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If You Think Your Job Sucks, Wait Until You Hear About the Job This CEO Took in College (OTCM)

Cromwell Coulson is the CEO of OTC Markets Group (OTC: OTCM) (OTCQX: OTCM). Before leading that firm to where it is today, Coulson spent a day "going around with a guy who worked for an oil company."

Coulson told Benzinga that they pulled equipment out of an oil rig to steam clean it "to get all the gunk off it."

"We came back smelling like an oil well," he said.

After that, he never went back.

Fortunately, not all of Coulson's earlier jobs were that depressing.

"My first real job was being a sailing instructor," he said. "That was a great experience of teaching people, but it didn't have the most responsibility, so it was still pretty fun when I was that age."

In addition to his first and worst jobs, Coulson told Benzinga about the benefits of going public, the rise in transparency within OTC trading and the challenge of recovering from a Nasdaq or NYSE delisting.

Coulson also explained why only some investors can trade OTC before the market opens.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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