As the founder of Alliance, with over 800 locations in over 40 countries, and a previous owner and operator of twenty-two of his own Office Business Centers, Mr. Cottle has unique global management perspective and know-how developed during his 25 years within the Office Business Center industry.
Prior to his experience within the Office Business Center industry, Mr. Cottle was an executive vice president with the investment banking firm of L.E. Peterson and Company, where he managed US syndicated real estate operations.
Mr. Cottle began his career in 1971 with Ardell Yacht and Ship Brokers where he was responsible for international sales in Europe and Asia. Mr. Cottle received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the United States International University in San Diego, and is a frequent speaker and contributor to real estate and Office Business Center symposiums throughout the world.
Mr. Sullivan started his Office Business Center career in 2007 with one of the largest operators in the United States as Vice President of Marketing.
He has also been involved with his own Office Business Center company, aBetterOffice, since 2008.
Previous to his Office Business Center experience, he spent 16 years providing creative sales and marketing solutions for both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Centre College and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.
Chris Steele is an active entrepreneur who has been involved in the serviced office industry as an owner and operator for the past 9 years.
Prior to joining Alliance Virtual Offices, Chris was the CFO of a New York Stock Exchange member firm where he was responsible for all aspects of the firm's regulatory financial reporting.
Prior to the serviced office industry Chris spent 10 years in the restaurant industry. In his last position he was directly involved with development of a rapidly expanding restaurant chain in the Las Vegas valley.
Chris is a founding board member of a Montessori Charter School in Las Vegas. He also serves as an advisor to Travitor Media, an online Learning Management System based in Las Vegas. Chris received an MBA in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mr. Maeda has significant experience in the commercial real estate field and first moved into the alternative officing industry in 2004 when he started with the Alliance Business Centers Network. He has been instrumental in the progression of Alliance Virtual Offices since its inception in 2007.
Mr. Maeda's prior experience included working for a top tier real estate advisory firm in Mexico City and opening a large industrial development in Monterrey, Mexico.