Published on:

16th Feb 2024

3 | Todd Sawyer | From Groundwork to Entrepreneurial Pinnacle

In today's episode of Fingerprints on Success, Bill Barrett sits down with Todd Sawyer, a remarkable serial entrepreneur with a story that embodies the true spirit of transformation and growth.

Todd's journey began unexpectedly. Despite having a finance degree and ambitions of a corporate career in New York City, he found himself drawn to the family business, starting at the grassroots level, installing insulation and learning the ropes from the ground up. From those early days making $300 a week to growing a small business with just a handful of employees, Todd faced numerous challenges that tested his resolve. 

What followed was a series of remarkable turnarounds. From selling the initial business to navigating the car dealership industry, each venture brought unique challenges and learning curves. Todd's secret sauce? Understanding finance like a second language and assembling stellar teams that complement his skills.

Throughout his journey, Todd emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, staying true to your word, and understanding that effort directly correlates with results.

In this episode, you'll discover the principles that guided Todd through his successes, the lessons he learned from setbacks, and his insights into the ever-changing business landscape, especially in these uncertain times.

Listen now to uncover Todd Sawyer's journey from humble beginnings to pioneering success and find inspiration to drive your entrepreneurial ambitions!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Todd's transition from a finance graduate to a hands-on entrepreneur
  • The pivotal moments that shaped Todd's entrepreneurial journey
  • The key strategies Todd employed to turn failing businesses around
  • How Todd's commitment to assembling the right team led to exponential growth
  • Insights into Todd's latest venture, reshaping the medium-density multifamily apartment landscape
  • Lessons and guiding principles from Todd's remarkable journey
  • Navigating uncertainties in the current economic and global landscape
  • And so much more…


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About the Podcast

Fingerprints On Success
Welcome to “Fingerprints on Success,” the podcast that highlights the distinctive imprints left by influential business leaders, mentors, and thriving entrepreneurs.

Your host is none other than Bill Barrett, an award-winning corporate and business law attorney, and the CEO of Mandelbaum Barrett PC. Join us every week as we explore the captivating stories and insights of a diverse array of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, inspiring leaders, and accomplished coaches.

Together, we'll uncover the hidden secrets and strategies that have propelled our guests to success in both their professional and personal lives.

At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Bill and his team have been providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals across the country. Now, they are excited to bring that same level of knowledge and experience to these podcast discussions.

Get ready to be inspired, informed, and motivated. It's time to dive into the stories that have shaped success. Without further ado, let's get to the show!"
Learn more: https://www.mblawfirm.com/

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William Barrett

Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Law attorney William S. Barrett provides strategic advice to companies and organizations of all sizes from formation to dissolution and every stage in between. He has over 20 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses with a unique focus in mergers and acquisitions. He is known for the personal attention that he gives his clients and the energy he brings to every deal. Bill has a reputation as a deal maker who knows how to be creative and get things done.

Bill often serves the role as outside general corporate counsel to his clients and advises them on issues concerning contracts, employment law compliance, developing policies, executive compensation programs and agreements, as well as business succession and related tax planning. His representative clients include commercial organizations and entrepreneurs in the areas of manufacturing, industry, service, banking, finance, insurance, construction, real estate development, as well as healthcare professionals of varying disciplines and organizations. Throughout his career, Bill has successfully managed the purchase or sale of hundreds of businesses, professional practices and facilities.

In the healthcare space, Bill is well recognized as a transactional lawyer in dental and medical practice transitions, practice sales and purchases, associate buy-ins, start-ups, and the structuring of dental services organizations (DSOs) and management services organizations (MSOs).

He is the author of “Pain-Free Dental Deals: An Entrepreneurial Dentist’s Guide to Buying, Selling and Merging Practices” and “The DSO Decision: Winning Answers from Every Angle.” He has written many articles addressing the legal and business needs of licensed professionals and facilities. He regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics to professional tradeshows, associations, study groups, societies, as well as students and residents at dental schools across the country.