Over the past 25 years I’ve followed my passions to build, grow, buy, and sell a variety of businesses. After many years in the corporate environment, I decided to hang up that hat at 40 and “semi-retire” to Ventura, California where I live on a boat with my amazing wife. Since then, I have become an ultra endurance athlete and focused my vision to start SoulLightCreative. Ironically, being “semi-retired” has kept me so busy with starting new companies, launching new products, and publishing books that it has cut into practicing my sunrise surfing addiction, but I love what I do and I enjoy “becoming the expert” with each new endeavor. I am interested in businesses and products that make people’s lives better, easier and happier. Every business is different and I have a diverse history of personal involvement ranging from capital fundraising and business reorganization to company branding and pattern strategies. I also review a variety of business proposals and am always open to meeting new people with exciting ideas. If you have an idea or an existing business you are 100% passionate about send me an email. It’s amazing what can be created when similar philosophies align.
Seventeen-Seconds provides client based, quantitative real-time data for the behavioral health care industry. Beta testing began Summer 2014. Public launch scheduled for Fall 2016.
2012-Present | Owner/Partner
Development partner for an industry changing, patent pending, disruptive line of sport braces. Testing and clinical trials began Fall 2014. Product launch Winter 2016.
Founded GameSpheres publishing company with Nolan North to create “behind the scenes” books around video gaming, authored by Nolan North, “the voice of gaming”. The companies first book, Uncharted: Drake’s Journal was published November, 2011 under licensing agreements with Sony US and Sony Europe. I negotiated international licensing agreements with Sony US and Sony Europe. My responsibilities include graphic design, book layout and websites, printing, warehousing distribution and marketing for the books. www.GameSpheres.com
Ongoing consulting for RB Murray Company focusing on tech support for database and web systems. Income property analysis and development consultation focusing on LEED sustainable development projects. www.RBMurray.com
BMS is the industry leader in custom motorcycle seats. My involvement in the company is broad. From product development and testing, overseas manufacturing, marketing and business strategies and funding. Since my involvement we have created multiple patents for products in the bicycle and motorcycle industry. I have re-positioned the company with new branding and marketing strategies, designed and built the companies website, print/web advertising.
2012-Current – Consultant/Partner PicturGroup | Entertainment Media Agency
In 2012 I began business consulting for PictureGroup in all areas of operations. Currently I am involved in business strategy, and new product development, the launch of Bounce a new photo-sharing App. I am building the lifestyle and landscape stock photography database with thousands of images for licensing.
EpicEveryDay – 18 Month Social Experiment to Motivate People
2009 – Current | www.EpicEveryDay.com – Founder
In 2009 I created a line of outdoor clothing, arm bands and stickers based around one thing. To inpsire people to Do Something Epic Everyday. The profits generated from EpicEveryDay are given away to fill peoples dreams. By fulfilling peoples dreams, my hope is their actions will inspire others. Phase 1 (2013) gave away 10,000 armbands and $5,000. Stay tuned for phase 2.
Partner/Developer of the first Sustainable. LEED, Class A office park. The 9 acre site is designed on LEED standard guidelines and approximately 110,000 sqf, of LEED standard buildings will be finished in 2017. Future projects planned on the West Coast. www.TerraGreenOffice.com
2002 – 2010 – Vice President RB Murray Company, Commercial, Industrial, Income & Development Real Estate
Institutional brokerage work, Big Box Retail Development and Sustainable Office Park Development. TIF consultant. Own and developed the first “green” LEED certified office park in the Midwest (www.TerraGreenOffice.com). Own and redeveloped retail shopping centers. Created multiple LLC’s with strategic partners to acquire and manage commercial properties. Personally a member of Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Clients Snapshot: Reits; Kimco, General Growth, CBL & Tanger Outlets. Simon Properties, Bass Pro, Brinker International, Motorola, Cormac Development, ATT, Best Buy, Lowe’s, TMobile, Cox Health Systems, St. Johns Health Systems… www.RBMurray.com
Member on the Board of Directors of Commerce Bank. Commerce Bank is more than 150 years old and is ranked number six on ABA Banking Journal magazine’s list of Top Performing Big Banks with total assets of $10 billion or more. www.commercebank.com
1998-2002 – Partner/Owner Crested Butte Printing & Publishing, Magazine Publishing & Commercial Printing | Crested Butte, Colorado
Purchased in 1998 and doubled sales in two years. CB Printing owns, designs and prints magazines in-house. Services also include design, branding, editorial, printing, 3rd party publishing, advertising management. Crested Butte Printing merged with Colorado Printing, one of the largest commercial printers in a four state region. Client Snapshot : Aspen Ski Company, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Telluride Mountain Resort, Cordillera Development, Vail Ski Company, Telluride Real Estate, Steamboat Mountain Resort. www.CPCSolutions.com
Developed and managed offices in new markets. Built and managed accounting systems for property management. Designed and built SQL databases and company websites. Marketed and brokered income properties, entertainment properties, national retail tenant rep and industrial properties. Built, developed and leased retail shopping centers. Client Snapshot: McDonalds, Bank of America, Lawrence Welk Properties, Mercantile Bank, Commerce Bank, Conoco Phillips, Taco Bell, US Bank, St. Johns Health System…… www.RBMurray.com
1989-1993 – President Guru Golf
In high school I founded Guru Golf to design, manufacture and market the first electronic golf putting machine. I personally created, patented, manufactured and marketed “The Putting Zone”. Manufacturing was in China, sales were via boutique catalogs including The Sharper Image and Hammacher Schlemer. Remember which computer you used in 1989???
During the initial startup I was on a full-ride golf scholarship at University of Missouri.
Robert Booth Murray, III
2419 E Harbor, Unit 112
Ventura, CA 93001