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Three Mentors, One Studio

If you don’t know much about the three mentors who host THE MENTORS radio show, then you don’t want to miss this episode! You’ll hear each of The Mentors—Ric Brutocao, John Phillips and Tom Loarie—reveal their inner motivations and learnings in life and business.  What changed them for the good? What mistakes did they make?  What advice would they give a young professional as he finds his way in life and career? The only way to find out these answers to these questions and more is to listen to the show. Enjoy!

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One Deal from a National Real Estate Firm – #TM019

Rand Sperry

Host and mentor Ric Brutocao interviews Rand Sperry, CEO of Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial in Irvine, California. The two long-time friends dig deep into Sperry’s fascinating career, starting with just one real estate deal at age 20 and along the way Continue reading

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Finances Matter: Build a strong financial foundation -#TM013

James Tecca

The Mentors host Ric Brutocao talks with James Tecca, former president, now vice chairman, of Western Financial Bank about fundamental principles necessary to establish and ensure a solid financial foundation in life and in building a business.  Continue reading

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Bean Counting and When to Hire a CPA -#TM010

David Doran CPA

David Doran, CPA

“Let’s face it,” says “The Mentors” business radio host Ric Brutocao, “financial management and control is the key to a successful business and a family life that is not constantly in debt.” That’s why Brutocao’s guest today is David Doran, CPA, a managing partner and audit partner with the certified public accountants and consultants firm White Nelson Diehl Evans LLPContinue reading

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Investment banking, China, Shortcut to IPO -#TM006

Dan McClory, president and head of China, Boustead Securities

Did you know there’s a creative new shortcut to IPO? Have you ever wondered how someone gets into equity investing, or what’s going on behind-the-scenes with business in China?  Host Ric Brutocao gets Dan McClory, president and head of China equity investments for Boustead Securities, to tell all.  Continue reading

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Your Financial Foundation -#TM003


Ric Brutocao

James Tecca

The Mentors host Ric Brutocao takes listeners behind the scenes of the banking industry and talks with Jim Tecca, president of Western Financial Bank.  In this episode, listeners explore the challenges and solutions to funding their business in today’s world and discuss how to establish a solid financial foundation.  In a nutshell, this show is about money—how to get it, how to manage it, and how to create a successful financial strategy. For more information or to ask the mentors a question, go to