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Dollars and Change: December 13, 2018

Hosts Nick Ashburn and Katherine Klein are joined by Brian Hamilton (Founder; Co-Founder, Sageworks, Inmates to Entrepreneurs; Brian Hamilton Foundation), Kathryn Kaufman (Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues, Overseas Private Investment Corporation), Justin George (Washington Correspondent, The Marshall Project), and Dilawar Syed (President & CEO, Lumiata) on the Thursday, December 13, 2018 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Kathryn Kaufman

Air Time: 8:00 am
Featuring: Kathryn Kaufman

Justin George

Air Time: 8:00 am
Featuring: Justin George

Brian Hamilton

Air Time: 8:30 pm
Featuring: Brian Hamilton

Dilawar Syed

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Dilawar Syed

Featured Guests

Brian Hamilton

Founder; Co-Founder, Sageworks, Inmates to Entrepreneurs; Brian Hamilton Foundation


Brian is the founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national program that helps people with criminal records start their own small businesses. Inmates to Entrepreneurs is supported by the Brian Hamilton Foundation, which provides access to entrepreneurship to people who wouldn’t otherwise have it. Brian co-founded Sageworks, the country’s first fintech and largest provider of software to U.S. banks. He sold the company to a leading private equity firm in 2018.

Hamilton holds multiple patents for his work in automating financial analysis. He is a regular guest on CNBC and Fox and is regularly quoted in and writes for all major national media publications. He is also a contributor to Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines.

The first in his family to attend college, Brian holds an undergraduate degree from Sacred Heart University, where he served on the Board of Trustees, and an MBA from Duke University’s graduate school of business.


Twitter- @i2entrepreneurs

Organization- https://brianhamilton.org/founder/
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Kathryn Kaufman

Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues, Overseas Private Investment Corporation


Kathryn C. Kaufman has built a career serving both the public and private sectors, with a focus on pursuing how governments can support private industry to spur economic growth and stability. She currently serves as Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues. Ms. Kaufman is responsible for leading OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, a top priority for the Administration.

Before joining OPIC, Ms. Kaufman was a founding Partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV), a venture capital and project development firm in Washington, DC, where she oversaw the development of the company’s largest portfolio project, Texas Central Railway. Prior to joining NMV, Ms. Kaufman was a defense policymaker in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as a Country Director for China and Taiwan on the Asia Pacific desk in the Secretary’s policy office. She also served in the United States Embassy Beijing, both in the Foreign Commercial Service Office and also in the Ambassador’s office as control officer for the Presidential Delegation to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

With an educational background in national security policy, Ms. Kaufman has worked on Capitol Hill and in the White House in the office of Political Affairs. She is an active board member for College Bound and the American Institute Foreign Study board. ​​​​​​​


Twitter- @opic2X
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Justin George

Washington Correspondent, The Marshall Project


Justin George is the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Marshall Project. He previously worked at the Baltimore Sun, where he embedded with the local police department to cover the internal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, part of a body of work that made the Sun a Pulitzer Prize finalist. George grew up in Littleton, Colo., and graduated from Columbine High School and the University of Colorado. He began his career at the Daily Camera of Boulder, Colo., before moving to the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., and the Tampa Bay Times, where he exposed sexual abuse of the developmentally disabled and covered Hurricane Katrina.

Twitter – @justingeorge
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Dilawar Syed

President & CEO, Lumiata


Dilawar is President and CEO at Lumiata, an AI health analytics company. Backed by Khosla Ventures, Blue Cross Blue Shield Ventures, and Intel Capital, Lumiata provides predictive analytics for managing health costs and risk impacting millions of lives. Prior to Lumiata, Dilawar was President at Freshworks where he helped scale the global SaaS leader’s business to more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Backed by Tiger Global, Accel, Google Capital and Sequoia Capital, the company has raised $249 million in funding. Earlier in his career, Dilawar was CEO at Yonja Media Group and launched digital brands in emerging markets. At Yahoo!, Dilawar was responsible for the company’s platform and infrastructure strategy and business operations. Dilawar spent several years in product management in enterprise software at SAP and Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle).

In parallel to his entrepreneurial track, Dilawar has been a leader in civic efforts. As President Obama’s Commisioner for the Asian American communities, Dilawar led White House’s charge with entrepreneurs across the U.S. advocating for immigration reform, access to capital and federal government resources. Dilawar served on the Platform Committee of the Democratic Party in 2016.

Dilawar holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin.


Twitter- @dilawar
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