The Bubbler Executive of the Week

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Simon McConico, co-owner of Valo Photography in Milwaukee

Name: Simon McConico

Title: Co-Owner

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Company: Valo Photography

Company web site:

Industry: Artistic

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Education: Northcentral University B.A. in church music. Photography is all self taught.

Family: “I am dating a wonderful lady.”

Hobbies and Interests: “Music, ultimate frisbee, tea, football, creating art.”

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Favorite book and/or movie: “House of Flying Daggers,” “Once,” “Crash”

Favorite musician/band: “It changes from week to week, but this week it is: Joshua Raiden, Bon Iver, Santigold, and Mates of State.”

Favorite place to visit/vacation: “Anywhere that is visually stimulating and has different cultures to explore.”

Favorite local restaurant: “I love Comet Café, but for breakfasts, go to The National.”

Words to live by: “There is always someone better than you. Stay humble.”

What is your core philosophy for doing business? “Create a product that you and your customers love and believe in. Create quality work and quality relationships with your customers. Never stop learning from everyone around you.”

Who is your role model and why? “My father. He has always encouraged me in whatever I do and is great to bounce ideas off of.”

What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? “In the summers if I am outside a lot I get very dark. I have had a few experiences when people approach me and start speaking Spanish to me. I know how to say hello, goodbye, and where’s the bathroom.”

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