San Diego Business Journal

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.

Titles: CEO/partner.

Education: University of San Diego.

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wis.

Age: 29.

Current residence: San Diego.

Family: A large Irish clan.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

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.

JUDGMENT CALLS

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.

TRUE CONFESSIONS

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.

PREDILECTIONS

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.