President & CEO
Park Place Technologies
Education: University of Toledo, bachelor’s degree in business administration; Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, master’s degree in business administration
Toughest Challenge: Fatherhood
Greatest Inspiration: Seeing the unity brought about by the moon landing, the civil rights movement and 9/11
How I Motivate Others: Always carry their water.
Best Advice: Leaders lead.
Important Lesson Learned: Never quit.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: You are wrong — homework matters, grades matter and school matters.
Fun Fact: My oldest daughter and I had the same job at the same restaurant 30 years apart.
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: I would like to say Leonardo DiCaprio. However, my friends might say Joe Pesci.