If there is one thing Ira would like to be known for, it would be as a man of God. Words cannot easily express the gratefulness and love he has for His Savior. His desire is that he may embody Paul’s desire when he said “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6:14). If you’d like to talk more about Jesus, reach out to him. It’s his favorite topic.
Ira was born the middle of five children and spent the first 20 years of life in Western NY. After completing his undergraduate studies in 2008 he moved to Texas for work. Six months later saw him back in NY but only for a short period, as Texas had too much allure to stay gone long. He relocated to Grapevine, TX in 2010 and still resides there in a quiet lake neighborhood close to his church and plenty of fishing.
Learning has always been important to Ira. After completing a mix of homeschool and private school, he dropped out of High School at 16 to attend college full time. After completing an AS, he transferred to Clarkson University to complete a BS, graduating a month after turning 21. Four years later he began the MBA program at the University of North Texas and finished 2 1/2 years later, while continuing to work full time. These days he fills his learning desire through reading and teaching.
Engineering was a logical choice for an area of focus due to Ira’s strong technical ability. However, midway through his Junior year at Clarkson in the Aeronautical Engineering program, he realized he was not the type to stay in a cubicle and shifted his major to interdisciplinary Engineering & Management. This proved to be a wise move as it set in motion fulfilling career in energy management for large commercial real estate buildings and portfolios. He hit this field at a time of growth and was able to build expertise through a vast range experiences in a few short years.
While his day job is still his first priority, Ira’s long term goal and passion is to launch, build, and lead a successful large company. This goal isn’t based only in a sense of personal accomplishment, but the desire to use a Kingdom minded business to bless his employees, customers, and shareholders. Until that time comes, he remains content with all that God has already given him to steward and looks forward to the day that He will say “Well done my good and faithful servant”.