people know you as:
Pepper or Pep.
where you lived first year:
The Lodge (the old Howard Johnson's).
Dartmouth person(s) who had a major influence on you, and how:
Susan and Jim Wright. Susan was our Class of '91 advisor (though that's probably not the right title), and the circumstances under which we first met in 1987 weren't exactly positive—she steered me down a more, let's say, intelligent path. And in the past few years, Jim's speeches have influenced me to get more involved with Dartmouth again. His words remind me of our ongoing responsibility to stay engaged and help continue building the Dartmouth legacy.
one of your most memorable Dartmouth moments:
The day I realized I wouldn't be valedictorian—it was the third week of freshman year, when I got a D in Math 11 when I fully expected an A. Other moments: Rocky Raccoon on freshman trip; helping Alpha Delta go independent from the College in 1991 so we could keep playing pong; 5 am swim practices; Tubestock '89; and Ledyard bridge jumping. And: finding out I was admitted to Tuck in 1995. I realized then that I was going to get the rare second chance to do all the things I'd chosen not to do or failed to do as an undergrad.
where you live now:
Norwich, Vermont, and Boston.
what you do for work:
Eat burritos. I'm the CEO and cofounder of Boloco.
you could talk for hours about:
My daughters, Tibby and Izzy. And how to beat Chipotle, my 800-lb competitor that is today very good at most everything they set out to do.
something you learned yesterday:
Eating five meals a day in fist-size portions can be an effective way to lose weight. And there are people in this world who will make sacrifices the size of which most of us can't fathom just so they can help make the lives of less fortunate individuals the slightest bit more enjoyable and meaningful.
favorite spot in your home:
There are a few: the barn; the sofa at night with my wife, Maggie, next to me; my daughters' rooms at reading time; and the hot tub outside on a snowy Vermont night.
web site you love to go to:
Changes every day, but my stand-bys are My Yahoo, bgood.com, and of course boloco.com.
biggest one-eighty of your life:
Ten years ago walking out of the Transamerica Building in San Francisco, renting a U-Haul, and heading back to Boston to pursue Boloco.
trait you love about someone dear to you:
Big smiles . . . big heart.
you've been meaning to get to it for years:
My seaplane license, China, a full triathalon.
you blow off steam by:
Running along the Charles in Boston or chopping down trees at home in Vermont.
reading on the bedside table:
Harvard Business Review, Economist.
tops on tomorrow's to-do list:
Select recruiter to conduct CFO search, run three miles, get to Georgian Bay as early as possible to join Maggie, Tibby, and Izzy at the cottage for the weekend.
message you'd put on a billboard if you could:
Life isn't the number of breaths you take; it's the number of moments that take your breath away. This was in a movie I saw last night. Actually, I'd probably have to have a digital billboard, so I could change it every few days.