Episode 76 | A 17-year path from intern to CEO


Nick Gesue is the CEO at Columbus, Ohio based Lancaster Pollard, a specialized financial services firm focused on commercial real estate finance for health care, senior living, and affordable multifamily housing properties. Moreover, Nick became the CEO over a 17-year span, climbing the ranks from an entry level intern role! In this episode, Nick talks with us on his childhood, path to Lancaster Pollard, how his passion for learning and self improvement helped drive his success thus far in life, and finally we talk about Orix’s recent acquisition of Lancaster Pollard and Nick’s new responsibilities within the organization!

Mile Markers:

(00:00:00) Nick Gesue
(00:01:02) AWH
(00:01:29) The SunDown Group
(00:01:50) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:25) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:20) Background on Nick Gesue
(00:05:00) Childhood
(00:07:10) Shifting from a focus on sport to a focus on career
(00:09:45) Studying economics
(00:13:10) Landing an internship with Lancaster Pollard
(00:19:00) First full-time role at Lancaster Pollard
(00:25:45) What did it take to reach the level of CEO?
(00:30:00) Nick Gesue, MS (Masters of the Streets)
(00:32:55) A passion for learning
(00:35:00) Life as the CEO of Lancaster Pollard
(00:37:00) Orix’s 2017 acquisition of Lancaster Pollard
(00:41:00) Nick’s role post-acquisition
(00:44:00) Finding your path in life
(00:46:55) Live Uncomfortably
(00:48:32) If you enjoyed the episode, share it, subscribe, and tell your friends!
(00:48:55) AWH
(00:49:21) The SunDown Group
(00:49:44) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:50:14) Conquering Columbus Outro


Nick Gesue
Lancaster Pollard
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
The SunDown Group
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