Age: 49.Where born: Los Angeles, Calif..
Family: Wife Tina and children Michael, Alexander, Nicholas, Peter, Matthew, Timothy and Andrew.
Education: Bachelor of science and master of public administration degrees from Brigham Young University.
Primary products: Long-distance telephone service.
Primary markets: Utah, California, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona.
Number of employees: 250.
Annual sales: n/a.
First "real" job: When I was 12, I sold official football programs at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for USC, UCLA and Los Angeles Rams football games.
Management style: Hire great people, give them some direction and then get out of their way.
Strategy for success: Always be ready to compete and remember that `the will to prepare is every bit as important as the will to win.'.
A memorable failure: In 1980, the residential land-development business environment was very cruel.
Heroes: Those people in my life who have helped me and others reach their potential.
Leisure time and hobbies: Golf, basketball, coaching and Scouting.
Favorite book and movie: "The American Caesar" by William Manchester. "Field of Dreams" and "Princess Bride."