It could’ve gone a whole different way … Intouch founder and CEO Faruk Capan says he planned to move to Virginia from Istanbul, Turkey, not to the Midwest. But an invitation from his cousin, who was attending the University of Central Missouri literally changed the course of Capan’s personal and professional history.

Capan, who was just recognized as one of PM360’s 2018 ELITE, was recently profiled by Kansas City’s National Public Radio affiliate, KCUR. To learn more about what inspires him and how he views the evolution of Intouch, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary next year, read or listen to the profile.

Want to learn even more about how Capan thinks? Check out two years’ worth of columns he penned for PM360.