Fred talks with Mr. Pucillo about his educational credentials and how he acquired operational and management experience early on, in the Telecom industry. Then they discuss his fast track career success, leveraging his finance/business credentials, through a number of General Management roles. They also cover how his broad-based business experience enabled him to move into a Private Equity leadership role. Tony shares an insider’s perspective on what that field is, how people can enter that field, what the frustrations and rewards of that work are; and what is required to be successful. Finally, he touches upon using his experience and skills to help small family businesses be successful by understanding and employing the fundamentals and discipline brought to larger firms through Private Equity involvement.