Andrei Francis was born and raised in Newark and Irvington, NJ. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Delaware State University where he received his Undergraduate Degree in Sports Management and his Master’s Degree in Business. This 26-year-old is an internal marketer for Alpine Brokerage and is also the CFO of StarPower Marketing Group LLC. Andrei’s first love is sports and he aspires to start his own Sports Marketing Agency, or work for a professional Football or Basketball team. He also aspires to open up his own club or lounge. At 6’3”, Andrei enjoys Physical Training at Planet and LA Fitness, watching ESPN, Football, Basketball, playing poker, traveling, surfing the web for interesting topics, and learning new things. We interviewed Andrei for our “A Few Good Men” edition and here are his responses on life and relationships.
Are you spiritual? If so, how?
I’m a Christian, and I have a good relationship with the man upstairs.
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement to date is obtaining my MBA by 23 which I setout to do when I was a freshman in college.
How do you handle setbacks?
I’m good at handling adversity. When I have a setback I focus my energy into moving forward and overcoming it.
If there’s one quote you could live by, what would it be and why? ” To get what you’ve never had you have to do things you’ve never done.” It’s very motivating to me.
How have your life’s experiences shaped you into the man you are today?
My entire life I’ve had to work for everything i’ve got. My father always said ” Nobody is going to give you anything, you have to work for it!” My life experiences have shaped me into a hard worker!
Are you currently on any social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? If so, please list your handles if you’d like.
I am on all three social networking sites. I have 3 FB pages because I use them to advertise StarPower Marketing Group as well as personal use. Follow Me @DreiFrancis on Twitter.
What is your relationship like with your mother?
I have a great relationship with my Mom. We talk regularly and I visit her once a month when I go home.
Did you have a father figure or positive male role model growing up?
Yes my father has been in my life from day 1 and he’s has been very inspirational in my life.
Do you have any children? If so, what if your relationship like with them and their mother?
I don’t have any children.
Why are you single or not in a committed relationship?
I’m single because I currently working to better myself so I can someday become the man and husband I need to be for my future wife and children.
What is the longest relationship you’ve ever been in? Why did you break up? Did you learn anything from it?
The longest relationship I’ve been in was 3 years. We broke up because of distance. She lived in North Jersey, and I was in college at DSU. Our schedules conflicted alot and we never had time for each other. I learned that long distance relationships are not for me.
Do you want to get married?
Yes, I want to get married some day. I want to start my own family, and I look forward to it!
What are you looking for in a relationship?
I’m looking for the true meaning of partnership. I want someone that is strong in the area’s I am weak, and I hope to reciprocate that back to her so we can build a solid foundation as one.
What qualities do you find attractive in a woman?
I find woman attractive that have ambition, independence, style, respectability, loyalty, down to earth attitude, physically fit, emotionally available, and that are honest.
What qualities don’t you find attractive in a woman?
I find women that have entitlement issues very unattractive. When I say entitlement issues I mean those that think the whole world owes them something and have what I like to call ” the A Man should do this, and A Man should do that” type of attitude. Women that are emotionally unavailable also aren’t attractive those are the one’s that had a bad break up and don’t allow themselves enough time to get over it, and bring baggage from their past into their present.
Do you believe a woman’s role is in the kitchen? Can you handle a successful woman?
No, I don’t believe a woman’s role is in the kitchen. Times have changed and women’s roles have changed as well. Women are very successful and are surpassing men. I can definitely handle a successful woman. That’s actually a turn-on for me. It’s nothing more attractive than a woman that can hold her own!
When it comes to women, what is your definition of beauty?
When it comes to women beauty is defined by personality and the way you carry yourself. The most physically attractive woman can become ugly just by having a bad attitude, and not carrying herself like a lady.
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