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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL aims to ignite the innovative spirit inside us all through providing budding and successful entrepreneurs and community leaders with a platform to share their story and inspire others. Tune in every Wednesday and catch up with the team at Peralta Design as we unleash the origin stories behind some exceptional leaders, share marketing/branding insights, and navigate the ever-changing currents of pop culture.

Ep 134 Enriching Lives Through Education with Lorraine Gibbons  
Ep 134 Enriching Lives Through Educatio...
This week on MissionCTRL, Lorraine Gibbons joins Ramon and the PD Flight Crew in the studio to share her story. Gi...
00:41:32
May 22, 2024
Ep 133 Transforming Lives Through IT with Mark Lazarus
Ep 133 Transforming Lives Through IT wi...
Mark Lazarus joins Ramon and the PD Flight Crew this week in the MissionCTRL studios to share his 20-year journey ...
00:40:40
May 15, 2024
Ep 132 Funding Dreams, Financing Futures with Sonia Alvelo
Ep 132 Funding Dreams, Financing Future...
This week on MissionCTRL, Ramon and the PD Flight crew sat down with the CEO and founder of Latin Financial, Sonia...
00:46:17
May 08, 2024
Ep. 131 Success Against All Odds with Jermaine Brookshire Jr.
Ep. 131 Success Against All Odds with J...
This week on MissionCTRL, Ramon and the PD Flight Crew sit down with Jermaine Brookshire Jr., Esq., an attorney at...
00:44:47
May 01, 2024
Ep. 130 Lessons in Living and Selling with Doug Rawady 
Ep. 130 Lessons in Living and Selling w...
Ep. 130 Lessons in Living and Selling with Doug Rawady  This week on MissionCTRL, Doug Rawady, a lifelong veteran...
00:48:15
April 24, 2024
Ep 129 Wired for Greatness with Paul Brunson
Ep 129 Wired for Greatness with Paul Br...
This week on MissionCTRL, Ramon and the PD Flight Crew present an electrifying episode with Paul Brunson, accompan...
01:12:48
April 17, 2024
Ep. 128 Destined for Success in Construction with Thaddeus Stewart
Ep. 128 Destined for Success in Constru...
On this episode of MissionCTRL, Ramon and the PD Flight Crew sit down with Thaddeus “Tad” Stewart, the managin...
00:47:12
April 10, 2024
Ep. 127 Dreaming Beyond The Court with Oliver Antigua 
Ep. 127 Dreaming Beyond The Court with ...
Ramon and the PD Flight Crew sat down with Oliver Antigua, President of Pinnacle Basketball Group to talk all thin...
00:41:57
April 03, 2024
Ep. 126 The Power Of Story with Mercy Quaye
Ep. 126 The Power Of Story with Mercy Q...
Ramon and the PD Flight Crew welcome strategic partner, colleague and former mentee Mercy Quaye back to MissionCTR...
00:46:51
March 27, 2024
 Ep. 125 Racing Towards Success with Elivan Goulart
Ep. 125 Racing Towards Success with El...
Put your earbuds in and buckle up as Ramon and the PD Flight Crew take you on a “fast & furious” journey t...
00:40:44
March 20, 2024
Ep. 124 Advancing Equity in Education with Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire
Ep. 124 Advancing Equity in Education w...
This week on MissionCTRL, Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire joined Ramon and the PD Flight Crew to share what she’s been...
00:52:58
March 13, 2024
Ep. 123 All Is Fair In Love & Business with Care Verikas
Ep. 123 All Is Fair In Love & Business ...
This heartwarming episode of Mission CTRL Ramon and the PD Flight crew sit down with half of the dynamic duo of Du...
00:38:52
March 06, 2024
Ep. 122 The Courage to Follow Your Heart with Jahkeeva Morgan
Ep. 122 The Courage to Follow Your Hear...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Jahkeeva Morgan, Director of Programming at The Lab at ConnCorp joins Ramon and t...
00:39:00
February 28, 2024
Ep. 121 Empowering Neurodiverse Learners with Kia Huggan
Ep. 121 Empowering Neurodiverse Learner...
During the episode of Mission CTRL Ramon and the PD Flight Crew sit down with engineer and educator Kia Huggan, th...
