Frank Scibelli – FS Food Group

Are you hungry? You will be after this edition of the BrandBuilders Podcast. And no matter what you’re craving for Italian food, barbeque, tacos, or some light middle-eastern fare… we’ve got you covered.
Our guest is Frank Scibelli of FS Food Group. He’s the businessman who started Mama Ricotta’s over 25 years ago, and kept building on his success with places like Midwood Smokehouse, Paco’s Tacos, and Yafo Kitchen. Make some reservations, then listen in on our conversation with Frank Scibelli!

Robbie Bach – XBachs

Do you play video games? We’re sure Robbie Bach played a lot of XBox as he was overseeing the development of the wildly-successful video game console for Microsoft, as its President and CXO. But now the Carolina grad is turning his expertise and creativity to business and civic issues. He’s our guest on this episode of the BrandBuilders Podcast.

Erin Diehl – Improve It

Maybe you wish you had more comedy in your workplace, or just an easier way to talk to your co-workers about projects. Erin Diehl of Improve It! is part professional comedian, part corporate trainer — and combines those skills to bring people together for a better day at the office. She joins the BrandBuilders Podcast for a unique play on office culture.

Kenny Smith – New South Properties

You may know the name Kenny Smith in Charlotte — he sat on city council for four years and even ran for mayor against Vi Lyles, who currently sits in that chair. He’s often called on by radio and TV for election commentary, and remains a familiar face and voice on social media. But he also has solid roots in business, as a commercial real estate broker with New South Properties, and joins the BrandBuilders Podcast to share how he knows what’s hot and what’s not in real estate.. and maybe even a question or two about his political future.

Marcey Rader – Work Well. Play More!

Marcey Rader knows that some tasks and habits just suck our time and energy more than others, and she herself had a major transformation in her own life, that made her change the way she did things. Now she’s in the business of helping YOU be more energetic and productive, with her business, Work Well – Play More! She joins us on the BrandBuilders Podcast with these secrets of working well and playing more.

Adrian Hee – NewSouth Event Rentals

Throwing a party sounds like a lot of fun… until you sit down and outline everything you’ll need. The devil is in the details, right?

Our guest on this episode of BrandBuilders Podcast is all about the details — tables, chairs, linens, and tents — that pull together the perfect party. Adrian Hee of NewSouth Event Rentals has got you covered, and also has a place for you to sit and eat. Listen to how he gets it all done, and in an environmentally-responsible way, too.

Martin Michaelson & Katie Edwards – Fight Back Performance

Martin Michaelson and Katie Edwards have a passion for helping people. By the very nature of their professions, they are healers. Their integrated approach and expertise in physical therapy, personal training, and nutrition is netting incredible results for their clients. But they’ve taken the calling one step further. Fight Back Performance and Recovery Center focuses on the health and healing of those enduring cancer treatment. They share their story on this edition of the award-winning BrandBuilders Podcast.


It’s spring, and we all want to enjoy the warm weather and a cold drink, too. But let’s face it — we don’t all want to carry a heavy cooler full of ice everywhere we go. That gave 5 Clemson students drinking warm beer before a football game, an idea. On this BrandBuilders Podcast, the guys from Kanga explain their journey from class project to Kickstarter to campaign to an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank with their invention — simply designed to find an easy and affordable way to keep your beer cold.

Brian Lafontaine

It takes thousands of people to make a movie.. and literally HUNDREDS of actors. But not everyone who appears on screen is a name you’d recognize unless they lived next door to you. Our next guest on BrandBuilders Podcast is one of those guys. Brian LaFontaine tells us how he’s made a career out of being an actor whose name you don’t know, but whose work you have probably seen.

Quinton Gibson

When someone as famous as Darius Rucker — from Hootie and the Blowfish — decides to change gears and become a solo act, he’s going to build a team of musicians he can believe in. One of those musicians, guitarist Quinton Gibson, is from the Carolinas, just like Rucker. On this BrandBuilders Podcast, we hear about life on the road with one of the 90’s coolest cats, and what he’s doing in his life at home here in Charlotte, too.