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Updated: Jan 17

When you think of the American dream, do you think of the white picket fence? A swanky downtown job? In today's evolving world, the American dream has shifted, especially when it comes to building businesses and investing. We unpack the changes in today's episode. Todd Pigott is a remarkable self-made investor and financier. He's here to share insights into building his company from the ground up.

Todd is the Principal and Managing Member of ZINC. The ZINC brand involves 4 separate entities involved in the private equity lending and investment space.

ZINC has originated 1 billion + in private money loans. They assist all sorts of clients from real estate investors to outside sources looking to invest capital.

“I decided early on that the best avenue for success is [to] always be transparent in your dealings.” — Todd Pigott [0:12:47]

He has a keen eye for risk assessment and identifying market opportunities. He's no stranger to the entrepreneurial journey. His college business grew into a multimillion-dollar cleaning company.

We learn the pivotal event that led him to sell his cleaning company and follow his true passion for construction. This led to the genesis (and growth) of ZINC.

“It doesn't happen overnight unless you had some type of market disruptor. It's grind and long-term capital deployment and investment.” — Todd Pigott [0:58:59]

Todd unravels the challenges of managing people in today's ever-changing society. He believes transparency and honesty are the cornerstones of successful business dealings. He also gets into the evolving trends in demographics and housing preferences.

We discover Todd's focus for the ZINC Income Fund and get an inside look at ZINC's fund structure. This episode is packed with insights for financiers and entrepreneurs, we hope you enjoy it!


  • Todd shares his analytical approach to evaluating risk and market opportunities.

  • How his challenging upbringing led him to build a multimillion-dollar cleaning company.

  • The genesis story and growth journey of his current company, ZINC.

  • Why he believes transparency and honesty to be essential in business dealings.

  • The challenges of managing people in today's changing society.

  • Changing trends in demographics and housing preferences.

  • The evolution of The American Dream

  • The most reliable economic information sources (spoiler alert: not mainstream media).

  • Advice for ensuring long-term success.


Please note that the information contained in this interview is not financial advice but for entertainment purposes. I am not a financial advisor and make no warranties or representations concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in this interview. I recommend that any and all investment decisions be made with the advice of accredited investment advisors.


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