Wes Nichols is a Partner at March Capital, as well as being an active investor and board advisor to public and private company CEOs. Wes is well-known in the CMO community as the co-founder and CEO of MarketShare, the planning and attribution software used by a majority of the Fortune 500. After growing and merging with Neustar, and later joining the board of Neustar, Wes became an active investor in software companies and joined March Capital two years ago.

To say Wes is a man of many interests and boundless energy is an understatement. He is an active member of the YPO–the Young Presidents Organization; he is the author of one of Harvard Business Review’s most-read cover stories—and working on another. He is a student of architecture and a recent graduate of the LAPD.

In this conversation, Jim and Wes discuss the importance of power, grit and determination when starting a business, tips on attracting venture capital firms like March Capital, and Wes’ inspiration for becoming a police officer.

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