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Networking and Mentoring with Carol Quinn of 3Lunches

Monday, September 7th, 2009

In This Podcast Episode

Rob McNealy interviews Carol Quinn co-founder of 3Lunches about the importance of networking and one-on-one mentoring in business.

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Carol Quinn’s Bio

Carol Quinn

Entrepreneur, writer and advertising creative, Carol Quinn is the co-creator and author of the upcoming nonfiction book: “3Lunches: How to Change Your Life with Friend-to-Friend Coaching and a Sandwich,” and the blog:

With a degree in Drama from Arts Educational Schools London, and a B.FA. in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Carol began her career as the co-founder of Angel Entertainment, an independent media development group—producers of educational interactive computer software, computer animation, children’s books, and television projects. Carol held the position of Executive Vice President and led the in-house creative team. She conceived, wrote and produced book manuscripts, teleplays, interactive computer game scripts, and screenplays as well as managing the editorial, design and production staffs. While at Angel Entertainment, she created and sold a series pilot to NBC, and Lifetime Television, followed by several Movies of the Week for CBS and ABC. She represented the company to underwriters and investment groups; together with her partner, took the company public in 1987.

Turning to advertising and marketing, Carol became a Senior Vice President/Creative Director with entertainment advertising company, Air Creative Group (formerly Jacobs and Gerber). She wrote and produced television, radio, print and online campaigns for clients including CBS Television, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Online, Radio Disney, Disney Channel and DIRECTV before founding her own advertising agency, Benedict Partners, Inc. Carol has also written for film and television, and is the co-creator/author of the first American mass-market graphic novel for girls, Pink Flamingos (Simon & Schuster), and created the Young Adult book series “Palm Beach Prep” (Lynx Books).


TiE, Serial Entrepreneurship and Mentoring with Guy Cook

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

In this Podcast Episode

Rob McNealy takes time out at a recent TiE Rockies event to interview serial entrepreneur and former senior officer for Qwest Communications, Guy Cook, about TiE, serial entrepreneurship and mentoring.

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Guy Cook’s Bio

Guy CookGuy Cook was President and CEO for SuperNet, Inc., the dominant provider of Internet services in Colorado.  From 1992-1997, SuperNet grew to over fourteen thousand Internet access customers. The company also provided web hosting, consulting and web development services with a staff of over 80 people, gaining a national reputation with accounts such as Gartner Group and the Discovery Channel. Mr. Cook had reporting responsibility for all aspects of company operations and also served on the Board of Directors. The company was profitable with over $12 million in recurring annual revenues.

Cook led the negotiation team that sold the company to Qwest Communications in 1997 for $24 million dollars. He then served as a senior officer for Qwest Communications, responsible for design, rollout, operation and sale of Data Products, including Internet Services (residential access, business access, hosting, web design services). In this capacity Mr. Cook managed the P&L statement for each individual data product and reported directly to the Qwest CEO. Mr. Cook led the Qwest Internet business to become the 5th largest Internet traffic provider in the United States. Mr. Cook was a key member of the Qwest acquisitions management team that examined roughly 20 companies for acquisition from 1997-2000. In this capacity Mr. Cook was responsible for due diligence for the successful acquisition of EUnet, the largest business ISP in Europe with over 60,000 aggregate internet access business customers.

From 2000-2002, Mr. Cook was responsible for the strategy Qwest International Data Products, with an emphasis on Internet Services in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, ROC, Singapore and other Asian countries. Mr. Cook was a key member of the Qwest Asian venture and acquisition team, which reviewed approximately 40 companies for acquisition or Internet joint venture opportunities during this time. He was also a key industry representative in the effort to create “Internet 2.”

Cook has lectured worldwide on Internet related topics in over 100 forums, including Keynote speeches at ISPCON and the Next Generation Networks conference (McQuillin). He has been quoted extensively in Internet related and business press.