July 20, 2021
EP#13 On Earned Equity
Being lifetime athletes, my parents raised my brother and me in sports knowing the character-building that came along with it. This led to a 4-year Division I baseball scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock - an interesting transition...
Being lifetime athletes, my parents raised my brother and me in sports knowing the character-building that came along with it. This led to a 4-year Division I baseball scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock - an interesting transition from Hialeah/Miami Lakes. The experience of being a student-athlete away from home opened my mind and provided many learning experiences that I carry with me today. My background has developed me into a passionate competitor with a distinct work ethic. It has also taught me how to be a conscious leader, teammate, and listener.
After returning to Miami, I had a small stint of corporate positions with Fortune 500 companies but felt I could not accomplish my aspirations down that path. I then decided to hyperfocus on growing startups. After a couple of years successfully helping startups scale, I wanted to challenge myself by opening Gil Ventures - a holding company for private and public companies that use innovation to enhance the human condition through emerging concepts and industries.
Gil Ventures launched its first company, Gil Marketing, in 2016. Gil Marketing is a full-service online solutions firm that develops and grows the online presence of businesses from startups to publicly traded enterprises. We consolidate multiple components of digital marketing into a customized strategy that generates lifetime customers for businesses.
We now carry a team of over 40 specialists that bring a solution-driven approach towards each situation presented with persistence, patience, and analysis. Gil Marketing has generated millions of dollars in revenue for our client base and has experience in 40 industries. We are also a marketing leader in emerging industries such as the CBD, hemp, and tech space.
Gil Ventures also holds companies in music, manufacturing, and distribution. I always consider my experience in building and structuring businesses, my resources, relationships, and distribution channels when bringing value to the table. Gil Ventures has been featured in publications such as Yahoo Finance and Business Insider. I have also had the opportunity to feature as a speaker and panelist for mastermind events in the cannabis, marketing, and tech industries.