Consultant and Strategic Partnership Broker in Nashville, Tennessee
I am relentless and passionate when it comes to helping and connecting people. I spend most of my time orchestrating business development opportunities. I've been fortunate to work with hundreds of amazing brands over the years, some of which include: Sotheby’s International, BMW, Red Bull, UFC, Rolex, Discovery Channel, Elite Model, Voss Water, Motion Music, Lululemon Athletica, GoPro, Sysco, Children’s Miracle Network and Ronald McDonald House Charities. What I specialize in is SPB work and have been successfully negotiating partnerships since 2006 throughout an array of industries.
Music was my first love and my professional journey started out at age 13 as a concert pianist. Artists I've recorded, toured or shared the stage with along the way include: Joe Cocker, Billy Dean, Bob Babbitt of Motown’s Funk Brothers, Mavis Staples, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz and Jim Boyd. My, writing, arrangements and recordings on two of Jim Boyd’s albums earned us two Native American Music Awards and 4 additional nominations.
In 2004 I was offered the business development director position for Carlos Justo’s internationally acclaimed luxury real estate team, SOL Sotheby's, for the South Florida and Virgin Islands territories. The TLC reality show Million Dollar Agents was inspired and created because of our team's success. Our clients included: Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Diddy, The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Madonna, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Rosie O'Donnel, Julio Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Jennifer Lopez, Cher and Heads of State.
In 2005 my wife and I created Purple Turtle, a branding and marketing agency in Miami, Florida. In 2006 we expanded offices into Lima, Peru and Spokane, Washington.
In 2008 we created the White Room in downtown Spokane, a multi-purpose loft space. It served as Purple Turtle’s Washington state office and was designed to quickly and easily transform into an event space. From 2008-2013, our amazing team introduced the most progressive and innovative events in the northwest and set the new standard of excellence for pop-up and corporate event experiences.
Nashville, Tennessee became our part-time home in 2013. When we're not living in Nashville, we're home in Lima, Peru.
Building my business portfolio has been an adventure. It's made me smarter, more resilient and taught me a lot about life. Current businesses include: Habitat M+C, TEN Gourmet Trading, Purple Turtle, Beyond & Away, The White Room and Windermere Marathon.