"Each and every person at Junto has an honest story to tell and we all continue to learn from each other."

 

What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?

That I never become fluent in another language. I’d love to be able to say that I’m fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin.

How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?

My expertise is in building processes within growing businesses. Most recently, I’ve worked with SaaS and tech companies, and within the logistics and supply chain space.

What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?

The first is transparency. Productive alignment only comes from a transparent leader. The second is sincere empathy - good leaders put themselves in the shoes of others and aim to see things from their perspective.

What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?

I learned that I still have a lot to learn. Each and every person at Junto has an honest story to tell and we all continue to learn from each other.

Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."

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There is always an answer. You may not yet know what it is, but there’s always an answer.

What are you working on right now?

I continue to teach entrepreneurship in Chicago, and am currently interim CEO at project44, a SaaS company.

What is your most memorable Junto moment?

I very clearly remember the first email I received from Raman when he was outlining his idea for Junto and asked me to get involved. I immediately responded “Yes” within seconds of reading it. I knew he was doing something special and I wanted to be a part of it.

What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?

Relationship management. I can communicate, persuade, and lead by being direct but respectful.

What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?

Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.

What is your superpower?

I can always connect with others, I’m genuinely and sincerely curious about them as people.