About

I am an entrepreneur and investor in Web-based media and Internet marketing projects. That’s fancy talk for “I make cool websites.”

My Companies

  • Recording Excellence LLC dba AudioSkills: Founded in 2015, Recording Excellence LLC is a Web publisher of instructional media on audio engineering, offering courses in mixing, recording, music production, and mastering. Properties include:
  • Dotmarketer LLC: Founded in 2005, Dotmarketer is a holding company for dozens of niche Web-based media properties. Including:
  • Best Online Universities LLC: A 2010 spin-off of Dotmarketer, BOU is a holding company for a large network of Web sites focused in the education vertical. Properties include:
  • Mitre Media Corp: Founded in 2012, Mitre Media acquired the assets of Carolean Capital Partners (a company I co-founded in 2009) and now holds a suite of online financial media properties. Including:
  • Poseidon Financial LLC: Founded in 2015, Poseidon Financial was an investment data research company that authored world-class information about stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and emerging markets. Poseidon Financial was shut down at the end of 2016. Its portfolio of sites included:
  • Other Projects

    John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship: Honoring my late grandfather, this scholarship is awarded each spring to a graduating senior of Moline High School in Illinois.

    The Pope Blog: An unofficial blog about the Holy Father and happenings in the Vatican, co-authored by my pal Andy.

    Tip’d: This was a personal finance-based social media site featuring user-generated content. Unfortunately, we had to shut it down in June 2012, due to the economy.

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    Personal

    I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in economics in 2004. I currently reside in Fort Worth, Texas with my wife and kids.

    Fun Facts

    I am a sports fan. I have attended over 200 college football games during my lifetime, including 18 Rose Bowl Games and 9 national championships. I also like hockey. I was at Staples Center on June 11, 2012, the night the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup, and again on June 13, 2014, when they won their second Stanley Cup. #GKG