Five Insights is an interview series featuring Kansas City business and community leaders sharing their experience and perspectives on current issues.
Jean-Paul Chaurand is the Executive Vice President of the H&R Block Foundation and the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation. Prior to his work with the foundations, Jean-Paul was the Chief Operating Officer at the Guadalupe Centers and the Senior Vice President for Community Investment at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Jean-Paul serves on the board of Children’s Mercy Hospital and is a graduate of the Bloch Executive MBA program.
In this session, Jean-Paul shares his thoughts on COVID-19, what areas of Kansas City need disruption, how companies led by people of color can better position themselves to advocate for capital in times like this, start-ups vs. established institutions, and the elements of a good idea.
2:10 What were your first thoughts when the virus happened?
4:04 What areas need disruption in Kansas City?
6:50 What could companies led by people of color do to better advocate for capital in times like these?
11:05 Who should we be supporting more right now: startups or established institutions?
18:05 What does a good idea look like?