Everyone wants to leave a job on their terms. When that didn’t happen for Darrell Mays, he was able to turn an uncomfortable situation into business success.
This week in In Process, we revisit a previous interview with Darrell Mays, who successfully built and sold his first business to a multi-billion-dollar corporation. But his first entrepreneurial foray started with an unexpected beginning: getting fired.
In 2003, Darrell founded nsoro LLC as a turnkey telecommunications infrastructure services company, which he sold to MasTec, a $4.4 billion corporation providing end-to-end solutions designing, building, installing, maintaining and upgrading infrastructure in the telecom, energy and communications industries. He went on to become Senior Vice President at MasTec, Inc., and President of MasTec’s wireless division―and now serves as a Senior Advisor.
Stream the conversation with Darrell in the player below to learn how he convinced his friends and professional connections that it was worth the risk of trusting huge projects to a small, unknown company―and how he was able to turn those risk-takers into heroes and grow and sell a successful business along the way. You can also subscribe to In Process on iTunes to receive this episode as well as future updates from the show on your smartphone. Did you enjoy this episode? Please give us a show review! And or share this episode with one or two people whom you think would benefit.