The Inspirers: Daryl Hatton, Founder and CEO of ConnectionPoint
Daryl is the founder and CEO of award-winning crowdfunding company ConnectionPoint. He has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one to a NASDAQ IPO. Board member / advisor to ten hot companies in Canada. Whiskey connoisseur. Mentor. Father extraordinaire.
D7:: What moves you the most about the business you’re in?
DH: Every day what we do helps people all around the world solve the funding problems for some of their biggest challenges. It is intensely gratifying, moving and humbling to hear of the things our customers have accomplished with the funds raised using our system.
D7:As a business person, what do you consider to be the biggest gift you offer to others?
DH: I’m very curious about people and the human experience. My gift is helping them experience some of that same curiousity about themselves and using it to explore their strengths and weaknesses without judgment. When they accept themselves even a little bit better they have a much greater chance of doing something extraordinary with their lives. It is SO much fun to watch!
D7: Which triumph has brought you the most joy?
DH: Doing a good job raising my kids while balancing a complicated and challenging business and personal life. Seeing the amazing people they are and the gifts they bring the world brings me to tears.
D7: Which struggle have you learned from the most?
DH: Starting a company to create a new product can be very hard. I’ve learned that truly living in higher principles (win/win, giving trust to get trust, looking for the best in people, believing that there is more than enough for everyone, trusting in the process, etc.) and focusing on long term results really does make the difference over the long haul.
Contact Ava Neue to book your portrait session.