Partner, Rochester Office Leader, Phillips Lytle LLP
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
- Many people discuss their plans. Few people take action. Be a person who takes action.
- Prioritize spending time with people who inspire you, provide you with honest feedback, and celebrate your success.
- When significant opportunities come along, be sure to make the most of them. Do not be afraid to fail.
- Focus on the long game.
- Persistence pays off.
Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
My partners and colleagues at Phillips Lytle taught me the value of responsiveness and understanding each client’s strategic vision and business operations in order to best provide tailored and cost-effective solutions to the client’s needs. My parents taught me to work hard, to care about the right things, and live below my means. My brothers inspire me, challenge me and support me each day.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
I spend my free time with family and friends, including my wife Emily and three sons: Kevin Jr., Luke and Anthony. I also enjoy playing tennis, practicing martial arts, distance running and real estate investing. I am an aspiring camp-fire guitarist and have played the piano since before I can remember.