Nic Pena | Branch Manager | Oklahoma State University

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How has your college experience influenced your career at IDR?

My college experiences prepared me very well for my career at IDR. At IDR, I was given the opportunity to run and operate my own business. The only differences between IDR and college are: I have the support of a team to help me, and we make a ton of money doing it! In college, I also had the opportunity build relationships with all different kinds of people and personalities. In my career with IDR, I do just this – build relationships with as many people as I can. I have learned not to sell to my clients, but to serve them. A large part of serving my clients is learning how to meet and exceed their expectations.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

1920’s no question about it. I’d ideally travel back in time and go to Gatsby’s party! (yes, I realize Gatsby is fictional)

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would it be?

Mark Cuban – the man is a legend, especially in Dallas.

Where is the coolest place you’ve traveled?

Ireland – not too far from the customs in the U.S., but a great place to site see.

If you were a superhero, what power would you possess?

The ability to read minds – in a controllable manner of course.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would learn how to build a business; an empire – how to run and operate an organization where I could dominate the market, and serve the needs of others. In turn, inspiring other young professionals to do the same.

Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go a day without?

Anyone who knows me knows the answer is – Starbucks Iced Frappuccino!