Professionals - Evening
Current Industry/Job:Â O&G / Contracts Manager
From: Bay Area, CA
Favorite quote and why:
â€śMake someone feel inferior in a negotiating situation and heâ€™ll be the toughest guy around the table.â€ť â€“ Lederer/Burdick
Negotiating is one of the best life skills you can learn.Â
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor and why?
Mark Cuban â€“ I think heâ€™s one of the savviest business leaders and entrepreneurs out there. Heâ€™s also genuine, speaks his mind, and is passionate about everything heâ€™s involved with.
Best memory from your first year in the MBA program:
Cracking the code to the Ice Cream Game, and of course, PCF.
What story does your family always tell about you?
Broke my arm while skiing as a kid while on a trip with a friends. Skied the rest of the weekend with a makeshift sling - my parents thought I was joking until I got home and they took me to the ER.
What advice would you like to provide incoming students?
You wonâ€™t have time to do it all. Prioritize, be efficient with your use of time, and donâ€™t forget about your family.Â
Genuinely get to know and build relationships with the Jones School community.
Time flies, avoid procrastination.
Find ways to get involved outside of the classroom.
Riceâ€™s campus is beautiful â€“ park outside and enjoy the short walk to class.
Any additional unique facts you would like to share:
My dad is a history buff and discovered that weâ€™re related to the founder of Fort Worth, Major Ripley Arnold. He died in a shoot-out with the Post surgeon after being accused of making some money on the side by selling government property (cavalry horses). My dad asks me nearly every time I talk to him if Iâ€™ve shared that story with anyone yet â€“ there, now Iâ€™ve done it. Thanks for listening Class of 2018.