Meet Jared Widseth, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Milan Laser Hair Removal (

Tell us a little about your business. – My business is helping Milan make risk and reward intelligent decisions via understanding a complex regulatory landscape.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – I am still proud of passing the North Carolina bar almost 10 years later. The weight of your entire career seems to hinge on that one test.

Tell us a little about your family. – Gabriel and George, my three-year-old and one-year-old are my entire world. I would not want to do any of this without my incredible spouse, Grace.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I crave Husker Football Saturdays. Those seven Saturdays per year with home football games are the best days of the year. The games are obviously electric, but the time to hang out with friends, family, and the community are equally treasured. As I write this, there are 109 days until Husker Football season… But who’s counting?

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Generous.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Stopping time would be amazing. I would work in the paused time and use all of the active time to spend more time with friends and family.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Music. Singing, playing guitar. Pretty fun, but not useful to my day job.

Which talent would you most like to have? – I want to spend more time getting proficient at piano.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – STEM fields, but I have next to no skills there.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for CASA of Douglas County. As a parent and legal professional, it is so natural for me to use my skills to amplify the voice of children who need their voices heard in the justice system.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – I just finished Scott Galloway’s The Algebra of Wealth and loved it. I like thinking about career success and wealth as a means to an end to live an enriched life with your loved ones. Money is not the end or the goal. It is the means to an end – to be wealthy is not to be a billionaire. It’s to be able to have a lifestyle that enables you spend time with and care for your loved ones.

What is your favorite movie? – The Big Lebowski.

What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? – Au Courant, but also Ota – it is just so hard to get in!

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Anthony Bourdain.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.