The Class of 2019

Donald Havourd

Founder, Migliore Luxury Car Care Products; Director, MassMutual; Age 31
Education: Westfield State University (BS);
Western New England University (MBA)

Donald Havourd

Donald Havourd

How do you define success? In my opinion, success simply means methodically improving both yourself and your work efforts. Success is not a destination, but about the gradual improvement in what we do each day. Personally, it is important to me that I strive toward creating happiness by putting my energy toward efforts I feel passionate about, while ensuring a reasonable work/life harmony with strong family ties.

What three words best describe you? Adaptable, creative, visionary.

What goal do you set for yourself at the start of each day? Take time to exercise! Staying active is important to me and has been a constant over the past 15 years. Setting up purposeful breaks in my day allows me to refresh and recharge, resulting in increased productivity through exercise.

Who has been your best mentor, and why? Without doubt, my best mentor has been my father. My dad is a tireless worker who taught me from a young age the value of hard work and dedication to a particular task. As I grew older, this helped me easily transition into the multiple different ‘outcome-based’ cultures I have crossed in my career. More importantly, I learned from my dad the importance of family and the value in simply being there for each other. Though he worked long and unusual hours, I vividly recall him attending each and every soccer game I had in high school, and sometimes even practices! Regardless of how tired he was, or how stressful the day was, he always found a way to be there.

What person, past or present, would you like to have lunch with, and why? Tim Ferris and Elon Musk, together. Sorry, not just one! Tim is the pinnacle of efficiency and creative thinking, which would be an interesting combination with Elon, the tech visionary. I have always been in awe of how Musk can seemingly bypass all formal roadblocks in his pursuit of a meaningful mission, which I would love to learn from.

What actor would play you in a movie about your life? Jason Statham. It’s all about the hair, or lack thereof!

 

Photography by Leah Martin Photography

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