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In this meaningful and timely podcast, Paul Corcoran, Chairman at McKinley Capital Finance, sits down with Dr. Shane Needham, host of Secrets of Success, to talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and the future.

With an adept ability to explain complex ideas and an emphasis on finding the positives in challenging situations, Paul brings the perspective of a business owner living near New York City, which has been hit hard by COVID-19, to a discussion on how we respond and evolve in a time of uncertainty.

Through stories of his upbringing, his family life, and his local community, Paul and Shane reflect on:

  • The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on businesses in the near, medium, and long-term future
  • How the crisis is impacting different locations, industries, businesses, and people in different ways
  • Striking the right balance between fighting COVID-19, managing the economy, and avoiding government overreach
  • How we transition parts of our economy and create opportunities for industries and business going forward
  • Optimistic advice for businesses that are currently being impacted by COVID-19

“What do I think is going to change? What’s going to change is that it will become increasingly more important, if we’re not marketing, communicating, and meeting in the same ways, is that we understand the process of delivering quality, transparency, education and that builds to a trusting relationship. Operating with integrity is the foundation of trust.

Whether in business or in life, be educational, focus on relationships, and be adaptable to new situations. The transactions will come if you’re thinking about trust and building relationships first.” – Paul Corcoran

About Dr. Shane Needham

Dr. Needham is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Alturas Analytics, Inc. in Moscow, ID. Alturas Analytics, Inc. is a leader in the bioanalytical industry and known for their high-level science and problem-solving skills. Shane has more than 100 publications in the area of LC-MS/MS. In 2014, Alturas Analytics, Inc. was voted as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. 5000. His laboratory leads in the area of dried blood spot (DBS) analysis, microflow HPLC-MS/MS and large molecule (ADC’s, biomarkers, NBE’s, etc.) to support DMPK research.


About Paul Corcoran

Paul Corcoran is Chairman at McKinley Capital Finance and Co-Founder, President and CEO at McKinley Scientific. McKinley Capital Finance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McKinley Scientific. He brings over 35 years of experience developing lease, finance and asset management products in high-technology sectors. Founding McKinley Scientific in 2000, along with his partners and employees, he has taken great pride in creating a company that brings instrumentation management and financial services to the scientific industry. He is passionate about helping organizations around the world with their equipment needs and responsibilities.