I spent my early career in technology, working for a string of fast-paced startups. Eventually, I connected with a former college roommate who needed help with a different kind of business that needed operations support to be able to scale the practice. It was a physical therapy practice that consisted of six offices and had around 60 employees and together we grew that practice to 20 different locations and 160 employees. It was an amazing run.
I sense that same energy at Beck Bode – the capacity to do something really different, and to make a serious difference in many people’s lives. I’ve always been a huge fan of Beck Bode. Up to now, I’ve been a client, and in 2018, I get to be a member of the team. What I love about this outfit is how genuine and straight up everyone is. There’s transparency to their method, which makes complete sense to me as an investor, and also makes sense to me as an employee.
As the person responsible for managing the operations of this firm, I’m excited to take the vision, and figure out how to translate it to reality. I streamline workflows, oversee compliance, align the right people with the right projects, and make sure that Ben and Jim are freed up to do what they do best: see clients. I heard a quote once that really resonated with me: “Don’t strive for perfection, make the best plan possible, then adapt, adjust, and learn.” I think this is how I’ve conducted my entire career. It’s a philosophy that works for me and results in positive forward motion. I look forward to putting it to work here.
What else can I tell you? My family is everything to me. My wife Norine & I have two daughters, a 20-year old who is a Down Syndrome person and a 17-year-old who is getting ready to go to college this year. Recently, I decided to engage with my local community in Westboro, Massachusetts, by joining an initiative called the Appalachian Service Project. It’s something I’m doing with my younger daughter, and it can best be described as “ministry with a bit of carpentry.” Essentially, we travel to poor rural areas in Appalachia with substandard housing to perform repairs that make homes “warmer, safer, and drier.”
I have to add I don’t know the least bit about carpentry. And as far as ministry is concerned, I don’t subscribe to any particular faith. That said, I do believe that one can receive by just listening to what people have to say. I get so much out of connecting with people, and practicing empathy. I guess you could say I hear God through people. That’s my way.
Credentials and Other Trivia
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Northeastern University
- I’m a huge basketball fan