Konstantin Lichtenwald is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur and business leader with over 15 years of expertise in accounting, corporate compliance, financial management, reverse takeovers, and initial public offerings (IPOs). Konstantin now works as an executive and senior leader for three Vancouver companies: Zeus Capital Ltd., Reverse-Takeovers.com, and Lichtenwald Professional Corporation (LPC).
Konstantin Lichtenwald brought 15 years of finance and accounting experience, including corporate compliance and financial management, as well as experiences with businesses such as Ernst & Young, to his new venture when he created Zeus Capital, LTD and co-developed reverse-takeovers.com/ in 2019. They also have a wide network of partners in adjacent fields to provide consultations for legal, tax, and banking issues. They also have a large network of partners in related sectors who may give legal, tax, and banking advice.
Konstantin has also received his exempt market dealer registration from the British Columbia Securities Commission and is well-established in Canadian capital markets. These credentials provide him with a wealth of market experience in Canada and abroad, which he uses to best assist private firms in going public. Konstantin’s team also takes these firms public on North American stock markets, taking them through the whole IPO or reverse takeover process and advising their management on how to run a public company. “The IPO process is a very long, sometimes painful procedure, with a lot of hoops you have to jump through,” Konstantin says. “You have to be dedicated and persistent on behalf of your clients to guide them through all of the complexities. We are very involved with our clients’ businesses and work very closely with them every step of the way.” When it comes to bringing firms public, the firm’s core market is a primary listing in Canada, followed by a dual listing in the United States, as well as a dual listing in Europe, notably Germany. Dual listings are a unique speciality provided by Zeus that is not frequently provided by other businesses.
Failures are the First Steps
Every initiative does not succeed, and every failure is a chance to learn. It is critical, if not necessary, to view every mistake or failure as a learning opportunity, to build on it, and to use it as an example of what not to do in the future. You will almost probably make more blunders in the future. It’s unavoidable. But it is through our errors and failures that we learn and evolve as professionals and as organizational leaders. Don’t linger on previous failures, but comprehend their significance and how they might help you improve in the future.
On Software Skilling
Konstantin considers Microsoft Excel to be the most utilized software application in his office, and it is unquestionably important in maintaining high levels of efficiency and production. The company is all about numbers, processing numbers, doing the arithmetic correctly, and so on, and Excel offers the foundation for all of this as well as recording everything the team does at each level of the process. He explains that it’s all about Excel.
Key to Success
Konstantin is laser-focused on his work and guaranteeing a smooth procedure for each customer. “All I can say is that if you have a good idea, don’t be hesitant to follow it,” he says. He believes that without entrepreneurial will, innovation does not occur.
Konstantin believes that his devotion to integrity and honesty has been at the heart of the company’s growth and success. He opines, “Always being honest and upfront with partners and clients at all times has been paramount. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy and transparent in every situation and with everyone we work with. Otherwise, our integrity would be nil. Without that foundation of trust, it’d be hard to maintain efficiency, much less move forward or maintain the relationships that drive our success.”
- Practice good time management. If you have a solid framework for managing your time each day, you’re better prepared for whatever comes your way tomorrow, no matter the challenge.
- Always be networking. Relationships are the lifeblood of any business. Never stop building them. Always focus on creating new connections and growing your network of support.
- Failure is opportunity. In business, mistakes are going to happen. It’s those that choose to learn from those failures that are best equipped to overcome them and realize their full potential.
Read to Get Inspire
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clears is one of Konstantin’s personal favorite books to read. “The author does a fantastic job of laying down what habits are and how to establish positive habits from the ground up,” he says. He goes on to say that it’s a really practical strategy for changing your behavior and engaging in behaviors that promote productivity and success.