Jan. 18, 2020

Episode 1: My Dad, Michael Rosa

Episode 1: My Dad, Michael Rosa

Welcome to the first episode of the Driving Force Podcast! In this episode I'll be interviewing my Dad, Michael Rosa. My Dad's the former President & CEO of Pacer Electronics, a wire and cable distribution company he sold to Anixter International in 19...


Welcome to the first episode of the Driving Force Podcast! In this episode I'll be interviewing my Dad, Michael Rosa. My Dad's the former President & CEO of Pacer Electronics, a wire and cable distribution company he sold to Anixter International in 1998 (Anixter is now nearly a $3.5B market cap company). He's also probably the most competitive person I know. My Dad's finished 2nd in Kumite in the Karate World Championships, finished 5 Boston Marathons, 1 Ironman, and is currently preparing for the World Yoga Championships after finishing 2nd in the national championships last year.

Timestamps:

0:01:24 - Growing Up/Childhood Nightmare

0:08:24 - College, Australia, "Brown Rice Diet"

0:19:25 - Pacer Electronics, Running a Family Business, Exercise while working

0:38:20 - Karate, World Championships

0:48:00 - Yoga, World Championships

0:52:09 - Conclusion, Staying Driven