The TIGER 21 Chair Spotlight introduces you to the remarkable people that make up the TIGER 21 community. This week, meet Richard Carr, TIGER 21 Newport Beach Chair.
How did you get involved/introduced to TIGER 21?
Actually, I have known TIGER 21 since its inception in 1999. In my role as CEO of Vistage, I knew the founder of TIGER 21, Michael Sonnenfeldt. In 2014, I was approached by San Diego Chair, Lew Haskell, to build a group in Newport Beach.
In your opinion, what are the benefits of being a TIGER 21 Member (or chair)?
For me, TIGER 21 has been a wonderful learning experience, a broadening community, while using my experience as a Vistage Chair to help me in the formation and development of the Newport Beach TIGER 21 group.
I feel TIGER 21 offers a compelling value proposition for high net worth investors and an enriching community of fellow learners. I have found the following to be the major reasons people are attracted to TIGER 21:
Do/did you have a mentor? Who? What the most valuable piece of wisdom/advice he/she taught you?
I have had several mentors in my career.
Was there a decision that changed your life?
The decision that changed my life was when I sold my businesses and pursued a career leading peer groups and eventually running a company built around peer groups
What is the biggest risk you took that paid off?
Biggest risk: Deciding to go into the Infantry after West Point. Best leadership training I could ever have imagined. Survived being in a war and experienced increasingly successful military postings.
Last book you read
"The Philosophical Investor" by Gary Carmell
A few that have been special:
Favorite Places you have travelled
Europe as a student on a Eurorail pass, Patagonia, and Machu Picchu
Five words to describe me
Leader, Empathic, Authentic, Energetic, Adventurous