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Episode 29 – Robi Jurney: Nonprofit Leadership in Palm Beach County

Nonprofit leadership is the focus in this episode of Business in Paradise as Cary Stamp is joined by Roberta (Robi) Jurney, President and CEO of the pediatric hospitality house Quantum House. Robi is a Palm Beach County native who transitioned from early career roles to being a full-time Mom and then ultimately to landing the greatest opportunity of her life as a prominent nonprofit leader. This is a “must listen” episode for those in healthcare and anyone who aspires to leadership in nonprofit management.

In this conversation, you’ll learn:

  • Robi’s views on Palm Beach County, the importance of customer service, and the ubiquitous need for everyone to be a salesperson
  • The power of networking and civic organization participation for nonprofits
  • Words of advice for aspiring nonprofit management professionals
  • The services offered by pediatric hospitality houses to families of patients
  • Other insightful lessons from Robi’s rewarding career that fits Mark Twain’s line “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”


On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quantum-house/

Website: https://quantumhouse.org/

Episode 28 – Corey Saban: An Inside Look at a Media Master

Corey Saban, president of CS Media Works, joins Cary for a dynamic, wide-ranging conversation. For more than 15 years, Corey has been a coach and consultant specializing in the high-demand areas of media relations, crisis management, presentation training, and brand storytelling. 

He enjoyed a previous career in radio and broadcast journalism, achieving accolades as an Emmy nominee and Associated Press award-winner. He has interviewed world figures from presidents to Pulitzer Prize-winners, and covered the disputed 2000 election, September 11th attacks, and numerous Super Bowls and national sports championships.

Corey now gets rave reviews for assisting companies with the craft of storytelling and “protecting” their brands, and helping executives and professionals with what to say and how to say it. He is also a marketing strategist who aligns your brand with your “why” in keeping with Simon Sinek’s work, helping companies develop and articulate a purpose with clear, concise messaging that drives results. 

You can learn a lot from Corey as he discusses: 

  • His journey in newscasting 
  • Why he didn’t stop pursuing his dreams after multiple rejections
  • Mentors who influenced him 
  • The importance of discovering your “why”
  • Why networking is an absolute must
  • Finding your unique gift and using it to your advantage
  • Why aligning your brand story is crucial
  • Plus more! 

Tune in to the complete podcast here!

This podcast episode represents only the opinions and views of the guest. It may not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Cary Stamp & Co. The sharing of this content does not imply tax or legal advice or professional investment advice.

Episode 27 – Brent Leslie: Entrepreneurial Local Boy Turned Thriving Business Leader

Episode Summary

Cary Stamp is joined by Brent Leslie, CPA, a director in the West Palm Beach office of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs. Brent is a hometown boy from Palm Beach County who owned a local fishing and seafood business in his teens. The accounting field was next on his horizon, as he evolved into a flourishing CPA and business manager who works with domestic and international clients in numerous industries.

Brent is an authority on Palm Beach County business and leisure life, and has much to share about the area’s exceptional growth and how to run a successful business in South Florida. 

Listen to Brent’s story and learn:

  • How determination and belief bring ideas and dreams to reality
  • The importance of communication
  • How to work hard without creating turbulence in personal life
  • The necessity of being a chameleon when doing business in Palm Beach County
  • How to successfully get involved with the right civic and professional organizations
  • And much more!

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This podcast episode represents only the opinions and views of the guest. It may not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Cary Stamp & Co. The sharing of this content does not imply tax or legal advice or professional investment advice.

Episode 26 – Dr. Gerry Pulvermacher: Industrial Psychologist Turned International Family Business Guru

Cary Stamp interviews Dr. Gerry Pulvermacher about his remarkable family history and professional life, starting with his immigration to Canada as a child with parents who were Holocaust survivors in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp.

Gerry is an industrial psychologist based in South Florida and Canada who saw an opportunity in the marketplace and built an international enterprise that helps business owners transition ownership (and leadership) to the next generation. He also works with entities to develop more productive and high-functioning executive teams. offering services to clients all over the world.

Tune in to hear Gerry’s inspiring stories about family, and his career dedicated to improving the longevity and leadership of dozens of family and closely held businesses.

You’ll hear about:

  • The story of his family rising up from a concentration camp experience
  • How he built a private practice into an international consulting firm
  • Numerous insights about family and closely held businesses, management, and leadership
  • Plus much more!

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This podcast episode represents only the opinions and views of the guest. It may not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Cary Stamp & Co. The sharing of this content does not imply tax or legal advice or professional investment advice.

Episode 25 – Noel Martinez: On the Frontline of Palm Beach County’s Explosive Growth

Host Cary Stamp is joined by Noel Martinez, the president and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. Learn about Noel’s career evolution from restaurant manager to civic leader and CEO during South Florida’s ongoing period of explosive growth. You’ll get a jolt of energy and enthusiasm about the life and times of Palm Beach County from a leader on the frontline of civic and entrepreneurial engagement. Noel is a true inspiration!

Noel talks about:

  • Key people that helped him realize his true leadership abilities
  • Why it’s crucial to be accountable in business
  • The most important lessons learned from previous employers and influential business owners
  • How the Palm Beach North Chamber successfully pivoted during the pandemic
  • The integral role of Chambers of Commerce in the business community 
  • His goal-setting process
  • Plus other insights on management and how he ignited his success!

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This podcast episode represents only the opinions and views of the guest. It may not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Cary Stamp & Co. The sharing of this content does not imply tax or legal advice or professional investment advice.

