A Conversation with Richard Gontrand About Finding Inspiration and Building Career Success
Richard Gontrand was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was always entrepreneurial and looked for opportunities to work and be a leader to younger people in his neighborhood. He worked for a time in a neighborhood barber shop. At the age of 17 he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. He spent about two years in Pennsylvania handling several contract jobs for delivery companies and giving himself some time to plan and set goals for himself. Richard chose not to go to college because his goal was to be self-employed. He wanted the independence and flexibility that comes from having his own business.