Conquering Columbus Podcast
About This Show
Conquering Columbus is a brand for those across Central Ohio who are determined to find a way to align their skills, values, and talents in order to make a lasting and long impact during their lifetime on the city of Columbus. With a podcast as our medium, we research and interview those across Columbus, and at times abroad, who have achieved success in areas ranging from business and athletics, to medicine and beyond.
The goals of the Conquering Columbus podcast is to document these individuals stories – from how they got to where they are today, to gaining a better insight into who they are and how they think – and provide our listening base in the city with valuable content to apply to their own lives. We have long term hopes that the podcast will become a central hub for all things extraordinary in Columbus, ultimately inspiring those across the city and connecting dots that otherwise may have been left unconnected for the worse.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 76 | A 17-year path from intern to CEO
3 days ago
Nick Gesue is the CEO at Columbus, Ohio based Lancaster Pollard, a specialized financial services firm focused on commercial real estate finance for health care, senior living, and affordable multifamily housing properties. Moreover, Nick became the CEO over a 17-year span, climbing the ranks from an entry level intern role! In this episode, Nick talks with us on his childhood, path to Lancaster Pollard, how his passion for learning and self improvement helped drive his success thus far in life, and finally we talk about Orix’s recent acquisition of Lancaster Pollard and Nick’s new responsibilities within the organization!
(00:00:00) Nick Gesue
(00:01:29) The SunDown Group
(00:01:50) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:25) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:20) Background on Nick Gesue
(00:07:10) Shifting from a focus on sport to a focus on career
(00:09:45) Studying economics
(00:13:10) Landing an internship with Lancaster Pollard
(00:19:00) First full-time role at Lancaster Pollard
(00:25:45) What did it take to reach the level of CEO?
(00:30:00) Nick Gesue, MS (Masters of the Streets)
(00:32:55) A passion for learning
(00:35:00) Life as the CEO of Lancaster Pollard
(00:37:00) Orix’s 2017 acquisition of Lancaster Pollard
(00:41:00) Nick’s role post-acquisition
(00:44:00) Finding your path in life
(00:46:55) Live Uncomfortably
(00:48:32) If you enjoyed the episode, share it, subscribe, and tell your friends!
(00:49:21) The SunDown Group
(00:49:44) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:50:14) Conquering Columbus Outro