CTO at Prolific, CTO at Inventry, and Founder at Keane Consulting LLC
JuntoAlumni (ThreadMeUp, J2) 2014
"If you get too caught up in the weeds as a leader, and not take the time to go to a high level and breathe, things will get hectic and stressful."
What have you learned about yourself participating in Junto?
Junto helped unlock my potential - it taught me how to view myself in a less critical way, and more in an objective way. Something I’d struggled with since childhood was self-confidence, and after Junto, it’s been a much smaller issue in my life.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
Noticing when something is wrong with someone, and finding a way to dig into it and help them in a non-intrusive way.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He has some really hilarious ones, some really educational ones, and they all have a lot of different focuses.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
When I cried in my last Forum. I was going through some really difficult stuff, and I opened up completely. It helped a lot, and [my Forum members] were so caring and gave me great advice.
What are you working on right now?
Three companies that I’m part owner in: Keane Consulting, where I do projects on tech solutions; Inventry, an ERP solution for food and bev wholesale; and Prolific Holdings, an e-commerce and marketing company.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
I’m familiar with a few industries, like customer merchandise and printed goods manufacturing, food and beverage wholesale, and ecommerce and marketing. My own expertise is related to building software solutions and consulting.
Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."
Sharing experiences is a better way to help people than telling them what to do.
What is your superpower?
I’m a caring and compassionate person, more than ordinary. I act with my heart rather than being greedy.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
If the people that you’re working with are happy and you can help them be near their 100%, they will work better. If you don't talk to people and see if or why they aren’t at 100%, you can’t have an effective relationship with that employee and they probably aren’t adding as much value to the company as they could be. Also that reflection is key. If you get too caught up in the weeds as a leader, and not take the time to go to a high level and breathe, things will get hectic and stressful.
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
I don’t have two of the companies that I’m a part owner in.