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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson is the CEO of Piper Creative. On this show, you'll hear thoughtful, focused conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz. This is the biggest business podcast in Pittsburgh.
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Jul 27, 2020

Dan Green is the founder and CEO of HomeBuyer, a mortgage lender designed for first-time homebuyers. It’s his 3rd company he’s built in the mortgage industry.

 

Dan previously founded the consumer-friendly mortgage education company "The Mortgage Reports", which was later acquired in 2014 by Full Beaker.

 

Dan Green is a 17-year mortgage lending veteran and was a multi-year, number-one loan officer before starting HomeBuyer. His current company utilizes intelligent personalization to deliver timely and precise advice through specific moments of a home buyer's journey and fulfills the buyer's mortgage. 

 

He was part of the Techstars accelerator in 2020.

 

In this conversation, Aaron Watson and Dan Green discuss how he generated an enormous number of leads with a blog, why mortgage lenders don’t think long-term, and why private mortgage insurance is not the boogeyman.

 

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Dan Green’s Challenge; If you think you will buy a house, reach out to a mortgage loan officer and get a preapproval.

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HomeBuyer AI Website

dan@homebuyer.ai

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 361 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss starting multiple companies in the gift card space and building off of past successes.

 

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Jul 20, 2020

Ben Wilson founded Rivers Agile in 2008, in the eye of the Great Financial Crisis. The software consulting firm started focusing on advanced quality assurance and expanded to offer custom software development. 

 

Now, Ben is leading his team through the pandemic, an office change, and a shifting marketplace for software solutions. He believes he’s poised to take advantage of a trend of onshoring and digital reinvention that the circumstances will demand.

 

In this podcast, Ben and Aaron discuss building a team, what makes for good QA, and the markets that Rivers Agile sells into.

 

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Ben Wilson’s Challenge; Challenge your vendors to find better deals.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out our collection of interviews with Pittsburgh’s top entrepreneurs and leaders.

 

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Jul 13, 2020

Tyrone Ross is a financial consultant, community builder, and entrepreneur.

 

He has been named to Investment News 40 under 40 (2019) and a top ten advisor set to change the industry by WealthManagement.com.

 

Tyrone has focused on pushing a conservative, stodgy industry forward by focusing on young professionals, embracing financial technology startups, and acknowledging the role crypto assets play in a portfolio.

 

Aaron and Tyrone talk about fighting financial jargon, why advisors fear crypto, and how Tyrone has never taken a vacation.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Tyrone Ross’s Challenge; Find our leaders. Mold the next generation of young minds. 

 

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Jul 6, 2020

Stephen Gurgovits is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Tecum Capital, a $750+ million private investment firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Tecum’s committed capital is deployed as mezzanine debt, subordinated notes, and private equity into lower middle market businesses across the US.

 

During his career, Stephen has been directly involved in over $1 billion of aggregate financial transactions, both public and private.

 

Prior to spinning Tecum Capital out of First National Bank, he was President and CEO of F.N.B. Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned merchant banking subsidiary of FNB.

 

Stephen currently serves on the board of directors for Western Allegheny Capital, Gibraltar Cable Barriers, Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company, Auburn Gear, Inc., Oberg Industries, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth.

 

In this podcast, Aaron and Stephen discuss launching the firm, how they allocate debt and equity investments, and Stephen’s interpretation of current market dynamics.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Stephen Gurgovits’s Challenge; Make your bed and read the Wall Street Journal every day.

 

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Tecum Capital Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 269 with Brent Beshore where we discuss private equity investing in the lower middle market.

 

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