00:37:02
February 21, 2024
Ep. 120 Super Bowl LVIII Commercial Recap
Ep. 120 Super Bowl LVIII Commercial Rec...
On this special edition of Mission CTRL Ramon and the PD Flight Crew are joined by a self-proclaimed member of the...
00:33:52
February 14, 2024
Ep. 119 A Real Life Community Superhero with Dr. Monette Ferguson
Ep. 119 A Real Life Community Superhero...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, join Ramon and the PD Flight Crew as they share the joys and pains of inner city ...
00:43:07
February 07, 2024
Ep. 118 Creating a Path to Generational Wealth Through Real Estate with Christopher Price
Ep. 118 Creating a Path to Generational...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, join Ramon and the PD Flight Crew as they engage with Christopher Price, the CEO/...
00:43:14
January 31, 2024
Ep. 117 Purpose The Intersection of Need & Passion with Fran Pastore
Ep. 117 Purpose The Intersection of Nee...
This week on Mission CTRL Ramon and PD Flight Crew welcomed Fran Pastore, the Founder and CEO of the Women’s Bus...
00:28:56
January 31, 2024
Ep. 116 Constructing Leadership From The Inside Out with Larry Janesky Pt 2
Ep. 116 Constructing Leadership From Th...
In Larry Janesky’s second segment of Mission CTRL, Ramon and the PD Flight Crew dive deeper into branding, team ...
00:50:02
January 17, 2024
Ep. 115 Constructing Leadership From The Inside Out with Larry Janesky Pt 1
Ep. 115 Constructing Leadership From Th...
Ramon and the PD Flight Crew welcomed Larry Janesky to the Mission CTRL studios. A native of Bridgeport, Janesky&#...
00:58:20
January 10, 2024
Ep. 114 Inspiring Business & Innovation With Onyeka Obiocha
Ep. 114 Inspiring Business & Innovatio...
This week on Mission CTRL, Ramon and the Flight Crew sat down with the Executive Director of CT Next, Onyeka “On...
00:39:30
January 03, 2024
Ep. 113 Genuine Grace on Air with: Melissa Sheketoff
Ep. 113 Genuine Grace on Air with: Meli...
This week on Mission CTRL Ramon and the PD Flight Crew had the pleasure of interviewing the host and executive pro...
00:50:05
December 20, 2023
Ep. 112 Steering Economic Growth with Paul S. Lavoie
Ep. 112 Steering Economic Growth with P...
On this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon and the flight Crew sat down with Paul S. Lavoie, the Chief Manufacturing O...
00:53:57
December 13, 2023
Ep. 111: 2023 Marketing & Branding Rundown with the PD Flight Crew
Ep. 111: 2023 Marketing & Branding Rund...
In this episode Ramon and the Mission CTRL flight crew unpack one the most strategic and culturally iconic recent...
00:34:34
December 06, 2023
Ep. 110: A Lifelong Journey of Learning with Amanda Mottola
Ep. 110: A Lifelong Journey of Learning...
This week’s Mission CTRL episode is an international adventure filled with history, mystery and intrigue.  Born...
00:51:20
November 29, 2023
Ep. 109: Everyone Deserves Good Health with Dr. Noel Sepulveda
Ep. 109: Everyone Deserves Good Health ...
In this episode, Dr. Noel Sepulveda discusses how he is passionate about making chiropractic services accessible t...
00:32:42
November 22, 2023
Ep. 108: Optimism is Good for Business With Chris DiPentima
Ep. 108: Optimism is Good for Business ...
Our guest this episode of Mission CTRL is on a quest to return Connecticut to the economic powerhouse it once was....
00:37:58
November 15, 2023
Ep. 107: Karate From The Heart With Samuel Diaz III
Ep. 107: Karate From The Heart With Sam...
Stratford’s Samuel Diaz III is a fierce Karate World Champion with wins in South Africa, Germany, Austria and Lo...
01:01:39
November 14, 2023
Ep. 106:  Black And Blue in Bridgeport with Lt David Daniels III
Ep. 106:  Black And Blue in Bridgeport...
This week’s Mission CTRL episode takes us behind the Blue Wall in Bridgeport.  David Daniels III is a Retired L...
00:52:28
November 01, 2023
Ep. 105: Fearlessly Building a Franchise Brand with Hannah Perry 
Ep. 105: Fearlessly Building a Franchis...
