Age: 40

Where born: Omaha, Neb.

Family: Wife, Susan; children: Katie and Rick

Education: MD from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Primary products: Medical services/residency programs

Number of employees: 40


First "real" job: Working in a hospital as a patient escort in college.

Management style: Coach and facilitator.

Keys to success: Treat people fairly, define expectations clearly, provide feedback.

One lesson I've learned in my work: Get all the facts and both sides of any story.

What I like about my line of work: Great people, interesting medical problems, chance to educate.

My heroes: My mom.

Leisure time and hobbies: Playing with kids, chores around the house.

Favorite book: "Pillars of the Earth."

Favorite movie: "Caddyshack."