PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATHSTONE CORPORATION
Years in current role: 2
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
Our biggest success has been maintaining the services that we provide without any interruption due to COVID-19. We did not have to lay off any staff and were able to focus on upgrading our technology — both software and hardware.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
I hope to transition my focus to items that were not a priority for operations during the pandemic. I really want to home in on staff engagement, retention, and recruitment.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
Just as I encourage PathStone’s staff often, I would advise someone new to this industry to make a work/life balance an absolute priority. We’re only as good as our own mental health and that needs to be priority #1 for all.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
We have quite a bit of turnover this year with key staff retiring. I would like to hopefully maintain the great atmosphere we have at PathStone during these transitions.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
Rochester is an amazing collaborative community. Individuals and organizations really work together. Even when we all don’t agree on something, we confront the disagreement head-on by working together to come to a resolve.