Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: What it Takes to Be a CEO in Silicon Valley and New York's Co-Working Hub Creates a New Paradigm

Many of today’s iconic companies have started in Silicon Valley. Google, Apple, Tesla, Twitter, Netflix, Uber, to name a few. The “Valley” is considered the place to be for high-tech startups. With a huge success rate, it is hard to argue that it doesn’t have a special culture and/or resources that make it more likely to be successful there. But, what does it take to lead one of these companies?


Today’s show we talk with Richard Henley, senior partner at LGES Executive Search, one of Silicon Valley’s leading executive placement firms, to learn what they are looking for when placing CEOs and other top leaders in a high tech startup. You can learn more about Richard and his company at



After our engaging discussion about Silicon Valley executives, we move to the opposite side of the country to discuss a thriving 60,000 co-working space that is changing the paradigm of entrepreneurship and working. Although the concept of co-working has been around since 2007, very few co-working ventures have been successful.


We invite Barry Strauber, founder, master visionary and narrator of the CARLSON COWORK, a thriving ecosystem with over 60 member companies for entrepreneurs and those with entrepreneurial spirit. You can see more of Strauber and CARLSON COWORK at


Sarah Westall

BUSINESS GAME CHANGERS 12PM PT / 3PM ET Business Game Changers with Host Sarah Westall covers the big issues, disruptions, and cutting edge innovation. Each episode bri...

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Richard Henley

Richard Henley is a Partner at LGES Executive Search which has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Executive Search Firms in the Bay Area for the past 10 years by The...

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Barry Strauber

Barry Strauber is the founder/owner of RISING, a branding and marketing company with a “virtual” twist - a 300 + dream team network of top talent, in all categor...

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