“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection” — Mark Twain. This carefully selected quote should give you some great insight into the mind of our next team member!
Meet our Chief Financial Officer, Chris Herak! Chris came to VFS Fire after a 13-year tenure with a water treatment company where he performed the role of Financial Controller. As he started to explore new opportunities, he found VFS. The dedication and passion that Randy, John, Elizabeth, and the rest of the VFS team displayed for the industry is what drew Chris to the role. When he came on board, he came with dedication, determination, and diligence. His reliability is unmatched and his enthusiasm is contagious.
During his formative years, he was raised in a family of die-hard Cleveland sports fanatics, and no surprise here, he grew up to be one himself! As a young boy, he was taught that work was of the utmost importance. This lesson was taught to him immediately following the first time he asked his father for money, which was then met with the response, “looks like you better get a job.” As funny as this might be, it was this seed that was planted at such a young age that later grew into his future success.
When Chris isn’t spearheading our Finance department, you can find him with his head down in a book, article researching his next travel destination, or reading up on some of his favorite subjects: history and physics. What an overachiever! Among all the academic and career success, he is intrinsically mindful to “always have fun and remember to enjoy the journey!”