Never in my wildest dreams did I ever envision that my time spent as a stockbroker and record company executive would serve as the catalyst for a career in the wine industry. Those experiences combined proved to be the perfect convergence of business, finance and exposure to the creative process.
At its core, my willingness to explore a new career direction every 8-10 years underscores a fundamental belief that “Life is short” and that wasting time is not an option. The loss of my baby sister Kim to breast cancer in 2013, was a painful reminder of how quickly things can change. While it may sound cliché, the best way for me to honor her memory & spirit is to invest my remaining years in making sure that my life has meaning and to be of service to others.
The “journey” that has become La Competencia Imports is one of the most fulfilling adventures of my life. Together, along with my friends in the Baja Wine Community, we are building something special. Through our individual and collective efforts we are developing businesses, creating opportunities, building legacies that will be passed on for generations and hopefully creating examples that will inspire others to pursue their dreams.
La Competencia Imports LLC Founder
TBA Napa, Inc. Winery Consultant
Mi Sueño Winery Director of Sales & Marketing
Virgin Records Sr. Vice President Urban Music
Sony Music Vice President Urban Promotion
Tommy Boy Music National Director Urban Promotion
Delicious Vinyl Records Director of Urban Promotion
Bear Stearns & Co. Retail Stockbroker
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Semester at Sea – University of Pittsburgh
International Business Studies