Tom LaMantia believes in making things happen. He’s the managing director and co-founder of Magenium Solutions, where he helps clients implement technology in order to grow their businesses, be more productive and stay competitive. With over 30 years of experience in global, high-tech digital transformation, Tom truly is a strategic thinker and innovator. And he’s one hell of a leader. Before starting Magenium, he was the co-founder and CEO of Intrinsic Technologies, a Chicago-based Microsoft National Systems Integrator. With Tom at the helm, the company grew to be one of the nation’s premier Microsoft service providers. Oh, and get this — he holds several patents, trademarks and copyrights; he’s on the National Board of Advisors for the Eller College of Management at his alma mater, the University of Arizona; he’s a member of the Economic Club of Chicago; and he’s a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tune in as Tom discusses his “mischievous” childhood, why it’s so important to “play chess, not checkers” and the four Ps everyone should live by.