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People Who Deliver: Spotlight Interview with Greg Pettine

06/30/2022

What’s your go-to productivity trick?

My go-to productivity trick is a change of scenery. I gather my work essentials and head over to my co-working space down the block. Stepping out of the house and working in a new location is very refreshing, which makes my day more productive.

What led you to this career?

It was a coincidence, really. One of my good friends started up a datacenter company back in 2001 and asked me to be a part of it. Ever since then, I’ve worked in the industry, and recently wound down another company and contacted my old friends Bruce and Jim to see what the plans were with the recent Carlyle funding. Fortunately, there was alignment in leveraging my extensive network and thus joined Involta.

What’s the one thing that has surprised you about working at Involta?

The biggest thing that’s surprised me about working at Involta is the “family” culture coupled with a strong Midwestern work ethic. Those two seem to go hand in hand, which is somewhat unique compared to the west or east coast culture.

What’s your favorite hobby?

Golf. I try to get out a couple times per week to play a few holes or a round. It’s a great game and it always helps clear my head.

What’s the best advice you were given? From who?

The best advice I was given was from my life coach, “Stay in the present.” Both the past and future are important, but you’re living in the present. If you focus too much on the past, it’ll be hard to move forward in your life, and if you focus too much on the future, you’ll miss opportunities that appear when you least expect it.

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?

I enjoy a nice soak in the hot tub followed by meditation. They help me relax my body and my mind and allow me to go into the next day feeling energized and happy.

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