He followed an unconventional path, by being admitted into a Catholic school by his quirky knack for playing the accordion. From there he progressed to Columbia University and the Royal Bank of Canada. In 1995, he founded a cable company, Mediacom.
“The USAFIS contacted me and advised I was a winner. I was not sure this was true, however, proved they were true and organized a lawyer for me to help with the process, the USAFIS have stayed with me all the way.”