Mr. Stear has over 12 years of experience in luxury brand development, business marketing and communications. He has served with Algodon Group since 2006, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Company’s marketing, branding, and corporate communications strategies and any related programs that support the Company’s vision, mission, culture, and business goals. He oversees all branding and brand development, marketing and advertising, website content, social media outlets, media relations, press releases, and general public relations activities for the Company, its subsidiaries and wholly owned businesses. He continues to play an essential role in successfully positioning within the high-end luxury sectors the Algodon brand, whose hospitality and fine wines have accordingly been honored with numerous international awards, top media coverage and accolades. He also serves as Director of Marketing and is one of the founders of Hollywood Burger, a “Fresh Food, Fast!” restaurant concept currently operational in the U.S. Mr. Stear attended Hunter College, as well as the University of North Carolina from which he holds an Arts Diploma.