Disruption Now is a podcast for those who seek to disrupt the status quo in positive ways. Be it through business innovation, political action, or social activism, we at Disruption Now are always looking to push the boundaries and give people hope for a better future. Each week we will interview guests or discuss people who are challenging the status quo, unpacking their failures and successes. Our series will tackle issues like criminal justice reform, the rise of automation, the state of labor movement, and emerging leaders and policies that can help solve some of America’s (and beyond) most complex issues.
We believe innovation and change happen when more people step up, ask questions and demand more. We want to ask the questions that others won’t and give voice to those who have none. All of us are disruptors in our own way, coming from different backgrounds and striving to make real change. We still believe in the spirit of America, but we’re convinced innovative thinking is needed in our government, our economy, and our society at large now more than ever. This podcast is an invitation for others to join us in the conversation and work towards building a better future.
Rob was diagnosed with a learning disability as a child and was told by a teacher that he would never go to college. Refusing to let anyone define him, Rob went on to earn degrees in electrical engineering and law. He then founded the collegiate chapter of the NAACP at the University of Cincinnati and eventually served nine years on the university’s board of trustees, capping his service as the youngest chair in the university’s history. For close to five years, Rob hosted “Real Talk with Rob Richardson" on Cincinnati AM radio. The show featured politicians, community leaders and public policy experts from across the country discussing both local and broadscale issues. After running for Mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio Treasurer, Rob created Disruption Now: A podcast for those willing to fight for a better future, and want to challenge conventional thinking and the status quo.
James Keys, III is the founder and sole member of The Keys Law Firm, PLLC. James is a Registered Patent Attorney who received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University. James has extensive experience drafting, filing and prosecuting of U.S. and international patent applications, federal trademark applications, and U.S. copyright applications, as well as in litigation matters concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks (registered and common law), unfair competition, and trade secret. James has been or is presently a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Broward County Bar Association, the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, the National Association of Patent Practitioners, and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Tunde Ogunlana is the founder of Axial Family Advisors. As a Family Wealth Advisor, Tunde focuses on serving client families in all areas of their financial lives. For his career Tunde has earned numerous securities registrations, earned the designation of Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner™. Tunde has had extensive community and non-profit involvement since beginning his career in 2001. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Basketball Retired Players Association, City of Fort Lauderdale Community Service Board, Opa-Locka Community Development Center, Broward Health Foundation Planned Giving Committee, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. He currently serves as a member of the board for the American Red Cross of Broward County, The Florida Regional Advisory Board of The Weizmann Institute of Science, and the South Florida Symphony. A true competitor, Tunde Ogunlana played NCAA Division I basketball while attending Florida International University (FIU), where he studied finance in their School of Business.