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Embracing Change During the Pandemic: Mark Manzo and Dr. Bryan Weinstein

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial 

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by co-host, Norm Pappas, president and CEO of Pappas Financial. Together, they interview two guests: Mark Manzo, a professional business manager, and Dr. Bryan Weinstein, a psychiatrist and entrepreneur.


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First up is Mark Manzo, president of Ally Financial. Manzo was appointed to his role in 2018, and is responsible for all of Ally’s insurance operations, including consumer products, as well as commercial property and casualty products for dealers.

During the interview, Manzo discusses:

  • His position within a big corporation and how he grew his role with Ally
  • How he is deploying entrepreneurial-like tactics within a big business
  • The challenges that are similar (and different!) between startups and large corporations
  • A day in the life
  • How COVID-19 has altered his company’s operations
  • Changes in company culture and productivity due to the pandemic
  • What he thinks the future of work looks like a year from now

Listen to the interview with Mark Manzo

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“Whether it’s a small business or a large business, you have to be in a company that has the values and ethics that you want to be a part of.”

– Mark Manzo

For more information on Ally, visit the official website.



Next, Jeff and Norm interview Dr. Bryan Weinstein, a psychiatrist with a private practice in Livonia.

During the interview, Dr. Weinstein talks about: 

  • Starting his private medical practice
  • His entrepreneurial pursuits outside of his day job
  • The psychology behind business
  • His lifelong love of learning and aspirations to help others
  • How he prioritizes family time while operating his businesses
  • The importance of delegation
  • How the medical and healthcare fields have been impacted by COVID-19

Listen to the interview with Dr. Bryan Weinstein

Part 1

Part 2

“If you can build something that can help more people and you can leverage yourself, then that’s an amazing opportunity.”

– Dr. Bryan Weinstein

For more information on Dr. Weinstein and his practice, click here.


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