Employee Spotlight: Jared Rothman



  • Name: Jared Rothman
  • Title: Business Development Manager
  • Branch: Forestville, MD Landscape Management Branch
  • Ruppert Tenure:  4.5 years


  • Briefly describe what you do all day (at work). I am a support system for my branch—you could call me a relationship manager.  I find new long-lasting relationships and make sure our current clients are happy.
  • What’s the best thing about your job? Being a problem solver. I get joy out of finding a need and building the plan to meet whatever the need is.
  • What’s your favorite thing about the company? How the company shows genuine interest in the employees’ personal lives—making sure that the employees are happy at home and just going the extra mile if there is support needed.
  • What’s your favorite memory at Ruppert? Being involved in our company’s Field Day when I first started with the company and my branch was the winning branch in the competitions.
  • What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? My two dream jobs are being a police officer and gym teacher/coaching football.
  • Who has been your greatest mentor and why? The team at Neuberger & Co.
  • What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession? Don’t be afraid to fail.
  • What inspires you? My children.
  • How do you define success? Success is liking yourself and liking what you do.
  • What is your proudest/favorite moment of your Ruppert career so far? Joining the Million Dollar Sales club.
  • What’s your favorite movie and why? This is a hard question because I don’t have an all-time favorite movie. I will say classic comedies will be my favorite (e.g. Stripes).
  • Tell us something that might surprise us about you. I am a very talented French Horn player.
  • What would you name the autobiography of your life? It’s a Wild Ride.
  • What are you passionate about? Golf, football, baseball, and coaching my kids’ sports.
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Get a lawyer.
  • What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? Having kids.
  • How do you balance your career and family? This is the hardest thing for me, I haven’t mastered this yet. I always hear it from my kids and wife—are you still working?
  • How do you like to spend your free time? Playing with my kids and watching movies
  • Do you have any hobbies? I love working on model cars but haven’t worked on any in years since having kids.
  • What is your favorite family tradition? Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year.
  • What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Indoors I love playing board games and outdoors I love playing sports with my kids.
  • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the piano.
  • What three traits define you? Honesty, Loyalty and Compassionate
  • What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? Invest money instead of spending it.
  • If you could be any animal, which would you be and why? A bird so I would be able to fly.