On a recent episode of The Truth About Success podcast, I sat down with Greg Windfeldt, President/CEO of Preferred Credit, a family business that he grew from 25 employees to 250 employees and... Read more
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In the latest installment of The Truth About Success, Ayo welcomes a close friend and mentor to the show – Greg Windfeldt. As the President and CEO of Preferred Credit, Inc., Greg has spent the last 29 years growing the company through a variety of roles, including collections, operations, controller, Vice President and CFO, and now President and CEO.
During Greg’s tenure, Preferred Credit has grown from 25 employees to 250. This past year, in one of the most tumultuous years we’ve seen, Greg helped generate over $240 million in new loans!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening conversation from an operations master. There are bound to be lessons within Greg’s version of success that could be applied to your own professional growth.
00:37 – Background information on Greg Windfeldt
02:30 – Greg’s upbringing and childhood
04:10 – Greg’s successful and hard-working father
06:15 – Greg interviewing for jobs and starting out in the workforce
08:20 – The assumptions of working in your own family business
10:15 – The importance of working hard, especially in a small business
12:00 – Taking his company form 25 employees to 250
16:00 – Background on Preferred Credit, Inc.
18:00 – Greg’s primary responsibilities within the company
23:12 – The importance behind having mentors
26:00 – How to choose the right type of mentors
28:50 – The differences in businesses thriving and failing during the Covid-19 pandemic
34:00 – Greg’s role as Chairman of the Board on Granite Equity
37:30 – Greg’s outlook on the career growth cycle
42:00 – Greg’s tips for building wealth
46:30 – The Golden Goose analogy
48:00 – You need to continuously be learning more information
52:00 – Closing remarks
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