42 episodes

The go-to podcast for scrap metal exporters and traders

Born Scrappy Stu Kagan

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The go-to podcast for scrap metal exporters and traders

    S2E20: Better every day with Sackers CEO David Dodds

    S2E20: Better every day with Sackers CEO David Dodds

    In today's episode, I’m joined by David Dodds.David is the owner operator and CEO at Sackers. Sackers is a UK based metal recycler operating a shredder as well as a copper granulation plant.He was born scrappy and has decades of experience under his belt.In today’s episode we talk about:👉 Making money on the buy👉 Avoiding the blame game👉 When pricing matters👉 Modelling for capex👉 And much moreBorn Scrappy. Brought to you by Buddy.The only marketplace built for scrappies, by scrappies.https://...

    • 48 min
    S2E19: Focusing on fundamentals with The Metals Agency's Aldo Jordan

    S2E19: Focusing on fundamentals with The Metals Agency's Aldo Jordan

    Hi! I'm Stu Kagan, welcome to Born Scrappy.My goal is to spark more industry collaboration through sharing the experiences and learnings of industry greats through my podcast.So if you are a scrap metal exporter and you're ready to up your game by standing on the shoulders of giants - this one's for you!SEASON 2 | EPISODE 19FEATURING GUEST ALDO JORDANIn today's episode, I’m joined by Aldo Jordan.Aldo is President at The Metals Agency and has spent 20 years in the industry, from commercial pur...

    • 53 min
    S2E18: Partnering with customers on sustainability with GM of Circular by Shapiro Tim Ridderbos

    S2E18: Partnering with customers on sustainability with GM of Circular by Shapiro Tim Ridderbos

    In today's episode, I’m joined by Tim Ridderbos.Tim is the GM of Circular by Shapiro, and was previously the Director of National Accounts for there. So he definitely knows how to look after our recycling customers!He's learned how to make a customer a client for life by adding huge value through sustainability reporting, and he gives us some great tips we can implement immediately.In today’s episode we talk about:👉 Where to begin with sustainability👉 Why it won’t happen on zoom👉 Looking beyo...

    • 53 min
    S2E17: Strategies for success with Founder and CEO Garrett Tracey

    S2E17: Strategies for success with Founder and CEO Garrett Tracey

    In today's episode, I’m joined by Garrett Tracey.Garrett is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at Sims Brothers Recycling, and has recently gone on his own and started Recycling Revenue Partners.Garrett is a super knowledgeable guy and there is heaps to be learned from his years of experience.In today’s episode we talk about:👉 The truth about tech vs relationships👉 Making your money on the buy👉 Why your buyers should visit👉 Turning your inventory👉 Being consistent...

    • 55 min
    S2E16: Charting your own course with Compass Metal Trading's Pablo Colucci

    S2E16: Charting your own course with Compass Metal Trading's Pablo Colucci

    In today's episode, I’m joined by Pablo Colucci.Pablo is the Founder and Managing Director of US-based brokerage firm Compass Metal Trading.Pablo started out young, scrappy and hungry. He said "yes" to all the opportunities that came his way. And he transitioned from ops to trading, from employment to ownership.His story inspired me, and I think you might find that too.In today’s episode we talk about:👉 The truth about tech vs relationships👉 Making your money on the buy👉 Why your buyers shoul...

    • 48 min
    S2E15: Winning plays for trading with Greenland America's Vishal Jatia

    S2E15: Winning plays for trading with Greenland America's Vishal Jatia

    In today's episode, I’m joined by Vishal Jatia.Vishal is the owner of Greenland, a third generation family-owned trading company.Vishal is one of the most recognisable figures at every conference and seems to be buying from every metal recycler in the world. You'll never hear a bad thing about him, And for good reason. He's a great guy and a pleasure to do business with.In today’s episode we talk about:Changing industry perceptionsNavigating regulatory changeThe power of a handshakeKnowing yo...

    • 51 min

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