In today’s episode of If Not Now wen, we’re talking with special guest Shawn Flynn. Shawn started his life as a business owner founding and growing a successful company in Beijing China before returning to the US to work with companies ranging from fast growing Silicon Valley startups to established overseas public companies. He brings his international experience working with all stages and sectors of businesses to his role as Principal at a premier middle market investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation.
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD. He speaks Mandarin and Spanish, which he learned by immersing himself in local communities and cultures while he lived abroad for almost 8 years. He is also the host of the award-winning Podcast "The Silicon Valley Podcast".
Shawn has welcomed one challenge after another to become the amazing global leader he is today. Shawn has such an interesting journey, and his story is so inspiring!
In this episode we talk about:
🔹 The invaluable skills you can gain from traveling to other countries
🔹 Why it’s so important to pick your partners wisely
🔹 How to be strategic in your thinking and goal setting
🔹 What investors are often looking for that a founder or startup may overlook
🔹 Why the power to ask questions is an underrated skill
I know you're going to love this episode and get so many amazing takeaways! I can't wait to hear what you think!
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