Joseph P. Flanagan

cHAIRMAN AND ceo

ACQUIRENT, inC.

What was your first job?

Maintenance and garbage boy at a country club

What did you learn from your first job?

I had just graduated from 8th grade and was working for my gym teacher. I learned the importance of showing up on time and the importance of doing a good job the first time; it was no fun picking up garbage around the garbage dumps that I failed to place in the right spot the first time. I did not like to compete with the rats who coveted the garbage.