Global Single Family Office CFO
"Gabriel oversaw aspects of our various global winery and vineyard holdings as the Manager of our South African business as well as serving as the Director of Strategic Relations for our United States thoroughbred racing and breeding enterprises. In either situation, Gabriel treated all people he encountered with the same courtesy and respect. His perspective on global business issues and understanding of the ultra high net worth consumers enabled us to achieve even greater success. We relied upon him for partnerships with investors, associated brands (Rolex, Vogue, etc), and industry partners alike. In more recent years, I've also had the pleasure of working with Gabriel as an advisor to the numerous companies I've overseen, where he provided invaluable insight on go-to-market strategies" -N.G.K.
Court of Master Sommeliers
"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Gabriel . He is organized/detail oriented, with an innate ability to make customers and colleagues alike comfortable and at ease. He uses his exceptional intelligence, a quick wit and diplomacy for highly successful presentations of his brand and himself. My opportunities to work with Gabriel in my region proved to be highly successful." -E.C.
International Aviation Executive
"He understands that the most important job of a leader is to care for those he's responsible for. He consistently showed care for those in his charge, and put our interests above his own. He also showed a willingness to act as a buffer between his team and higher management, working long hours to absorb extra load that he didn't feel should be passed on to the team. Beyond his leadership skills, Gabriel also possesses a great marketing and communications mind. He has an obvious grasp of the finer points of marketing strategy, and was able to seamlessly bring his luxury/lifestyle background and perspective into the Business Aviation industry. He also made the industry change easily, picking up Business Aviation's nuances and subtleties very quickly." -J.S.
World Renowned Innovative Designer
"Gabriel generated tremendous enthusiasm in the marketing department even in a challenging business climate, erring on the side of doing the newest and most innovative marketing solutions when others wanted to just sit tight. He was very supportive of the products we at Sotto were promoting and put himself out there for that, and thankfully, the evidence is there today. He toughs it out with positive energy toward everyone he works with and looks for the best in people. Gabriel endeavors to build team relationships outside of marketing and plays that way, expanding his employer's reach." -E.S.
Leader of Program Oversight
"Gabriel brings an energy that is rare in today's corporateAmerica, it was a pleasure to work with Gabriel in support ofMarketing projects. His knowledge about luxury market and his vast network prove to be invaluable." -F.C.
A.I. and Skunkworks Lead Engineer
"His uncanny knowledge of the ultra high end market and insight on how to engage with it were invaluable. His ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of international customers was truly impressive." -D.B.
Business Leader's Private Venture
"I've had the distinct pleasure to leverage Gabriel's unique luxury retail and marketing talent as an advisor to me as I consider acquiring a luxury equestrian-inspired business. I cannot say enough good things about his knowledge, skills, and genuine interest in my possible venture. It was through his perspective, recommendations, and the incredible questions he posed that I was able to gain the necessary clarity to realistically assess the value of this opportunity. The attribute I appreciate most about Gabriel is his authenticity. He is an incredible talent and I am grateful to have the privilege of collaborating with him."
Editor: Global Press Corps
"Gabriel is an effervescent ball of positive energy just perfect for driving a global brand forward. Always up-beat and looking for a win-win situation." -R.B.
Member: Global Press Corps
"A strategic, yet highly creative global marketing director, Gabriel understands the importance of implementing an integrated marketing plan, which is extremely important in today’s advertising environment. Gabriel’s expectation for each campaign doesn’t stop at the aesthetic appeal. He is results oriented and analyzes the ROI in order to determine campaign effectiveness, which determines his “move forward” strategy. He is a true professional." -J.R.
Film and Fashion Executive
"Gabriel is an example of excellence and integrity, forward thinking and team building. Gabe's command of marketing innovation and brand development is outstanding... I look to him often as an advisor and barometer of today's ever-changing global marketplace." -R.J.P.
International Diplomatic Affairs Counsellor
"I have known and worked with Gabriel for over a decade, and I have always been impressed by his professionalism and creativity. He is a leader in the space of consumer-based marketing, who combines his know-how with a personal touch. This combination allows him to successfully market and brand strategies for traditional products through non-traditionally innovation ways. His easygoing manner and emotional intelligence is a benefit to company culture. Gabriel is also well-positioned to work in the international space, having worked on global development of mass and niche premium, luxury, and lifestyle consumer goods in South Africa, Australia, and England." -J.D.
Public Sector/ Government
"Gabriel is a joy to work with and has an infectious enthusiasm that makes working with him all the more enjoyable. Gabriel is a budget hawk. He has the creativity to take your projects and outcomes to the next level. His intellect is evident and his intentions pure. To describe Gabriel as hardworking is an understatement." -E.E.
Global Equestrian Leader
"Gabriel's positive and engaging attitude brings strength excitement to any brand he represents. His creative and conceptual mindset has successfully produced eye catching and trendsetting ad campaigns to the unique Equestrian markets. It has been inspiring and educational to have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with Gabriel. Gabriel is a true and invaluable asset." -C.N.
Data Science: Billion $ Retailer
"Gabriel is a passionate businessman who brings incredible insights & knowledge to a variety of scenarios I've had the pleasure of working with him on. With his interactive personality, and industry knowledge, Gabriel is a tremendous asset." - J.H.
ROBB REPORT: Best of the Best
Achieved "Best of the Best" award for multiple years in a row. Established as a leader in luxury goods and services.
Luxe et al's 2017 International Yacht and Aviation Award Winner
Venice-based award dealt to best-in-class within the global Yacht & Aviation Design, Product Development, and Marketing