Our next guest joins Mission CTRL from across the pond, East Yorkshire, England to be precise.  Hannah studied at...
00:41:59
October 25, 2023
Ep. 104: A Spirit of Service for All with Celeste Tapia
Ep. 104: A Spirit of Service for All wi...
Celeste Tapia is our special guest this week on Mission CTRL in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. ...
00:40:33
October 25, 2023
Ep. 103: Revealing The Heart of an Advocate With Dr Vilma Luz Caban
Ep. 103: Revealing The Heart of an Advo...
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month Ramon and our Mission CTRL Flight Crew had the honor of interviewing ...
00:41:49
October 11, 2023
Ep. 102: Building Today’s Youth & Tomorrow's Leaders With John Torres
Ep. 102: Building Today’s Youth & Tom...
John Torres joins the PD Flight crew in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. John is the Co-founder of...
00:37:21
October 05, 2023
Ep. 101: Bridging Cultures, Elevating Businesses With Andrea Torres-Fodor
Ep. 101: Bridging Cultures, Elevating ...
Fasten your seatbelts Mission CTRL Nation  Andrea Torres-Fodor is our  special studio guest in celebration of Hi...
00:43:46
September 28, 2023
Ep. 100: PD 15 Year Reflection: Evolution of a Team
Ep. 100: PD 15 Year Reflection: Evoluti...
This week’s Mission CTRL is special for two reasons: it represents our 100th show and 15 year anniversary of Per...
00:53:27
September 20, 2023
Ep. 99: The Grit & Grind Mindset for an Exceptional Life With Rhonda Vetere
Ep. 99: The Grit & Grind Mindset for an...
Rhonda Vetere joins the Mission CTRL Flight crew to share wisdom from her worldwide travels, business and life adv...
00:26:14
September 13, 2023
Ep. 98: This Power Couple is On Point With Dr. Mark and Christina Konopka
Ep. 98: This Power Couple is On Point W...
Dr. Mark and Christina Konopka joined the PD flight crew, to share their spine tingling journey into the adventuro...
00:43:47
September 06, 2023
Ep. 97: Speak Your Calling into Existence With Rachel Criscuolo & Kayla Hawley
Ep. 97: Speak Your Calling into Existen...
Our flight crew is joined today by Speech Pathology Group of CT’s founder Rachel Criscuolo, and Kayla Hawley, Ma...
00:54:59
August 30, 2023
Ep. 96: Hydration With A Purpose With the Co-Founders of Blacc Bottle
Ep. 96: Hydration With A Purpose With t...
Join Ramon and the flight crew as they sit down with the co-founders of Blacc Bottle, Necas Collins and Ralph Whit...
00:46:44
August 23, 2023
Ep. 95: Reinventing the DaVinci Brand With Ivan Lopez
Ep. 95: Reinventing the DaVinci Brand W...
With Hip Hop celebrating 50 years it's only fitting to have our next guest join Mission CTRL.  Before Ivan Lo...
00:50:17
August 18, 2023
Ep. 94: A Man of Faith and Action with Pastor Anthony L. Bennett
Ep. 94: A Man of Faith and Action with ...
Our next guest is a local icon and spiritual leader in the Bridgeport community and beyond, referring to none othe...
00:56:47
August 09, 2023
Ep. 93: Embrace Your Intuition, Unleash Your Brilliance with Kate Marks
Ep. 93: Embrace Your Intuition, Unleash...
This week's mission takes us to Antwerp, a port city in Belgium with a history dating back to the Middle Ages....
00:43:08
August 02, 2023
Ep 92: Stepping Into The Ring of Innovation with Sebastian Cardona
Ep 92: Stepping Into The Ring of Innova...
On this episode of Mission CTRL Ramon and the PD flight crew sat down with Sebastian Cardona, the Founder and CEO ...
00:51:44
July 26, 2023
Ep. 90: A Legacy For Service & A Vision of Prosperity with Lamond Daniels
Ep. 90: A Legacy For Service & A Vision...
In this episode of Mission CTRL Ramon and our PD Flight crew sat down with Bridgeport Mayoral candidate Lamond Dan...
