Erik O. Strid

Founder and Managing Director of Strid Wealth Management Group

Erik O. Strid, 39, Devon
Founder and Managing Director
Strid Wealth Management Group

» Book on his night stand: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. It’s a really cool book about this young guy who is Muslim [and] how he was treated post-9/11.
» iPod music on repeat: Pearl Jam’s Yield; Eddie Vedder just rocks.
» Restaurant of the hour: Georges’ in Strafford. We go there all the time.
» Personal hero: My dad, Gerry. You don’t have enough room in this magazine for me to describe what an amazing man he is.
» One thing he knows for sure: If you always do your best and have a strong sense of fate, things will always work out.
» Very own vici: The fact that I found the perfect woman to marry and we have three beautiful kids who bring me boundless joy.
» Zen destination: North Hoback, Jackson Hole Mountain, Wyoming—last run of the day.
» If he had an extra hour each day, he would: Spend it hanging out with my wife and kids. The regret of a busy life is that sometimes it leaves you short on quality time with those you love the most.
» Pet peeve: People who don’t do what they say they’re going to do. It’s of the highest importance to be reliable in life.
» Most marked characteristics: Honesty and integrity. I believe in always doing the right thing to the best of my ability.
» Qualities he admires most in others: Caring and interest; the kind of person who makes you feel like you’re the only one in the room they care about.
» Mantra: To be, rather than to seem to be—Episcopal Academy’s motto, where I went to high school.

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