Six Questions For A Metro Executive will pose six questions at Southern executives from time to time to get their quick and spontaneous answers and opinions to a myriad of questions.


The first executive we speak to is Mr. Pat Vivier, CLU, ChFC, AEP, MSFS
( who is based in Ridgeland, MS. and runs Pat Vivier Financial Group. Is there ONE thing—legislation-based or otherwise—that could help the Metro’s economy grow quickly or more efficiently in your opinion?

Vivier: Reduce crime in the city of Jackson The highest point in your business career thus far has been…?\

Vivier: Right now—and getting better every day. A recent college graduate asks you why they should stay in the Metro to start a career. How would you respond to him or her?

Vivier: The grass is never greener on the other side of the fence. I started Pat Vivier Financial Group from scratch thirty two years ago and recognized the opportunity to grow a financial services business here. There are opportunities everywhere— you have to open your eyes to seize them. The best business book you ever read was what? Conversely, what business book was the most overrated or waste of your time?

Vivier: Best? “High Touch Selling” by John Savage; the most overrated has to be “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris In your business career, who has been your greatest inspiration?

Vivier: Early in my career, probably my first hiring manager. Over the years there have been many friends and associates who have inspired me The best part of being in business in Mississippi is…?

Vivier: Opportunities abound—without a doubt.



Contributing Writer
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