WHY: Runs Brea-based Coolsys, nation’s largest service of air conditioning and heating systems; major clients include Starbucks, Costco.
RECENT: Company bought by PE firm Ares Management in March; declined to reveal sales price except to say management was all smiles. His book, “The Private Equity Playbook,” released earlier this year, was No. 1 in private equity category of Amazon.
QUOTABLE: “Any company I run is going to be sold every three to seven years.”
FUN FACTS: Born on 4th of July. Favorite bands as a kid were Elton John, Boston, Fleetwood Mac,and Kiss; wife, Alicia, daughter, Rose; varsity hockey.