First job: Sweeping floors in my father’s company
Education: Bachelor’s degree, business administration, Washington University of St. Louis; master’s degree, business administration, University of Chicago
What is the greatest business lesson you’ve learned?
The philosophy that you get better or you get worse; you never stay the same. You’re continually improving. If you were to say, ‘What’s the key to success?’ it’s absolutely hiring the best people you can find and providing a platform for them to execute on the strategies of the organization.
(The senior team members) view ourselves as a resource for the entire organization to help them execute on what we’ve laid out. Our job is to lay out what Panther is and who we’re going to be. Hire the best people and provide that platform so they can execute strategy we’ve laid out.
What do you enjoy most about being a leader?
Being challenged by really smart and dedicated people at Panther
What do you enjoy least?
You’re always on the clock. We’re open 24-7, so therefore I’m available 24-7.