Occupation: Director, IntelliTECH, Comverge, Inc.
First Car: 1987 Acura Integra - silver
Favorite Restaurant: Tiffin (Indian) – Chicago, IL
1. What are three things most people don’t know about you?
a). I research vacation decisions “to-death"
b). I test drive new cars just to stay abreast of cars’ features
c). I like analyzing baseball stats
2. What’s been your greatest adventure in life?
Canoeing in the deep jungles of Costa Rica.
3. What’s your best childhood memory?
Cheering on the Cubs in Wrigley Field keeping score manually with my grandparents.
4. If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?
Mahatma Gandhi so that I could understand how to keep a peaceful approach under any situation.
5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life?
Outward Bound in the middle of February for 14 days in upstate New Hampshire.
6. Tell us about your favorite hobby.
Eating great food.
7. What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book?
Currently: Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control, by Heather Forbes
Favorite: Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer
8. Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?
I want to fly fish in Patagonia in South America.
9. If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?
I’d set up a fund to help inter-city kids get more exposure and experiences with outdoor life/nature so they have an appreciation for the world around them and preservation.
10. If you weren’t on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?
Some aspect of front-office work for a professional sports team (probably either hockey or baseball).
11. What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?
I always liked analyzing and solving problems from early Math problems in grade school. In Professional Services/Consulting, your client has a business problem and is requesting your help to solve that problem. A natural fit for me!
12. What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?
Clear, honest communication with your client is always the best policy.