Building the Fort: Episode 2

December 7, 2018

By: Chris Powers

 

Why did you start Fort Capital?

I started FC for several reasons.

Number one, I learned a lot about myself and what would drive me. I realized that in order for me to be my happiest, I had to work for myself. Since I was 4 years old, teachers would tell my parents, “He doesn’t do well when he’s told what to do every day.” That really carried on my whole life.

Today, looking back, that might have been an immature way of looking at it. I’m told what to do every day, but I’m told what to do around people that I love—my team, my family, everybody here. At the same time, I’m in a position where if I have an idea and I really want to execute it, I can do that.