Home: San Antonio, TX. Age: Thirty-something, though I am told I have the energy and enthusiasm of a twenty-something. Birthplace: Houston, TX. Profession: Technology. My entire career. Organization: HXO Corporation. Title: CEO. Pronouns: He/Him/His. Significant other: My wife and best friend, Jessica Garza.
Current project: Working on developing a property management group with my wife. Also, a gaming and marketing platform that I am really enjoying as a new project. Recent travel or adventure: A family trip to Disney World, followed by the Florida Keys. Our first vacation in close to ten years. Recently viewed and recommended: WeCrashed, the Hulu series about WeWork. Recent unique acquisition: I’m a huge Marvel and superhero fan, and I have several props from movies like the Matrix and Black Panther that I have collected.
Personality profile: Decisive, fair, creative, ambitious. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutual respect and admiration, able to withstand the highs and lows without breaking. What is your greatest joy? My family. Everything I do is for my kids and their security, and they’re my biggest blessing. What is your guilty pleasure? Red Bull energy drinks. My office staff always keep this in stock and backed up for me. What word or phrase do you use far too often? So check this out. I’m told I always begin with this phrase before launching a new idea or teaching someone something new. How do you relieve stress? I have a trail at my home that I love to walk. Nature relaxes me and being in the sun and feeling the earth under my feet is grounding. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Organization. Planning everything ahead of time always me to just enjoy.
What was your first paying job? My own company, as a teen, working on security systems and IT solutions for local businesses. What book have you repeatedly read? Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. Also, Traction, by Gino Wickman. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Iron Man. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Bold, colorful paintings by Alexandra Nechita along with some Dr. Seuss originals that remind me of the innocence of children. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? The birth of my oldest child. Alone with my wife, Jessica and our beautiful son, it felt like the rest of the world was miles away.
Finding ways to continue to bridge the digital divide, and providing internet services to communities that the larger networks choose to ignore.
Personal mission: I believe that I am called to help people, in any industry and capacity that I can. Helping people is what I am most passionate about and will continue to pursue in every venture I take on. Favorite quote: “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor” (Elon Musk).