Founder & President
Mr. O’Brien started his professional business career with a Fortune 500 company, Service Master (SVM), subsidiary where he worked in a business development, operations & management capacity where he remained for 8 years. He then elected to advance into a commercial consultative management position with Coverall North America (CNA), an international franchise operation, as a Marketing & Business Consultant where he remained for three years.
After eleven years spent in the corporate world, Mr. O’Brien decided to form his first company, The O’Brien Group, LLC. This firm acquired real estate in the Boston proper market for rehabilitation. A full time expansion into the Costa Rican real estate market was initiated and offices were localized. Operations were focused in a real estate investment, development, management, marketing and a project funding capacity within the private equity sector. Now simultaneously managing business’ and projects in two countries.
During his ventures in Central America he was introduced to the alternative fuel world through the vast palm oil industry. In 2008, Mr. O’Brien joined Tennessee BioEnergy Inc and it’s holding firm, Consolidated BioEnergy, LLC as the Director of Trading & Logistics and Business Consultant. After gaining this experience and educating himself from the ground up of the primitive biodiesel space, in late 2009, he elected to form the New York S Corporation entity Universal Green Consultants (UGC) in Westhampton Beach NY. Later adding satellite offices in Manhattan and Rotterdam, Netherlands in order to capitalize on the available opportunities in the market. Over the years building UGC, the firm has been developed into a multi-million dollar venture and one of the most respected trading and logistics companies amongst the top industry firms in this niche space. Mr. O’Brien continues to be actively involved in the day to day activities of UGC while employing a team of professionals to co-manage it with him.
After years on the road, he decided to return back home to Boston with his real estate and biofuel operations in 2015. In late 2015 Mr. O’Brien was introduced to the emerging market of the commercial drone industry. As a successful entrenprenuer he saw the potential ahead. He elected to venture on and open what is now STRATO SkyCam, LLC, a Boston-Based commercial drone operation targeting a well-known to him market of high-end residential and commercial real estate. Quickly seeing that this was not the only market for his operation, he invested in the best equipment, software and employees to make the company available to a wide range of markets. Mr. O’Brien continues to learn everyday in his new space, and once again by positioning himself at the right time, is yielding the full benefits of yet another infant commercial space.