Sam Ferrainola, R.I.P.
He was one of the more interesting people I have ever met. He was smart, cagey, funny, and charming. He was also combative, vindictive, ruthless and demanding.
He had his flaws as a leader and a man but they were miniscule compared to his talents and his accomplishments. (You can read more about those here.)
He was a mentor, a teacher and a friend.