Episode 26: Martin Grieder (Phonak), Zürich, Switzerland

YPO member Martin Grieder is a high achiever in many aspects. During his time at Nestlé, Grieder’s passion for difficult startup projects and demand for high standards significantly contributed to the success of Nesspresso and BabyNes. He recently joined Phonak Hearing Systems as group vice president to oversee Phonak’s performance worldwide. When Grieder is not busying climbing the corporate ladder, he is climbing the seven summits around the world. His latest achievement was conquering his seventh one, Mount Everest. In this episode, Grieder shares his insights on how to encourage intrapreneurship in your organization and what mountaineering can teach you about leadership.


Guest: Martin Grieder, Group Vice President of Phonak Hearing Systems
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.