Home: Indianapolis, IN. Birthplace: Indiana. Profession: Finance. Organization: Wolfrum and Co. LLC. Title: CEO. Alma mater: Indiana University.
Current project: Foundry Capital Group. Recent recognition: The Foundry Capitol Group is promoting innovation in a unique way. Recent professional development: Forming the Foundry Capital Group and Wolfrum and Co., LLC. Hobbies: Reading, philanthropy. Recent unique acquisition: Continuing to build strong and effective teams.
Personality profile: ENTJ, decisive, motivated. Moral compass: When one team member succeeds it’s a win for the entire team. Personal philosophy: Your dreams should scare you. How do you define a perfect friendship? Honest, inspiring. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Transparent. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Service members in our military.
What was your first paying job? Financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Atari. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Do what scares you. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? iPhone. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? No single event, however, every position that I’ve ever held has helped push me to learn and improve. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? My time at Merrill Lynch helped me to cultivate my network and earn the reputation that I have today.
People coming together for the greater good.
What message do you want to send out into the world? Figure out what you want and pursue it relentlessly. Don’t ever make decisions based on insecurities, doubt or fear. What widely held belief do you reject? Stick with what works. I believe we should never stop finding new creative ways to do things.
As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An astronaut. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Old photos and recipes. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With friends and family, eating, laughing and playing games. What advice would you give your younger self? Just keep believing in yourself.
Personal mission: To continue forming great teams and bringing innovation to the financial industry. Personal motto: Take pride in doing the right thing.