CULTURE CRUSH RX Justin Yentes with Arizona Investigative Associates and Michelle Cirocco with Televerde
In this episode of Culture Crush Rx, Deb chats with Michelle Cirocco, Chief Social Responsibility Officer with Televerde and Justin Yentes owner and lead investigator of Arizona Investigative Associates. This is an incredible conversation that covers the importance and value of education and available career opportunities for incarcerated individuals and how true rehabilitation benefits society as a whole. It’s heartfelt and insightful and you may just come away changed. Listen in!
Arizona Investigative Associates, PLLC is a full- service, licensed and insured private investigations agency. The company utilizes more than 60 years of specialized investigative experience to conduct criminal, civil, and commercial investigations. The team is comprised of trained and skilled staff members that have built a reputation of reliability and integrity.
Justin Yentes is a private investigator with ambitious goals to lead the industry. With a background in finance and business leadership, his vision is to be the recognized leader among investigative and consulting firms in the country. He has worked on several high-profile cases and specializes in criminal defense, missing persons, special investigations for insurance providers, surveillance, corporate investigations, and South American intelligence.
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Televerde helps global B2B organizations generate demand and accelerate sales through a combination of strategic data solutions, marketing technology and highly skilled sales professionals. Since its inception in 1994, Televerde has been a purpose-driven company providing education and career opportunities for incarcerated women both while in prison and after release. Using this business model, Televerde has generated more than $8 billion in revenue for its clients.
Michelle Cirocco is Televerde’s Chief Social Responsibility Officer. Michelle joined Televerde in 1999 and has held several leadership positions including Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle is a strong customer champion with a tireless commitment to demand generation excellence and best practices. Michelle earned her MBA from Arizona State University, where she also currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Services Leadership. She holds multiple certifications from SiriusDecisions.
Michelle is an avid TED fan and recently organized and hosted TEDx Perryville Correctional, which looked behind the curtain of incarceration to show the potential that exists in giving second chances. Michelle dedicates a significant amount of her free time giving back to her local community by volunteering for the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Athena International and the Arouet Foundation. In her role, Michelle is focused on further expanding Televerde’s social footprint to help empower 10K lives over the next decade.
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Deb Caron is the owner and principal consultant of Anahata Marketing, a Phoenix-based marketing and brand communication consultancy that focuses on empathic listening and content creation to foster real connection between businesses and the customers they serve. She hosts Culture Crush Rx as part of her personal passion for helping people live healthier, more fulfilling, well-rounded lives. Deb is also a registered yoga teacher and she truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for the practice with her community. Deb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Linkedin.