MARC CURRERI, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Marc has lived and worked in and around the water for his entire life. Born in Staten Island, NY and raised in the seashore town of Scituate, MA, Marc became an early entrepreneur when he started a landscaping business to pay for his jet-ski racing. He began his career in the Scituate Harbormaster’s office, quickly rising to become the youngest ever Assistant Harbormaster and launching a new boat launch service in Scituate Harbor. There, he gained valuable seamanship skills that he would utilize throughout his life. Eventually, Marc moved to Florida, working as a dock attendant at the prestigious Pier 66, eventually attending Sea School and obtaining his Captain’s license. While he did move back to Boston briefly to run larger boats and upgrade his CG license to 100T Master Near Coastal, Marc eventually returned to Florida. While at Boat U.S. in Fort Lauderdale, Marc captained boats, performed salvage, and worked as a freelance captain delivering yachts up and down the eastern seaboard. Marc even made an Atlantic Crossing onboard a 139ft Feadship. While project managing a refit in a boatyard, Marc sowed the seeds for launching MPI to provide South Florida with the ultimate one-stop-shop for Yacht Management & Maintenance. Since 1997, MPI has grown to become the premier marine service company in South Florida that provides, Yacht Management and Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Audio/Video and Networking, and Emergency and Crisis services. Marc also co-founded the marine security, monitoring, tracking and surveillance company Paradox Marine, now known as GOST. He also started and is partnered with his cousin in a boatyard, Scituate Boat Works, in his hometown of Scituate, MA.
In his free time Marc spends time with his family, boating or flying. Marc volunteers with Challenge Air, an organization providing special needs children a chance to fly, with Wounded Warriors to fly wounded war VETs to & from their destination, and with Pilot N Paws to fly pets all over the country to prevent euthanization. Marc holds and maintains a 100T Master Near Coastal Captain license and a Private Pilot License with an instrument rating. Marc went to Wentworth Institute and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Construction Management.
BRIAN CURRERI, VICE-PRESIDENT
Brian Curreri was born and raised in Weymouth, MA. Having been raised on the waters of Massachusetts Bay, Brian spent his summers fishing off the family boat and visiting his father while stationed at the Scituate Coast Guard Station. His love of the water and boating was fostered during those early years and continued to grow while attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Brian obtained his 100-ton Master Near Coastal Merchant Mariner Captain’s license shortly after college. After delivering a yacht to Fort Lauderdale, FL with his cousin Marc, he decided to relocate to Florida to partner with Marc, helping to establish MPI as the leading marine service company is South Florida. Brian and Marc teamed up again in 2002, co-founding an industry leading marine security, monitoring, tracking and surveillance company. Brian returned to Massachusetts in the summer of 2007 and established Scituate Boat Works, a state-of-the-art, full-service boatyard located on the South shore of Massachusetts supporting the entire MPI Northeast clientele’s service requests. Brian’s interests include golfing, fishing, lacrosse and spending time with his family.
VICTOR AVILA, VICE-PRESIDENT & SERVICE ADVISOR
Victor Avila was raised in South Florida, making him one with the ocean. Upon his graduation from high school, his love and passion for the ocean became his raison d’etre to join the United States Coast Guard. During his 4 years in the USCG he was involved in Migrant Ops, Drug Smuggling Ops, Search and Rescue Ops, and Aids To Navigation servicing and repairing. Victor has won many merits and ribbons for voluntarily cleaning up debris and rebuilding all Aids to Navigation from St. Petersburg down to the Florida Keys. While in the USCG, Victor was trained in Marine Diesel and Gas engines as well as trained in 12VDC, 120VAC, and 220 VAC wiring and installation. After his 4 years completion in the USCG, Victor began to work for MPI in October 2004, quickly rising from Tech Assistant, to Technician, to Lead Technician, to Service Manager, and now to Service Advisor/VP with an equity stake in the company. Victor has mastered the ability to troubleshoot almost any issue a yacht can encounter. Victor is N2K and Advanced MEI certified, as well as certifications for all the major marine electronics companies like Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad and much more. Victor’s goal is to never stop learning and to teach the younger generation techs everything they need to know about the boating industry. With 18+ years of experience on the water and boats, Victor dedicates his weekends to making the company grow and of course FISHING with his wife and two boys!
