For this month's Q&A, I interviewed Jeremy Schinasi, a veteran employee on Vidaris' New Construction/Exterior Wall team. You'll be interested to find out the below fun facts about him:
Where do you live? What's your commute like?
MM: 30th St. and 1st Ave. It’s a brutal 15 minute walk to the office compared to my previous 7 minute walk, but I will survive.
What are you currently reading?
JS: Currently reading the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown.
What's the food you can't live without?
Tell us about your family:
JS: Mom lives in Maryland outside of DC. Dad is living the retiree dream in a 55+ community in Boca. Brother is a teacher in Williamsburg.
What inspires you?
Image: Hearst Tower
JS: Hearst Tower
If you weren't a Consultant at Vidaris, what would you be doing?
JS: I'd like to be an ice cream man.
Favorite lunch spot?
JS: Dig Inn
Best piece of advice you ever got?
JS: Work to live, don’t live to work.
Favorite vacation spot?
JS: Ocean City, MD is my go-to for a quick getaway.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
JS: Ability to fly.
What is your favorite TV show?
JS: I'm on a Soprano's kick at the moment.
Favorite subject in school:
Early riser or night owl?
JS: Early riser.
iPhone or Android?
JS: iPhone for life.
Image: One Bangkok, credit Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Defining moment at Vidaris:
JS: Sitting in a meeting with Israel Berger when I had been working at Vidaris for less than 6 months and listening to him "school" a group of architects, contractors, and developer on a skylight system being installed at at local school.
Favorite Vidaris office memory:
JS: Dance-off with two of my colleagues, Melissa and Javier.
Tell us more about your position:
JS: Currently a Senior Consultant in the Exterior Wall, New Construction division. Hoping to take over as CEO.
What made you want to do what you do at Vidaris:
JS: A former mentor/supervisor at Vidaris.
JS: We have the opportunity to participate in monumental projects, some of which redefine the NYC skyline with some of the biggest real estate developers and architects in NYC, if not the world.