2015 C-Suite Awards presented by Venue & Lead Magazine
What is the most challenging aspect of being leader?
The most challenging aspect is gaining the trust of the people you work with, either those that work for you or your peers. Then marinating that trust throughout your relationship with the company or wherever you are as a leader.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Best advice would be, when you’re dealing with someone, to attempt to view things from their perspective as you’re dealing with them. Now, that’s not always easy to do but it gives you insights into better decision making.
What aspects of your personality have contributed to your success?
I think people would say I am fair and trustworthy.
How do you think your employees would describe you?
I think they would describe me as knowledgeable in what I do and, as I said earlier, fair but demanding on certain things.
What aspect of your company are you most passionate about?
Our company is very customer focused, like many companies are, but we emphasize that and that is the thing that always sticks out.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
I actually used to work as a roughneck on oil rigs in East Texas and Oklahoma, so while that’s not really a thing, let’s just say it’s a part of my career that is unique and entailed its own set of interesting aspects.