Chief Operating Officer
Nevada Donor Network (28 years in NV)
“True leaders only see green lights.”
Type of Business: Organ Procurement Organization | Hails from: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
4 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Las Vegas
How did you first get into your profession?
I originally sat on the Board of Directors of the organization and moved to an internal role in order to have greater influence on the company. I am also the grateful recipient of a life saving heart transplant.
What is your pet peeve?
Excuses. People who make them and people who accept them.
What do you want your legacy to be?
To have Nevada lead the world in organ, tissue and cornea donation.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
Professional Soccer Player
What is your motto?
True leaders only see green lights.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Network, network, network. All business success is generated from relationships with others. It must, however, be sincere.
What is a little known fact about you?
I love playing hockey.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Iron Man…Dude’s a beast.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
The importance of having a business/financial background. This is one of the most important assets to possess in order to move from industry to industry.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may seem them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs
If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken what would it be?
“I’m not sure I can do that.”
What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?
The culture of opportunity.
What’s the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
If you’re in a deal that pays 80/20, figure out how to be 80.