Capalino Insider: Q&A with Travis Terry, Chief Operating Officer
What do you specialize in at Capalino?
As Chief Operating Officer, I work closely with our CEO, Jim Capalino, to oversee the formation and execution of the strategic vision of the firm. This includes making sure our team is providing our clients with the best possible service to achieve their goals and supervising the firm’s operations divisions including Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Most importantly, I make sure our employees feel empowered, motivated and excited about the work they do.
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
I’m a huge sports fan (Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants, FC Barcelona, Arsenal) and love being at Citi Field when the Mets are playing well and the stadium is rocking. Also, I love watching my kids soccer games and exploring – and eating – in the great neighborhoods around the City.
If you could have dinner with one legend, who would it be?
Alexander Hamilton or Ruth Bader Ginsberg, though Eddie Murphy, Jon Stewart or Jerry Seinfeld would be a lot of fun!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Raising 3 incredible kids with my wife, Becky. Professionally, it has been recruiting such a talented, smart team at Capalino. It is my honor to work with them.
What’s the biggest thing that excites you about coming to work every day?
Number 1 are the people, I learn from them every day. Number 2 is seeing the work we do have such a positive physical and social impact on the City I grew up in and love.
If you have any other job, what would it be?
I do not really have a desire to run for office at the moment but I would want to be President right now so Trump isn’t. Generally speaking, I would like to teach.
What is your favorite book to read (or, what is the last book you read, or who is your favorite author)?
Fiction: One-Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Non-Fiction: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
What’s one thing nobody knows about you?
I was a model for the Death to the Pee Wee Squad movie poster when I was a kid.
If you could live in any other city besides NYC, where would it be?
If you had a special power, what would it be?
I’d like to control time. It would be cool to speed things up to get results quicker; on the other hand, my kids are growing up too quickly so I’d like to slow time down.
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