Red Balloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes Introduces an Alternative to the 'Woke' Workforce at Amfest 2022

Jennifer Oliver O'Connell Speaks with Red Balloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes at Amfest2022 (Credit: Jennifer Oliver O'Connell)

“Go Woke, Go Broke,” seems to be the byword of 2022. From fashion underwear company Victoria’s Secret, to supposedly upstart media ventures Buzzfeed and The Recount, the whole Leftist agenda is neither business smart nor moneymaking. Yet, companies continue to slide down that rabbit hole, and target the employees who refuse to follow in their wake.


Andrew Crapuchettes shares his story about how he built a tech company from the ground up, and nurtured and grew it into a 50-million dollar leader in the industry. But because the Board of Directors decided that his conservative, Christian values did not suit the company, they fired him.

No joke.

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell and Red Balloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes share a laugh at Amfest 2022. (Credit: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell)


So, why is he laughing? Because not only was he a founder and CEO of this company, but because they probably had to pay handsomely to get rid of him.

But Crapuchettes also had an epiphany, one that would not just benefit his situation.

“So, I was the CEO of a 50 million dollar tech company, about a year and a half ago. And my board decided I was too conservative a Christian for their liking,” he affirmed.

“So, I found myself delightfully unemployed, and thought, if this happened to me, I wonder if it is happening to others in the labor force, right?”

Uh… yeah. The past two years have seen people sifting through the wreckage of stolen careers, broken lives, and shattered ambitions because CEOs decided that a manufactured virus and a vaccine mandate was more important than actual lives and human capital. Look at Southwest Airlines over this holiday week—they’re suffering the cost of some of those ill-conceived policies and firings of unvaccinated employees. So are the poor Americans still stranded in airports. We know that other companies are seeing their woke decisions come back to bite them in the a**, but they are too short-sighted to admit these errors.


“You think how gut wrenching it is when you think, ‘If I don’t compromise my values, I can’t feed my kids,’ right?” Crapuchettes continued.

“That’s what a lot of people went through, whether it was the vaccine mandates [or something else]. But there’s a lot of other situations in this Woke ideology in the workplace, where people have to either compromise their values or lose their job. And so, I thought, there’s got to be a better way. That’s why I created It is a labor exchange for the freedom economy. Think of it as job matchingmaking for conservatives.”

Crapuchettes founded RedBalloon in 2021 to connect like-minded businesses and Americans who are simply seeking the freedom to work, without the infringement on constitutional liberties, invasion of medical privacy, or the fear of discrimination against personal beliefs that don’t line up to modern orthodoxy.

The employer is required to sign and adhere to an Employee Bill of Rights, which basically affirms the above, and also speaks to the employee’s responsibility to the company. This partnership paradigm flips the script on merely punching a clock, and creates a more integrative working relationship focused on respect, investment, and the working with an employer rather than for them.


If part of your New Year’s goals are new employment, or you’re suffering under a woke environment at your current one, give a look. They have every type of employment from blue collar, to tech workers, to executive-level positions. Crapuchette’s proudly informs us that “Louder with Crowder” just hired their new showrunner [producer] through Red Balloon.

It is a great conversation with Andrew Crapuchettes, and we have more than a bit of laughter. Maybe we were punchy (it was a later-evening interview) or maybe talking about freedom in all aspects of one’s life has that effect.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Trending on RedState Videos