Executive Director of Corporate Development,
Integrated Site Business
What energizes you at work?
Healthcare is changing every single day. Knowing what we do affects change across an entire population and country is what really motivates me. For us to truly be able to help affect a patient’s outcome in our healthcare industry, we have to wake up every morning ready to approach new challenges and be ready with solutions as quickly as possible.
How do you prefer to start your day?
I prefer to start my morning by having a cup of coffee with my wife, and a workout either before or after that. A morning workout really clears my mind and gives me an opportunity to think. Creative thoughts start percolating in my head when I get the blood flowing.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I was adopted from a Catholic orphanage in Nariño, Colombia. My adoptive mother was born and raised in Colombia. Her sister was one of the nuns at the orphanage. Every year, my adoptive parents would go donate clothes and toys to the orphanage. They were having trouble having children of their own, and on a trip donating clothes, there I was. Next thing I know, I’m in Kansas City.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
I have two boys, one who’s 12 and another who’s almost 15. They both play competitive soccer, wrestle, and run track. If we’re not at one of their events on the weekend, we’re on the golf course and I’m trying to improve my game, which has been the same since I started. It’s a never ending battle.
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
We were on a family trip in New York City. We’re all fairly adventurous eaters. We went to Chinatown and had both live octopus and jellyfish. The Jellyfish almost reminded me of rice noodles that you eat straight from the pot. It was actually pretty nice. The texture was a little odd but the flavor was good. Our family motto is that no one is allowed to say they don’t like anything unless they try it once.