Stratford Shields is an entrepreneur who is able to stay organized because of his ability to stay focused on the important aspects of his business. The needs of his clients are always his top priority, and he understands what he needs to do to deliver what it is they want. Shields has learned to always follow up with his clients, which is something that many modern day entrepreneurs don’t do enough of. Many of his best ideas have come from discovering the struggles that his clients face on a daily basis.
In the past, Stratford Shields has suggested that entrepreneurs would be wise to get back on the horse whenever they get knocked down. Instead of slowing down and getting off course, he feels it is better to keep moving. Shields has admitted that he has been able to grow his business because he truly knows who his potential clients are. This has made it so he hasn’t had to waste a lot of time on people who are not willing to work with a smaller firm. Instead of forcing things and trying to overextend himself, he has learned to do what he does best and to work with those who will appreciate him for it.
Stratford Shields attended Ohio State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history there. He went on to earn his Master of Arts degree in political science as well as his MBA while studying at Columbia University. He has been serving in the municipal finance sector for over two decades and was responsible for a deal at Ohio State that brought in more than $480 million to the college. Bond Buyer named the deal the “Deal of the Year,” and Stratford Shields has since overseen billions of dollars of transactions on behalf of his many clients.