Our mission is to inspire, motivate and encourage all kinds of people from industries around the world!
Vaibhav Kothari, Creator | Producer | MBA Candidate'17
Vaibhav Kothari is pursuing a Master of Business Administrations (MBA), June 2017 with Daniels College of Business at Denver University in Denver. He has obtained two degrees - Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Industrial and System Engineering with Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY and Master of Science (MS) in Technological Entrepreneurship with Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Vaibhav worked as a Director with Bhilwara-Jaipur Tolls Road Pvt Ltd, focusing on constructing a two-lane 212-km state highway, a first BOT (build, operate and transfer) project based on public private partnership (PPP) model from Jaipur to Bhilwara in Rajasthan. for four years. Vaibhav belongs to the next generation of promoting Om Metals Infraprojects Ltd, (www.ommetals.com), an industrial conglomerate in engineering, real estate and infrastructure in India. During his two years work with Om Metals, he helped transform its manufacturing unit in Kota, Rajasthan into a high-quality manufacturing unit. He has produced "Not Anymore", an award-winning documentary film (www.notanymorethefilm.com), that focuses on how he works as a leader in professional settings in India. Vaibhav is profoundly Deaf and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The most unique thing about him is that he started learning sign language at the age of 17 years old!
Kate Rickers, Production Manager | ASL Interpreter
Kate has diverse interests including sign language interpreting and the arts. She is an improviser and performer with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her Associate of Applied Science is in Sign Language Interpreting from Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO. Kate is thrilled to be involved with The 20 Minute Talk Show! A fun fact about her is that she has a minor in French and lived in France for several months.
Grant Lemons, Filmmaker | Editor
Grant is an independent filmmaker and photographer currently based in Denver, Colorado. His work ranges from advertisments and lookbooks for small businesses to weddings and tour documentaries for musicians. To see more of his work, check out his website - www.grant-lemons.com.
Ron Rizzuto, Advisor
Ron Rizzuto is currently the Sorenson Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Daniels College of Business in Denver. An expert in the big picture of acquisitions and finance, he has been a Daniels professor since 1975. He is a senior fellow of the Bob Magness Institute, was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2004 for service to the cable industry, received the Daniels Institute Leadership Award from the Institute for Executive and Professional Development in 2002 and was co-director of the Bob Magness Institute from 1995-2000. Rizzuto has extensive media expertise and has been quoted by local, regional and national press, including broadcast news and the New York Times. He is particularly adept at explaining complex financial situations of specific companies to a boarder audience. Ron Rizzuto works closely with Vaibhav Kothari, encouraging the creation of The 20-minute Talk Show with hopes that the project will continue into the future as its own entity.