Week 3: Casually Cool
What do you like to do for fun?
I really enjoy music of almost any genre. Regardless of the genre I really appreciate music with something insightful to say from Bruce Springsteen to Lucinda Williams or Kendrick Lamar and all points in between. I’ve been a drummer since I was a little kid and over the past couple of years I’ve gotten serious about playing more acoustic guitar. I’m not a great player but really have had fun playing and singing Americana like Jason Isbell or classic acoustic rock like David Bowie or Elvis Costello. It’s a tremendous separation from my daily routine that nothing else can rival in terms of freeing my mind and plugging it into an entirely different plain.
Week 2: Workplace Image
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
I find that finance is the crossroads of business which often allows our function to be the bellwether for positive change, making businesses more competitive and viable and ultimately creating jobs and other opportunities. While change isn’t always welcome at first, it is extremely rewarding to look back at changes that were the foundation for additional investment or better addressing customer needs.
Week 1: First Impressions
What made you decide to pursue your current career or vocation?
I picked accounting as a major primarily because I wanted job security after college and finance and accounting came easily to me. I quickly discovered that those reasons didn’t equate to happiness in my career. Since my first “real” job was with a large accounting firm, I got exposed to a variety of business environments. I learned that I really enjoyed driving change using the language of finance as a catalyst. In southern Ohio those opportunities were most plentiful in privately held manufacturing companies which is where I’ve spent most of my career. Finance is at the crossroads of all change so it has been an exciting position from early in my career through today.
Why should people vote for you as “the Most Inspirational Man in Dayton?”
The real winners will be the clients of Clothes that Work and I just ask my friends and colleagues to vote early and often for someone.