Jan. 21, 2021

#7: Lee Zapis (Zapis Capital)

Lee Zapis shares his story on building and selling Cleveland’s #1 radio station, his transition to the world of startups, investment philosophy, and entrepreneurial learnings.

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On our seventh episode, we’re speaking with Lee Zapis

Lee Zapis is the former president of Zapis Communications which owned and operated WZAK along with other radio stations in Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. Zapis Communications' stations received numerous national broadcast awards and were nominated eight times for the Marconi Award, the highest honor of the National Association of Broadcasters. 

After the sale of Zapis Communications' radio stations in 1999, at which point WZAK had become Cleveland’s #1 radio station, Lee continued his entrepreneurial journey founding a multitude of other successful Cleveland-based companies and in parallel, formed Zapis Capital Group in 2003, investing in the technology, healthcare, real estate and media industries across NorthEast Ohio.

We cover a lot of ground in this interview and I hope you will enjoy it!

Connect with Lee on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leezapis/

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