Fate can strike entrepreneurs in the strangest of ways. Just ask Lenny and Mila Verkhoglaz, co-owners and founders of Executive Care, whose unexpected 2003 Valentine’s Day experience gave way to a successful business venture.

Mila often refers to Executive Care as a “love story”. Right before heading out for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, Lenny and Mila received a call from an elderly neighbor in need of care. They did not hesitate to help her while her daughter was away. They offered to stay with her and spent the evening sleeping on a blow-up mattress on the floor in her home helping out. This was a turning point in their lives – they knew exactly what they wanted to do. That evening paved the way for Executive Care.