Paving the way with an entrepreneurial spirit
William Pepe is already a successful entrepreneur and businessman with boundless energy and ideas and he has just begun his junior year at Endicott.
With a double major in business management and entrepreneurship, Pepe’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to take over a seven-acre sunflower business at the age of sixteen and, more recently, to create W.C. Pepe Career Training when he experienced the need for better certification instruction in the use of heavy equipment. To date, seven members of Endicott’s grounds crew have received training through Pepe’s company. Although he maintains a heavy course load, Pepe continues to plan future ventures, which include developing certification classes for OSHA, the restaurant industry, and commercial drivers. Pepe credits his success to the support he received from Endicott's Center for Entrepreneurship and his internship with a booming hot rod business, where he learned the importance of “finding a business niche and running a lean and efficient operation.”