Because We Had To

Celero

Kevin Jones (founder and CEO of Celero Commerce) and Brian Castle (founder and CEO of Parklife Communications), friends and business colleagues for more than two decades, are creating a podcasted dedicated to the leaders, entrepreneurs, culture-carriers, and dreamers who are foundational to the American spirit. In each episode, the duo explore topics ranging from developing people to their highest potential to core values like respect and humility. Their conversations with each other and guests are funny and inspiring, thought-provoking and endearing, evocative of relationships of those who are battle-hardened yet still fresh in their passion.

All Episodes

Kevin Jones (founder and CEO of Celero) and Brian Castle (founder and CEO of Parklife) welcome Brian Moyer, President and CEO of the Greater Nashville Technology Council. https://technologycouncil.com/ https://www.celerocommerce.com/

Sep 29

34 min 21 sec

In this special episode of Because We Had To, hosts Brian Castle and Kevin Jones talk with Jodie Kelley, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association. Listen to their conversation on technology and innovation in the payments industry. https://electran.org https://celerocommerce.com

Jul 26

40 min 37 sec

For this special live edition of Because We Had To, we spoke with successful entrepreneur Joe McCutcheon of Enovana Green Cleaning and Carolina Castile Soap. Listen to our conversation on entrepreneurship, technology, overcoming obstacles, and more. http://celerocommerce.com/ https://enovanagreencleaning.com/ https://carolinacastilesoap.com/

May 20

29 min 28 sec

In our first episode of 2021, Kevin and Brian speak with Ashley Sharp, executive director of Dwell with Dignity. DwD is a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides families in need with beautiful and functional home interiors. https://www.dwellwithdignity.org/

Jan 6

35 min 10 sec

Cory Capoccia, co-founder and president of Womply, joins Kevin and Brian in the virtual studio for a conversation about small business, data, and the payments industry. www.celerocommerce.com www.womply.com

Oct 2020

33 min 14 sec

Brian and Kevin sit down with longtime friend Travis Mash, world champion powerlifter and world-class weightlifting coach, to talk risk-taking and entrepreneurship. www.mashelite.com

Aug 2020

30 min 8 sec

Kevin and Brian discuss the true meaning of company culture in times of crisis, bringing in two special guests: culture carriers Abigail Lucier and Nicole Becher, the first two winners of Celero's Duffy Leadership Award.

Jul 2020

37 min 49 sec

Because We Had To is a podcast dedicated to the leaders, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and culture carriers who are foundational to the American spirit. This episode, we're discussing the value of humility and respect in the workplace. We'll also hear from up-and-coming Nashville recording artist Harper Grae.

May 2020

33 min 50 sec

Because We Had To is a podcast dedicated to the leaders, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and culture carriers who are foundational to the American spirit. This show is powered by Celero Commerce on the Parklife Podcast network and hosted by Kevin Jones and Brian Castle. For our first episode, we're focusing on solutions to help small businesses survive COVID-19.

Apr 2020

48 min 10 sec