Home: Columbia, SC. Age: 30. Organization: PERKS. Title: VP, Business Development. Pronouns: He/Him/His. Significant other: My wife, Brianne. Alma mater: Presbyterian College.
Latest accomplishment: Launched broker licensing program for Showcase software. Latest contribution to others: Joined the Board of Directors at Pathways to Healing. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Left a comfortable sales role to join a growing startup with a team and product I really believe in. Hobbies: Making music, spending time outdoors. Recent unique acquisition: 1959 Gibson LG-0 Guitar.
Personality profile: Quick, confident, decisive. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutually beneficial and doesn’t feel like work. What is your guilty pleasure? Taylor Swift. How do you relieve stress? Taking myself to the closest body of water.
What was your first paying job? Laborer at a feed mill. What was your favorite college course? Comparative Economic and Political Systems. What book have you repeatedly read? The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Snatch. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Just do it. Think about it later. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Nature. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Narcotics addiction and childhood sexual trauma.
Turning employees into engaged healthcare consumers.
What widely held belief do you reject? There’s not enough to go around. What mega-trend most excites you? The shift from “living to work” to “working to live”.
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Leonardo DiCaprio. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A musician. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my family, near the water, in the mountains of North Carolina. What advice would you give your younger self? It’s not that serious.
Personal mission: To leave this world better than I found it. Personal motto: Lead with love.