I began my career as a prosecutor in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General then joined a developing family business called, Family Video. At that time, the business consisted of 35 video stores in 3 states. During my tenure with the company, Family Video’s business diversified and expanded to over 750 stores in 21 states, with more than 10,000 employees.
I served in many positions at Family Video, including as District Manager and Regional Manager. During that period, I came to understand and learn, first-hand, the common challenges managers face on a daily basis.
Later, as the company’s Chief Human Resources and People Officer, I trained, coached and mentored thousands of managers on a wide range of practical skills that would help them, and the business, to thrive.
I am an experienced speaker that has made hundreds of keynote presentations to managers and business leaders. I also teach “Introduction to Law” at Loyola University Chicago.
I hold a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Notre Dame Law School.