UG 004 – Maglan Capital’s David Tawil on Turning Dreams into Reality

    In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie spoke with David Tawil, President of Maglan Capital about his incredible journey from being a prominent attorney to launching an event-driven hedge fund.  David shares his views on how to following your dreams, standing out in a crowded marketplace and achieving success even if the odds are stacked against you.


    • How is Maglan Capital unique?  (1:32)
    • David’s journey to becoming President of Maglan Capital (8:08)
    • How David prepared to leave his company and start a new venture (15:19)
    • Success in this world doesn’t always happen at the word “go” (22:05)
    • Learning along the way and stepping out of your comfort zone (25:22)
    • Making the next move and breaking into a new industry (31:39)
    • Dealing with a loss, explaining it to investors and moving on (37:36)
    • Talking about that money (46:30)
    • Appreciating all the areas in your business company (49:22)
    • Being honest and aware in your business and life (53:58)
    • Tips to prepare you and keep you going as an entrepreneur (59:53)

    Maglan Capital 
    Burn Your Bridge

    David D. Tawil is the President of Maglan Capital. Prior to founding Maglan Capital, David was an investment banker with Credit Suisse, where he served as Director of Leveraged Finance and co-managed the fixed-income alternative asset trading business, focusing on sourcing and trading illiquid high-yield and distressed debt. Before joining Credit Suisse, David was an attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell, specializing in workouts and bankruptcies. He began his legal career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. David earned a BS in Business Management, graduating magna cum laude from Yeshiva University, and he earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

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