President & CEO
MFS Supply LLC
Education: Ohio University, bachelor’s degree; Baldwin Wallace University, master’s degree in business administration
First Job: Commission only insurance sales
How I Motivate Others: I lead by example. No task too is too small, no job is beneath you. I always roll up my sleeves and expect my director team and managers to do the same. This past weekend, I was building cabinets in the line in production. It shows my team that I care, and it gives me insights into the company I can’t get sitting behind a desk.
Best Advice: Don’t be afraid of being afraid. It’s a good sign. Oftentimes, being afraid in your career means you’re on the brink of growth and change. If you’re not outside of your comfort zone, you’re standing still.
Proudest Moment: Being there for the birth of my son, Brady, and daughter, Gemma. Nothing is more amazing.
Most Important Skill: Connecting people. I’m always looking to connect people who can benefit each other, and in my experience, it’s always come back to me 10-fold. Save those random contacts.