“Take this job and shove it” apparently wouldn’t cut it for the chief financial officer of a big global investment firm.
Mark E. Oleksik, the CFO of Talos Partners, allegedly used a baseball bat to emphasize his displeasure with his boss.
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Oleksik, 59, of Greenwood Village, Colo., has been charged in Utah’s 3rd District Court with threatening or using a dangerous weapon in a fight, a class A misdemeanor, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.
On April 30, Oleksik was in a business meeting with the CEO of Talos Partners, and a member of the board of directors at the company’s office in downtown Salt Lake, the newspaper said, citing court records.
Allegedly Oleksik and the CEO had a disagreement and Oleksik lost it. He stormed out of a conference room and returned a short time later wielding a baseball bat. The records said Oleksik, holding the bat over his shoulder with both hands, shouted at the CEO, “you wanna talk, let’s talk,” while walking toward his boss.
The CEO, fearing for his safety, said he asked Oleksik multiple times to put down the bat, but Oleksik refused. Eventually Oleksik relented and sat down with the bat in his lap.
Oleksik allegedly admitted to police that he snapped and that he used the bat the intimidate his boss. The Talos Partners web site lists Robert V. Brazell as CEO of the firm.
The web site says Oleksik “brings over 20 years of senior-level financial experience in insurance and financial services.”
No word on Oleksik’s job status with Talos. A spokesman for the firm, a global investment financial company with offices in New York, Dallas and Salt Lake City, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.