Q. If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
I would have practiced public speaking at an earlier age.
Q. What nugget of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?
If you're in a constrained environment, take a chance, move on. Find an employer whose view of you is as limitless as your own.
Beyond the Boardroom
What do you do to relax when you're not working?
Bike riding (mountain biking, road biking, you name it), tennis, weightlifting and wakeboarding are my stress relievers. Anything outdoors and active.
Deserted island wish list:
Sunglasses, family, dental floss, HDTV with satellite dish, and suntan lotion.
Duck, North Carolina in the summer. Amazing house, weather and beach. There were 9 adults, 10 kids. We spent the better part of 6 hours every day playing in the surf, building sandcastles, paddleball, and catching sand crabs. Reminded me of my childhood summers on cape cod.
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