Welcome to the Forward Obsessed Podcast

Get into the minds of breakthrough business leaders and entrepreneurs to explore their unique stories and ideas for the future.

From devastating pitfalls to life-changing aha moments, hosts and serial entrepreneurs themselves Pete Sena and David Salinas push interviews past the surface for an in-depth, insightful glimpse at the future of business and brands. Take your seat at the table to hear guests recount their failures, re-live their midnight planning sessions, share their hopes & passions, and explain what’s next for their business, industry, and the world.

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Meet your visionary hosts:

Pete Sena

Pete Sena

A design-led entrepreneur who loves to partner with future-forward founders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to unlock new possibilities and growth, Pete co-founded Digital Surgeons, a forward-obsessed brand experience consultancy. For nearly 20 years, Pete has built and led cross-functional teams that have delivered a number of successful multi-channel programs and activations, ranging in scale from venture-backed startups to Fortune 50 organizations.

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Dave Salinas

David Salinas

Serial entrepreneur and investor, David co-founded Digital Surgeons and has launched numerous businesses, including District, a $25M tech and innovation startup ecosystem, and District Arts + Education (DAE), a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities that prepare individuals for meaningful digital-centric careers. Both stem from his passion for economic development and his desire to improve the environment for businesses and the communities they grow in. Learn more about David

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