Episode 15 - Accounting to buying out companies, impact investing and serial C-suites with Upkar Arora
Today's podcast is with Upkar Arora, the CEO of Purpose Capital. Man, where to begin. Upkar's had a fascinating career journey. He is both a University of Waterloo Accounting graduate and KPMG alum like myself but his journey takes him to the Canadian Google of the 2000s, Nortel, then to various executive roles, even in a company that files with bankruptcy. We dive into his transition to a private equity investor, creating his own consulting company that essentially starts buying businesses and then to his current passion of impact investing with purpose capital. He is also super passionate about career development and overall life design so we go deeper into his perspective, his learnings, the popular career class he teaches at Waterloo and much more. This is a talk where we don't go into the nitty gritty of a specific role but actually go through how Upkar found his north star, his "why", his purpose and how that helps guide his decision making process. I really do hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Here is Upkar Arora.
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