Wall Street CEO: Here's What Could End My 40-Year Career In A Day

Here’s something you rarely hear from a Wall Street CEO:

“I never intended to run a Wall Street firm. I don’t think that’s where my skill set is… I did it because that’s what the situation called for.”

In an interview with finance career site OneWire, Joseph Perella, founder of Perella Weinberg, shares how he started his unlikely (as he tells it) 40 year career on Wall Street. He also shares how he could lose it all in no time at all.

“If you’re an advisor, the most important thing is your reputation… If we jeopardize our reputation, everything begins to meltdown and erode overnight. I’ve been on Wall Street for 40 years. If I screw up next month, 40 years doesn’t matter. It’s what I did today.”

It’s just the first part of Perella’s two part interview with OneWire’s Open Door video series.

Watch it below, and click here subscribe to the series.

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