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Jeremy Andrus

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02. Jeremy Andrus | CEO Traeger Grills

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Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger Grills shares incredible life lessons and leadership magic. He’s got the secret to success and you wouldn’t believe where it starts.


16 Sep 2022

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How arson led to a culture reboot at Traeger, with CEO Jeremy Andrus

Decoder with Nilay Patel

Happy Fourth of July to our listeners in the States. Decoder is only a year old, but we’ve decided a Decoder tradition is that every summer, we’re going to do an episode about the outdoor grill industry, which is gigantic and growing.Last year, I talked to Roger Dahle, the CEO of Blackstone Products, a griddle company that blew up on TikTok and actually went public a few months after we talked.This year, I’m talking to Jeremy Andrus, the CEO of Traeger, which makes beloved wood pellet smokers with all sorts of features — the high-end models even have cloud connectivity so you can control them from your phone. Traeger also recently went public; the company says it will book between $800–850 million in revenue this year.The Traeger story is fascinating: the company was around for 27 years and not growing very much when Jeremy bought it with the help of a private equity firm and became the CEO. He had no background in cooking; he had previously been CEO of Skullcandy, the headphone brand. His early run as CEO of Traeger was a bit of a nightmare, culminating in an arson of a truck at one of Traeger’s warehouses. Jeremy responded by cleaning house, replacing most of the team, and moving the company from Oregon to Utah.Since then, Traeger has grown its revenue by 10 times and hopes to close in on a billion dollars in revenue soon. But, it has all the challenges that come along with shipping big, heavy hardware products through the supply chain crisis, looming recession, and changing consumer behavior as one version of the pandemic seems to be ending and people are spending their money on travel instead of home goods. Jeremy was game to talk about all of that; we really got into it.Links:​​How Traeger's CEO Cleaned Up a Toxic CultureJeremy Andrus Found Success With Skullcandy. Now He Hopes To Do It Again With Traeger Grills.Traeger buys wireless thermometer company Meater Jeremy Andrus Found Success With Skullcandy. Now He Hopes To Do It Again With Traeger Grills. Traeger's stock opens 22% above IPO price, to value the grill market at $2.6 billionTranscript:https://www.theverge.com/e/22953717Credits:Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright.The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 17mins

4 Jul 2022

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Jeremy Andrus on Building a Unique and Extraordinary Growth Culture in Business and Beyond

Power Players with Dan Clark

In this episode, Jeremy Andrus sits down with Dan and shares his understanding of what it takes to build a unique and extraordinary growth culture.  Jeremy Andrus is President & CEO of Traeger Grills, the original wood pellet grill brand that has taken the outdoor cooking world by storm. He and a financial partner acquired … Continue reading Jeremy Andrus on Building a Unique and Extraordinary Growth Culture in Business and Beyond →See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


23 Mar 2022

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CEO of Traeger Grills, Jeremy Andrus, Joins The Show For The Very First Time!

The BBQ Central Show

(February 8, 2022 - Hour One)9:14pm & 9:35pm - Leading off the first hour and carrying the balance of it is first time guest and CEO of Traeger Grills, Jeremy Andrus. This has been an interview I have been chasing for some time now, especially since the company went public last summer, and thanks to the help from my Texas EC, Doug Scheiding, it comes to fruition tonight! Jeremy will be joining me from Traeger HQ in Utah where we will learn about his background and how he got into business, hw he took Skullcandy to prominence and how he got into the buy of Traeger in 2014. We will also talk about marketing, influencers, customer base demographics, law suits and if he will be the CEO at the end of this year or not. The first hour promises to be one of the best in recent memory so be sure to join in and catch it live if you can!By the way, did you know Smithfield is offering you a chance to win FREE BACON FOR A YEAR??? HERE is the link to enter...Good luck!BBQ Central Show Sponsors!The BBQ GuruBig Poppa SmokersGreen Mountain GrillsCookin PelletsFireboardSmithfieldThe Pit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"Primo GrillsYoder SmokersDavid Leans / DoWellness - GET FIT for 1 Year for $2,300Vortic Watch CompanyPatreon Ad-Free Podcast Feed

1hr 4mins

9 Feb 2022

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Leading Through a Pandemic with Traeger CEO Jeremy Andrus

One Shot

Jeremy Andrus is a husband, father of 6 children, and the CEO of the well-known brand Traeger Grills. In this episode, we learn how the first 10 years of his career and constant change shaped where he is today, why being the CEO of a multi-million-dollar company doesn’t define him, and how he led his team to thrive through the challenges of the pandemic. 

1hr 8mins

31 Jan 2022

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Summit Backstage: Jeremy Andrus

Why Tho?

Catch the backstage interviews with some of the biggest names at Summit. We are kicking things off with Traeger CEO, Jeremy Andrus. He talks about going public during the pandemic and tells about the early days of Traeger.


19 Oct 2021

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LISTEN TO THIS POD! Jeremy is so inspiring to me, he takes over companies flips their culture and adds tons of revenue while making it a great work environment. He invest in people. Great pod. -------------- Follow Jeremy Andrus https://www.instagram.com/jeremy_andrus/?hl=en I'll be on tour MARCH 25th-27th St. Louis Funny Bone https://michaelyo.com/tour/ Everything Yo- https://www.instagram.com/michaelyo/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michaelyoshow/support


3 Mar 2021

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Ep. 23 - Jeremy Andrus

Pods n Pies

Jeremy is the CEO of Traeger Grills. Traeger is a dominate force in the outdoor grill arena. A single grill has six uses: a family can use daily to grill, bake, smoke, slow cook, braise, and barbecue. 

1hr 32mins

8 Feb 2021

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How Jeremy Andrus and Traeger Grills Relaunched A 26-Year Old Business

Predicting The Turn w/ Dave Knox

Jeremy Andrus helped Skullcandy become one of the hottest brands in electronics, eventually watching the company go public in 2011. As he started looking for his next adventure, he came across a 26-year old business in the grilling space. That business was Traeger Grills, which Andrus acquired in 2014 alongside private equity partner Trilantic Capital Partners. Today, Traeger has one of the most passionate communities in the industry, built around cutting edge technology and more importantly, a better cooking experience. I sat down with Jeremy to talk about the process of entrepreneurship through acquisition and how his team has built Traeger into the lifestyle brand it is today.


5 Jan 2021

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Featuring Jeremy Andrus W: Traeger Pellet Grills - A Finer Touch Construction Podcast

AFT Construction Podcast

To celebrate July 4th, we launched an incredible podcast episode with Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC. Jeremy has an amazing entrepreneurship resume from his studies at Harvard Business School, to Real Estate Development, to Investment Banking, to President at Skull Candy and now, CEO at Traeger. His episode is a must listen. He spoke about the importance of culture and how you can build a strong team within your company. He spoke about the importance of marketing, lifestyle and innovation as well as systems and infrastructure. We are tremendously grateful for the time Jeremy allowed to record this amazing episode. Jeremy Andrus is the President & CEO and Board Member of Traeger Grills. From 2005 to 2013, Jeremy served as President & CEO of Skullcandy, where he helped grow annual sales from $1 million to $300 million


4 Jul 2020