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8:00pm EDT March 26, 2008

Born: Los Angeles

Education: Bachelor’s degree, business administration, California State University at Los Angeles; MBA, Pepperdine University

Whom do you admire most in business and why?

A person like Bill Gates really interests me. He created this huge organization, but what he’s doing now impresses me the most. He’s giving back; he’s being very open about it and devoting a lot of his wealth now. That’s the balance that I think impresses the most about Gates — or any leader that doesn’t just retire and play golf but really continues to commit themselves to the community.

Who is your favorite superhero and why?

Robin Hood. It’s not that I want to steal from the rich and give to the poor, but I want to really work with government to get as much money as possible to run these hospitals for the underserved.

Cordova fact: He was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business in October 2005.