Education: University of Cincinnati, bachelor of business administration in accounting and financeFirst job: My first job was at 14 years old. I was a handyman for the local church where I grew up. I cleaned the school and church and took care of the landscaping and sports after school and during the summer.
What is the most important business lesson you have learned?
Leadership matters. Examples of this are countless in sports and business, as the right person can make a meaningful difference on a culture. I believe that people with confidence and training can do amazing things if a positive and energizing culture is created and sustained.
What is your definition of success?
Be the best that you are capable of nothing more, nothing less. The great news is that people are capable of much more than they or their organization allow them to believe. My job is to make sure that we realize our full potential and to make sure we do not settle.
What do you like best about being a leader?
I enjoy taking part in creating solutions and setting and executing bold plans and a vision. What brings me the greatest joy is facilitating personal development and helping individuals realize their full potential.
If you could have another job instead of this, what would that job be and why?
I love sports, goals and accomplishment so I would have to say a college basketball coach. Two of my leadership heroes are John Wooden and Coach K. I love to compete and win and despite the incredible hard work behind recruiting and coaching, the excitement of winning and the impact that you can have on the individuals that you mentor would be incredible.