Vice President, Strategic Development at Oracle

Birthplace: Manchester

Family: Wife, Christy; kids, Alexis (5), Olivia (3), Joey (2)

High school: Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua

College/post grad degrees: Providence College, B.S. in Finance

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Show up every day and outwork everyone. I am a firm believer that success comes to those who work for it. You do not have to be the smartest or most experienced person in the room, but you need to be willing to put in the extra cycles to be prepared and best informed to make and influence the big decisions.

Why did you choose your profession?

I started my career in financial services but moved to tech in 2011. After living and working in New York City through the financial crisis, I felt it was time to switch industries and ride the tech wave. I had the good fortune of landing at a promising startup (Dyn) that was just beginning a period of explosive growth.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

My calling to give back to my community comes from my upbringing and influence of my parents, my faith, and the impact of the core values of Bishop Guertin High School and Providence College. I have been blessed with many opportunities throughout my life and believe we all have a duty to help the less fortunate.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Relationships and trust are the keys to getting ahead. Never underestimate the value of being kind and having empathy. Also, be aware of emerging trends so you can take advantage of them and always continue to learn new things.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Southern New Hampshire/Manchester has come a long way over the last 20 years. It is now a very desirable location for young professionals but we need to continue to create job opportunities and add to the ‘cool’ factor. Some ideas include better use of the riverfront, rail, entertainment/arts, retail, residential. Manchester has many of the right ingredients but there is still work to do to develop a shared vision.

What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?

I would like to continue to work in Manchester, for a high impact business that creates jobs in the area and that allows me to continue to spend time with my family and be involved with my community.

Volunteer activities: Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, New Hampshire Catholic Charities; Board of Directors, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Bishop Guertin High School; Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2016; former Board Member Manchester Boys and Girls Club (2011-16).

Last major achievement: Elected Vice Chair of Catholic Charities N.H. (2018), sale of Dyn to Oracle (2017).