Owner Shift: From Facing an FBI Investigation to a Multi-8 Figure Exit

Owner Shift: From Facing an FBI Investigation to a Multi-8 Figure Exit

The crazy entrepreneurial story of Mike Malatesta. Mike Malatesta started his first business, Advanced Waste Services, in 1992 after getting fired from his job.  Twenty-two years…

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The crazy entrepreneurial story of Mike Malatesta. 
Mike Malatesta started his first business, Advanced Waste Services, in 1992 after getting fired from his job.  Twenty-two years later Malatesta successfully sold his company for a lot of money; however, his success did not come easily.  From dealing with an FBI investigation where he was facing up to 8 years in prison, to $500k in fines, and even having one of his partners and one of his employees pass away on the job. This was not the kind of “overnight success story” that is glamorized in Inc and Forbes, this was raw, real, crazy and in certain ways is surprisingly relatable to most entrepreneurs. Not only do we learn more about Malatesta’s story, we get a lot of great takeaways on navigating business, life and shooting big even if you feel stuck.