Darin Brockelbank started his first company at age 14, and by 19 he sold it to make a profit and raise money for college.
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Charlotte native Reggie Daniel took a circuitous career route before ending up in foodservice consulting and facility design. He played keyboards in a Charlotte rock ‘n’ roll band in the 1960s, restored classic cars, was an aspiring political cartoonist and studied graphic design -- all before launching Charlotte-based Daniel Design Inc. in 1985.
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Mike Griffin’s career began in the family tire business, but these days Griffin Bros. is rolling along with additional focuses, real estate development being one. Today, Mike Griffin’s career is focused on development and real estate deals. But it wasn’t always that ...Read More »
Irving Schwebel on golf, fraternities and his ‘Betty side’ Lives in: south Charlotte Age: 61 Family: wife, Andrea; children, David, 34, Joanna, 30 Education: attended Hoffstra University in Long Island, N.Y., but did not graduate About 30 years ago, Irving ...Read More »
Theresa Salmen admits that her job is hard to explain. Even her mother doesn’t get it. Lives in: Cotswold Age: 47 Family: divorced; children, Alec, 15, Haley, 10 Education: bachelor’s degree in business, Colorado State University When Theresa Salmen came ...Read More »
Michael McMillan said he’s just completed what will likely be the most important project of his career. Lives in: Mountain Island Lake Age: 36 Family: wife, Kathleen, 42; children, Amelia, 8, Jack, 7, Mary Frances, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in business ...Read More »
Kip Byrne’s disgust with college put her on a career path that led from working at the bottom of the banking world to becoming a leader in Charlotte’s mortgage lending industry. Live in: Charlotte Age: 49 Family: husband, Britt; sons, ...Read More »
Terry McDonald’s got a problem with what Case-Shiller says about the Charlotte-area real estate market. Lives in: Southpark Age: 54 Family: wife, Judy Education: bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ...Read More »