Just prior to the inception of the Covid-19 pandemic in January 2020, Bryan and his partner, Kristen Mendes, were presented with the opportunity to acquire Diversified Marketing Group, a family business located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and founded by Bryan’s mother Ellen Gitlin in 1997. After starting the company and dutifully serving the needs of DMG’s wide array of local, regional, and national clients for nearly 23 years, the time had come for Ellen to embark on a well-deserved retirement. Over her nine years working at DMG and prior to becoming co-owner, Kristen served as DMG’s “Swiss Army Knife” in terms of her company function, and she worked tirelessly to become the company’s top producing salesperson. As a result, the decision we made to acquire the company was an easy one given DMG’s successful reputation, solid operating history, and our mutual desire to elevate DMG to even greater heights while keeping the business “in the family”.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, taking on this challenge is an honor. While continuing DMG’s long standing tradition and insistence on providing its customers with best-in-class promotional products and customer service, Bryan also adds significant value by leveraging his extensive business-to-business experience, interpersonal skills, an open ear, and creative mental approach to assist DMG’s clients in maximizing their marketing exposure, branding impact, and return on investment.
A founding member and current partner of both Cambridge Capital Advisors, LLC, and EVP Management, LLC, Bryan brings an exemplary national sales record and a keenly developed understanding of his clients’ business objectives to his pursuits as Co-Owner and Managing Partner of Diversified Marketing Group. As a principal and commercial real estate professional, Bryan has been responsible for the brokerage, financing, acquisition, leasing, re-development, management, disposition, and exchange of over $1.5B worth of commercial real estate and related transactions in a career spanning nearly twenty-five years.
Prior to founding Cambridge Capital Advisors and EVP Management, Bryan was a principal and co-founder of Terra Aurea Development, LLC. In that capacity, he focused primarily on the acquisition, re-development, conversion, leasing, management, and disposition of commercial and mixed-use properties. Concurrently, he was a principal and co-founder of Terra Aurea Services, LLC, a regionally recognized contracting company that provided commercial and residential contracting services to clients throughout New England.
Bryan received his Juris Doctor from the Western New England University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
Fun facts about Bryan:
Bryan loves spending time with his family, including his dog Milo, and is an avid New England sports fan. He enjoys skiing, hiking, playing guitar, and spending time on, in or near the water and mountains.
On a more personal note, the love story and life partnership he shares with Kristen is one of a kind. While dating as teenagers they unknowingly discovered they share the same birthday, and even more coincidentally, their mothers were hospital roommates on the date of their delivery! Given these incredibly remote circumstances, to this day they lovingly enjoy the reactions of others while sharing their story of being born on the same day, in the same hospital, in the same room, three and a half hours apart!