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.