People have said that if Greg Centineo had a title, it could be transformer, storyteller or seeker of meaning. He is the man CEOs call upon to turn great ideas into reality through thoughtful team leadership and the ability to attract large numbers of people to a common goal.
In 2000, Greg opened the Two Street Coffee Garage, originally an organic underground coffee movement intended to go head to head with Starbucks. After selling Two Street, Greg entered the arena of residential lending and structured financing with Washington Mutual.
While operating his thriving lending business, Greg was implored repeatedly to conduct the funding by the CEO of Summertime Entertainment for an animated film, “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.”In 2008, captivated and undaunted by Greg’s honest approach (“This is the greatest opportunity of a lifetime in which you could lose all your money.”), investor after investor bought in—and eventually bought in big—to what has now become a $120 million unprecedented global phenomenon.
Following Oz, Greg co-founded Pulse Evolution Corporation, the digital human animation studio responsible for Michael Jackson’s hologram performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Pulse owns a large percentage of the digital likeness rights to figures such as Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley.
Greg is currently advising the CEO of Priatek, with high level strategy in preparation for the company’s national roll out. Priatek is a revolutionary Gamification/digital-advertising company that leverages data mining through fun, arcade-style touch screen displays. The platform creates a meaningful engagement experience for consumers with their favorite retail brands.
Throughout his career, Greg has had ample experience as a profound public speaker, including at the University of Miami where he is a student favorite, as well as a mentor to both old and new entrepreneurs.
Today, Greg is a highly sought after consultant by large ventures – primarily advising C-level executives on leadership and fundraising that leads to company growth. Greg also leads large live streaming events and teaches his leadership secrets at GregCentineo.com
Greg lives between Downtown Los Angeles and South Florida.