Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregory Shepard.
Gregory, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve had a very non-traditional path to success in comparison to many C-suite executives. I grew up without much, living in tents while we built our home. My dad was a priest and my mom was a nun. With adopted and foster siblings from different nationalities and backgrounds. I was granted the opportunity to see how people from all ends of the earth interact and problem solve. Having a blended family is one of the most incredible experiences one can have.
Early on in my career, I was working nights as a security guard, delivering newspapers in the early morning and waiting tables. I got into a routine of going to different hotels for free breakfast in the morning and found other ways to make ends meet. To make a good impression at one job I had early on in my career, I purchased two suits, two ties and two pairs of socks from Goodwill. I would rotate the suits – hand washing them and hanging them in the shower to dry.
Recognizing the value that you can provide to a company in the present requires a wise approach in reviewing your past without judgment. There are stories of entrepreneurs losing early-stage companies and the arduous struggle of having to start over – more than once, strictly defining yourself by your past isn’t how to propel yourself forward. Successful entrepreneurs are defined by being able to heal from the hurt of their past and focus on remembering the lesson it has taught them. I’ve always had the determination to do things that had not been done before. Only until you take the leap to be your own entrepreneur are you able to truly implement change — done in the way you know would implement the strongest value.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I struggled (and still struggle) with dyslexia, which I’ve found to be highly misunderstood. From my perspective, it can be one of the most challenging obstacles someone in business can grapple with. Imagine reviewing a multi-million-dollar business proposal and the letters are constantly moving around or jumping off the page. In response, I’ve learned to embrace it and change the environment around me to set myself up for success. I surround myself with a team that understands how to best support me.
Please tell us about BOSS Capital Partners.
BOSS Capital Partners is a globally recognized investor, syndicate. The firm funds, coaches and aligns growth entrepreneurs with active investors and strategic subject matter experts to successfully grow and exit a business. We are most proud of being able to empower young entrepreneurs with the wealth they need to give back. Our vision is firmly rooted in the concept of Altruistic Capitalism – a term I’ve coined, which means the sustainable process that transforms deal-making culture as a vehicle to increase the liquid flow of capital to the world.
The firm is founded under the principles of the BOSS methodology (Business Operating Support System). This methodology stands as the core foundation of the firm. To date, BOSS is one of the most valuable, tested and proven-to-work business methods on the market to grow, scale and exit a business. My vision is to change the culture of angel investing deal-making to be viewed as more than just a business transaction. But as a unique opportunity to empower young entrepreneurs with the capital, they need to give back – it is a way to shake free the wealth from the 1%.
What were you like growing up?
When I was ten, I would import Rubix cubes from China and sell them. I would catch rattlesnakes and sell them as exotic pets. Being an entrepreneur wasn’t something that was taught to me – it’s something that came from a core place of wanting to better myself. I wanted to provide my family with a legacy they can carry years from now. I was a fighter, using the resources around me to create capital.
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