Darius Mirshahzadeh is a serial bootstrapper, podcaster, bestselling author, and the Founder of The Real Darius
While he has started, scaled, and sold multiple 7 and 8-figure businesses, his largest company to date, was as CEO and Co-Founder of The Money Source—a mortgage lending business that he grew from 30 to 1,000 employees and $209M in annual revenue. He exited the company in 2020.
Throughout his years as an entrepreneur, Darius has ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US, was named “#3 Best Place to Work” by San Francisco Business Times, and landed #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.
In today’s episode, Darius shares stories, strategies, and insights from building companies and hiring 5,000+ people over his lifetime as an entrepreneur.
You’ll learn how he filters for top talent when hiring, the systems he uses at different stages of company growth, and how he leverages core values to increase ROI and scale 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses.
“Execution is the greatest differentiating value proposition, at least up to 1,000 employees. Beyond that, strategy matters more.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh
“I want to build a business that has a lot of mediocre sales people doing really well.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh
“I’m like the Lebron James of scale.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh
“I’ve hired and hired at least 5,000 people in my career.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh