Special Entrepreneurship Episode, with Shannaan Dawda and Del De Windt III: PP029


Del De Windt is the CEO of Cardinal Group Companies and the founder of Agency Fifty3, a marketing agency focused on multifamily real estate marketing. Cardinal Group is a fully-integrated real estate investment, construction, development, and management firm specializing in opportunistic and value-added investments throughout the United States. Cardinal Group has earned a reputation for creating vibrant multifamily and mixed-use communities incorporating signature design and industry leading marketing strategies, which have earned the company 12 National Awards in the past 4 years.  Prior to Cardinal Group, Del's career was in high-end hospitality development and management. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Shannaan Dawda

An Atlanta Native, Shannaan Dawda was born at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1986. Although a proud Grady baby and Southerner, his parents moved from Accra, Ghana to Georgia in the spring of 1982 to experience a different way of life. Growing up in a household that valued education, hard work and perseverance, Shannaan graduated from Georgia Southern University 2009 Cum Laude with dual degrees in Accounting and Finance. From there, he began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, GA before moving back to Atlanta in 2012 to work for Frazier and Deeter CPA Firm. He officially passed all parts of his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in February of 2013 and soon afterwards founded True Financial LLC. True Financial was founded in order to empower people to regain financial control of their lives by providing the necessary coaching and tools to help them become financially self-sufficient. In September of 2013 Shannaan was trained by Dave Ramsey to be an even better financial coach. In April of 2015 Shannaan authored the book "From Paychecks to Power: 7 power Moves Unlock Wealth Building" to give everyone the opportunity to build wealth and gain Financial Power Shannaan is actively involved in the community through organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha, Phenomenal Women's Health, and Camp Horizon. He currently resides in Atlanta.