Founder & Chairman
College & Degree: MBA from UNC – Chapel Hill, and Bachelors of Engineering from Georgia Tech
Home Town: Anchorage, Alaska
Family: Wife Fabi, Daughters Sofia, Stella and Scarlett
How long have you lived in North Carolina? >20 years (my ancestors on my mom’s side of family have been in North Carolina since early 1700’s)
What do you feel are the top three characteristics of an innovative business leader? Recognizing opportunities, leading change, and influencing others
What’s the least glamorous thing you do in the line of duty? Cleaning up the “messes” of our kids and dogs.
What skill would you most like to improve? I work every day at being the best dad for my daughters, to help them attain the skills needed for happy and healthy lives.
What do you do to relax? Singing for the Ron Wayne Band, weight lifting, running, snowboarding, surfing, flying, and playing with my daughters
What music is on your iPod? Big Head Todd, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin and many other blues rock legends
What’s your favorite part of a typical day? I like the morning time when I feel like anything can be accomplished that day.