Fluet Partner France Hoang is the featured guest on an episode of Time4Coffee’s podcast, where he discusses his experience being a veteran entrepreneur and building companies across the industries of law, aerospace, and technology.

After returning from serving as an Army officer in Afghanistan, France was on the founding teams of Fluet and MAG Aerospace.  More recently, he helped build Chisel – Coworking for Lawyers and Boodle AI.

While he has built many successful companies in several industries, France initially turned down the chance to be an entrepreneur.

“I’ve always had a master plan [for my career],” France said. “I was invited by Joe Fluet to join the founding teams of [Fluet and MAG], and I initially told him, ‘No,’ because it didn’t fit within my plan. I said thanks for your time, this is very interesting, but I don’t know anything about business, and I’m going to be a lawyer.”

France later felt he would regret passing up the opportunity to build these businesses, so he decided to join the teams.

“It’s important to have a plan; it drives you towards something. But it’s also important to be open to deviations from that plan,” France said.

Now as a Partner with Fluet, France represents, advises, and counsels middle market companies on a wide variety of matters, including sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations, corporate compliance, corporate governance, and government contracts law. Learn more about his practice.

Listen to the full 30-minute podcast episode with France Hoang.