Salvatore Buscemi, Investing, Innovation, and Building Meaningful Relationships – Innova.Buzz 602


Salvatore Buscemi, HRN LLC.

Our guest in this episode, is Salvatore Buscemi, CEO and Co-Founding Partner at HRN, LLC as well as CEO & CIO of Dandrew Partners Capital Management. Sal shares his insights on networking, investing, and the power of genuine relationships in investment management.

  1. Networking is key: Building strong, genuine relationships with investors and clients is essential for success.
  2. Ego aside, ideas flow: Suppressing ego and open-mindedness are vital for generating fresh, innovative ideas.
  3. AI and Empathy: Embracing AI, practicing kindness, and prioritizing human connections lead to a successful, impactful future.

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Show Notes from this episode with Salvatore Buscemi, HRN LLC

Securing investments for your business can be a challenging task, but Salvatore (Sal) Buscemi, a seasoned entrepreneur and innovator, shares valuable insights on how to use attention and innovation to captivate investors and build lasting relationships.

Nurturing Genuine Relationships in the World of Investment

Sal operates in the niche world of family offices, investment offices for wealthy families with assets worth over $100,000,000. His business serves as an investment manager and advisor for these families, focusing on world-class assets and lucrative investment opportunities. Crucially, he highlights the importance of prioritizing relational relationships over transactional ones, emphasizing the value of genuine connections in accessing exclusive investment opportunities.

Captivating Investors with Attention-Grabbing Strategies

In a world where attention is a precious commodity, Sal’s approach to securing investments stands out. He used the power of attention to stand out and capture the interest of potential investors. By leveraging a giveaway or gift—autographed jerseys from the CEO of Chelsea football club Sal was able to capture the attention of investors, showcasing a creative and attention-grabbing strategy. The importance of attention in entrepreneurial endeavors cannot be overstated, and his approach serves as an excellent example of using innovative methods to capture interest and secure investments.

The Power of Suppressing Ego and Listening to Others

Sal emphasizes the significance of suppressing ego and actively listening to individuals from diverse backgrounds. He highlights the importance of engaging with others who hold different perspectives, as this can spark innovation and fuel the development of new ideas. By setting aside ego and embracing the value of input from others, entrepreneurs and innovators can unlock fresh and groundbreaking ideas.

Cultivating Relationships and Harnessing Fresh Ideas

Sal’s daily routine includes working out in the morning and keeping a handy notebook to jot down fresh ideas. By prioritizing physical and mental well-being, he creates space for fresh ideas to flourish. Additionally, networking and making genuine connections with others have a significant impact over time, proving that investing in relationships and nurturing connections can lead to innovative opportunities.

Embracing the Future of AI and Building Strong Relationships

Sal’s forward-thinking approach extends to the realm of AI, as he believes in the continued growth and importance of AI as a skill set for everyone. He discusses the potential of AI to become empathetic and the importance of practicing kindness in interactions with this technology. His insights shed light on the evolving landscape of AI and the role of human connections in the midst of technological advancements.

In conclusion, Sal’s journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to secure investments and foster genuine relationships. By embracing attention-grabbing strategies, suppressing ego, nurturing relationships, and staying attuned to innovation, he exemplifies the path toward unlocking success in the dynamic world of investment and entrepreneurship.

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The Buzz – Our Innovation Round

Here are Salvatore’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.

  1. 1 thing to be more innovative – Listen to other people who are not like you.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Workout every morning with a notebook to jot down ideas.
  3. Favourite resource – Evernote.
  4. Keep project/client on track – Constant communication and treat clients as friends.
  5. Differentiate – Send out emails once a week and invite your community to be part of your story.


Be proactive in talking to your investors and stakeholders. Communicate one on one and in person.

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Salvatore through his website.

Suggested Guest

Salvatore suggested we have a conversation with Thomas Forest Farb-Horch, CEO, President and Board Member of Thrive Bioscience as well as Bill Werkmeister of HRN.LLC on a future InnovaBuzz Podcast episode.



Cool Things About Sal

  • Sal began his career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, in New York.
  • As an author, Sal has penned several books on fund management and real estate private lending. His first book, “Making the Yield: Hard Money Lending Uncovered,” became one of the most expensive books on real estate investing on Amazon.
  • Sal has also appeared on television shows like CBS New York, Good Morning LaLa Land, and Ticker News.
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