May 13, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Greg Raiz - Chief Innovation Officer at Rightpoint

For the 98th episode of our podcast, I interviewed Greg Raiz, Chief Innovation Officer at Rightpoint.

Greg founded Raizlabs right when the mobile revolution was starting to take shape. The firm worked very closely with lots of companies help build out their app or mobile presence. Companies like Runkeeper, Rue La La,, and many others.

Under his leadership, Raizlabs continued to grow and expand to the point where the company was acquired by Rightpoint in 2017. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, he is responsible for building the culture of innovation throughout Rightpoint, and working with clients to help them digitally transform their businesses using design and innovation thinking.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • Greg’s background before starting Raizlabs including what his time at Microsoft taught him.
  • The full background story of Raizlabs.
  • A deep dive into the early years of mobile and how customers’ started to adopt a mobile-first strategy.
  • The details on Rightpoint and its future growth plans.
  • Advice for founders trying to build a successful service-based business.
  • Plus, a lot more.

It has been far too long since VentureFizz has hosted our own event. Well, that is finally changing. Last week, we announced a new event which is taking place on May 30th at Acquia’s offices in Boston. We are turning our popular Lead(H)er series into a live interactive event. You'll get a chance to hear some of the inspirational stories firsthand from an amazing group of women. Tickets are only $10 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boston chapter of Women Who Code. You can register on Eventbrite.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.