President, MDS Holdings
Chicago Insurance Executive
An AIG Starr Scholar, I came out of college and went to work at Cigna’s training program. I am truly a child of insurance.
She told me to be nice to people as you work your way up the ladder because they will be the people who will help you be successful once you get there.
I originally took a class in a standup comedy because I wanted to improve my presentation skills, and it ended up being something I really enjoyed.
Don’t focus primarily on shareholder value. Create a great business culture for employees and serving clients. That will result in shareholder value.
My edge is the relationships I’ve built over 25 years.
I’m fortunate not to be burdened with a long history with insurance. I’m not in a position where I answer the question before I’ve even heard it.
President and CEO, The Buckner Co.
I had a window-washing business that became so successful the local mob asked me to stop.