Episode 24 – Kyle O’Neill: How Vision, Determination, and Perseverance Built His Business

On this episode of Business in Paradise, Cary Stamp is joined by Kyle O’Neill, a young star of the South Florida business community who is currently president of the Private Client Group at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance. His story recounts the experience of successfully launching an insurance business from scratch after moving to Palm Beach County without any local connections.

Kyle discusses how his vision for success turned into reality, and stresses the essential process of visualization and planning. Even though Kyle is the driving force behind his thriving career, he emphasizes the importance of being surrounded by the right team members and mentors. 

You’re in the right place for a firsthand look at the journey of a young, flourishing entrepreneur.

Kyle talks about:

  • The most significant trait of a great salesperson
  • The “first sale” is about jumping over the fear” obstacle
  • Mastering the learning curve 
  • The “Head High and Chin Up” recipe to face obstacles 
  • Carrier appointments and where insurance pros can get them
  • The necessity of making mistakes on the path to success
  • Plus more!

This podcast episode represents only the opinions and views of the guest. It may not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Cary Stamp & Co. The sharing of this content does not imply tax or legal advice or professional investment advice.

Episode 23 – George Gentile: Insights into Four Decades of Palm Beach County’s Development

The career of landscape architect George Gentile tells the story of amazing development and change in Palm Beach County over four decades. George has been a central figure in the area’s governmental and commercial environmental engineering, development, and landscape architecture.

Cary Stamp speaks with George, now the senior partner at Gentile Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc (2GHO) about his landscape architectural career that contributed to Palm Beach County’s evolution. The conversation touches on mentoring, community service, business philosophy, and much more.

George discusses:

  • How Florida is highly dependant on managing stormwater and underground aquifers
  • His award-winning project that aided in resource recovery and managing landfills
  • Why punctuality is an important quality that every business person should have
  • Ways in which he contributes to the betterment of the community
  • His passion for the marine industry and other civic organizations
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

George G. Gentile has practiced as a landscape architect and planner in Palm Beach County for over 40 years. Having worked on numerous public and private projects that have contributed to the quality of life of South Florida residents, George is recognized for his professional dedication and was chosen as the Landscape Architect of the Year by the Palm Beach County, American Institute of Architects in 2007. During his extensive career, George has also been highly involved in the community through various nonprofits and charitable organizations.

Episode 22 – Dave Markarian: an Attorney’s Path to Success in South Florida

The legal field is a challenging yet exceptionally rewarding profession. Veteran South Florida attorney Dave Markarian, managing partner at The Markarian Group, has seen it all and has many insights about the field, the growth of Palm Beach County, and more.  

In this episode, Dave joins Cary Stamp to discuss the journey from law school graduation to managing a thriving firm of his own, as well as career stops along the way. He dives into key decisions that led to success, provides useful advice picked up from mentors, and discusses the challenges he overcame—all with the backdrop of the remarkable evolution of South Florida.

You’ll learn: 

  • The type of opportunities that Dave yearned for in his early career days
  • How to find successful people who have valuable knowledge to share
  • Why Dave believes strongly in having young talent on your team
  • The importance of active civic and community engagement outside of work
  • And much more!

Tune in now as Dave Markarian shares life-changing experiences and the principles that guided him through a successful legal career.

Resources: Cary Stamp & Co. | Cary Stamp | Dave Markarian on LinkedIn | The Markarian Group | Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce | CareerSource Palm Beach County | Habitat for Humanity of Florida | The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko | How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Getting Things Done by David Allen | Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart–Until You’re 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley

Episode 21 – Tom Balling: The Business of Concierge-Level Irrigation & Landscaping in South Florida

Serving both Martin and Palm Beach counties, TCI Rood has established a reputation for excellence in the related fields of irrigation and landscaping, big businesses in South Florida. 

In this episode, Cary Stamp is joined by guest Tom Balling, president and managing partner at TCI Rood. Tom discusses how he managed to merge two significant companies to form a thriving larger entity, and shares his experiences and views on other entrepreneurial ventures that are part of South Florida’s boom. 

You’ll learn: 

  • How Tom overcame the challenges of integrating two separate businesses
  • The keys to building a lasting business partnership
  • Tips for establishing a solid leadership team in your organization
  • How TCI Rood focuses its efforts on giving back to the community
  • And more!

Tune in now as Tom Balling shares his expert insights on building a thriving business.

Resources: Cary Stamp & Co. | Cary Stamp | Tom Balling | Treasure Coast Irrigation / Rood Landscape | Quantum House | Hobe Sound Community Chest | The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell | The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni | The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Episode 20 – Raymond Taylor: Building a Leading Refrigeration Business From Scratch

Launching a business comes with multiple challenges and often requires considerable capital investment. Raymond Taylor says, don’t let that hold you back.

In this episode, Cary Stamp is joined by Raymond Taylor, founder of Excell Refrigeration. His life’s work has been building a business empire that now employs nearly 200 people, after starting with a small loan from his father. Raymond shares the major challenges faced during his early professional years, how he manages adversity, and the strategies used to grow his business.

You’ll learn: 

  • Why Raymond describes himself as a “hands worker” – and how it has helped his business
  • The importance of using a formal training process for new hires
  • Approaches that helped Raymond improve his company’s marketing
  • How to build lasting relationships with customers as well as employees
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how Raymond built a thriving Palm Beach County business over the decades.

Resources: Cary Stamp & Co. | Cary Stamp | Raymond Taylor | Excell Refrigeration | Vistage | Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Inc. | Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Professional Alliance