John “Jake” Zahnow, 37
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
B.A., Business, Michigan State University; MBA, Case Western Reserve University
• Expanded WindowPRO from one location to three since starting with the company in 2002
• Winner of Case Western Reserve’s
Weatherhead 100 award, recognizing the fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio
• Window and Door magazine Dealer of the Year, 2009
• Member, Window and Door Dealers Alliance Advisory Council and ClevelandChapter of Young Presidents
OFF THE CLOCK
Hobbies: Traveling with his family
Favorite movie: “Caddyshack” – “Because it is hilarious, timeless and everyone can easily recall some of the scenes. So you can mention the “Dalai Lama” in the voice of Carl the greenskeeper and everyone knows who you are referring to.”
Favorite vacation spot: Northern Michigan
Favorite reads: Business periodicals and magazines
Grandfather built his own boat and sailed it half way around the world in the 1990s.
Used to live in Europe and would like to live overseas again.