Greg Smith an author who is part of the Front Row Dads group that I’m proud to be a part of, joins us today at On The Edge Podcast! We’re here to talk about his history as a business leader, as he’s been running companies since age 31. I think he’s the ‘pinnacle of a business man,’ and we’re going to dig deep into that. He has a book called ‘No Locked Doors!’ that will have just been released when this podcast comes out, and you’ll want to check that out!

Bio: A true jack-of-all-trades, Gregory Smith is a financial advisor who has managed the business interests of ultra-high-net-worth clients across several industries. He’s led dozens of business mergers and acquisitions and has been at the forefront of multiple bank acquisitions while leading challenging transactions in the aviation, chemical, automobile, finance, real estate, and insurance industries. Greg has worked with regulatory agencies of all types, including the Treasury Department, the DOT, and the FAA.
Greg specializes in offering a nuanced perspective that considers all elements of a transaction, both human and financial. He draws on a vast array of experiences to enable the best outcomes for all affected constituencies.

3:30 – Start
1:30 – Background
5:00 – What does it mean when you’re a high net worth family?
15:00 – How do you get hired to run a company at age 31?
19:30 – Were you business minded at age 20 or was it luck
24:30 – Who do you want reading your book?* (good clips)
28:30 – Lessons for person who feels that the deck is stacked against them
35:10 – How do you go about finding a mentor?
41:00 – What are good questions when evaluating a business?47:35 – Have there been any ‘epic failures?’
50:30 – How did you hone in on your B2B skills?
58:00 – What do you see on the economic horizon?
1:06:10 – Is the fed ignorant or nefarious?
1:20:30 – Speak to the 21 year olds
1:28:30 – Closing questions

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