaching your potential is to reflect each day and identify what you could have done better.”  “It is important to make sure the humanity of what we do is never compromised” (Kamran Ziaee)…

Nick Segal

President, Southern California at Pacific Union

Nick Segal talks with Cracking the Code host Sudhir Ispahani. Nick shares with us his heart first philosophies on integrity, the value of your word and how you can create personal and professional successes.

Mark Timm

CEO of Xponential, Inc.

Mark Timm talks with Cracking the Code host Sudhir Ispahani. Mark is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Xponential, listen how Mark reached his level of success after founding 15 businesses. “The best investment you can make is in your family” (Mark Timm)…

Vinod Kumar

Managing Director and Tata Communications Limited Group CEO

Vinod Kumar talks with Cracking the Code host Sudhir Ispahani. Kumar share his story growing up in humble beginnings rising to the role of a CEO of a multinational company. “if I am remembered by people for having lifted their energy I will be a happy man”. “Lead affectionately and inspire those around you” (Vinod Kumar)…

Shellye Archambeau

Board Director, Strategic Advisor & Speaker

Listen to our podcast featuring Shellye Archambeau, an inspirational and collaborative leader, she takes us through the mind of an incredibly successful corporate business woman who broke numerous barriers in the corporate world.   A master planner, Shellye is an advocate for creating a plan and executing on it.

Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur, Pioneer, & Business Shark

Kevin talks about his humble beginnings that brought him global success as an entrepreneur, leader and mentor.  “You can get everything in life that you want if you help enough people get what they want”  (Kevin Harrington).  As the founder of As Seen On TV, Kevin is an expert on business development and product advertising.