How did you end up with DataClover? What is your career path history?
I spent 9 years at CareerBuilder in Sales Leadership. I had the opportunity to work closely with DataClover’s founders Matt Ferguson and Farhan Yasin.  In early 2014, they asked if I wanted to help lead DataClover’s journey into the Automotive Dealership space.  I jumped at the chance!

 

Most interesting thing about you?
I’m not one to brag, but being a child of the 80’s/90’s, I’ve got a completely useless, expert-level-knowledge of Saved By the Bell and Seinfeld.

 

If a young kid walked up to you and asked for your advice, what would it be?
Get a job as young as possible.  Sell magazines door-to-door, host your own bake sale, wash your neighbor’s car – anything that teaches you the value of earning a dollar.

 

If you had a list of ‘best-kept secrets’ [websites, books, coaches] you’d recommend, which would you include and why?
For blogs/twitter on entrepreneurship, I love Mark Suster’s stuff, “Both Sides of The Table“.  When it comes to books, anything by Adam Grant or Michael Lewis.

 

What would you say is the most important tool for maintaining balance?
Reflection and Planning.  They kind of go hand-in-hand.  I try and use the military “hot wash” method (what went well? What didn’t go well? What do we do differently?) and take those learnings into my weekly and monthly planning.

 

Favorite hobbies?
Reading, Chicago Sports Teams, Trying to make my wife Molly happy, and Laughing with my 3 kids.