The Rose file Featured

7:00pm EDT November 24, 2006

Place of birth: New York City

Education: Queens College, bachelor’s degree, accounting

First job: CPA, accounting firm Eisner & Lubin

What is your favorite business book? “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” by Larry Bossidy

What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?

You make mistakes, and those mistakes are usually the better learning experiences than the strategies or the decisions that work well.

What are the most important skills that a CEO should possess?

The ability to listen, patience and courage. You have to be able to stand your ground.

Describe your leadership style.

Strategic, inclusive and innovative