As Chief Marketing & Business Strategy Officer, Gary leads all brand marketing, advertising, and broker business development initiatives.
With more than 20 years of luxury brand marketing experience in New York, Gary is a creative team leader and is known for his passionate work ethic. He is also an accomplished professional photographer and a graphic designer with an impressive portfolio.
Gary has been the marketing director for top brokerages including Allan Schneider Associates and The Corcoran Group in the Hamptons. In 2008, during the global financial crisis, he was recruited to create and build the Saunders brand that quickly became the most effective luxury real estate business model in the Hamptons.
In 2014, Gary was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Development & Technology and expanded the company into two additional markets, recruited over 200 agents and he and his team won several website and print marketing awards. In 2018 he was selected by Compass to launch and grow this technology-centric brand in Florida.
After a visit to Oregon, he fell in love with the captivating landscapes and the abundance of real estate investment opportunities.
Gary and his wife Rebecca with their two children chose Bend as their basecamp for all the biking, hiking, skiing, golf and scenic photography adventures nearby. In addition, they appreciate the give-back culture of this community and look forward to becoming even more involved.