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Pitching and Closing: Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter by Ellen DaSilva, Alexander Taub

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CHAPTER 43

FROM BD TO FOUNDER: TRISTAN WALKER

Key Notes

Name: Tristan Walker

Company: Walker & Company

Role: Founder and CEO

Previous Companies: Twitter, Foursquare, Andreessen Horowitz

TRISTAN WALKER, founder of Walker & Company, a consumer products lifestyle brand, was born and raised in Queens, New York. When he was in college, he decided that he wanted to make as much money as possible as quickly as he could. He determined that he could do so by either becoming a professional athlete, working on Wall Street, or becoming an entrepreneur. The first was quickly ruled out, so he opted for the second and went to Wall Street. When he graduated from college (in only three years and as valedictorian), he took a job working as an oil trader and absolutely ...

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