Ken Marlin, How A Former Marine Founded A New Kind Of Investment Bank – From The Ground Up (Ep. 3)
On episode 3 of “From The Ground Up,” I sit down with Ken Marlin—Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates, an independent international investment bank and corporate advisory firm based in New York City, with offices in Washington, DC, and Toronto. For more than 15 years, M&A has been the mergers and acquisition experts for companies offering business software, financial technology, data, analytics and related services. In this interview, Ken and I discuss a variety of topics, such as:
– How Ken’s Marine Corps training connects to his entrepreneurial career
– Founding an investment bank during the Great Recession
– “War Stories” from Ken’s early days as a startup founder
– How Ken’s unusual approach to creating an investment bank impacted the success of his company
– And more
Click here to learn more about topics like this in my latest book, Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies (2018).
About “From The Ground Up”:
Hosted by entrepreneur, author and Princeton Professor Derek Lidow, From The Ground Up uncovers the not-so-secret strategies of self-made business owners. Featuring conversations with entrepreneurs who built influential brands and companies, Derek weaves a narrative journey about how successful business are created without having to shoot for the moon or take on unnecessary risk; how the greatest companies are the ones that are built, from the ground up.