Contrarian Thinking: How Codie Sanchez Built a Business Empire

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This week Joe Pardavila welcomes a guest who is not afraid to think differently, act boldly, and create wealth. Codie Sanchez is a serial entrepreneur, a social media influencer, and a champion of small businesses. She is the Founder and CEO of Contrarian Thinking, a platform that reaches millions of followers across socials and teaches them how to challenge the status quo, find hidden opportunities, and achieve financial freedom. She also leads Contrarian Capital, a company that owns and operates small businesses that generate $50 million in yearly revenue and an investment fund that supports the backbone of main street businesses. In this conversation, we’ll learn about Codie’s journey from finance to entrepreneurship, her philosophy of contrarian thinking, and her tips on how to start and grow a profitable and impactful business.

Connect with Codie:
Linkedin: @codiesanchez
Instagram: @codiesanchez
Twitter: @Codie_Sanchez

About Codie Sanchez: Codie is the founder and CEO of Contrarian Thinking, a critical thinking and financial media company with over three million subscribers and 100 million views a month. She also runs Contrarian Capital, a small business holding company that does $50 million in annual revenue and a venture fund focused on infrastructure for main street businesses. She is a former private equity investor across Latin America, Cannabis, and micro-private equity deals. Prior to that she built a $1 billion AUM Latin America investment business and held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard. She started as a journalist, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Howard G. Buffett Foundation grant for border conflict. She sits on the boards of the Permian Capital Hedge Fund, Magma Partners Chilean Venture Fund, and E-commerce Fuel Investment Fund. She has an MBA from Georgetown University, a master’s from ESADE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a BA from Arizona State University.