Recommendations

Over the past 20 years, Alan Byrd has developed a loyal base of friends and business associates. Here are a few people who have worked with Alan Byrd over the past 20 years. 
  • “I've worked with Alan on both community boards where we served together as directors and in connection with his duties as the Director of Marketing at the Orlando Business Journal. What you get with Alan is a guy who comes prepared, who gives honest feedback and can make decisions. He not only does the right thing, but does it in a way that builds consensus and benefits the organization as a whole. He is a trusted friend and advisor. I look forward to continuing to work with Alan in the future.”
    Frank Ioppolo , Shareholder, Corporate & Securities Law , Greenberg Traurig

  • “Alan has an energetic approach to both business and relationship development. I have had the chance to interact with him for more than two years now both as the President of the Apopka Chamber of Commerce and through his Executive level position with McCree Construction. Alan is consistently willing to lend a hand in making that "right" connection as well as offering himself for guidance whenever it is requested. I would highly recommend Alan to anyone that is looking for a very well connected professional in the Central Florida community capable of high level introductions.”
    John Aquilino , Vice President of Business Development , Fairwinds Credit Union

  • "If anyone can open a door, it's Alan. And, I venture to say, they may have the red carpet out for you. He's a hard worker, a caring person and a creative businessman. The best evidence I've seen of Alan's talents has been the development I've seen of the organizations he's been an integral part of: the Orlando business Journal portrayed his networking and teaching skills, as head of the Apopka Chamber -his events were the best, as a Board and committee Member of the Seminole Regional Chamber -he's always willing to put in the time, hear all sides and positively produce and he admirably shifted into the arena @ McCree at a most difficult time.....I highly recommend him.”
    Dan O'Connell , President/CEO , Dan's Networkx, LLC

  • “Alan Byrd is the hardest working, most connected person I know. If there is a leadership position to be held-Alan has it. Her cares deeply about his family, his community and his business.”
    Albert Stobbe , Financial Services Professional , New York Life

  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Alan in several organizations and for business reasons with the Orlando Business Journal and McCree, Inc. Alan is the consummate marketing professional who invests his time, expert knowledge, and extensive experience into every business relationship. Couple that with his professional demeanor and winning personality and his clients benefit as they achieve far more than just their desire business objectives. Alan is your partner, advisor and friend...not just your provider.”
    Courtney Bennett Larkin , Former Chief Marketing Officer , NAI Realvest

  • “I met Alan through the Orlando Business Journal when he served on our company's advisory board. Alan's participation and valuable advice played a key role in molding ESQ's strategic direction and future goals.”
    Ray Bazzi , CEO , ESQ IT Solutions

  • “Alan and I worked at American City Business Journal’s, which publishes 41 weekly business publications across the country. I worked in South Florida and Alan worked in Orlando. It was very apparent to me that Alan was the best Circulation Director in the company. Alan worked tirelessly and with limited resources grew the OBJ’s circulation faster than the rest. He utilized the best practices of gorilla marketing and was always coming up with new ideas. What impresses me most about Alan is that he is a great thinker AND can also execute any project.”
    Gary Press, Former Publisher, South Florida Business Journal

  • “I truly enjoyed working with Alan. He is someone who I could always count on being a team-player. Although it wasn't anywhere near his job description, on many occasions we spent time brainstorming - bouncing ideas off each other to find revenue opportunities. It was clear to me that he was doing everything he could to help grow my business. His creativity truly impressed me. Alan was one of those people who the whole community respected and if you ever ran into anyone who knew him, they always had glowing reports of his influence on their careers. I will always remember Alan.”
    Bryan Hamilton ,Former Account Executive , Orlando Business Journal