00:33:31
July 12, 2023
Ep. 89: Embracing Challenges and Finding Strength with Maria Flores
Ep. 89: Embracing Challenges and Findin...
During this episode, Ramon and the PD Flight Crew are joined by Maria Flores, the founder of Prumatt to discuss ho...
00:37:18
July 05, 2023
Ep. 88: Resilience and Success in Surgery with Dr. Mark Melendez
Ep. 88: Resilience and Success in Surge...
This week's episode is with Dr. Mark Melendez the Founder of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates ...
00:38:15
June 28, 2023
Ep 87: Spicing Up Your Vegan Palate With Chef Sil
Ep 87: Spicing Up Your Vegan Palate Wit...
During this episode of Mission CTRL our flight crew sat down with Silvia Rodriguez aka “Chef Sil”.  Sil serve...
00:39:53
June 09, 2023
Ep. 86: Growing the Greater Bridgeport Economy with Dan Onofrio
Ep. 86: Growing the Greater Bridgeport ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon and Jorge are joined by Dan Onofrio, President and CEO of the Bridgeport Re...
00:59:11
June 02, 2023
Ep. 85: Living the American Dream with Moran Insurance Agencies
Ep. 85: Living the American Dream with ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and Kevin are joined by Nate and Marlon Moran, the agency owner and...
00:51:32
May 19, 2023
Ep. 84: The Power of Giving Back with Liana Garcia
Ep. 84: The Power of Giving Back with L...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and Maggie, are joined by Liana Garcia, the Director of Gift Planni...
00:41:31
May 05, 2023
Ep. 83: The Keys to Success in Business with J. Richard Byrd
Ep. 83: The Keys to Success in Business...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and newcomer Derek, are joined by J. Richard Byrd, the CEO of the B...
00:47:31
April 21, 2023
Ep. 82: Mind, Body, & Business with Rob Rodriguez
Ep. 82: Mind, Body, & Business with Rob...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and Kevin are joined by Rob Rodriguez, Personal Trainer and Managin...
00:48:01
April 07, 2023
Ep. 81: Business Lessons from a Self-Made Man with Robert
Ep. 81: Business Lessons from a Self-Ma...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and Kevin are joined by the one and only Robert "Bob" D. ...
00:42:49
March 24, 2023
Ep. 80: Small Business, Big Flavors with The Drunk Alpaca Owners Stefania and Jessica
Ep. 80: Small Business, Big Flavors wit...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon and Kevin are joined by Stefania and Jessica, the founders and owners of th...
00:45:06
March 13, 2023
Ep. 79: Guiding Youth Towards Success - The Capital Way with Duncan Harris
Ep. 79: Guiding Youth Towards Success -...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, and Kevin are joined by Duncan Harris, the Chief Executive Officer ...
00:43:42
February 24, 2023
Ep. 78: 2023 Super Bowl Showdown: Battle Of The Brands
Ep. 78: 2023 Super Bowl Showdown: Battl...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge, Kevin, and newcomer Maggie, discuss the best and the worst of the S...
00:37:42
February 17, 2023
Ep. 77: Finding Purpose In Service with David Femi
Ep. 77: Finding Purpose In Service with...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host David Femi, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank. Davi...
00:50:57
February 10, 2023
Ep. 76: A Passion for Living Healthy with Marta Irene
Ep. 76: A Passion for Living Healthy wi...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Marta Irene the owner of Absolutely Healthy Living Ce...
00:59:17
January 27, 2023
Ep. 75: On The Path Of Self-Improvement with Eric
Ep. 75: On The Path Of Self-Improvement...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Eric Mercado, Hiphop Producer and Grandmaster Emcee a...
01:08:27
January 13, 2023
Ep. 74: Bringing Dope Ideas To Life With A.V. Perkins
Ep. 74: Bringing Dope Ideas To Life Wit...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host A.V. Perkins, media personality and Co-Founder & ...
00:50:49
December 30, 2022
Ep. 73: A Passion For Service with Michael Cotela
Ep. 73: A Passion For Service with Mich...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Michael (Mikey) Cotela, the After School Coordinator ...
00:49:39
December 16, 2022
Ep. 72: Setting Up The Next Generation For Success with Nicole Stere
Ep. 72: Setting Up The Next Generation ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Nicole Stere, Director of Resource Development at The...
