Bill Angrick is best known for his co-founding of Liquidity Services, the leading online marketplace for surplus goods; but he received his successful start at the University of Notre Dame, where he currently serves as on the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council. Recently, he addressed MBA students in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame as part of their “Boardroom Insights” lecture series. This unique program brings corporate leaders and senior executives into the classroom to discuss current business issues with students and faculty.
During the morning he spent with students, Mr. Angrick dove into the topic of entrepreneurship while detailing the history how he founded Liquidity Services; namely his goal to “provide clients and buying customers the world’s most transparent, innovative, and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets.” More than 14 years later, Liquidity Services has created global online marketplaces selling commercial assets, government surplus, and retail inventory to 2.4 million buyers around the world with best-in-class service.
According to an article written in The Observer, the student newspaper at the University of Notre Dame, the key component to achievement Mr. Angrick pinpointed was “building great teams: cultivating top talent, bringing new employees into the mission of the company, making everyone feel a part of something, empowering employees to do their job, and making clear what the objective is, not how to achieve the objective.”
Mr. Angrick ended the educational talk on entrepreneurship with an inspirational life lesson, “It is your obligation to make your mark.”
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