The instrument I imagine myself playing on stage:
Closeted crooner with an embarrassing lack of actual singing talent.
Favorite room in my home:
The kitchen, where I pursue one of my favorite hobbies.
The view that inspires me:
Overlooking all of Pittsburgh from my Southside Slopes perch.
B-school memory that makes me smile:
Winning “best presentation” at the Rice University Business Plan Competition.
Hawaiian Shirt, c. 1997 (It’ll come back; you’ll see...)
The most recent advice I gave:
“Manage your time, or others will manage it for you.”
My business icon is:
Bill Gates, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The last book that impressed me:
Leadership defined as:
Four “I’s”: Inspiration, Ingenuity, Integrity, and Influence.
What’s in your briefcase?
As a coffee lover, having some minty gum on hand is a lifesaver ahead of impromptu meetings with senior execs.