August 3, 2018
Dear CB, The biggest piece of advice I can give you right now is to simply, “Go for it.” Looking back on this journey of 27 years (and still counting), all I can say is to jump in with both feet. Don’t be afraid. Don’t look back.
I know you have apprehensions about entering the footwear business right out of Providence College, but you need not worry. It’ll be the best decision you ever make, and it will set the stage for amazing opportunities to follow. You will travel the world where you’ll meet some of the most dynamic, talented and inspiring people along the way. They will mentor you and point you in the right direction. Some will become lifelong friends, to boot. You will see the right way to do business, and you will also see the wrong way to go about it. Both will help you make better personal and professional decisions that guide you down the right path.