Where We Are Now: August 31, 2020

Amazing Path Forward & Gary Kurotori Takes New Role as CFO

6:15AM PST

Team –

Our team is setting records upon records – July was an all-time high. August will reset the record books and September is shaping up to set yet another. All of you are stretched to the max and riding the COVID real estate surge.

It is remarkable to experience. I am hopeful you are being supported in every way imaginable! If we can help further, please make my phone ring!

We have two amazing Path Forwards scheduled for September 14th and 28th – these are not to be missed if you can watch live, but know they will also be recorded and distributed shortly after their live broadcasts.

  • September 14th at 9 AM PST – Brian Solis, Digital Anthropologist. We first met Brian in 2014 when I was on a panel discussion with Brian as a guest of Alf Nucifora, President, The Luxury Marketing Council. Trust me, I had to prepare for this discussion big time as Brian is a world-renowned digital anthropologist and futurist. Wait until you hear his vision on the intersection of human nature and technology disruption.
  • September 28th at 9 AM PST – Robin Hauser, Independent Film Producer, and experienced TED speaker. We know Robin from Marin County and she has been a client of the firm. Two weeks ago, I came across this TED talk about leadership and women and 100 percent thought of our team.  Please put this “fireside chat” in your calendar as a don’t miss!

It is with a serious sense of pride and regret that we announce the resignation of Gary Kurotori, CFO PUI. Gary joined our team in May 2013 as our business was coming alive. Our finance team needed Gary’s leadership in so many ways. We were soon to progress on high growth initiatives in Northern California and an acquisition path in Southern California.

Within a year, our annual independent financial audits were 100 percent clean and our commissions were paid timely, in most cases on the day of closing. Our M&A activity was gearing up and Gary met every challenge cast his way.

Gary has accepted a role as a CFO of a private equity backed business in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has shared with me that he is going from the frying pan to the fire with three acquisitions apparently on the horizon between now and year-end.

Please join me in thanking Gary for his 7+ years of contributions. Gary 100 percent moved our needle and made our company stronger, nimbler, and fiscally vibrant.

Gary, my hope is in your 2.0, you will see situations, look back, and say, “yep, seen this before,” and your experience at PUI will have made you smarter and stronger.

This is Where We Are Now.



Mark A McLaughlin

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