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Better Business: From Flipping Burgers to $275 Million: Brian Paes-Braga’s Journey as an Entrepreneur

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PostedDecember 3, 2020

Episode Summary

Mark Therriault is joined by Brian Paes-Braga, a successful entrepreneur, businessman and mental health advocate. At only the age of 32, Brian has already started and sold his company, Lithium X, for $275 million. A company he founded in 2015 when he was just 26 years old. Currently, Brian lives in the UK working on several business ventures.

In their conversation, Brian shares how he became such a successful entrepreneur, from working in fast food to dropping out of college and becoming a stockbroker, along with the pitfalls, challenges, and hardships that came along with dedicating so much of his life to business. He also offers his advice to other entrepreneurs on how they can set their company apart, push their vision and mindset forward, and find success.

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Brian Paes-Braga
Lithium X
Richard Branson

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Guest Bio

Brian Paes-Braga

Brian Paes-Braga is a Canadian entrepreneur, merchant banking executive, and philanthropist. Currently, he serves as Principal, Head of Merchant Banking at SAF Group, a leading structured credit, and merchant banking group which builds, invests, finances, and advises high growth companies as well as provides flexible and long-term capital solutions to public and private corporations while providing stable returns for investors through its structured credit arm.

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About The Host - Mark Therriault

Mark is a Financial Advisor and partner of Nicola Wealth — and host of the Investor Education and Why I Built It editions of The Wealth Exchange podcast.

As a member of the Nicola Wealth Planning Team since 2006, Mark has become a trusted advisor to his clients. He prides himself on providing an exceptional client experience while quarterbacking their financial affairs.

Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Finance from the University of Calgary. He went on to secure his CFP designation and also completed the CIM, CSC, the B.C. Life Insurance License.

For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.local/Our-Team/Mark-Therriault


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