Richard created the concept of Language & Luxury, based on his experience in language and cultural immersion, as he has lived in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He speaks four foreign languages fluently and is proficient in another three, all of which he learned as an adult. Richard contributes his solid language learning experience as well as travel business experience early in his career. He also has a strong business background, having held several executive management roles in both large companies and startups during a successful 20+ year career in telecommunications. Richard holds an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of International Management and is based in San Diego, California.
Tom has also had a successful 20+ year career in telecommunications with experience in engineering, product management, and technical business development.
He contributes product management, technical, and operational expertise to Language & Luxury, ensuring effective execution on a day-to-day basis. Tom has also travelled extensively internationally and grew up in a household speaking French. He holds a B.S. in Electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and is based in San Diego, California.
Originally from Brazil, Gil recently returned from Rio de Janeiro where she spent five years in sales and operations in the luxury vacation rental business, hosting Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Antonio Banderas to name a few celebrities. Her contribution is her experience in luxury accommodations and her dedication to a high level of service and overall customer satisfaction. She is fluent in English and her native Portuguese and is based in Portugal.
Brent and his company, Steam Train Creative, are responsible for branding, image, the marketing automation engine and the ongoing digital marketing campaign. He brings over two decades of real-world effective marketing, creative and digital solutions to Language & Luxury.
Brent holds a Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and is based in Ucluelet, British Colombia.