Cadie Browne is CEO of Parisi Portfolio, a Del Mar-based interior design firm that focuses on restaurants, boutique hotels and luxury residential living.
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Name: Cadie Browne.
Company: Parisi Portfolio.
Education: University of San Diego.
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wis.
Current residence: San Diego.
Family: A large Irish clan.
Essential business philosophy: Follow-through, communication, and keep your word.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Customer service and perseverance.
Guiding principles: Honesty and hard work.
Yardsticks of success: Loving life, being a partner and leader for Parisi.
Best business decision: Loving to come to work every day!
Toughest business decision: Knowing when to slow down.
Biggest missed opportunity: I do not believe you miss opportunities the right one is just around the corner.
Mentors: The people who surround me and Stephanie Parisi, who started the firm.
Word that describes you: Passionate.
What you like best about your job: Creativity and making a difference in the community.
What you like least about your job: Nothing I love it all!
Pet peeves: People not being punctual.
Most important lessons learned: Be true to yourself, and others. Live life and be thankful for what you have.
Person most interested in meeting: Ronald Reagan I guess I am a little late.
Three greatest passions: Life, family and love.
First choice for a new career: Development.
Favorite quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." , Anne Frank.
Most influential book: "Made in America," by Sam Walton.
Favorite status symbols: Integrity and, of course, the Parisi name.
Favorite restaurant: Donovan's Steak & Chop House and cooking at home.
Favorite places for business meetings: The US Grant and the golf course.
Favorite vacation spot: Grand Caymans.
Favorite ways to spend time: Cooking with family and friends; philanthropy; and contributing to society.