Who Am I ?
LEONARDO Z. SOTOMAYOR
1: Who am I?
I am a Manhattan native who has become an entrepreneur and a patron of the arts.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am the co-founder of Landover Wireless, a wireless broadband company that builds new wireless broadband for the USA. I am responsible for business strategy and strategic planning. I’ve developed an industry solution which facilitates our roadmap for corporate development while solving several public policy objectives.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
When I travel, I like saying I’m from a small island you have probably never heard of: Manhattan.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
A very tough question because I have a few heroes, but if I had to pick just one it would be St. Francis of Assisi.
5: What book is your bible?
I’ve read many, many books, and have many favorites. But on the guidance of life, I defer to The Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. It transcends all borders, boundaries, and restrictions of the human mind. It is a simple outline to solve the problems of people in any walk of life and religion.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love being in the moment, sharing time with friends, being in the oasis of Central Park, visiting Cordoba, collecting art, cooking, Portaging Algonquin, and skiing in Matterhorn, Aspen, and Jackson Hole. I also love life. Hate is a strong word. I dislike presumptuous arrogance and personal gain made at the cost of someone’s loss and displacement.
7: What is your raison d’être?
The bottom line is that I like building things and making things happen. I like solving industry problems and adding to the mosaic of life in a positive and meaningful way.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Spiderman was my all time favorite until I started developing a new character- stay tuned.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
Wherever I find myself with friends. Raoul’s is a good start.
11: What turns you on?
Conversations that engage the mind and bring possibilities of enlightenment on any topic, frontier, or situation. The follow-up action is part of that. Exploring new frontiers on a personal level is very important to me.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What is your next big project? I have cracked the code on mobile advertising – stay tuned.
Leonardo has been a serial entrepreneur with industry experience in telecommunications, manufacturing, and capital markets. He is an active art collector and patron of the arts, primarily collecting Ron English and Beau Stanton. By choice, Leonardo avoids Facebook because of the non-regulated privacy issues but can be found on LinkedIn.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by Beau Stanton
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Leonardo with Beau Stanton painting “Ghost”, At studio, Photography by Beau Stanton