ABOUT the founder
I was brought up in an athletic family. I have baby pictures holding soccer balls, baseballs, and footballs. I grew up in a small farming town in central Indiana. I grew up on ten acres and my parents made sure I understood hard work at a very young age. I’m the younger of two children.
I studied Supply Chain Management and Information Systems and minored in Economics at Indiana University Southeast. I grew a very large network in college throughout the numerous clubs in which I held a membership. Some memberships included Kappa Sigma President, VP of college politics, Student Government Secretary, Student Alumni Associates member, Supply Chain club member, and an APICS member.
I’ve had a wide range of experience outside my basketball career. But my key principle that I carried throughout my career and through sports is teamwork, and I believe that’s why I’ve been so successful. I used to work for Anheuser-Busch which really propelled my leadership skills and being able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
I then transitioned into the automotive industry and worked for Faurecia. I was able to develop professionally at a very young age. I was a master scheduler for the John Deere, Volvo Mack, Prevost, and Cummins platforms. I really understood the importance of negotiations, detailed reports, and time management. This allowed me to have the confidence that I could accomplish anything in the business world which is why I was looking for an industry change.
I am motivated by the competition of the market and the ability to succeed. I look at business like it is a sport. I’m a highly competitive person and I thrive in a competitive atmosphere. I also love the opportunity to have a lasting legacy for my family name. I also want to make sure each person I work with and develop have the same opportunity I was given. I want to give back to the community and help those who helped me along my career path. I constantly want to do better and better to show others that it is possible to achieve your dreams, goals, and aspirations in life.
I plan on investing all my time and knowledge in the development of all my employees to ensure their growth and development. Teaching them the principles that got me here, TEAMWORK. I want to grow our brand not only in the US but internationally, as well.
- Short Term – The immediate focus is to make sure we complete our goals and quickly expand into other markets in Tennessee.
- Mid Term – Within the next 2-3 years I want to see our business in 10 different states. I want to retire my family and open a real estate agency for them.
- Long Term – Business wise, I want a 160 office strong organization with offices in the USA, Argentina, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Australia, and Singapore. Personally, I want to sail around the world, hold a political office, and start an after school program for underprivileged athletes.
Boating, traveling, hiking, fishing, sports, working out, and spending time with friends and family.