558: Marriage, Businesses, Health and Doing Life On Your Terms – Bill Rossi
Whether it is starting a business or choosing to get married as a gay or lesbian individual, it is always in our best interest to do what we know is best for us, not what everyone else expects us to do. Proving this point over and over again, serial entrepreneur, resilient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) thriver, and LGBTQ+ community advocate, Bill Rossi share candidly about his life decisions and his intentionality behind desire to get married to his husband when he did.
Bill Rossi is a respected entrepreneur and veteran business leader in the Chicago area, as well as a devoted partner and father, an inspirational LGBTQ+ advocate and a passionate proponent of health and fitness. As founder and CEO of Rossi Enterprises, Bill helps a diverse array of organizations thrive in their industries, by guiding them and serving as their fractional chief operating officer and/or chief financial officer. He frequently collaborates with startups and small- to mid-size organizations to foster innovation and help them recover from business challenges or put them on a path to greater success. He does this by leveraging his expertise in finance, operations and marketing and 20 years of experience as a leader and entrepreneur. He is also a co-owner of several small businesses where he functions as CFO as well as proud member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council.
By lending his leadership and voice and authentically sharing his story, Bill incites meaningful conversation and personal growth. He is passionate about discussing the challenges and achievements that have been part of his personal journey as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and as someone who suffers from a rare heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
He gives others the inspiration, confidence or support they might need to move forward, overcome adversity and thrive in business and in life. Bill, who is frequently called upon to share his unique journey and the stories behind his many successful professional endeavors, greatly values his role as a teacher and mentor.
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