Vlad Rascanu - Acquira
Vlad Rascanu

Vlad Rascanu

Who you are

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership is about developing people to reach their full potential both at a professional and personal level.

What core attributes make you, you?

High EQ, ambitious, hard working, critical thinker

How do you want to make people feel?

Capable and excited about the future

Who inspires you?

Every person in the world has a set of great qualities and a set of negative ones. It’s hard to point at a person and say that they’re the perfect package and so I admire many people for specific things.

For example, I admire Bill Gates for how much he reads and how intelligent he is partly because of it and how much he’s giving himself now to make the world a better place. I also admire Elon Musk for his vision for the world and how ambitious and hard working he is.

Jack Ma inspired me with his perseverance. The list goes on. None of the ones mentioned so far are perfect, but their drives in specific areas to inspire me.

Who does the opposite?

People who do things only for selfish reasons and personal gain

What gives you purpose and meaning?

It’s ever changing. At first, it was to provide financial stability for my family. Now that that’s taken care of, what gets me up in the morning is the ability to have a positive impact with those around me (co-workers, partners, clients of the businesses we help operate, etc.).

As I continue to grow, naturally, I think that my next meaningful work will stand with me passing on my knowledge at a larger scale through courses and speaking engagements.

Where have you found unexpected success in life? Tell us about it.

I would consider everything that I have in my life at the moment to be a success, but I can’t think of anything to have happened unexpected. I worked hard to have everything that I have right now (good family, knowledge, work ethic, etc.).

Tell us about a low-time in your career - what you learned and how you bounced back.

The only low times in my career that I can remember was in my earlier years when I was being told at nearly every job I had that I was too slow compared to others. Although I didn’t like hearing that, I don’t think I ever let that affect me negatively in any way. I just tried harder, but at the back of my mind I also knew that I needed to find another career where critical thinking was more important than speed.

What is the amount of money in the bank that represents money solved?

Never thought about it so I’ll just throw a number without deep thinking – 5 Mil

How you like to work

Where would you say you naturally fall on the ETTO scale?

I used to lean much more towards thoroughness, but over the last year I feel like I switched and I’m much more towards the efficiency side.

What is your disc profile?

I have never filled out this test previously so I just did right now and I got “When responding to the questions you placed an equal value on all four of the personality traits measured.”

What does a perfect workday look like? What are you doing?

Working productively towards something meaningful that has the potential to positively impact a lot of people.

What does the worst possible workday look like? What are you doing?

Lots of unproductive meetings with no important take aways

Your role at Acquira

What is your role at Acquira?

Director of Growth

Why did you join Acquira?

Good team with awesome goals where I could successfully apply my skillset. I also saw a lot of room for growth for me at a personal and professional level because of the awesome team.

What do you like about working at Acquira?

That anyone can shape the way the company operates very easily because everyone listens and is open to new ideas.

If you were to run a division in Acquira that bought and improved businesses, what would it be doing?

I’d love to pick a niche in the home improvement services industry, setup a franchise model in the niche and buy up businesses all throughout North America and putting those businesses under that franchise. Similar to what thejoint.com is doing.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Running that division mentioned above with me having a stake in the franchise.

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