What is your role at Pipeline?
I work in pricing optimization, sales analytics and master data management. My big focus for Pipeline right now is showcasing more of our product catalog online. Our website currently only shows a fraction of our total offering!
When did you start (Month/Year) at Pipeline?
Wife – Emily
Cat – Schwebels – named that because of his appearance resembling that of a loaf of bread.
What do you enjoy about living in your state/area?
It is important to me to be close to Lake Erie and the Cleveland Metroparks. I love hiking and kayaking in the area. People often don’t realize how tremendous the park system is in Cuyahoga County – so much so that Cleveland earned the title of the “Forest City”.
I enjoy exploring the outdoors, wood working, playing music in my band and working on house projects with my Wife.
I never like the term “think outside the box”. Business buzz words and phrases are often played out. Don’t use the old tired ones – create your own!
Who has been the greatest inspiration in your life?
My parents are the biggest inspiration in my life. The obstacles they have overcome are tremendous. They remain a huge support and advocate for my career. They also managed to survive raising me and my two older brothers!
Read any good books?
Endurance by Scott Kelly (an astronaut who spent a year aboard the International Space Station)
The Empire Strikes Back
What is something that you think no one knows about you?
I love to bake. Improvising in the kitchen makes me nervous, so following a recipe is great. This is not great for my diet though…
What would you want other people to know about you?
I never thought I would be a Pricing Analyst. My career goals a decade ago were to become a professional wood worker. Life has an interesting way of surprising you… I fell in love with the people and culture at Pipeline. I still enjoy wood working on the weekends though.
What 1 word best describes you?