TELLER OF TALES
Gino is an accomplished marketing executive with over 25 years of experience creating and leading high-impact creative and digital marketing campaigns. His roles have spanned across a broad spectrum of public and private industries; action sports, consumer goods, fine art, licensed product, electronics, apparel and service providers, while consistently meeting aggressive company goals. While Gino is exceptionally creative, his strong managerial skills are coupled with a diversified operations background.
Gino is an award winning video producer, directing and editing multiple documentaries, a multi-season PBS series and multiple music videos while working for a national artist. Gino has also spent many years serving in worship and creative ministries across the country and in 2009 was the founding Creative Arts Pastor for a church plant in Southern California.
Gino relocated to Nashville in 2018 and lives with his wife Kimberly and their little dog Penny. Their love of music, sports and good food keep them busy checking out all the happenings around their new city.
Explain the meaning behind your title.
As the marketing and relationship guy for Velocity Pro Systems, I have the great privilege of telling the world about our capabilities and the experience that my counterparts bring to this venture. It is exciting to be the one to share our stories and help our clients tell their tales through technology.
What was your first job?
My mom was an apartment manager as I was growing up, so I spent some nights and most weekends cleaning, painting and other odd jobs helping her keep things up to par for tenants. But my first official job was at Baskin Robbins or 31 Flavors as we knew it back in the 80’s at the Northridge Mall.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I am an avid vinyl collector. I spend several hours per week researching new music, listening to new things and looking to replace the 100’s of albums that were lost during a move in the 90’s.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Travel to Ireland.
Travel to all of the MLB stadiums in the US and Canada.
Swim with humpback whales.
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
Genesis in 1983 at the Los Angeles Forum. 13th row…
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
“Thriving, Not Just Surviving” It would be a testimony to the changes in my life after surrendering everything to God and having a relationship with Jesus. I tried for decades to do it on my own, my way, my terms and ended up needing His love, grace, forgiveness and mercy to see me through difficult times.
What is your favorite book in the Bible? Why?
Ephesians. Paul sums up how we, as Christians, should live our lives, loving each other, loving His church and living a Christ inspired lifestyle. It is practical, insightful and full of wisdom that can be applied in today’s context.
Best leadership advice you’ve ever received?
Collaboration and mentorship. Surround yourself with people smarter than yourself, meet with a mentor regularly and mentor someone younger than you. We are better together and collaboration is key to getting things done creatively and efficiently. Having mentors throughout my career has been huge in gaining wisdom and knowledge spiritually, professionally and relationally.