Alvin Bowles – CUP Leadership Board Spotlight – Dec. 2011

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?
Chief Operating Officer of Grab Networks.  After progressively serving at  several major media companies that already were on a successful track, I decided to challenge myself to rebuild, grow and direct a brand within the media business – leading it to become a formidable competitor.

What is the biggest challenge of your work?
Managing multiple divisions dually important: from technical development, engineering to sales and marketing.

What is your proudest achievement?  
Being a family man: A husband and father.

What leaders, thinkers or doers do you admire most?
Steve Jobs, Dick Parsons, Ruby Dee

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Continuing to build businesses and brands that have lasting impact.

What would be your advice to young people who want their careers and lives to have an impact?
Remember to lift as you climb.  One of the best ways to do that is through formal and informal mentorship.