Grant R. Page
26, Founder and President of Magna Imperio Systems Corp., Virginia Beach (headquartered in Houston, Texas)
Contributions to the business community:
Old Dominion Athletic Foundation Board Member; Hampton Roads Chamber Board Member; Water Environment Federation Member of Virginia, Texas, Florida and California; Houston Technology Center Member
The Honor Foundation (Supporting transitioning veterans); 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Association (Supporting Marines serving or who have served); Wine to Water (A nonprofit, helping to give clean water around the world)
How do you define success?
Changing the world for the better good.
What person or experience has made the biggest impact on your life?
My father, for he taught me it’s not about personal success; it’s about helping as many people around you as possible.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Graduating the United States Naval Academy.
What’s the best compliment you’ve received from a colleague or manager?
“You truly care, and nothing will stop you from accomplishing your vision of changing the world.”
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a soldier and help protect our country since I was 8. After serving, I have now found a way to continue to do so.
Name a book that has inspired you professionally.
Elon Musk’s biography.
What is your best time management hack?
Prioritizing tasks that deliver tangible results.
What’s your favorite restaurant for a lunch meeting in Coastal Virginia, and what do you order when you go there?
Bay Local, The Kitchen Sink.
Is there anything that you would change about your generation as a whole? If so, what?
To have a stronger work ethic, our generation expects things to be handed to them and don’t want to work for them or take the relative risk associated with their desired level of success.
What do you think is Coastal Virginia’s biggest challenge?
Getting more new technology and industry leaders involved.
How can Coastal Virginia better retain its younger population?
By having a more progressive marketspace and incorporating the new corporations that are driving the market.
What’s something that gives you hope for the future?
Despite the drama around trade, more and more international companies and markets are beginning to work more closely with the continental U.S. driving a possibility of a competitive modern industrial revolution.
From his nomination:
“Grant founded Magna Imperio Systems for the purpose of solving the world’s water crisis through innovative technology that can treat any type of water anywhere, anytime in a socially acceptable, sentimentally beneficial and economically feasible manner. He truly is an amazing man who will change the world, one drop at a time.”
—Kate Philleo, past employer