Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On!” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge
There is no secret to success. The power to win requires grit and discipline. You always choose your own destiny. Those words have driven and inspired me to incredible levels of success. With over two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur, tech innovator, and disciplined coach and mentor, I have seized success and inspired others to follow their dreams. I have earned my stellar reputation through grit, focused determination, and relentless discipline.
I not only mentor and coach entrepreneurial leaders, but took on the tough challenges as the Chief Technology Officer with Lifeist, a global leader in the sale of cannabis, consumption devices and nutraceuticals. Leveraging my experience in cannabis and technology, I now serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Spinach Pay, an alternative electronic payment platform for the cannabis industry and other consumable goods.
I have developed a passion for self improvement and personal development, with a focus on becoming 1% better in all things. When I am coaching leaders I share this passion for personal development in all things, starting with fitness training then moving on to developing a growth mindset.
I am a native of Chicago and grew up on the city's south-side in an Italian family, the oldest of nine children. From an early age, I learned the toughest lessons of determination, grit, and success. I was expected to be a leader and overcome obstacles, with the goal of improving my standard of living.
I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago’s undergrad program for computer science and set my sights on the future.
After college, I was laser-focused on being a successful serial entrepreneur and disciplined business leader. I found great success, which was tempered by notable failures. My success allowed me to drive forward, learning from the early mistakes, making me a more proficient leader and businessman. Those around me were immediately attracted to my tireless energy and determined grit. Today, I share my winning spirit with others seeking to achieve the highest levels of success and hone their disciplined practices.
I have had the privilege to live and work in Chicago; Toronto; Dublin, Ireland; Brisbane, Australia; Iași, Romania; Wrocław, Poland and now call beautiful British Columbia, Canada home.
I am committed to giving back to others and works tirelessly for various charitable causes. I am married to an amazing woman and partner, Lori, and the father (biological and step) of two beautiful grown children.