Meet Brad, this week’s leadership spotlight winner! Keep reading below to learn more about why he loves working with the Kirkwood team and why we love having him!

Name: Brad Bauer
School/Major: University of Iowa/Finance
Hometown: Palatine, Illinois

Why did you start with the company?
I wanted to gain valuable experience in business management and learn how to run a successful
company.

What is your favorite part about working with the company?
The culture the company holds. Everyone is always positive and carries a great attitude around the
office. I love how we all push each other to be at our very best.

If you can travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
I’d go to South Africa to experience all the beautiful wildlife and landscapes out there.

Who is one of your role models?
My father because he is a very well respected and successful man.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? How did you get into these hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies are snowboarding, golfing, and boating. I started all these hobbies at a
young age because I love being outdoors being active.

Do you play any sports?
Not any organized sports right now but I used to play competitive football, basketball, baseball, and
soccer. More recently, I have been a part of intramural flag football, softball, golf, and basketball team.

How do you relax after a stressful work week?
I usually relax at home or hangout with my friends.

What is your advice for new leaders on the team?
Always strive to be the best and don’t ever quit until you’re at the top. Learn from your failures and
execute on them in the future.

What is your favorite book and why?
Of Mice and Men. I like this book because it teaches a bunch of valuable life lessons throughout all the
character’s journeys.

What is your favorite quote?
“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”

Who is your favorite sports team and why?
The Chicago Cubs because I live in Chicago and have liked them ever since I was little. They are also
a high-class ball club that plays great baseball.

Do you have a secret talent?
I honestly don’t think I have any secret talents.

Do you have a favorite color and why?
Blue because I think it’s a good color on me. No other particular reason.

If you could be any famous person in the world who would you be and why?
Dustin Johnson because I have always thought it would be the best job in the world to be a
professional golfer and make millions of dollars playing the game you love.