Episode 143

Negotiating with Fidel Castro and Multiple Exits with David Radlo

This week on the Exit: From politics to eggs, David Radlo has not only had big exits, but he’s also done business with big leaders like Fidel Castro. When David left college he had an interest in politics and ran for state representative. While he didn’t win that race, years later his business dealings with Fidel Castro would lead him back to politics when he found himself working on back channel diplomacy with the US Government. David has had an incredibly diverse entrepreneurial journey that has seen him work in biotech, shipping, as well as riding the cage-free, free-range egg boom. As founder and CEO of Radlo Foods for over 20 years, David grew that business to 100 employees, eventually achieving an exit to one of their competitors. Listen to this week’s episode to discover what tips David shares for negotiating, exit planning and the importance of building relationships with your competitors.

David Radlo is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable leadership, growth, and innovation. David is experienced in the US and globally (having personally negotiated an agreement directly with Fidel Castro), and works as well with venture, private, public, family & college entities. David was the Founder, President and CEO of Radlo Foods LLC for over 20 years, and is currently the CEO, Operating Partner,  Outside Board Director, Trusted Advisor, and Growth & Exit Coach at R.B. Markets-Achievemost. He has also authored two books which are titled Principles of Cartel Disruption: Accelerate and Maximize Performance, as well as Secret Stories of Leadership, Growth and Innovation: Sustainable Transformation for a Safer, New and Better World (links for both are below).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidradlo/

Website: https://davidradlo.com/

Twitter @DavidRadlo – https://twitter.com/DavidRadlo

Both of David’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B088W8FL7D


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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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