Manager/Security Consultant/Event Organizer/Martial Artist
Employed by the Galardi family for 18 years, as a Floor Manager at the Pink Pony in Atlanta, moving to South Florida to open and manage the first Galardi South Enterprises club in South Florida, the Pink Pony - Miami, and thereafter managed the Pink Pony in Atlanta. Enjoyed a close and personal relationship with founder and CEO Jack Galardi running the operation to meet and exceed all organizational protocols. Excel at using observational and people skills to manage employees and deal with the challenges presented by a diverse customer base.
As president of Fight Party Productions, LLC, promoted over 30 Mixed Martial Arts regional events across the south, as well as in Iraq (FOB Marez, Mosul, Iraq). Many of the participants discovered by Fight Party have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Early Problem Identification
Customer Relationship Management
11/1998 to 05/2017
Manager/ Floor Manager Galardi South Enterprises － Atlanta, GASupervised security staff, bar staff and the entertainers. Managed nightly operations and reconciled all reports.
12/1999 to 07/2012
Owner, Promoter, MatchmakerFight Party Productions, LLC － Atlanta, GAPromoted over 30 Mixed Martial Arts events, including Fight Night For Heroes, in Mosul, Iraq, in September 2009, presently the only Mixed Martial Arts event ever promoted in an active combat zone.
05/1996 to 04/1998
Executive ProducerXtreme Productions － Atlanta, GAXtreme Productions was an Atlanta-based company which promoted a pay-per-view Mixed Martial Arts event from Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and vicinity.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Political ScienceThe University of Georgia － Athens, GA, USA
Attended Georgia on a wrestling scholarship. Started on the varsity team my freshman and sophomore years. A knee injury early in my junior year ended my wrestling career.
High School Diploma: General CurriculumMiami Coral Park Senior High － Miami, FL, USA
Activities and Honors
Accommodation from US Army for bringing live MMA event to Iraq
Numerous accommodations from U.S. Marine Corps for work with wounded veterans
Accommodations from AHERO Foundation for work with wounded veterans
University of Georgia Varsity Wrestling Letterman
Accommodation from USA Wrestling for work with inner city kids
An avid martial artist with training in Aikido, Taekwondo, Kenpo, Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.