Top executives followed their own paths
Follow your own instincts. Don’t be afraid to go against the conventional wisdom. Chaos creates opportunities.
Those were the lessons that two of the Tri-Counties’ top business leaders hammered home at the annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards Dinner on June 4.
The annual dinner has become an attraction for business leaders from across the region because it represents a rare opportunity to hear normally press-shy professionals and chief executives tell their stories.
In the case of Richard Compton, co-founder, president and chief executive of NuSil Technologies in Carpinteria, the hardest part might have been getting out of high school. For investor Reece Duca, it was turning down a handful of job offers after graduating from Stanford Business School and starting out on his own with $75,000 scraped together from jobs and savings.