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Movers and Shakers with April Wachtel

Oct 29, 2019

Nick Papanicolaou is a former investment banker and MBA graduate turned entrepreneur, who launched his own spirits brand which eventually brought him to Pernod Ricard. He led the M&A and Strategy team for the USA and helped build the New Brand Ventures unit as Head of Business Development. He was also CFO of New Brand Ventures and CFO of Smooth Ambler Spirits. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Del Maguey Mezcal, Smooth Ambler Spirits and Our Vodka as well as on the Investment Committee for a venture capital fund.

In the podcast today we discuss:

  • Why large companies struggle with innovation
  • Relationship building with investors
  • What Pernod is looking for in potential entrepreneur partners
  • The importance of timing in growing your business
  • And so much more.

Nick was such a generous and insightful guest, and I hope you get as much value from this conversation as I did. Without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Nick Papanicolaou

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