Born and raised in New York & South Florida, John attended college at Florida International University in Miami, FL earning a B.S. in Hospitality Management. After graduation, he worked for Hilton Hotels in Dallas, TX and was subsequently recruited by Walt Disney in Orlando. After 8 years with Disney, John returned to Hilton Hotels and worked with them for another 13 years in Tampa, FL and then again in Dallas, TX. During his time at Hilton and Disney, John held various leadership roles in sales, service, training & quality assurance, communications and international operations. During this time, John also obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. Most recently, he was SVP, International & Acquisition operations at an international property management firm and SVP, Americas for a business process outsourcing organization based in the Caribbean.
John and his wife Susie recently celebrated their 24th Anniversary and have 2 beautiful daughters (Christina, 21, an aspiring Psychologist currently attending the University of Central Florida, and Lisa, 18 a senior at Windermere High School, who is looking forward to a career in cosmetology and plans to attend The Paul Mitchell School in Oviedo). In his off-time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out and occasionally escapes to his workshop to enjoy woodworking.
Having spent most of his career in hospitality, customer service and sales, John knows the importance of treating people with respect and courtesy. He is excited to be part of the Tony Baroni expansion team in Orlando and prides himself in always finding the right home at the right price in the right location.