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Tom Heiler

Tom Heiler

Heiler Painting


Personal Information

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School: Temple University

Major: Business

Years at College Works: 2008 to 2012

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Heiler Painting

Title: Owner

Industry: Paint

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Sales, Strategic Planning, Profit management

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Exceeding my sales goal during my first year in business.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

The most beneficial education I have endured.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

I was able to launch my own business immediately after graduation. Which, in my opinion, would be impossible without cwp.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

John Brockwell 2008, He knew I was having difficulties but also understood that his project was an opportunity to learn about business and I appreciate that.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Exulting humble confidence is paramount in business and personal life.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

I have a CWP reunion every year.

If you had to come up with an one line slogan for CWP, what would it be? :)

Work hard play hard!


What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Trust your support system, ie: DM and VP.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

It is nearly impossible to learn business in a class room. A significant amount of business is based on relationships and interpersonal skills. Choose something that will give you a foundation for learning, The intangibles in business is an art but you will not develop the skills without the foundation.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Flying a helicopter into the Grand Canyon for lunch and champagne. Compliments of Lulu Deng.

Last words of wisdom

If you successfully complete CWP you will be prepared for whatever life offers you.