My sales career started in 1997. I sold industrial lubricants and my official title was Lubrication Specialist. I moved into software solution sales at
the beginning of 1999. Throughout my career I have sought to engage business managers and executives to better understand their strategic initiatives,
aligning their key issues to software solutions that improve efficiency, risk management and profits.
How many jokes do you know by heart?
The only one I can ever remember is… A horse walks into a bar, he sits down and the bartender asks him, "Why the long face?"
What was your first job?
My first W2 was from Cinnabon. They used to call me “Cinnabon John”.
Mountains or Beach?
I choose mountains but my wife is a big fan of the beach. Needless to say we have yet to do a family ski vacation. In recent years we’ve vacationed
in Mexico, San Diego and Florida. I grew up in Michigan and learned to snow ski when I was a kid. My favorite mountains are Vail, CO and Jackson Hole,
WY. Our kids are 3 and 5 now and I’m advocating for a trip to the Rockies. Wish me luck!
I’m a huge fan of music and I have a hard time narrowing it down to one or even a handful when you ask me for the best bands ever. I can tell you however
that Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffet are two of the least interesting bands ever. I’m also over Coldplay but I am a Radiohead fan. And I choose the
Black Crowes over the Counting Crowes. I like the edgier stuff. I realize as I’m writing this that I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to this subject.
Worst Band ever?
Best food ever invented?
These Banh Mi sandwiches are pretty darn good the Lone Wolf Food Truck
Best fad ever?
Pegged pants and Z Cavaricci. These were my highschool years. Reportedly, this fad has made a comeback in the 2010s, beginning in London. That
means you’ll probably see me doing it again pretty soon.
What is your greatest addiction?
I do enjoy a bourbon during happy hour every now and then.
What were your 15 minutes of fame?
It was more like 45 minutes. I got to play in two international rugby matches for the US team vs. Canada and Ireland in 2000.