Describe an innovative moment in your career trajectory.
I recognized the opportunity to continue pursuing an entrepreneurial direction for our commercial real estate financial services company, which had been sold to a super-regional bank. We had many more resources to innovate and grow our market share, as well as expand into new markets, and we have successfully executed strategic and tactical plans to grow assets under management by more than 20X to over $550 billion.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you early in your career?
Never miss an opportunity to build and maintain relationships, network and help others, personally and professionally.
What is your favorite thing about working with Tulane student entrepreneurs?
The energy, intellect and motivation demonstrated by the students is very rewarding.