Welcome to the first episode of “Meetings” with Paul Rivera. On this show PR sits down with the CEO of Lobos 1707 Tequila, Dia Simms. They discuss her journey from her first job at the Department of Defense to working as Puff Daddy’s Executive Assistant to running his empire just 10yrs later, her current role as CEO at Lobos, what’s ahead for the brand, and advice to young entrepreneurs trying to figure it all out.
On this episode of The Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with Carlton McCoy, Master Sommelier and CEO of Lawrence Family Enterprises. They discuss the California wildfires impact on the wine making industry, the dedication it took Carlton to become one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world ever, the under representation of black and brown people in the wine industry (he’s 1 of 3 African American Master Somms in the world), how to order when you’re out to dinner with friends or on a date, and the legend of the infamous “cougar juice”.
On this episode of The Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with Vice Chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (owner of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Rams, and Arsenal F.C. to name a few), Josh Kroenke. They discuss. Josh’s very unique role across all the families properties from sports to real estate, life in the NBA bubble during the Denver Nuggets Playoffs run, owning the iconic Arsenal Football Club in London, and his advice to young execs looking to thrive in the sports industry.
On this episode of The Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with Global CMO of Foot Locker Inc, Jed Berger. They discuss Jed’s early days co-founding and building Dime Magazine, what PR was like as a young professional when he started his first job at Dime, Jed becoming a SVP of Marketing at Models by age 27, and the valuable life lessons and values he credits his success to so far. It’s real, insightful, and everything you’d expect from The Paul Rivera Podcast.
On this episode of The Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with designer John Elliott. They discuss how John blended his two passions of skateboarding and basketball when building his brand, doubling down on relationships vs getting a formal education in fashion design and the story behind the once in a lifetime opportunity to design a shoe with Nike and LeBron James.
The Paul Rivera Podcast is back! We’re kicking off Season 3 with NBA Champion and ESPN analyst, Kendrick Perkins! They discuss Kendrick’s journey to the league, playing with three future league MVP’s at the same time in OKC, teaming up with LeBron from AAU to the NBA, his NBA bubble predictions and how he accidentally fell into an analyst career.
This convo is as authentic as it gets, everything you’d expect from Kendrick Perkins!
On the first remote episode of the Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with NBA Champion and returning guest, Draymond Green. They discuss how he found out the NBA season had been suspended, what he’s been up to during this new reality, his transition to team Converse & when he thinks he’ll play in an NBA game again. It’s everything you expect, and a lot of what you wouldn’t, from NBA All-Star Draymond Green.
On episode 2 of the Paul Rivera Podcast, PR sits down with Dominic Chambrone aka “The Shoe Surgeon” to talk about his rise from shoe repair cobbler, to one of the biggest names in sneaker culture.