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Episode #239

Aaron Wagner

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Founder Wags Capital & Recent Immigrant To The USA Shares His Formula To Owning Over 45 Restaurants In 3 Years


Guest Bio:

Mr. Wagner is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wags Capital, a specialized small cap boutique investment firm. Mr. Wagner has a diverse background in real estate, lending, debt, and private equity/venture investment, having participated full time in the industry since 2009. Mr. Wagner is extremely diligent in his pursuit of opportunity and was able to capitalize tremendously on the last recessed market, building multiple companies that specialized in the acquisition of distressed assets, repositioning, stabilization and resale of special assets.


Mr. Wagner and his team have been intricately involved in all aspects of the business including Equity and Debt sourcing, lending, consultation, principal project development, and many other Real Estate specific roles. Mr. Wagner also led his companies to a number of large acquisitions and investments outside of the real estate sector, including successful companies in industries such as health technology, food and beverage, media, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products/e-commerce.

Prior to his involvement full time in real estate and private equity/business investment, Aaron played professional football. Aaron Wagner attended Brigham Young University and Washington State University on a full athletic football Scholarship and was awarded multiple athletic awards and accolades throughout his career.


Mr. Wagner is proactively involved in various charities and sits on the board of the Shelter Kids Charitable organization. Mr. Wagner was born and raised in Canada and has been in the US since 2000. He and his wife Candace, have 7 children and reside in Alpine, Utah.


Show Notes

  • Introduction (2:13)

  • Finding success in covid (4:11)

  • Being able to find solutions (8:35)

  • Staying course and to the plan (21:20)

  • Living the American Dream (32:03)

  • Equal outcome now (36:51)

  • Opinion on lockdowns / Covid (41:22)

  • The power of “fake” news (51:06)


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