When you are in the market for a professional workspace, and you never want to worry about a long-term lease, co-working is for you. The best part of coworking spaces like Venture X is that you walk in and get down to work right away. You do not have to buy office furniture and equipment, hire a cleaning company, connect the Internet, and when your business grows, you can add on to your membership without any hassle at all. Venture X’s flexibility means there are opportunities for networking with other like-minded professionals as well. Professional meeting rooms are also available for those times when you need to gather a group for in-person trainings or presentations. Kelly Ann Winget, Founder of Alternative Wealth Partners, LLC and GP of AWP Diversity Fund I LP, works from Venture X Grapevine – DFW Airport North.
Alternative Wealth Partners, LLC sources alternative investment opportunities for high net worth/income individuals. The AWP Diversity Fund I is for accredited investors who are looking for a diversified portfolio of alternative, tax-advantaged and high-yielding investments. We asked Kelly Ann some questions to get to know her and learn about the journey she has been on, career-wise.
· What made you want to get involved in this line of work?
I am a 5th generation oil and gas family with deep roots in the finance space. I started as a consultant, building reporting tools for an oil and gas company about 10 years ago. I grew exponentially from that experience over the last 10 years, working with single-family offices and large private equity firms. Now I am offering access and top-level asset management to individual, retail investors.
· What has been the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I would say the most rewarding part of my work (besides the returns, ha-ha) would be making alternative investing simple and less scary for investors. Understanding the risks in this space and being able to help investors balance their portfolios with these opportunities is the whole reason I do what I do.
· What is the biggest challenge that you have faced in business and how did you overcome it?
I think my biggest challenge in this space is being young. I have over a decade of experience in alternatives, and I work with partners who have 20+ years of experience in their respective industries. Once investors come to the table, the big picture gets much clearer.
· What business tips would you like to share with others?
Fail fast. If you are failing fast then you will save yourself a lot of time, money, and energy moving on to the next solution. If something is not working, move on to something else. Do not let pride get in the way of your success.
· What has been your favorite part about working at Venture X?
I have been watching Venture X for a few years. I am extremely interested in the remote/coworking space industry and finally decided to office with them. Having tried out several coworking and traditional office spaces, Venture X provides the best value and atmosphere. The DFW-Grapevine location has an amazing staff and the tenants (that I have met so far) have been great!
A Personal Look at Kelly Ann Winget
Kelly Ann shared that her family and partners inspire her every day. She was able to witness her parents run businesses and have successful careers, she and her siblings support one another in all their ventures, and her investment partners keep her on mission and honest with every decision she makes. “The companies I partner with have incredible track records that keep me humble as AWP continues to acquire and manage their assets,” she elaborated.
We were pleased to hear she makes time for some fun too, Kelly Ann shared, “I love to travel! The pandemic slowed me down a little bit, but I am excited to be back on the road and in the air. I have 2 big, cuddly dogs and my family is local, so I like to hang out with them as much as possible. I am also a huge foodie; I am always trying new restaurants.”
If you’re anything like Kelly Ann and love to travel for work or pleasure, another perk of membership at Venture X is that you can work from any Venture X location around the world. IF the time has come to stop working at home and find a professional workspace that is conveniently located, we are confident that you will find Venture X has everything your business needs. Schedule a tour of the Venture X location closest to you.