Reggie Mudd is an NBIC Board Member and owns a successful real estate agency.
Why did you join the NBIC board?
I was excited about the opportunity to help people grow their business. I have done a lot of non-profit activity and think NBIC is really doing some amazing things. What they have accomplished in the last 30 years is very impressive. It’s about the variety of businesses they help from cookie companies, spices to IT. They do not just cater to one specific sector but provide accountability and fundability for all.
Are you a Nashville native?
No, born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World. I came to work for Cracker Barrel in 1982 as a manager trainee. Met and married my wife, who was from Hartsville, TN, and we thought Nashville would be a great place to raise our child.
What was the biggest aha moment you have experienced during your career?
I was really surprised to discover that the very small things you do in business matter, like sending someone a personal note or helping someone when they need it because it was the right thing can truly create lifelong memories. I remember advancing a team member an expense check because it was seemingly the right thing to do. I ran into him years later and he remembered what I did and expressed how it really helped him get through a rough time in his life.
Is there one business resource or tip you would give to NBIC readers just starting out in their business?
Learn all you can from others and keep trying.
What is one thing you do to relax or have fun in the city?
I love driving down Broadway after having dinner on Saturday night; lots of interesting things going on. You will probably find us at Bricktops, Midtown Cafe or taking in a performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.