Joe Lhota wants you to know: He's a good manager. Just ask his colleagues in the private sector, and you'll be overwhelmed. In an interview with Crains New York, Mr. Lhota told Andrew Hawkins he plans to put a spotlight on his work at Cablevision, the MTA, and his previous jobs, placing his experience as a crisis manager at the forefront of his campaign.
"If you talked to anyone that I worked for—clients when I was an investment banker, or senior execs at Cablevision and Madison Square Garden—ask them if I was able to achieve goals," he said. "They will say that I not only achieved them, but I exceeded them."
Mr. Lhota believes he offers something the other candidates don't: A blend of high-level experience in government and business. "There's an unbelievable lack of understanding on the part of the private sector of how government works, and on the government side of how the private sector works," he told Crains. "And I think bridging that is very, very important."