Features August 2018

Champa Bhushan – Reston Consulting Group

In 1987, the idea of a cyberattack—that someone might gain control of your computer system and steal your organization’s dollars or data—sounded like science fiction. Back then, the primary threats were of the physical sort: keeping cash in safes and making sure that buildings were properly locked. Thirty-one years later, the security landscape hasn’t simply […]

Chris Laxdal – Kitchen Craft

If you’ve ever hosted a dinner party, you know the phenomenon: Rather than mingle on the porch or in the living room—where you’ve spent hours getting the music and ambiance just right—guests always seem to congregate in the kitchen. There’s a reason they call it the heart of the home, after all, and for the […]

Claudio Petti – Drainstar Contracting

Without them, we wouldn’t have clean drinking water at the turn of a tap. Prior to their widespread adoption in the mid-19th century, the most sanitary way of diverting waste involved hauling buckets to a nearby cesspool. And yet, we walk and drive over them every day, taking their existence—indeed, their engineering brilliance—almost completely for […]

Drew O’Quinn – Thompson & Little, Inc.

Reputations spread fast in the food service industry. Dealers who provide the means to keep kitchens humming had better be dependable and versatile. One size can’t fit all when it comes to commercial kitchen equipment, layout and design, and custom fabrication. Drew O’Quinn, the personable 38-year-old vice president of Thompson & Little Inc., a third-generation […]

Jorge Lopez – Lexco

Even now, months before its scheduled completion, the Ciudad Sanitaria towers above the businesses and apartments of Barrio Mejoramiento Social, a working-class district located in Santo Domingo’s northeast corridor. With a seven-story central hub and building after building of modern facades and gleaming windows, the complex commands its own gravity. And yet, despite its massive […]

Kenneth and Lori Heise – Heise Advisory Group

A one-time construction engineer turned financial adviser, Kenneth Heise sees similarities between the two seemingly dissimilar professions. “We now talk about building a fiscal house as opposed to building a physical structure,” says the founder and president of the St. Louis-based independent retirement planning firm Heise Advisory Group. “It’s a similar thought process, helping to […]

Kevin Naughton – SandsPoint Capital Advisors

Stunned by the Great Recession and forced into cost-cutting mode a decade ago, Morgan Stanley turned to outsourcing many of its most critical functions and turned a lot of heads in the process. For if the multinational investment bank was doing it, other companies reasoned they could do so as well, some entrusting their administrative […]

Michael P. Murray, AIF® – Peabody Wealth Advisors

A significant number of his longtime clients being up there in years, Michael P. Murray was most gratified in July, when an organization dear to his heart, North Shore Elder Services, was promoted on billboards and social media by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce as part of its Chamber for Good program. For Murray, […]

Mike Scholtens – Manchester Pet Supplies

Companion animal may be the preferred term to pet nowadays. Especially by millennials, who make up a most valuable demographic for those in the business of providing the essentials for keeping domesticated critters happy and healthy. Satisfy this very discerning crowd and a company may prosper. As is Manchester Pet Supplies, a Canadian distributor primarily […]

Randall Long – SageView Advisory Group

If you’re a millennial looking to enjoy the same retirement as your grandparents, veteran advisors like Randall Long recommend having a plan in place before the age of 30. Then again, if you’re really ambitious, you can always do what Long did: invest in a mutual fund at 12 years old. “I saw how hard […]

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