Skylight Showcase: New Hires of January 2019

In this month’s Skylight Showcase, we introduce Mr. Jason Goncz and Mr. Bryan Leneghan to the team! Get to know both of them below:

Jason Goncz Headshot
Jason Goncz, Brokerage Director, Dublin

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I believe Skylight strives for a level of excellence that is unparalleled in the industry. The leadership here has pulled together a fantastic network of producers and support staff that truly care about their local communities. I am excited to work with and grow alongside this tremendous organization.

What causes, or community services do you have a passion for?

I am very passionate about youth sports. Athletics are a great way for children to develop discipline and learn about leadership. In the past I have worked with First Tee of Central Ohio, a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and junior golf lessons to the surrounding community. Golf is all about perseverance and integrity, and I am honored to teach these values to aspiring players.

What would a sandwich named after you have on it?

I think the “Jason Goncz” would have layers of bacon and cheddar cheese on it. Then, it would be topped off with some BBQ sauce and crispy onion rings!

Picture of Jason with wife and kids

Who is your role model? What do you admire about them?

For as long as I can remember, my role model has been my father. From a young age, he taught me the importance of taking ownership for your actions and never settling for anything less than extraordinary. He taught me that real leaders encourage the people around them, even in the face of adversity. I cannot thank him enough for making me who I am today.

If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be?

Tombstone is the one movie I could watch over and over, truth be told I already do! Its an exciting old west film with a fantastic cast—Kurt Russell AND Val Kilmer! Some of my favorite lines are from Doc Holliday: “Ike maybe poker just isn’t your game…oh, I know, let’s try a spelling contest!”

 

Bryan Leneghan, Financial Professional, Cleveland

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose Skylight after connecting with Mark Owens through the Irish Business Networking community. As a newcomer to the industry, Skylight sounded like the perfect place to grow my practice. The organization challenges you to think like a business owner and chase after perfection. I can say with certainty that coming here was the right choice for me!

What causes, or community services do you have a passion for?

For the past few years I have been volunteering at A Special Wish Foundation here in Cleveland. Being able to assist this organization in their mission to grant wishes for children facing life-threatening disorders is beyond rewarding. The work I do for A Special Wish allows me to be a positive force in the community, and also puts what is important in life into perspective.

If you could share a beer with any person throughout history, who would it be and why?

Without question, it would be WWE Superstar Ric Flair. He is my favorite pro wrestler of all time and I know grabbing a drink with him would be a blast. Plus, I might get to hear his signature “WOOOO!”

What is something about you that surprises most people?

Brian at non profit event

I spent 6 years of my childhood as an Irish dancer, which is something I would like to pick up again. It’s a great party trick to keep in your back pocket! People are definitely surprised when you get up and start Irish dancing in front of them out of nowhere.

What TV show are you currently hooked on?

Game. Of. Thrones.

I have re-watched the entire series multiple times and cannot wait for the last season to start! I am honestly jealous of people who have never seen it before because I wish I could watch it for the first time again.

Thanks Gentlemen!