Profiles in Success Features Sid Fuchs, Look for Book in 2013
Beginning in 2013, you can find Fuchs in Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington, D.C. Area, Volume 5.
Fuchs highlights his upbringing in New Orleans, his time Louisiana State University (LSU) as a mechanical engineering major, his close relationship with his family, as well as his blue-collar upbringing.
“My dad gave me my strong work ethic by demonstrating a model where one strives to be the expert at whatever one does,” Fuchs reflects. “He showed me that you need to know how to do it better than anybody, and you need to work harder than anybody,” Fuchs writes.
We also learn more about Fuchs’ decision to join the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and move to Washington, D.C. where he and his wife Susan started their family and still reside. Fuchs said, ““I generally make decisions based off my gut and intuition,” he recalls of his decision to pursue the job. “I chose the agency because I couldn’t see what the end would look like, and for me, that was very exciting.”
Fuchs professional career is also discussed, including bringing TASC, a then subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, from $450 million to $1.2 billion in revenue in four years. Fuchs says that he plans to bring similar values, strategies, and results to his current company, MacAulay-Brown, Inc (MacB), a $350M National Security company that provides engineering and technical expertise, which he joined as President and CEO in 2011.
“I met with the board, and I think it was love at first sight on both ends,” Fuchs laughs. “What attracted me was that it was privately held, with no outside shareholders, public money, or private equity money. Furthermore, the owners and I clicked right away. I really like them on a personal level. When you have a private company, it’s really important that you click with the ownership, because after all, the company is their baby,” Fuchs said.
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The series was written by Gordon J. Bernhardt, President and CEO of Bernhardt Wealth Management.