00:39:54
December 02, 2022
Ep. 71: Never Stop Dreaming with Abdul Muhammad
Ep. 71: Never Stop Dreaming with Abdul ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Abdul Muhammad, Executive Director and founder of the...
00:38:41
November 18, 2022
Ep. 70: Pivoting In The Kitchen with Shef Tori Brown
Ep. 70: Pivoting In The Kitchen with Sh...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Tori Brown, Executive and Celebrity Shef (Yes, that...
00:28:11
November 04, 2022
Ep. 69: Uplifting Youth Through Music Production with Aaron Moynihan
Ep. 69: Uplifting Youth Through Music P...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Aaron Moynihan, owner of The Perfect Mix Recording St...
00:29:39
October 14, 2022
Ep. 68: Living the American Dream with Somos Arepas
Ep. 68: Living the American Dream with ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, and Kevin hang out with the Cordido Brothers, Andres and Alejandro who sha...
00:39:35
September 23, 2022
Ep. 67: Expanding and Rebranding with Rob Thomas Global
Ep. 67: Expanding and Rebranding with R...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin host Rob Thomas, author of “Who Do You Need to Meet”, ...
00:30:19
September 09, 2022
Ep. 66: The Power of SMS Marketing: with Robert Warren of Blue Cyclone Media
Ep. 66: The Power of SMS Marketing: wit...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon, Jorge and Kevin are visited by Robert Warren, a bright, young man who just...
00:34:43
September 02, 2022
Ep. 65: Unpacking the Upside Down: PD Talks Stranger Things Season 4
Ep. 65: Unpacking the Upside Down: PD T...
In this special episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon and PD team members, Jorge, Amanda, and Rebecca unpack "The Upside ...
00:44:42
July 28, 2022
Ep. 64: Revisiting Type with Joe Treacy
Ep. 64: Revisiting Type with Joe Treacy
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Joe Treacy, a returning guest and the founder of Treacyfaces. ...
00:37:46
June 07, 2022
Ep. 63: Leaders Need Coaches Too with Chad Betz
Ep. 63: Leaders Need Coaches Too with C...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Chad Betz, an executive coach, speaker, and the published auth...
00:32:26
May 10, 2022
Ep. 62: Corporate Leadership from the MotorCity with Eric Hardy and Carolyn Ball
Ep. 62: Corporate Leadership from the M...
In this special episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Eric Hardy, w3r’s President, CEO, and co-founder, an...
00:23:26
April 26, 2022
Ep. 61: Diversity & Inclusion with Simone Morris
Ep. 61: Diversity & Inclusion with Simo...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Simone Morris, an amazing transformative leader and a Subject ...
00:38:15
April 12, 2022
Ep. 60: Doing Great By Doing Good with Lee Cantelon
Ep. 60: Doing Great By Doing Good with ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Lee Cantelon, a global citizen, talented photographer, and fel...
00:42:21
March 29, 2022
Ep. 59: Gabbin’ About Gotham: PD reviews “The Batman”
Ep. 59: Gabbin’ About Gotham: PD revi...
In this special episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by PD flight crew members Jorge, Amanda, and Francisco! T...
00:44:26
March 15, 2022
Ep. 58: Transformational Leadership with Dr. Dwayne Smith
Ep. 58: Transformational Leadership wit...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Dr. Dwayne Smith, the CEO of Housatonic Community College. Dr....
01:04:49
March 01, 2022
Ep. 57: Strategies for Innovation with Elena Cahill
Ep. 57: Strategies for Innovation with ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Elena Cahill, the new Vice President of Innovation, Strategy, ...
00:41:13
February 15, 2022
Ep. 56: Time Management with Productivity Coach Don Wetmore
Ep. 56: Time Management with Productivi...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore, the President of The Productivity Insti...
00:46:11
February 01, 2022
Ep. 55: Media Man with Matt McGuire
Ep. 55: Media Man with Matt McGuire
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by long-time friend Matt McGuire, who is an account executive at ...
00:38:34
January 18, 2022
Ep. 54: An Entrepreneur’s Lens with Olivier Kpognon
Ep. 54: An Entrepreneur’s Lens with O...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Olivier Kpognon, the founder of O & Co. Media Group, a full-se...
