Today, Ian is joined by Chris Hsu, a West Point graduate, an Army veteran, and now CEO of Zibo, a digital financial services platform that provides individual landlords banking, insurance and payment services. Prior to founding Zibo and post-military, Chris held roles as Executive Vice President for Hewlett Packard and a Senior Vice President at HP. He also served as a top executive in private equity for six years, during which he advised entrepreneurs and led turnaround efforts at companies including Dollar General, U.S. Foodservice and Del Monte Foods.
“I grew an unbelievable admiration for them [entrepreneurs] and what they had done. Entrepreneurship is not about the idea, it is about taking the idea and shaping it into something that actually works, building a company and a culture and being able to pivot and push through those things that are remarkably challenging,” says Chris.
On this episode, Ian and Chris discuss what it was like leaving the military, how Chris’ time in the service prepared him for the corporate world and how he went on to have success in private equity, where he advised start-ups, to now running his own company, Zibo.
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