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Founder & CEO, TriPi
Co-Founder & COO, PTI QCS
Creating jobs is the best satisfaction I can hope for in business.
Read time: approx. 5.5 minutes
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We’re continuing this series with David Salazar Yanez, founder & CEO of TriPi, and co-Founder & COO of PTI QCS. With previous experience starting businesses in Mexico and Brazil, David embodies the Endeavor entrepreneurial spirit.
I love Endeavor’s mission and purpose. I am excited to contribute and give back to the community and Endeavor provides me with that opportunity. Also, I really enjoy working with their leadership, fellow mentors and entrepreneurs—it’s energizing!
2008 was the worst financial crisis I have ever experienced. Our company, PTI QCS, was on the brink of bankruptcy, as our main customers were failing. We were able to successfully hold our ground and navigate the treacherous waters and poised the company for unprecedented growth after the crisis receded. There was no business book to help us navigate this. We focused on our people, our business partners, and our customers. We were able to do this by preserving our associates, working out solutions with our suppliers, and developing an honest and transparent dialog with key stakeholders, including customers and lenders. We built strong bonds and relationships by delivering on the commitments we promised.
I have so many, from awards to key customer acquisitions, but the proudest moment is to have seen our business grow to almost 2,000 associates. Creating jobs is the best satisfaction I can hope for in business.
I am very fortunate to have had great mentors during my career. I have extracted so much wisdom and practical advice that it would almost be unfair to not mention them all. I apologize for extending myself so much in this answer, but I believe the following 2 minutes of reading summarizes most of them:
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I believe resilience is key, but you also need to be humble and disciplined.
I love driving cars on race tracks. This is my outlet, and I have so much fun!
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