00:49:34
January 04, 2022
Ep. 53: Using Data to Communicate Value with Bryan Tamburrino
Ep. 53: Using Data to Communicate Value...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined once again by Bryan Tamburrino, the Founder of Tangible Analytics...
00:39:32
December 28, 2021
Ep. 52: Eye of the Tiger with Manny Torres
Ep. 52: Eye of the Tiger with Manny Tor...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest, the Founder and Director of Technique Ti...
00:49:44
December 21, 2021
Ep. 51: Work Life Balance with Karla Checo
Ep. 51: Work Life Balance with Karla Ch...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a Dominican Republic-born, New York City-raised mother of two ...
00:38:13
December 14, 2021
Ep. 50: Video Storytelling with Dave Whitney
Ep. 50: Video Storytelling with Dave Wh...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest,  he’s a fellow Networking in Diners m...
00:38:34
December 07, 2021
Ep. 49: Unleash Your Multipotentiality with Tom Step
Ep. 49: Unleash Your Multipotentiality ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest,  he’s a long time PD client and suppo...
00:39:32
November 30, 2021
Ep. 49: Tax Talk with Ryan Elblein CPA
Ep. 49: Tax Talk with Ryan Elblein CPA
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest, an entrepreneur, small business owner, P...
00:40:23
November 23, 2021
Ep. 48: Building Healthy Communities with Malcolm Wilson
Ep. 48: Building Healthy Communities wi...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest entrepreneur, Malcolm Wilson, a local com...
00:30:43
November 16, 2021
Ep. 47: The Power of Music with Chris Hisey
Ep. 47: The Power of Music with Chris H...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the Maestro himself, Conductor Christopher James Hisey who ser...
00:37:50
November 09, 2021
Ep. 46: Let’s Talk Crypto with Jorge Luis Jimenez Rivas
Ep. 46: Let’s Talk Crypto with Jorge ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Jorge Luis Jimenez Rivas, who serves as Junior Partner at Tamp...
00:50:10
November 04, 2021
Ep. 45: Senator Blumenthal Announces MBDA Center
Ep. 45: Senator Blumenthal Announces MB...
In this special episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon gets the incredible opportunity to interview a US Senator Richard B...
00:10:42
October 26, 2021
Ep. 44: A Life of Service with Loni Richards
Ep. 44: A Life of Service with Loni Ric...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Ms. Loni Richards, a highly decorated Naval Officer Veteran an...
00:40:41
October 13, 2021
Ep. 43: Create For The Human with John Lim
Ep. 43: Create For The Human with John ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by serial entrepreneur and local business advocate, John Lim, who...
00:44:54
September 28, 2021
Ep. 42: A Titan of Hispanic Marketing with Hector Bauza
Ep. 42: A Titan of Hispanic Marketing w...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a legendary Ad Man Hector Bauza, who serves as Head of Busines...
00:40:43
September 14, 2021
Ep. 41: Changing the Narrative with Mercy Quaye
Ep. 41: Changing the Narrative with Mer...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a dynamic, driven young businesswoman who started her career i...
00:41:33
August 31, 2021
Ep. 40: A Passion for Service: Business Expansion with Fabian Durango
Ep. 40: A Passion for Service: Business...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very inspiring and driven, community-minded entrepreneur and...
00:42:15
August 31, 2021
Ep. 39: Living the Dream with Gus Trent
Ep. 39: Living the Dream with Gus Trent
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Gus Trent aka Harlan Ware, an Alpha Brother Ramon has known fo...
00:45:04
July 27, 2021
Ep. 38: A Valley Gem: Servant Leadership with Ron Pugliese
Ep. 38: A Valley Gem: Servant Leadershi...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a long-time elected official and public servant Ron Pugliese, ...
00:42:27
July 13, 2021
Ep. 37: Life Imitates Art with Imo Imeh
Ep. 37: Life Imitates Art with Imo Imeh
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by his dear friend, colleague, and Alpha Brother, Dr. Imo Nse Ime...
00:55:51
June 29, 2021
Ep. 36: Building a Global Staffing Brand with Sean Cogdell
Ep. 36: Building a Global Staffing Bran...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a dear friend and colleague, Sean Cogdell who was appointed to...
