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Brian Buffini is the founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, the largest training and coaching company in North America. Based in Carlsbad, California, Buffini & Company has trained more than 3 million business professionals in 41 countries and has coached more than 25,000 business people. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Brian emigrated to San Diego in 1986, where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. After becoming one of the top-producing real estate agents in the nation, he founded Buffini & Company—an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others.
In addition, Brian’s podcast, The Brian Buffini Show, has more than 12 million listeners in 178 countries. Brian became a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-selling author with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Today, Brian travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” He has been inducted into the RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame and has been recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200. Brian and his bride, Beverly — co-founder of Buffini & Company — have six children and reside in Southern California.
Dermot Buffini is the CEO of Buffini & Company, the largest business coaching and training company in North America.
Joining Buffini & Company in 1999 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dermot was responsible for developing new markets and corporate partnerships, as well as the company’s overall growth plan. He quickly became known as a passionate leader and prominent business strategist. Dermot assumed the CEO role in 2013 and under his leadership provides a significant impact in the lives of more than 3 million people from 41 countries through the company’s events, training and coaching programs.
A recognized leader, Dermot has been named a RISMedia Newsmaker, a finalist of San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year and ranked in the Swanepoel Power 200. His commitment to excellence has led Buffini & Company as a Top Place to Work in San Diego consecutively since 2016. Dermot emigrated to San Diego, California, from Dublin, Ireland in 1999.
Originally from the Midwest, Jim spent nearly a decade at Pella Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors, serving in a wide-range of financial positions. In 2001, he joined Buffini & Company as its Controller, later becoming the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. When not in the office, Jim enjoys quality time with his wife and son, and perfecting his game on the golf course.
A 25-year sales and marketing expert who’s worked with industry giants such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Guinness and Easter Seals to name just a few. As Buffini & Company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), she’s responsible for the company’s sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the entire customer experience from acquisition to retention. Terri holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and General Business from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
Dave leads a team of more than 60 certified Business Coaches at Buffini & Company. Dave’s team coaches thousands of business owners to develop and grow their business through the implementation of systems in every facet of their operation. Buffini & Company coached clients typically earn 10-times the industry average. Dave has personally coached more than 250 business owners, leaders and CEO’s over the past 15 years. His clients have ranked among the 100 Most Influential in Real Estate, the Wall Street Journal’s top 100 and the National Association of Realtors 30-under-30.
With 20+ years of product strategy and management experience, Jeff has provided leadership of industry-leading products for global enterprises such as Netscape Communications, Adobe Systems, and Hewlett-Packard. As Vice President of Product Development, his excellent track record of building and strengthening products and customer experience is essential to meet and exceed the high expectations of the Buffini & Company customer. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, San Diego.
During his 25+ years in the marketing space, Mike has worked with some of the most influential B2B and B2C companies in the world, including Disney, Microsoft, IBM, and American Honda. Joining Buffini & Company in 2014, Mike is responsible for the company’s overall marketing strategies, tactics and programs. Mike holds a BA in Political Science and a MS in Instructional Design & Technology from California State University, Fullerton.
An accounting and finance professional with 20+ years of experience. Melissa has held senior-level finance roles at Texas Instruments, Alliance Semiconductor, Integrated Sensor Solutions, and the California franchise office of Outback Steakhouse before joining Buffini & Company in 2003. Melissa holds an MBA and a BA in Accounting from Iowa State University.
From music to television to now real estate training, Vice President of Content Heather Luskie joins Buffini & Company with years of storytelling experience across multiple industries. In her current role at Buffini & Company, Heather directs a talented team of visual designers and video professionals to craft impactful training, content and experiences to benefit clients’ lives personally and professionally. Before joining Buffini & Company, Heather spent 11 years at the NBC affiliate in San Diego, spearheading unique creative marketing initiatives as the station’s Brand Director and receiving seven Emmy Awards while in the role. Heather has a BA in Communication from California State University, Fullerton, and she enjoys spending time with her family in San Diego.
As Vice President of Professional Development & Industry Engagement, Amy Somerville leads Buffini & Company’s professional development efforts and leverages her valuable experience as an acclaimed national presenter to support international, team, broker and agent training programs. Amy is a visionary leader and a go-to, high-energy speaker, panelist and facilitator. She has been the host of Buffini & Company 7 Figure Club — Live™ and has also shared the stage with the likes of Jay Leno and Wayne Brady. Amy holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and technical communications from Colorado State University, did MBA coursework at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Business and completed an executive development program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Amy is married to her college sweetheart, Lance, and they are proud parents of two young daughters.