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Georgie Marquez joined Tycoons and delivered a structurally sound podcast. It’s obvious after hearing her story and her successes why they are such a sought after Architectural company!
Georgie emphasizes the importance of Architects designing safer, healthier spaces. It’s always a great learning lesson hearing what entrepreneurs wish they knew then what they know now.
Andre + Marquez Architects (AMA) is a woman-owned, SWaM certified Architecture and Interior Design firm in Norfolk, VA.
For the past 30 years, AMA has served commercial, hospitality, and industrial clients and federal agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Department of Defense (DoD).
Their portfolio includes extensive Design/Build projects for new construction, additions, renovations, space planning, interior design, and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. They are proficient in using and facilitating Design Workshops/Charrettes to develop programming and schematic design documents for small and large projects.
AMA is committed to excellence as they serve both the private and public sectors. They also commit to listening and creatively responding to the building design needs of each client and their team.
Georgie Márquez is Principal Owner at Andre + Marquez Architects, Inc., a SWaM and DBE certified Architecture and Interior Design firm in Norfolk, VA. The firm was started by her and her husband, Joel André, in June of 1993.
Ms. Márquez obtained her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to Virginia in 1987 and is licensed to practice Architecture in the Commonwealth and Washington, DC. Her certifications include CPTED Practitioner, VA DEB Construction & Professional Services Manual, NCI Charrette System Training, and NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation Training.
She is involved with several local and national organizations, including the Hampton Roads Chapter of Women in Transportation and HRACRE. She served as the 2020 Chair for the Hampton Roads Chamber’s Norfolk Division Board and is the 2022 Vice-Chair of Diversity for the Chamber’s Executive Board.
She volunteers with the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serving on the statewide Disaster Assistance Committee. She graduated from the LEAD HR Class of 2006 and the LEAD VA Class of 2021. Currently, she is Project Architect for various Support Buildings in the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion project.
In 2018 Ms. Márquez was appointed by the Norfolk City Council to the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. She was selected as an honoree for Inside Business’s 2018 Women in Business Achievement Awards.
In 2021, she was appointed as an Invited Member of Virginia Governor Northam’s Technical Advisory Committee to support developing a Coastal Adaptation and Protection Master Planning process. More recently, in July of 2022, she was appointed by Governor Youngkin to the Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel under the Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA.
After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter. In 2021, Austin became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses.
Austin and his wife of 23 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (21) and Ella (18) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He rebranded his practice in 2020 to focus on serving small business owners after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of Backbone Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At Backbone Planning, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, Backbone Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners. In 2021, Landon became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses by counseling owners about exit options, estimating the value of the business, preparing the business for exit and tax considerations.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries to make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
Connect with Landon on LinkedIn.