BRITTANY EISENHERT, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Brittany is a native Floridian who was raised in Ft. Lauderdale. In her formative years, her father flew her throughout the Caribbean where she developed a lifelong appreciation for the ocean. She has been in the marine industry for 11 years, beginning her career at a local boating supply store, then moving on to Yacht Chandlery. She then decided she wanted to experience a different side of the industry and joined the MPI family. She has experience with yachts up to 316ft and excels at parts procurement and customer support. Brittany works as an Executive Assistant for both the President and Vice President and is a direct contact for immediate assistance. Brittany attended Nova Southeastern University where she studied Biology. Her favorite part of the marine industry is the diversity and the ever-changing atmosphere of life in, on, and around the water.
DANNY MURPHY, SERVICE ADVISOR
Danny joined the MPI team in 2012 as a technician in training and is now leading our tech team. He is a certified NMEA Advanced MEI installer, and is also certified in NMEA2000, Raymarine, Garmin, Navico, Gost, and KVH products. In addition to working at MPI, Danny spends much of his free time on boats, enjoying wake boarding at his family’s house in Lake Placid, FL, working on his ’67 Boston Whaler that he rebuilt, and spending time with his wife Ashley and their new daughter Kathryn.
JAKE GOODYEAR, NAPLES LEAD TECH/MANAGER
Having been raised up and down the Northeast coast, Jake was constantly near the water, fostering a fervent lifelong passion and desire to always be on the ocean. He started in the marine industry in 2003 as a marine technician working on anything from a trolling motor to a diesel engine. After Hurricane Wilma, he relocated to the Orlando area and started working for a small company installing marine electronics. During employment there he gained multiple certifications, opened up a new branch for the company in Daytona Beach, FL, managing that location while also acting as lead technician. He took a brief stint out of the marine industry to attend college and get his Bachelors degree in Business Management. While in college; he was also a full time bartender and bar manager, where he learned and cultivated his knack for excellent customer service. Coupled with this innate and skilled ability, and his extensive knowledge about boats, Jake is the ultimate marine professional. Since joining the MPI team, he has renewed and obtained new certifications, and is now the Manager and lead technician for our Naples office.
HEATHER TROUT, OPERATIONS & ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR
Heather is a native Floridian, spending most of her childhood in and on the water. She began working for Marine Professionals in 2007 detailing boats as a fun side job. With hard work and attention to detail she was promoted to Detailing Supervisor. After a few years of working in the detailing department, Heather was offered a position in the office, soon working her way up to Office Manager. Over time she was promoted to Service Advisor assisting maintenance customers with any service needs related to their vessels. Most recently her role at Marine Professionals has evolved into a position where she provides administrative support for the MPI team. Over the years she has developed a well-rounded knowledge of the industry, continuing to learn and hone her savvy industry and customer service skills every day. Her favorite part of working in the marine industry is being able to spend every day enjoying paradise. In her free time Heather enjoys cooking, boating with friends, travelling to new places, and spending time relaxing at home with her husband and French bulldog “Romo”.
ELVIS, MASCOT (1998-2010)
Elvis was a German Short-haired Pointer adopted from Abandoned Pet Rescue www.apr.rescuegroups.org in 1999. After a few short months of training he was put to work at MPI. Elvis was the MPI team mascot and the MPI “dog of the year” from 2000-2010. He was always the first dog to arrive to work in the morning and the last one to leave. You would often find Elvis in Marc’s office helping him with invoices (taking a snooze), in Dave’s office helping him order parts, (begging for food) or in the entry way greeting our clients. Elvis spent his winter months working out of the Ft. Lauderdale, FL office and traveled to Scituate, MA in the summer months to work out of our Boston, MA office. He went to work every day and never complained. Customers and vendors knew him by name, so he was loved and known by all as an integral part of the MPI family. In 2009 Elvis got sick, but because of his strong will to survive and nurturing from loved ones, he made an almost complete recovery. Even in his weakened state, he continued his dedication and devotion to MPI and came to work. In July of 2010, we sadly lost Elvis, but he is never forgotten and forever remembered as a friend, mascot and legend.