Brenda Gadd

Estate Manager
Estate Manager
  • Stuart, Florida
  • May 24, 2019

Since 1993, Brenda has had experience empowering reputable local and international estates, and small businesses with superior service, sound operational leadership and high effective business management. With a strong educational foundation, including a BAS in Accounting and an MA in Business Administration, complemented by the successful completion of various highly distinguished applied leadership programs over the course of her career, she proffers critical tools of the trade, including impeccable hospitality and operations management, sound financial oversight and exceptional employment references.



Interim Estate Manager @ Estates in Palm Beach, FL; Caribbean, and Central America
Jan 2011 — Current

 Manage and Oversee the Operations of Small Private Islands and Estates
 Provide Meticulous Oversight and Impeccable Service to Principals While in
 Work Seamlessly with Yacht Captains, Pilots, and Crews to Provide Quality
Private Service to Principals While on Board
 Provide Sound Operational and Logistical Management, Including Timely
Deliveries and Shipments, Coordination of Private Travel of Principals and
Guests, Flawless Execution of Special Events, Complete Mastering of State of the
Art Security Systems, Proper and Specialized Care of Assets, Inventory Control,
Proper Compliance with and Updating of Operational Manuals, and Frugal
Management of Estate Finances
 Successfully Manage Estate Employees and Contractors, Including Recruitment
and Training (as needed), Coordination of all Work Permits (as needed),
Compensation, Scheduling, Timely Evaluations, and Retention
 Serve as Logistical and Operational Liaison Between Principals, Architectural
Team, Local Contractors, USA Staff and International Staff to Facilitate Proper
Management and Timely Completion of Projects, Including Construction,
Renovation, and Furnishing of Main Residence(s) and All Guest Residences,
Along with Coordination and Flawless Execution of Property’s Grand Opening
(where applicable)

Island Estate Manager/Director of Hospitality, Logistics, and Business Operations
May 2005 — Dec 2010

Manage and Oversee 800-Acre Remote Private Island Estate, Including Adjacent World
Renowned Scientific Research Facility and 46-bed Boutique Eco-Resort:
 Provide Meticulous Oversight and Outstanding Service to Principal While in
 Direct and Oversee all Hospitality Management and Logistical Support, Including
Purchasing, Inventory Control, Menus and Food Service (F&B), Housekeeping,
and Customer Service
 Successfully Manage and Direct Diverse and Multi-cultural Support Teams (Total
Staff of 16), Including all Facets of Human Resource Function: Managerial
Oversight of All Recruitment, Employee Training and Retention, Compensation,
Scheduling, Foreign Documentation, Timely Evaluations, and Compliance with
Foreign Labor and Immigration (Including Work Permits)

 Carefully Nurture Long-Standing Contracts with Existing Customer Base and
Effectively Grow and Enhance New Business Opportunities, Including Program
Development and Expansion in the United States, the Cayman Islands, the
Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, for the Purpose of Achieving Sustainable
Annual Growth, as per Long-Term Strategic Plan
 Frugally and Prudently Administer Multi-Million Dollar Operating Budgets (for the
Estate and for the Business Entity), Including Departmental Budget Preparation
and Compliance; Strict Conformity to Federal Spending and Reporting
Requirements; Payroll and Benefits; Cash Flow Reporting; Grant Management;
Logistical Support Management; & Fixed Asset Management

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Since 1993, Brenda has had experience empowering reputable local and international estates, and small businesses with superior service, sound operational leadership and high effective business management

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