Professional Profile: David Magid 2020
Name: David Magid
Company: YSG Solar
Location: 79 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Birthplace: New York, NY
Education: Buffalo State College
First job: Construction
First job in real estate or allied field: RE sales/brokerage, mortgage broker
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m the president of YSG Solar, a national solar project development company responsible for acquiring land and transforming it into an operational solar farm. Electricity generated from these projects is sold to corporations/municipalities at a long-term fixed rate. I’m working on a strategic plan with my team to transform the way our electricity market operates while providing affordable clean energy to all.
How do you unwind from a busy day? I enjoy walking through the streets of Midtown with my dogs and listening to an audiobook, or conversing with family and friends.
Favorite book or author: “Crisis” by Henry Kissinger
Favorite movie: “Patton”
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? I very much enjoy music and really appreciate each genre.
One word to describe your work environment: Fast paced and innovative.
Rules to live by in business: Embrace change, transparency and integrity. Be resilient, resourceful, humble and inquisitive. Know what you know and know what you don’t know.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? I would invite my grandfather for Italian food.
What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Software engineer