Corey grew up in Fort Lauderdale while spending summers on his family's Dairy farm in Alabama. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served with 3rd Ranger Battalion. Following a distinguished military career with the Rangers, Corey went to Culinary School at Johnson & Whales University. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Culinary Arts, he went on to work for Resorts and hotels across South Florida. It was at one of these resorts, PGA National Resort & Spa where he got the health and fitness bug. Advancing his career in the health and fitness area is what led him to enroll at Florida International University as a Dietetics and Nutrition major, minoring in Exercise Science. While attending FIU, Corey worked as an associate with CarMax. This was Corey's introduction to sales. CarMax is very "sales process" focused with an emphasis on its value proposition.
After earning a Bachelor's degree from FIU, Corey applied his nutrition and sales knowledge as a Certified Personal Trainer. He eventually received his Certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, giving him the title Master Trainer with 24 Hour Fitness. Quickly moving up the ranks in management, Corey made a name for himself as a fitness sales trainer. Eventually, he opened the first Palm Beach location. Entering a new market without brand equity, Corey broke Grand Opening company records with the first location. This was accomplished by using a repeatable process to hire, train, develop staff and management. Continued success followed as Corey honed his Business Development expertise over the following 7 years. By the time 24 Hour Fitness sold, Corey repeated his process with seven more locations from Miami to NYC.
After getting a taste of the business operation side, Corey decided to pursue his MBA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. With a new found love of Business Development, Corey joined Merril Lynch as a Business Development Financial Advisor. It was at the Merrill Lynch that he developed a defined value proposition and supporting communications strategy that ensured a compelling, consistent brand that drove outstanding client acquisition.
This unique combination of military precision and business flair has helped him to excel in both business-to-business and direct-to-consumer sales, underpinned by the consistent delivery of innovative solutions implemented across multiple business requirements. He is a true practitioner and is on the ground everyday testing and implementing new ideas to better serve clients and free up more personal time.
Corey currently is the CEO of HG Commercial Cleaning, Cadily and High Goltage Consulting. He lives in Jupiter with his wife Brenda and 2 kids Caden and Lily.