A millionaire and business teacher, John Anderson, has reportedly died while vacationing in Costa Rica on Saturday. 65-year old Anderson was a partner at Ryco Management and former CEO of Wilmorite. According to reports, Anderson had gone to the Canopy of Ceiba Tree restaurant for dinner through zip line.
He mysteriously fell down while coming back. Like all the customers returning from the Ceiba Tree restaurant he was rappling down, when he fell approximately 100 feet. Reports suggest that authorities in Costa Rica are investigating the case.
Anderson graduated had earned respect of his colleagues and partners in a very long business inning. He had a B.A. from the College at Brockport, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester Simon School. He had over 30 years’ experience in the banking and real estate industries.
His business partner James Ryan Jr says “He wasn’t on a rappelling adventure, he was just getting back to the ground…There’s a safety system but for whatever reason that didn’t work.”
Reports suggest that Anderson was having birthday dinner with friends at The Pacuare Lodge. He fell while rappling down from the tree top restaurant that many call nest.
The Pacuare Lodge where stay for one night costs upwards of $1,880 is among the most natural restaurants. About Us section of the resort says, “The Pacuare Lodge where was built with a minimum impact on the river and rainforest site where it is located. Lanterns and candles provide light, as there is no electricity at the lodge. No trees were cut to build the bungalows and main lodge. Lumber was purchased from a sustainable reforestation project operated by small farmers. The roofs are made from palm leaves installed by Cabecar Indians living in the area using their traditional style. Aventuras Naturales was the first adventure travel company to acquire parcels of primary forest in this area solely for the purpose of conservation Over the years, we’ve purchased 340 hectares (840 acres) of primary rain forest along the Pacuare River for conservation and in order to offset the atmospheric carbon created by our vehicles, which makes our tours carbon-neutral”.
Reports suggest that John also taught real estate finance at the University of Rochester, where he was an alumnus. Ryan says, “John was really well respected…In many ways, he was private and not a person that everybody knew in that sense as a business leader. But he was an incredibly reliable partner and trustworthy. Just a very honorable person, especially in his business relationships.’’