00:35:07
June 15, 2021
Ep. 35: Hispanic Radio Advertising with Jose Villafañe
Ep. 35: Hispanic Radio Advertising with...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by a very special guest with a long, colorful career in radio, no...
00:33:32
June 01, 2021
Ep. 34: Human Performance with Bruce Dixon
Ep. 34: Human Performance with Bruce Di...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by his dear friend and fellow Alpha Man, Bruce Dixon, an award wi...
00:53:58
May 18, 2021
Ep. 33: IT Man on a Mission with Ari Santiago
Ep. 33: IT Man on a Mission with Ari Sa...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the awe-inspiring Ari Santiago, who not only hosts his own pod...
00:43:23
May 04, 2021
Ep. 32: What’s All the HOOPLA with Nicole Heriot-Mikula?
Ep. 32: What’s All the HOOPLA with Ni...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Nicole Heriot-Mikula a mom, community activist and entrepreneu...
00:42:43
April 22, 2021
Ep. 31: Making Data Tangible with Bryan Tamburrino
Ep. 31: Making Data Tangible with Bryan...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Bryan Tamburrino, the young, scrappy and hungry founder of She...
00:47:04
April 20, 2021
Ep. 30: Personal Branding with Tavia Sharp, Image Consultant
Ep. 30: Personal Branding with Tavia Sh...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by Tavia Sharp, a personal brand strategist and image consultant ...
00:42:13
April 13, 2021
Ep. 29: Print Shop Pivots in Pandemic with Harry Burlakoff
Ep. 29: Print Shop Pivots in Pandemic w...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by one of his best friends and colleagues, Harry Burlakoff, Found...
00:58:59
April 06, 2021
Ep. 28: The Power of Public Relations with Jenny Smith
Ep. 28: The Power of Public Relations w...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by one of his colleagues, Jenny Smith, Founder and Owner of Bloom...
00:42:50
March 30, 2021
Ep. 27: Better Management with Tony Rodriguez
Ep. 27: Better Management with Tony Rod...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by one of his mentors, a dear friend and client Tony Rodriguez, P...
00:58:31
March 23, 2021
Ep. 26: Leadership Lessons with Bing Carbone
Ep. 26: Leadership Lessons with Bing Ca...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by one of his mentors, a dear friend and client Bing Carbone, Pre...
00:42:18
March 17, 2021
Ep. 25: The Law of Music with James L. Walker Jr.
Ep. 25: The Law of Music with James L. ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by his Alpha Brother, friend and client Attorney James L Walker J...
00:45:02
March 08, 2021
Ep. 24: Black Lawyer Series with Attorney Michael L. Chambers
Ep. 24: Black Lawyer Series with Attorn...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by his Alpha Brother, friend and client Attorney Michael L. Chamb...
00:48:23
February 16, 2021
Ep. 23: Let’s Talk About Fonts with Joe Treacy
Ep. 23: Let’s Talk About Fonts with J...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the one and only Joe Treacy of innovative font house Treacyfac...
00:55:16
February 02, 2021
Ep. 22: Networking Effectively with Rob Thomas
Ep. 22: Networking Effectively with Rob...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the one and only Rob Thomas of Rob Thomas USA! Rob is an old f...
00:51:57
January 12, 2021
Ep. 21: Redesign Your Business (and Life!) with TJ Everhart
Ep. 21: Redesign Your Business (and Lif...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the inspiring TJ Everheart! During her illustrious career, Ms....
00:56:40
December 28, 2020
Ep. 20: Social Design & Education with Kelly Page
Ep. 20: Social Design & Education with ...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by social designer, entrepreneur, and Director of Bennett Labs, D...
00:56:35
December 07, 2020
Ep. 19: Great Communication with Tom Matthews
Ep. 19: Great Communication with Tom Ma...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by the master communicator himself, Tom Matthews! Mr. Matthews go...
00:45:17
November 30, 2020
Ep. 18: The Power of Mentorship with Steve Spiro
Ep. 18: The Power of Mentorship with St...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by consultant, mentor, and 4th degree karate blackbelt, Steve Spi...
00:33:45
November 10, 2020
Ep. 17: Scaling Minority Businesses with Anita Gardyne
Ep. 17: Scaling Minority Businesses wit...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon and Jorge are joined by the incredible and fearless Anita Gardyne, Presiden...
