Buzzy Geduld, CEO – Cougar Capital
“Donuts taught me how to run a business. Running a donut shop is no different than running a brokerage firm. You’ve got clients, they want service, they want a good product.”
It can be difficult to find a career you’re passionate about, and even harder to become successful at it. E.E. “Buzzy” Geduld not only did this once, but twice, selling his brokerage firm to Merrill Lynch for $920 million and building one of NYC’s most popular donut shops, The Donut Pub. For him, if you’re passionate about something, it’s not about where you end up, but the journey.
“I’ve been fortunate. I had a passion for donuts, I had a passion for finance. If you find something you’re really passionate about…it will never feel like work.”