Jeremy worked in the family restaurant, David’s Real Pit BBQ, since he was 12 years old. After receiving his state manager’s certification when he was 15, he continued in the restaurant all the way through college. Gaining real world experience about the business and how to work with others.
Having grown up in the restaurant Jeremy felt the need to get away after graduating from college. He received his master’s in Accounting from UF in 2009 and went to work for a large accounting firm in Tampa after several internships.
With a dream to one day come back and help grow the family business, he realized after about a year of public accounting that he should not wait any longer. Jeremy rejoined the company in May of 2010 and was elected president January of 2012. Over the past several years Jeremy has focused on the financial and marketing aspects of the business.
Knowing that there had to be a better way to promote the business besides paying for expensive traditional media, Jeremy educated himself by reading as much as he could about small business marketing. What he learned was an extensive knowledge of direct marketing, specifically direct mail, email and other social media tools. After putting these tools to work he has helped grow sales at David’s BBQ to never before seen levels and sales growth each year since 2010. Check out a recent article I was part of by clicking on the marketing expert badge below!