Education: University of Rhode Island, bachelor of science degree, business administration, MBA
What is the biggest business challenge you’ve faced?
Starting a new insurance company was the biggest challenge I ever faced. Raising the money and selling my business plan to investors was tough with no track record. I was very persuasive at the beginning.
What is the biggest business lesson you’ve learned?
No one person makes a company successful. It takes everyone pulling together with the same vision to truly succeed.
Whom do you admire most in business and why?
Bill Gates, because his vision was way ahead of his industry and he has been able to maintain a leadership position with his company in a very competitive industry through both extraordinary vision and execution.