Episode 208 – Lara Hodgson – Finding Inspiration for Success

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Lara Hodgson / NOW Corp

Lara Hodgson co-founded and serves as CEO & President of NOW Corp. The company’s flagship product, NOWaccount, enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that feels like taking a credit card for payment even when terms are offered. NOWaccount solves the problem Lara faced while growing her manufacturing business, Nourish, when she was forced to fund the company’s expansion into national outlets with trade credit.A “serial entrepreneur,” Lara innovates practical and disruptive solutions to real-world problems. Her background includes co-founding and serving as CEO of Insomnia, LLC, 5 years with Dewberry Capital (serving as Chief Marketing Officer and COO overseeing development, sales and leasing, property management and marketing), EVP of Dunk, and SVP of iXL (now Scient) where she founded and managed the Retail and Consumer Products Division.

Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Department’s EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games.Lara is a sought-after board member and advisor, and has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, Trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, president & founding board member of the Board of Atlanta Heights Charter School, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board and Society of International Business Fellows, among others. Her numerous accolades include: She received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.



Lee R. Heisman / Savant, LLC

Ted Jenkin Oxygen Financial

Lara Hodgson / NOW Corp