00:58:33
November 02, 2020
Ep. 16: Chasing a Dream with Mike Massimino
Ep. 16: Chasing a Dream with Mike Massi...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by acclaimed actor Mike Massimino who has landed roles in movies ...
00:58:25
October 28, 2020
Ep. 15: Fitness and Branding with Rob Rodriguez
Ep. 15: Fitness and Branding with Rob R...
In this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon is joined by fitness expert and gym owner Rob Rodriguez to discuss branding...
00:36:27
October 12, 2020
Ep. 14: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 3 of 3) with Shawn Rochester
Ep. 14: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 3 ...
In an insightful conclusion to the Black Entrepreneurship series, Ramon and Jorge greet critically acclaimed autho...
00:52:17
September 28, 2020
Ep. 13: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 2 of 3) with Lawrence Ross
Ep. 13: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 2 ...
To continue our series on Black Entrepreneurship, Ramon is joined by Lawrence Ross, the author of Los Angeles Time...
00:52:38
September 14, 2020
Ep. 12: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 1 of 3) with Dr. Maysa Akbar
Ep. 12: Black Entrepreneurship (Part 1 ...
Today Ramon is joined by Dr. Maysa Akbar, a brilliant authority on racism and its impact on us all, as well as the...
00:37:38
August 31, 2020
Ep. 11: Seeing Differently with Chris Jarvis
Ep. 11: Seeing Differently with Chris J...
On this very special episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon speaks with esteemed guest, and long time friend, Chris Jarvis...
00:50:48
August 17, 2020
Ep. 10: Client Retention with Richard Shapiro
Ep. 10: Client Retention with Richard S...
On this episode of Mission CTRL, Ramon speaks to Richard Shapiro, founder of The Center for Client Retention. With...
00:33:25
August 06, 2020
Ep. 9: Dropping the Mic with Mike Patterson
Ep. 9: Dropping the Mic with Mike Patte...
The worlds of marketing and pop culture collide in this episode of Mission CTRL! Join Jorge and Ramon as they welc...
00:46:11
July 17, 2020
Ep. 8: The Future of Travel with Brian Harniman (Pt. 2)
Ep. 8: The Future of Travel with Brian ...
On this episode of Mission CTRL,  Ramon and Brian Harniman dive even deeper into the travel industry’s response...
00:31:24
July 06, 2020
Ep. 7: The Future of Travel with Brian Harniman (Pt. 1)
Ep. 7: The Future of Travel with Brian ...
Continuing our series about the future of industries, Ramon is joined by long-time friend Brian Harniman to talk a...
00:41:07
June 17, 2020
Ep. 6: The Future of Retail With Rob Tedesco
Ep. 6: The Future of Retail With Rob Te...
Welcome special guest Rob Tedesco as he and Ramon talk about the economic and commercial impact that COVID-19 has ...
00:27:58
May 31, 2020
Ep. 5: ReOpening Safely to a New Normal
Ep. 5: ReOpening Safely to a New Normal
Join our hosts Ramon and Jorge as they discuss the reopening of non-essential businesses, the strategies they are ...
00:26:53
May 18, 2020
Ep. 4: Staying Sane While Staying Safe
Ep. 4: Staying Sane While Staying Safe
Animal Crossing anyone? In this episode of MissionCTRL, the PD team members discuss how they’ve each kept themse...
00:35:39
May 11, 2020
Ep. 3: Sell and Service Your Way Through The COVID-19 Pandemic
Ep. 3: Sell and Service Your Way Throug...
People are on edge. What can we do to create better outcomes with our clients and employees during this unpreceden...
00:16:14
April 27, 2020
Ep. 2: Learn to Fail Faster or Risk Failing to Launch
Ep. 2: Learn to Fail Faster or Risk Fai...
Learning how to fail safely, quickly and efficiently is a lesson that can surprisingly be a huge opportunity for g...
00:17:57
March 18, 2020
Ep. 1: Branding’s Biggest Stage – Super Bowl Ads 2020
Ep. 1: Branding’s Biggest Stage – S...
For Mission CTRL's first episode, Jorge, Ramon and Danny take a look into what is arguably branding's biggest stag...
00:29:15
February 26, 2020

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