Title: Broker, Owner, Operating principal
Company: Keller Williams on the Water, 1301 Sixth Ave. W., Suite 100, Bradenton
What was the best business advice you ever received?
Put people first and understand they are the only way that a company can grow at the highest level. Leadership requires courage. Always be mindful that there is no such thing as a balanced life because you are always counter balancing.
If you could choose another profession, what would it be?
I can't think of doing anything else. I love being a leader in the Keller Williams system. This is what I like. I like growing this business.
What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?
Opening a real estate franchise in 2006 when the market was spinning out of control, downward, and having business partners begging me to shut the doors. But I would not. It worked and we pushed forward while others were pulling back and that enabled us to gain more market share.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?
Born in Canada, lived in Guam, having a business in Mexico, living in Florida. I think I already traveled a lot. However, I may visit Israel.