The international investment boutique, Solo Capital Partners, began its London-based services in September 2011. Since that time it has become hugely successful in proprietary trading, consulting, and professional sports investments. It is controlled by Solo Group Holdings, which is controlled by CEO and founder, Sanjay Shah. This is his most prized company, but he also owns and controls several others throughout the world. And he isn’t finished adding to the list of companies he owns and controls. As of this year, he is worth about $280 million.
Shah intended to go into medicine and actually studied to be a doctor. However, while doing so he decided the medical life was not for him. Instead, he decided his passion lay in finances. For the next several years he worked successfully for a string of different investment banks. Like many other people in the financial industry, he was really hard hit in the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. In the end, he found himself without a job and unable to get another one. So he decided to start his own brokerage company. And thus, Solo Capital was born.
Shah has long been a big giver to charities. In 2011, giving to autism research became a very personal passion for him after his son was diagnosed with it. But he wanted to do more than just give money In 2014, he had his chance. In that year he teamed with Snoop Dogg to put on an annual autism research concert benefit called Autism Rocks. Since that time, the increasingly popular concert benefits have featured the likes of Prince, Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, and Snoop Dogg. In 2015, Shah set up the website, Autism.Rocks.
As a small business owner, one of the biggest challenges that I run into is being able to host meetings with all of my employees being present at the same time. Being a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week company, I find that those that work overnights don’t want to come into work a few hours early just to attend these necessary company meetings. I was almost at my wits end when I read an article regarding a CEO of Talk Fusion by the name of Bob Reina. As I began reading this article I researched more about Bob and his company and found out a few wonderful things.
Bob Reina was once quoted as saying “In order to be successful, it takes commitment over a period of years, and I mean a lot of them.” This particular statement really stuck with me, because just like he said, my company was not built up overnight, but instead was built up over a period of years (including a rather dark and harrowing time in my parent’s garage). Not only did Bob work really hard in achieving his goals by working multiple jobs while going through school, and many years of trial and error, he just never stopped reaching for the stars so to speak.
After I read the article about Bob, I became more interested in the company that he built. I soon learned that Talk Fusion could honestly be the answer to all of the problems that I was having with my company. Being that my company was now picking up momentum in it’s market, I figured why not give Talk Fusion a try. I decided to host an online meeting via Talk Fusion with all of my employees from work, home, and other remote locations. The ease and accessibility in which I was able to complete this task really pleased me. I was able to reach every last one of my employees, hold a large company meeting in multiple locations and have all my employees participate at once!
I now use Talk Fusion weekly to host meetings with my employees and have even more recently switched to remote meetings with vendors as well. It is rare when I find a company in which not only do I like their CEO’s values, but also the product that they offer. Talk Fusion and Bob have hit a home run with this!