Mathnasium of Granite Bay
07/05/2013 10:22AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
After working at Cal and Stanford for 21 years, I decided to go into business for myself. Mathnasium is a wonderful little business with an extremely effective product, and it’s still in education.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
When your business involves other people’s children, you find out a lot about their lives, and sometimes little things can make a big difference in a kid’s life.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
They are young, energetic, attractive, kind, well trained, highly skilled and very, very smart. A basic requirement is that they be able to teach calculus on a drop-in basis.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Raising a family with four amazing children, now grown, and my lovely and charming wife of 33 years.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?
I am a lot like my parents—good, bad or indifferent—so I pay very close attention to what they do, either to copy them or to do the opposite!
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
Chantara Thai Cuisine—a beautiful restaurant by the water at Town Center in El Dorado Hills.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Summit Dental in Folsom—Dr. Moussavi is the best dentist in the area.
If you could be any other profession, what would it be?
A fighter pilot.
And finally, customer service is…?
Everything. Make your business work for your customers—they’ll love you for it, and you’ll be in business for life.
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