Nine years ago, when I decided to start my own company, I knew I wanted to surround myself with people who embodied certain values, who were creative and not afraid to fail. It was the likes of Walt Disney and Orson Welles that shaped this vision.
What "Imagineers" were to Walt Disney, I wanted Mercury to be to me. In one breath both inspired, out-of-the-box dreamers; in another, brilliant business engineers. Orson Welles also surrounded himself with innovative artists whom he allowed to create freely. This freedom translated into brilliant work spanning many genres-specifically radio, stage and screen. With these goals in mind, I set out to hire the best people I could find. Years later, I'm proud to say that we have done just that.
Today, Mercury is filled with artists and business people who pride themselves on their ingenuity and quality of work. Who reach for the impossible because they are supported and encouraged to do so. Most of all, Mercury is a company guided by a strong moral compass. Every business deal and new endeavor we pursue contains a set of core principles and values. Above all else, we strive to be:
Honest • Genuine • Loyal • Driven • Creative • Innovative • Supportive
Unafraid to fail • Unapologetically profit focused
I consider every Mercury employee to be part of my family, partners in my dream as I am in theirs. We offer them the best health care possible, the best vacation schedule plausible and the best bonuses affordable. Today, Mercury is filled with employees united under a common set of values and aspirations but free to create. It is this freedom that has led to our success.
I don't know what the future holds for my company, but I do know that we are at an extraordinary crossroads. We have achieved so much in such a short time, and it is because of the many talented people working here. This report is only a snapshot of their talent and our success, but I hope it helps you to realize what an amazing team of people we have at Mercury Radio Arts.