Episode 85 – Andy Wang

June 28, 2017


Andy picks his way to better client connections

 

Andy Wang started playing guitar just after graduating high school and later joined a punk rock/ska band when he was in college. He started after his father told him, “Why talk about it? Go take a lesson!” Since then, he’s learned to play the Hawaiian slack key guitar and has entertained Christie Brinkley, performed at Staten Island Stadium, the Highline Ballroom, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, where he was able to perform with his musical heroes.

In this episode, Andy and I talk about how his guitar playing benefited his career in so many ways. He developed a niche by realizing there weren’t many Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar players in New York City. He also learned to take a leap of faith and trust the process — you’ll get better over time. Early in his career, he didn’t share his guitar playing because he didn’t feel that it benefited his career. Now he’s inviting clients to his shows, includes it in his twitter bio and on his page of the firm’s website. Andy said, “When you’re in the business world, there’s always the risk of trying to take yourself too seriously. The fun goes out the window.”

Andy Wang is the Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management outside of New York City. He’s been named one of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors.

He graduated from Trinity College-Hartford with a BA, International Studies.


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Other pictures of Andy

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Opening for HAPA at the Highline Ballroom, NYC

Andy and Chris Wang visiting the NYSE

Performing for Christie Brinkley and her family

Entertaining over 400 friends and clients

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