Jaime Hepp is one of the hardest working people I know and a pace setter in our industry. I appreciate his commitment to excellence and attention to detail in both his professional and personal life. Jaime holds high standards and this has helped me to develop into management roles within his company. I've learned a lot from Jaime in the 6 years I've worked with him. One lesson I take with me in every new position I step into is to truly be a leader, you have to be the white rabbit everyone is trying to catch! I am continually grateful for his mentorship, tough love, and friendship. Anyone who works with Jaime can learn from his expertise.
As an executive in the sports and entertainment sector over the last 20 years in Los Angeles, I haven’t come across many people like Jaime who actively practices the belief that people development is equally as important as business development. He has consistently shown a humble desire to roll up his sleeves, and the ability to build consensus in dynamic groups. Jaime and I have worked together on projects to impact youth in need of guidance and resources for several years. He is always a willing participant in mentoring activities for teens, and demonstrates an unflinching desire to make the World a better place for everyone.
Anyone who has ever worked with Jaime Hepp will quickly speak of his unrelenting work ethic and tireless drive for success. I am fortunate to be a first hand witness to this over a better part of the past decade. His extreme diligence and assiduous preparation are a foundation of his continued success. Over the years, I have learned a tremendous amount from him, just by watching him hold himself accountable to his lofty standards. However, all of these attributes that make him successful pale in comparison to his character. He is a man of integrity, honesty, and compassion. His well documented work within his community is only a fraction of the contributions he has made and lives that he has positively impacted. He is a leader, a mentor, and a role model; and I have been honored to learn from his example.
I worked directly with Jaime for over 3 years. I could characterize my time with him many ways and they would all be positive. Jaime is less of a boss and more of a developer. He encourages people working for him to think for themselves and act as if they owned the company. I've seen this type of leadership be a challenge for young professionals who are used to being micro-managed. However, for high-performers, I believe it helps reveal their potential. He has high standards for those around him and will constantly push them to perform their best. Like any good coach, he is always there to provide guidance and advice when you need it. I have spent many hours in his office picking his brain on a wide variety of topics...some business related, some not. Despite a busy work schedule and family duties, he always seemed to be able to make time for me. After my time with Jaime, I am a more equipped professional and a better person. Woven between workshops on networking, leadership, and financial growth were lessons on integrity, loyalty, and hard work. I entered his office as an entry level employee and am leaving with him as a friend. Although my time in his office is now over, I'm confident the coaching is not.