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Hi I'm Seth

I'm a happy husband and father of five - I'm also an entrepreneur and a software executive. I'm a sixth-generation Mormon.

About Me

Recently, my wife and I welcomed our fifth child into our family. I met my best friend while we were attending college, where I was studying Finance and English and she was studying Human and Early Childhood Development. After our marriage and graduation we ventured to the west coast so I could pursue a career in software. Two years later a couple of business partners and I started a financial services software company and now - a decade later and a move to the east coast - we are still building the business and doing our best to provide quality back-office software solutions to some of the largest wealth and investment management firms in the world. Although building and managing a business occupies an exorbitant amount of my time and energy, I still work hard to keep my marriage and children at the top of my list of priorities. I thoroughly enjoy being a husband and a father; it gives me all the more reason to be passionate about my performance at work and my professional relationships with partners, employees and clients. At the end of the day, I believe that healthy businesses and (especially) families are what drive healthy communities and nations. I grew-up camping, fishing, hiking, playing basketball, baseball, football and golf. I enjoy reading, studying early American history and working with young men through the Boy Scouts of America program. Wihout question, I find my greatest moments of happiness come when I'm spending time with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young boy and then a teenager, I had been taught by my parents and other extended family members that: · The Book of Mormon was the word of God · That Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God and had been called as a prophet · That the Priesthood had been restored by angelic ministers to the prophet Joseph Smith, and · That there was a living prophet that held the keys of the Priesthood and led Christ’s church since Joseph Smith was martyred until our present day When I was in High School I started thinking about all that I had been taught and I realized that it was time for me to seriously consider figuring-out for myself whether or not all of these things that I had been taught were true. I had felt good about what I had been taught, however, I felt a desire to know for myself whether or not the Book of Mormon was true and whether or not Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God. I decided to study and pray about it. While I was studying the Book of Mormon I read 1 Nephi 15:23-24: "And they said unto me: What meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw, that led to the tree? And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction." When I read this scripture, I felt and noticed something confirming to my mind and heart that these were not simply words from a piece of historical fiction, but that these were actual words that had been written by prophets who lived centuries ago. From that moment, and many more just like it since, I came to know for myself that the Book of Mormon, like the Bible, was the word of God and because that was confirmed in my heart and mind, I felt that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ knew me personally and wanted me to be happy and successful in this life.

How I live my faith

Whether I'm traveling on a business trip or commuting to the city on a weekday morning I do my best to maintain a habit of taking the first 30 minutes of the commute to offer a silent prayer before I start reading the scriptures. Over the past two decades, I have found that this has been one of the best ways for me to start my day. I try to keep a notebook and a pen (or a smartphone) nearby so I can write down (or type) some of the thoughts and impressions I get while I'm reading. I make it a point to prioritize and act on these impressions and it has been a constant source of strength throuhout my work week. Sunday's have become my most treasured day of the week. This is a day that I set my work aside to focus on my family and recharging for the week ahead. After breakfast we go to church where my wife teaches Sunday School (this year we are studying the New Testament) and I teach the young men ages 14 and 15. After church we have dinner together and then we gather in the living room and have a family meeting. We open with a song and a prayer, we discuss what went well during the previous week, the challenges we are having and how we can address them, then we plan for the upcoming week and have a short lesson. We wrap-up with a game or a child-friendly activity and conclude with a song and a prayer. We send the kids to get their pajamas on while we prepare the dessert and then we end the day and get ready for a new week. We try to avoid activities that pull us into different directions. We've noticed that as we stick with this Sunday routine, our performance as parents and at work is enhanced and we are given the energy and stamina to continue handling the many "curve balls" that life throws our way. I believe that there are four simple things that God expects of me each day: 1) Pray on my own 2) Read scriptures on my own 3) Pray as a family 4) Read scriptures as a family It's not always easy...but it does make a huge difference!