Born: Cincinnati, Ohio
Education: Indiana University, bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice; double minor in business and sociology
President of Fidelitone Logistics since 2004
What was your first job? What lesson did it teach you that is still useful today?
I delivered pizza for Spooners Pizzeria. The job taught me that no matter how fast you drive, you can’t make up for leaving late. In other words, spend the time planning and do things right from the beginning.
Whom do you admire most and why?
My father, the consummate man of his word, who always had the actions to support his words. No matter the time or circumstance, my dad carried out his actions with a positive attitude and at full throttle.
If you could be one superhero, which one would you be and why?
I would be Green Lantern. I admire the story behind it. The inspirational vision of the common person being the real hero of the planet. I believe the same is true today: It’s the real-world doctors, military personnel, volunteers, teachers, etc., that are living, breathing heroes.
What’s your definition of success?
To me, success in its simplest form is feeling good about an accomplishment, be it personal or business. Picking a goal and achieving it and being proud of that achievement is success in its purest, most satisfactory element.
Your workday is off to a bad start. How do you turn it around?
If you let a bad start keep you down, you should not be running a company in the first place. This is typically not an issue for me, but if there is a situation that I need to talk through with somebody, I can always rely on my wife.
If you weren’t in your current position, what might you be doing instead?
Sales or law enforcement, in many ways, very similar to what I’m doing today.