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Published December 15, 2016
Volume 24, Number 12



Executive Profiles Have Provided Insight

on the Many Paths to Success



 
One of the most popular features to appear in Hacienda Network has been the monthly Executive Profile which focused on how a person’s career developed, starting with the influences of family, school, and the discovery of one’s own personal interests. This knowledge frequently led these people to jobs that provided them with the opporunities to discover a high degree of personal satisfaction and fulfillment as they learned to define success for themselves.
 
The Executive Profile has allowed Network staff writers to speak with a remarkable variety of people since the feature began in 1998, including scientists, athletes, musicians, immigrants in search of the American dream, politicians, and others, all pursuing their goals in business.
 
While it would be difficult, if not impossible, to identify a single theme to these 19 years of interviews, it might be possible to highlight one note about navigating one’s own career path. It comes from our April, 2000 profile of John O’Neill, the founder of construction firm J.M. O’Neill Inc.
 
“The day I started my business, my wife Mary gave me a little card to remind me that happiness is not a destination but a way of travel,” he says. “That's still on the bathroom wall. I look at it every morning, in the drawer where I keep my toothbrush.”
 
Finding happiness through a job well done is an idea that everyone can keep in mind.
 
Here are some more Executive Profile highlights:
 
1998

Chris Kinzel, PE, president, TJKM Transportation Consultants
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-1998-02-executive-profile-chris-d-kinzel
 
John Dutra, Dutra Realty, prior to his election to the California State Assembly
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-1998-07-executive-profile-john-dutra
 
 
1999

Donald Sundgren, president and CEO, Dillingham Construction Co.
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-1999-09-executive-profile-donald-sundgren
 
 
2000

Ernie Hughes, vice president and director of operations, CarrAmerica Realty Corporation
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2000-01-executive-profile-ernie-hughes
 
Essy Pournoor, owner, Essy’s Tailoring and Clothier
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2000-06-executive-profile-essy-pournoor
 
Uwe Waizenegger, Mercedes Benz of Pleasanton
http://www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2000-08-executive-profile-uwe-waizenegger
 
 
2001

Marcy Place, Cornish & Carey Commercial
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2001-11-executive-profile-marcy-place
 
 
2004

Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D., CEO, Roche Molecular Diagnostics
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2004-04-executive-profile-heiner-dreismann-p
 
Stephen R. Nord, M.D., medical director, Premier Comp Medical Group
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2004-07-executive-profile-stephen-r-nord
 
 
2006

Fabomi Ojuola, president and chairman, Crest Point Solutions
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2006-05-executive-profile-fabomi-ojuola
 
Imelda Acosta, Hacienda Child Development Center
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2006-08-executive-profile-imelda-acosta
 
 
2007

Joe Callahan, president, Callahan Property Co.
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2007-07-executive-profile-joe-callahan
 
 
2012

Peter Gassner, CEO, Veeva Systems
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2012-08-executive-profile-peter-gassner
 
Victor Quint, president and CEO, 1st United Services Credit Union
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2012-11-executive-profile-victor-quint
 
 
2013

Congressman Eric Swalwell
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2013-04-executive-profile-congressman
 
Sue Compton, CEO, Axis Community Health
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2013-11-executive-profile-sue-compton
 
 
2016

Joe Terry, president and CEO, Corporate Visions
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2016-02-executive-profile-joe-terry
 
Mark Anderson, executive director, New World Music Academy
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2016-05-executive-profile-mark-anderson
 
Dave Camarillo, owner, Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2016-06-executive-profile-dave-camarillo
 
Manu Kaushish, founder, Divine Arts
www.hacienda.org/ho-network/ho-nw-2016-08-manu-kaushish-divine-arts
 



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