Occupation: Vice President, Consulting and Support Services, Managed Objects
First Car: 1962 Dodge Dart, a convertible with one of the first "push button" transmissions
Favorite Restaurant: Sardine Factory - Monterey, CA
What are three things most people don't know about you?
a). I collect / cultivate Japanese maples (over 15 different types).
b). I was the first person to letter in football & tennis in my high school.
c). I sang on stage with the group “The Persuasions.”
What's been your greatest adventure in life?
Traveling to Cairo in the mid 80’s - I got trapped inside of the Great Pyramid for 20 minutes when the lights went dark
What's your best childhood memory?
Attending almost all Cleveland Browns football home games from 1958 - 1963 with my dad & uncle.
If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?
Mick Jagger & Keith Richard. For the most part they have been able to stay at the top of their profession for over 40 years when the majority of their peers have faded on… the ultimate in sustainability!
What's the hardest thing you've ever done in your life?
Taking my 12 year old Boxer to be cremated.
Tell us about your favorite hobby.
Golf & travel together and sampling Pinot Noir (I’ve tried 200+ vintners).
What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book?
“The Eight” - by Katherine Neville
“The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything” by John D.MacDonald - it got me interested in mysteries and had it all going on… good guys, bad guys, some semi-plausible fantasy - I read it over & over again every year at the beach.
Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?
A Mid-summer, Midwest Baseball Fantasy - I would love to some day mimic the following escapade as performed by a close friend back in Cleveland....
Take a family trip that encompasses 2 days each in:
Cincinatti/St.Louis/Milwaukee/Chicago/Detroit/ & Cleveland
* sightsee and play golf during the day
* hit the ballpark at night
* move on to the next city
and at the end take 1 extra day and cap it off with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. One of these years.....
If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?
Any foundation that sponsors research for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - I lost 2 family members to that cancer.
If you weren't on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?
Working in either a hotel or restaurant - preferably on the water in the deep south.
What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?
At Marriott Corp. in the 80’s I became a spokesperson for the Health Care Dietitians Service industry at large conventions - that was the jumpstart.
What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?
Always - “Under promise & over-deliver.”