Q: What's the best part of your job?
A: Helping entrepreneurs and executives grow their companies. I believe strongly that if you build a great company, you'll hire amazing people who will do good things. They, in turn, will be happier at home, give back more to society, etc. This sounds rather cheesy, but I strongly believe in growing companies and teams and providing them the opportunity to do amazing things. It has a direct positive influence on society, which benefits us all.
Q: What's the one thing you would tell any client?
A: Love it! As CEO, not every day is going to be awesome. In fact, some will absolutely suck. So if you don't love what you are doing, get a W-2 at another company. Let them take on the risk and headache that comes with running a company. But if you love it, you'll find it is one of the best things you can ever do.
Q: What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
A: Besides being a Kansas City Certified BBQ judge (KCBS), I'm a big fan of traveling to new places, exploring local cuisine, immersing in the culture and trying new things. Except beets. I hate beets!