I started my career as a Tire Technician. Part-time. Within just a few months, I had earned my first promotion to Assistant Manager. Looking back, what I think I did right was never accepting the status quo and constantly improving operational efficiency (while rallying a strong sense of “team” Discount Tire).

Several promotions later, I am now EVP and CXO – and I am proud to have played a role in building the US’s #1 independent tire dealer in retail presence, sales volume, and revenue. If I consider what I’ve accomplished, it all boils down to a single idea – that when people are empowered, they generally make great choices. This is how I delivered the #1 store in the US as a Manager, the #1 region as Vice President, and reversed underperforming digital revenue channels as Senior VP.