Ep. 030: Charles Kuykendoll Unplugged

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Episode 030 features Chicago native, Charles Kuykendoll.

Charles attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN majoring in Communications, and is a proud member of the Rho Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upon graduation, Charles focused his career in financial services and worked for Barclays Capital before pivoting into recruitment. He started ground up in the space as an agency recruiter before propelling that experience into senior recruitment roles at JP Morgan and Facebook. He is now working at Airbnb in Los Angeles assisting with the build out of Airbnb’s Experiences.

Outside of work, Charles is an entrepreneur managing his touring event series, RNBHouseParty. He’s partnered with AfroTech, Blavity, Wild-N-Out, AT&T, Twix, and Revolt just to name a few. 

Most importantly, Charles is a true family man. Happily married to his wife of 3 years, Shireen Kuykendoll, they spend their days chasing around and posting funny videos of their 2 year old son, CJ. 

On this episode the Charles & I discuss:

  • How he went from communications major to taking over the tech world
  • The importance of having your spouse understand your career
  • Why being a good person is very important

And much more!

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