posted by Shiel Sexton: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 @ 4:17 PM
Submitted by: Stephen Wolff
Richard (Buddy) Hennessey is an Executive VP at Shiel Sexton heading up the Real Estate side of our company. We sat down and asked him a few questions, which are featured below: What is your role at Shiel Sexton and how do you define it?
My role has evolved. I started out as CFO as well as heading up Real Estate Development. I also had a very successful CPA practice, which I still have. As time went on I took more of a focus on the development side of things and grew out of the CFO role. Also, being an owner, I am involved with strategy and the continuing future of our Company.How did you get to this position at Shiel Sexton?
The company I was working for started working with Shiel Sexton on several projects and I got to know Andy, Mike and Brian. Andy and I discussed the idea of becoming CFO and a Partner and it made sense for me to make that move in my career. It was a natural transition.What do you enjoy most about the company?
What I enjoy most are the people. I love the people here and the way we as a company treat our people. There always seems to be new and creative things to do and we are not afraid to try new things. I love how we do take some risks and position ourselves early on, trying to spot trends and I'm happy to be a part of that. Overall, it's a fun and exciting place to work.What would you do if you weren't in the construction industry?
Well, I've always been sort of a "bean counter" and think I would remain a CPA to some extent, as I enjoy being a "tax guy". I like to see results and with tax dollars, that's real money. I also enjoy gardening, and getting dirt under my fingernails. What is one thing that everyone should do or experience in their lives?
The joy of raising children and watching them grow and prosper. I have two children that I am very proud of, and just think it's one of the greatest gifts of life to see them turn into such amazing people.What's something most people don't know about you?
I am a gardener, but don't look at it as just gardening. I like to consider myself a collector. I like to take different kinds of plants and see if they will grow in my garden, so I have a lot of different species of plants that may not be typical in the average garden. I really enjoy getting dirty and working the soil. What do you like to do for fun?
As I said I like to garden but I also like to golf and spend time with my family. I can often be found traveling to visit my family and go on adventures with them. Hiking/skiing in Colorado and Montana or just walking the South Carolina beaches.
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