Chairman and CEO
What is your pet peeve?
My pet peeve in business is not taking notes in a business meeting. My personal pet peeve is using a text to respond to something that should be talked about face to face. Communication is the key to everything we do in our lives and the more direct that is, the better the outcome.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
When I was 21, I spent a night in a foreign jail with the Basque Separatist ETA group (of course I was innocent). Forty years later it showed up on a background check with much more explicit detail that I had to explain away… go figure.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Sometimes no matter how hard you work for others.. some of them really don’t care…. but I wouldn’t change a thing about what I’ve done. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunities I’ve had.