How has your education or experience prepared you for your career?
School, work, and play have taken me around the world, and I’ve been fortunate to learn a lot from experts in business, management, marketing, sales, and politics. A non-linear career path has enabled me to be a lifelong learner, adding to the breadth of my experience. My appetite for diversity and challenge drew me to the talented team at Array, and I believe it has prepared me to better understand the needs of clients and customers.
Do you have a role model, or someone who inspires you?
It may seem a bit cliché, but I’ve always aspired to be like my dad, both personally, and professionally. He’s been a dedicated parent, coach, mentor, and friend. We’ve traveled, played hockey together, and shared many of the simple (and a few of the finer) things in life. If I measure half the man he is when all is said and done, I will count it as a life well lived.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Like many Canadian kids, becoming a professional hockey player was high on my list (along with secret agent, detective, and foreign ambassador). While I never made it to the pros, hockey has taught me many life lessons; taken me to places like Alaska, Austria, Croatia, and Italy; and allowed me to give back through coaching and volunteering.