Consultant and Strategic Partnership Broker in Nashville, Tennessee
I am relentless and passionate when it comes to helping and connecting people; so most of my time is invested into orchestrating business development opportunities. Love for people is what fuels my desire for an eclectic consulting portfolio, which includes global brands such as: Sotheby’s International, BMW, Red Bull, UFC, Rolex, 360Fly, Discovery Channel, Elite Model, Voss Water, Motion Music, Lululemon Athletica, GoPro, Sysco, Children’s Miracle Network and Ronald McDonald House Charities. I specialize in SPB work and have been successfully negotiating partnerships throughout an array of industries for over a decade.
Music however, was my first love. My professional journey began as a concert pianist at age 13 and until 2003, I recorded, toured or shared the stage with: 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 took over as director of special operations 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 founded Purple Turtle, a branding and marketing agency in Miami, Florida. In 2006 we expanded offices to 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 incredible team introduced the most progressive and innovative events in the northwest, setting a 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.