Education: Xavier University, marketing degree
First job: Cutting grass for neighbors and working at local swim club
Whom do you admire most in business and why?
My father. He double-mortgaged his home and started a business from scratch and made it into a great success.
What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?
Don’t assume anything, and make sure you surround yourself with really good people who understand the business
What has been your toughest business challenge?
Executing a major transition within our business model while being a small-cap publicly held company
Describe your leadership style.
Demanding but fair, honest, collaborative. I listen, am passionate and intense.