Q. Who is/was the most influential person in your career?
Q. If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
I made a pact with myself a long time ago not to regret anything from the past. Some decisions are unwise, but I do not believe in looking backward and wishing I had done it differently. We make the best decisions we can based on the knowledge and information we have at that point in time. I would not want to change anything.
Dennis, a partner I worked with at Arthur Andersen. I believe to be successful in life you need to have a mentor, someone to back you up, to guide you and to teach you the skills needed in your career. I observed him and how he handled himself and I would say that Dennis was the most influential person in my career.
Q. Describe your work style.
I am very hands on; involved. I try to be a mentor to young people.
Beyond the Boardroom
What do you do to relax when you’re not working?
Although I am not a musician I have always enjoyed music. I listen to and collect music and have started an album cover collection – I have a couple hundred of them so far. I also have over 6,000 songs and my list is growing.
Deserted island wish list:
To get off the island! But seriously, I would take my iPod, my wife, kids, some beer and a lighter to start a fire.
Banff, Canada – in the Canadian Rockies. It is so picturesque – a really nice and relaxing vacation.
All-time top 5 CD's:
- AC/DC – Back in Black
- Judas Priest – British Steel
- Def Leppard – High and Dry
- Jackson Brown – Greatest Hits
- Eagles – Hotel California
Word that best describes you:
What keeps you up at night?
I have a drive to be successful; my fear is that I will not achieve what I want.