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Board Member Dan Vallimarescu Talks with Eye on Sun Valley about Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Valley

“Running a business is hard enough: might as well do it in a place that you love” says new board member of the Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC), Dan Vallimarescu.  He talks with Eye on Sun Valley’s Lynn Pattnosh about his intense and enriching international finance career and how he has decided to give back to his community following his retirement through a number of philanthropic activities, including the KIC.

Dan talks about how the KIC as a “vibrant beacon” for entrepreneurs that seek out a productive career while simultaneously pursuing a balanced, healthy life.

The KIC provides an infrastructure for new and existing businesses through mentoring, events, and financing (capital solutions).

Dan’s advice for entrepreneurs trying to make it work: “Don’t give up.”

More about Dan:

Dan Vallimarescu has had a long and distinguished international banking career.  He ran the Americas Debt Capital Markets Group at Santander Investment Securities for 11 years and the Latin America Debt Capital Markets Group, among other businesses, at Merrill Lynch for 13 years. Prior to that he worked at The World Bank and the Bank of Boston.
 
He recently retired and is currently involved in a number of philanthropic and investment activities.
Dan received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from INSEAD.

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