My name is Greg Quiroga, and for a long time my friends have just called me Q. I am a loving husband, dedicated father, hardworking fundraising auctioneer, and mediocre golfer. That last one is tough for me: I’ve always been good at becoming an expert at things on a steep learning curve. So quick, that my friends have turned my nickname into a verb:
Q, verb, to focus on a subject or technique until achieving mastery in an extremely short period of time.
I am notorious for getting “in” to something and achieving “Entry Level Expert” ranking insanely quickly. It is a combination of an ability to learn quickly, the talent to transform theory into action, and a love of repetition.
I live for mastery, it is part of me, it is something I need to stay sane. I live life with passion, curiosity, a strong desire to learn, and a need to hone a skill. I’m not afraid to fail miserably, but I never take failure lightly. Often I burn out on a particular subject and move on, or get tired of being stuck at a particular plateau and look for a newer learning curve I can make as steep as possible. A few things have kept me engaged for many, many years, but the others have resulted in a garage full of no-longer used equipment.
I live in San Francisco with my wife and our 12 year old son. We love this town, with all of its challenges, and are finding ways to build community for our family.
I have my own fundraising auction company, Stellar Fundraising Auctions, and we help raise over $15 million annually for over 80 clients nationwide. I work and play in a dreamworld, and still strive to live a very grounded life.