John Parker, our owner and chief financial officer, was named to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “Top 200” list of the most influential leaders in the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.
We add a hearty “Amen” to that.
John is truly a leader, both in our company and in the business community. He is a director of Mission Valley Bank in Sun Valley where he chairs the audit committee. He is the past president of the United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley and is still active there. He was the president of the Canoga Park Improvement and helped start the St. Patrick’s Day parade there.
Here are some of John’s answers to questions posed by the Business Journal:
Toughest Challenge: To speak slower so people can understand my Irish accent.
Business Moment: The growth of our company. We started with four employees and today we have over 40.
Best Advice: Hire well. Put some thought into the talents you need and then search to get the right people.
Most concerned: California with its tax structure could run business out of state.
Favorite Destination: Ireland….is there anywhere else in the world?