Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.
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BALLANTYNE | faces TIMOTHY PIRRONE Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y. Job: President, Townsquare Interactive, an online marketing frm. What do you like most about your job? The day-to-day challenges, as no day is the same. We employ over 200 young professionals, and working with these talented, intelligent and passionate people is seriously enjoyable. What's your guilty pleasure? Cannoli. The Italian in me does not allow me to not enjoy these. What is your favorite Ballantyne-area restaurant? Blue Taj. What is your favorite outdoor activity? Running while pushing my youngest daughter in our jogging stroller and zip lining with my eldest daughter. Describe your dream vacation. The French Riviera. Somewhere like Nice, France with my wife, no attachment to email, a sailboat and good red wine. What would your theme song be for walking into a room? "N.Y. State of Mind" by Nas. What is your favorite news source? NPR or BBC. I would be rather caught dead than wear _____. A St. Louis Cardinals jersey. I am a die-hard (Chicago) Cubs fan. What charitable organizations are you involved with? My wife and I sponsor kids through Children's International and World Vision. We are regular contributors to other organizations and very involved in Charlotte Youth Ballet. What is your biggest pet peeve? People who are lazy and OK with others picking up the slack. What is a hidden gem in Ballantyne? Four Mile Creek Greenway. Solid place to think while I run. Share something that someone would never guess about you. I played collegiate baseball as a pitcher for a small Jesuit school in Buffalo. For my 40th birthday, the present from my wife was to throw out the frst pitch at Wrigley Field before a Cubs game. Bucket-list-type experience! 30 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016