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Episode 004: Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit with Dustin Reynolds

In this episode of the podcast, Tammie Miller, your host, is joined in-studio by Dustin Reynolds, Vice President of business development at Badgerland Disposal. Dustin is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader who focuses on developing talent, innovation, and creativity while streamlining operating efficiencies to decrease costs and promote organizational growth. He is energetic with a winning mentality that leads to results, success, and developing diverse teams to achieve exceptional results.

Episode Transcription

  • [1:03] Dustin shares how he got to the point in his career where he is today.

    [2:45] Dustin talks about how he fell in love with the industry of waste disposal.

    [3:47] Dustin embraced his entrepreneurial spirit.

    [7:05] Dustin was surprised by the fast growth of his new business.

    [9:43] Dustin shares the step-by-step progress of his business.

    [12:58] How is Dustin differentiating his business from the competition?

    [15:06] In order to grow you need to invest in your business and capital can be tricky to find

    [17:47] Dustin shares how he sold part of his business.

    [24:01] Now, Dustin acquires other businesses, and he explains how he positions himself with the seller

    [28:22] Dustin shares how the buy-side looks like for him.

    [32:18] How does Dustin deal with changing management and culture after acquiring a business?

    [36:14] Dustin shares the proper way of recycling.

    [41:50] Dustin talks about how his experience as a coach translated to his life as an entrepreneur and vice versa.


Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk started the Deal Team Six® Podcast because they saw that there was lack of representation for middle market businesses in the investment banking world. This podcast will include stories from previous transactions, M&A market information, and candid discussions around topics that are important to business owners contemplating a sale. Most of the topics are inspired by former clients and past transactions

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