As chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers, I oversee all aspects of the organization. Now in my 15th year with the team and 10th as CEO, I have been a driving force behind the 49ers success on and off the field during that time. I recognize and share the ongoing passion of the team's faithful fans.
During my tenure, the team has advanced to four consecutive NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls. I have also been instrumental in providing the team and its fans a state-of-the-art new home. On April 19, 2012, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority broke ground on Levi's Stadium and enlisted the 49ers to manage the construction process, which achieved a ribbon cutting just two years later.
Read this article below from Sports Illustrated on the process I took to help the 49ers reach the Super Bowl:
1. Guts & Drive
My grandfather attributed his success to 2 simple things: guts & drive. You can’t be afraid to fail. No one likes to fail. I went through several head coaches before finding the right fit for the 49ers. It can be brutal when you make the wrong choice. But admitting your mistake early allows you to get back to championship level much sooner. Have the drive to push yourself to success no matter the obstacles you face.
2. Plan for the long run
If you want to build a company for the long haul, don’t make short-term decisions. It is tough to focus on what success means years in the future, but that decision making will help you achieve your future.
3. Be punctual
It is hard to take someone seriously if they don’t respect your time. 5 minutes early is on time.
About this Doc
Through my various blog posts and interviews, I hope to give people a sense of what it’s like to work with me. I’ve noted a trend towards others doing the same (e.g. Luc Levesque calls this a ”, First Round calls this a “”). I hope to update this frequently to give you an idea of what I value at work.