"After several years working on offshore oil and gas rigs off the Texas (my home state) and Louisiana coasts in the late seventies, I came to the conclusion that college wasn't such a bad idea after all. I graduated with my first degree, a BBA in Finance, in 1987. After several years as a banker, mortgage broker and stock broker, I decided to get an MBA because I wanted out of sales. I received that degree in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA. After several more years with a major bank, I decided to pursue the"