In 1991, I first became aware of Dick DeVos when he was appointed President and CEO of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise following the purchase of the basketball team by his family, according to the Dick DeVos Wikipedia page. At the time I thought the appointment of an individual with little to no basketball experience was risky, but I was quickly turned into a believer in the business sense of Dick DeVos because of the success he brought to the team I support. I have followed the career of Dick ever since and recently enjoyed an article providing information on the latest business leader appointed to The Stow Company, which is part of his investment company, The Windquest Group.
The appointment of Phil Dolci is the latest step Dick DeVos has taken to create a successful career for himself as an investor and leader of The Windquest Group. The MLive article I read about the appointment of Phil Dolci explained the long successful career the business leader has developed so far, including his education at the Kellogg School of Business followed by over 20 years of business leadership experience.
There has been much for me to be impressed by in the career of Dick DeVos and in the path he will take into the future as a business leader to be admired. The development of The Windquest Group comes after the investment company was formed by Dick DeVos and now acts as the base for business opportunities explored by Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy; both Dick and Betsy have impressed me with their work to create a more stable economy in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area of the U.S. In fact, I believe the work Dick DeVos has completed as the leader of the Grand Action Plan for Grand Rapids will act as a blueprint for economic success for the future of the area.
I believe the work of Dick and Betsy DeVos is as impressive in the non profit arena as it is in the profit based businesses they run as the leaders of The Windquest Group. In terms of the not for profit work of the DeVos family the continued school choice program work the couple complete at their own expense is as impressive to me as anything they have achieved as successful business people.