Why I Give - Himanshu S. Amin
Himanshu S. Amin (MGT '93, LAW '95) says that dedication, significant sacrifices and a little luck allowed him to write his own rules for retirement.
Fusing his engineering skills with the business knowledge and legal training he received at Case Western Reserve University, he established Amin, Turocy & Calvin LLP in 1999 and grew the company into one of the country’s top patent firms.
He says starting the business meant taking considerable risks—especially considering his wife was pregnant with their first child at the time—but his education at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management provided the skills he needed to launch and sustain his business.
"Dean Reddy—Professor Reddy when I was a student—instilled the fundamentals in me," he says. "Always pay attention to the 4 Ps: product, performance, price and packaging."
In 2009, Amin retired at the age of 43 and has since focused his energy on his family and on volunteering with several nonprofit organizations including the Weatherhead School, where he was recently appointed to the visiting committee.
Amin's gratitude to Case Western Reserve has also inspired his consistent support of the Weatherhead Annual Fund, which he co-chairs. He says his financial and personal involvement allow him to gain something in return: a sense that he is a part of something larger than himself.
"Weatherhead continues to successfully adapt to an ever-changing environment," he says. "It's really exciting to see the school and the students evolve together and for me to be part of its growth."
"It's re-energizing to see what students are doing. You can learn so many new things just by reconnecting with Weatherhead and interacting with the school’s students, faculty and alums"