President / Diehard Cleveland Sports Fan / Ballroom Dancer
With RA Since: 1981, but it’s sort of a trick question
What I do at RA: When I started the place, I pretty much got involved in all aspects of the business. New business development was always crucial, I was involved on a higher level with our creative work, and I oversaw the financial aspects of the business. Nowadays, with a succession plan in place, I remain involved in select client work, financials, and in maintaining our company culture. This is a huge part of who we are and why we are different.
What I do in life: I am a sports junkie. While I live in Florida much of the time now I still watch almost EVERY Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavs game. Being a Cleveland fan in in my blood. I love golf, tennis, and when possible I love walking with my wife, Robin, and our spoiled dog Archie on the beach. I also have a granddaughter now, who I adore!
Fun Facts: I have been writing a book about my experience running a small business and the lessons learned. I expect to have it published within the year! And, although probably not pretty, I do regularly take yoga classes and particularly love the Pigeon pose!
Why I love being a part of the RA team: I love the everyday challenge of what we do. I have for 35 years and it never gets old to me. At our best we are problem solvers for our clients. No two clients problems are the same, that’s what makes this fun and should never change. Also, I love the people. Over the 35 years I have met unbelievable people — both clients and team members — and many have turned into great friends. Our current team is awesome!