An Interview with Greg:
What do you love most about being part of GNZ Financial?
I am one of the fortunate people that really loves the work I do. Being able to help people and make a living at the same time is a dream come true. I feel blessed to have a role in people’s lives that helps them pursue financial goals and gives them confidence in their journey through life. It’s both humbling and rewarding.
What are you most passionate about professionally?
I’m passionate about many things…in my business, I always relate to how my Mom felt when my Dad passed away without a financial plan and she was lost thinking about the future. With the help of our family, she got through it, but I never want to forget how she felt at that time. I never want any of my clients to be in the situation she experienced. I’m dedicated to making sure they are on a financial path with direction and purpose.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
My wife and I love to spend time with our five grown sons and our daughter-in-laws. So you can usually find me grilling in the backyard for a family party or visiting them.
Tell us about your family:
My wife Therese and I have been married 38 years. It’s like fine wine; it gets better with age….my sons are spread out throughout the country. They are an eclectic bunch; a social worker, two computer geeks and two musicians. Therese and I are blessed with loving relationships with all of them. As a Dad, I am tremendously pleased that they are able to support themselves financially without my help. That’s something I see as a big issue with some of my friends and clients. And of course, I am now a proud Papa with my first grandchild this year. I’m looking forward to spoiling him.
What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?
Raising a family of five sons that have a great relationship with us and each other.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Democracy is the worst form of government….except for all the rest”-Winston Churchill
“Good Planning leads to Prosperity”-Proverbs 21; 5
What’s the most influential book you’ve read…and why?
The Bible-Full of wisdom, inspiration and courage.
Shakespeare-His plays have stood the test of time.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Crosby, Stills and Nash at college in the 1970’s
If you could have lunch with ANY person (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. I love American history and these two Presidents are the most iconic and influential in the life of our nation. I’ve read their biographies and they are fascinating; I would love to ask them some questions.
In 1996, Therese and I spent a week in Bermuda. It was absolutely beautiful. I even survived a crash with a rented motor scooter; how was I to know it would be so tricky driving on the other side of the street….