By: Dustin O’Regan
Highland Park’s Rona Borre has been dubbed “The Chicago Tech Connector” and is known as a thought-leader in the Human Capital industry. Her firm Instant Alliance has consistently been a premiere partner to top Chicago companies needing to identify exceptional talent. Here are the tech-savvy CEO’s city and shore favorites.
What’s on the horizon? I am focusing on what makes me and my family happy, while spending time with people who inspire me. On the business front I am focusing on growing my company and excited to move into our new space.
Mantra? The true measure of your success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.
Best grooming tip? Dermaplaning—I love Janet at Posh.
Guilty pleasure? Reality TV—Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Real Housewives.
Favorite foods? Cole Slaw and NYC style pizza—crispy cracker crust with pepperoni.
Music you love? Hardcore rap. I went to college in Arizona and am definitely biased toward West Coast rap vs East Coast.
Best advice ever given to you? You can never go wrong doing the right thing. Given to me by my Papa Sam.
Best advice you’ve given? Hire people smarter than you.
Earliest memory? Playing with my golden retriever.
When you wake up, you…? Go to my Keurig then check my phone.
Before bed, you…? Listen to meditation to try to relax.
What’s on your bookshelf? A Little Life written by Hanya Yanagihara.
You can’t live without? Working out and hot yoga.
Love to escape to? Mexico.
Advice you would give to your younger self? Enjoy the ride. Just when you think it is smooth sailing, another journey lies ahead.
ON THE SHORE
Your style is..? Lululemon.
Can’t leave the house without? Lip liner and coffee.
Transportation? White Range Rover.
Driving music? Current pop or rap music.
Best thing about the Shore? The ease of living, great neighborhoods and my kids have amazing friends.
Worst thing about the Shore? Sometimes it feels like a protected bubble.
The perfect day is…? A Shred 415 class and hanging with my kids.
IN THE CITY
Your style is..? Classic and modern. I like a very tailored look with a sleek shoe or accessory.
Can’t leave the house without? Credit Card.
Place to eat? Joe’s and RPM Italian or Steak for dinner and Le Colonial for lunch.
Shop? Neiman’s, Blake, and Barney’s.
Best thing about the City? The vibe and people. I love doing business in Chicago, and the food scene is amazing.
Worst thing about the City? Traffic.