Home: New York, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. Age: Over 50. Profession: Insurance. Organization: Assured Partners. Title: President, Construction Team. Pronouns: He/Him/His. Alma mater: SUNY Stony Brook.
Current project: Professional. Recent recognition: Business Insurance Top Producer. Latest accomplishment: Top 60 Producer for Assured Partners. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Scuba diving. Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing and playing piano. Recently viewed and recommended: House of the Dragon; Succession. Recent unique acquisition: Became partner in a restaurant.
Personality profile: Spontaneous, dedicated, intuitive. Moral compass: Be a good person without being taken advantage of. How do you define a perfect friendship? Easy, comfortable, fun. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutual trust and honesty. What is your greatest joy? Watching my kids succeed. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Doctors and teachers. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? A nice restaurant. What is at the top of your bucket list? Visiting a volcano.
What was your first paying job? Stock boy at a supermarket. What book have you repeatedly read? How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Opportunity... you will miss all the shots you don’t take. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Try to always do the right thing. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Don’t make excuses. What is your favorite app? Stock analysis app. What is your go-to source of news and information? Local NY news. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? The death of my father.
Convincing my son to work in my industry with me, as I know he would succeed.
What change would you like to see in the world? A world where religion and ideology do not cause harm. What message do you want to send out into the world? Do your best to be nice. What mega-trend most excites you? Moving away from the 40-hour work week. What mega-trend most concerns you? Social media and misinformation being used to exploit people's biases.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Controlled Chaos. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Leonardo DiCaprio. Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My father. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Snowboarding with my family, followed by a nice dinner. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? The birth of my son. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My early twenties.
Personal mission: To be a good man, father, friend and brother. Personal motto: Trust your instinct, but usually, the more difficult path is the correct one. Favorite quote: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” (Reinhold Niebuhr). Desired epitaph: He lived in the present moment.