Areas in which I have deep working knowledge, history, and proven success include: Business Products & Services - Information Technology platforms, e-Retailing, Manufacturing - Custom and Mass, Social Media, Marketing, SEO & SEM, Content Marketing & Strategy, and Concept to Execution Operations
2008-2011: Inc. 500/5000, Five startups - all profitable - all debt-free - in four different industries (B2C e-commerce, B2B e-commerce, transportation, and real estate). Multiple business, safety, and operational awards (ATA, MADL, Groendyke, Auburn University, Child Protect)
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Good to Great
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
My life is incredible - truly blessed. Two exits and a successful entrepreneurial career has allowed me to do what I want every day!
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Get a mentor you trust early on! Surround yourself with people that are smarter, more experienced, and just as driven as you are. Know that the five people you surround yourself with the most is what makes up who you are.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Steve Jobs
What's your super power?
Building out the opportunity from start to profitability on the businesses own merits without borrowing a dime.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
Be innovative, assertive, take initiative, and do quality work every minute, day, month, and year you decide to get up and work. It makes the journey so much more rewarding.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
Creative thinking or fundamentals of logic allows u to build off an idea: creating an opportunity, putting a fluid biz plan together, gather resources, and execute/manage. This process drives me to consistent, high-level passionate success.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Calculus II with Business Application because it almost broke me. This class opened my eyes on what your brain can really do!