To the outside world, it’s seems popular to jump on the Detroit Resurgence Bandwagon. Shoot, everyone from VP Joe Biden to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are doing it – and who doesn’t feel good about having an American-made car in the driveway after watching a Chrysler television spot that highlights the can-do attitude of the Motor City set to the heart-pounding tunes of Eminem?
I’m excited and honored to be playing even a small role in what’s happening in and around Detroit. On the heels of our own announcement to join the exhilarating buzz that is the “D,” I do want to set the record straight. You see, by my calculations, I’ve spent roughly 220 days in Detroit in the past two years. I’m no local – but I’m no stranger anymore either. And in my time here, I’ve come to understand that the Motor City is and always has been its very own culture with its very own vibe – no offense, but it doesn’t want to be Brooklyn. And I believe it’s better for it.
From where I sit today – in a open-air, glass office amidst tech start-ups in a collaborative incubator workspace – the city that brought us the modern-day automobile, paved roads, traffic lights and don’t forget Jiffy muffin mix – is heading into yet another exciting era. Finn Partners is joining in on that action not because it’s the trendy thing to do, but because the Detroit I’ve come to know always has – and always will be – a spirited town of hardworking people who won’t give up until they’ve left their mark on the world. And that’s good company to keep.
Peter Finn created Finn Partners on the belief that strong partnerships are the foundation of success. Detroit, in our opinion, is full of those partners. So let’s do this together, Detroit. We’re looking for good people to join our team and good companies to work alongside in this great city. I hope you’ll allow me to introduce you to our network of 300+ talented individuals and show you what we’re made of- we have a lot in common.