Jason is native to Sarasota and grew up enjoying the beautiful waters of Florida. He is a life-long boater, following in the footsteps of his father Doug, founder of SYS Yacht Sales. As an avid fisherman, spear-fisherman, and diver, Jason has an intimate knowledge of the waters surrounding Sarasota and beyond. Jason's travels have taken him abroad where he has cruised extensively throughout Florida, the Keys, Dry Tortugas, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USVI's, BVI's, St. Lucia and Costa Rica.
Jason's studies took him out of state where he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology and Ecology. Jason began his career as a consultant at one of the world's largest engineering firms where he honed his skills in project management, marketing, research, analysis, and public relations. Jason returned to Sarasota early in 2004 where he joined his father in operating SYS Yacht Sales.
Jason's consulting experience helped cement his dedication to client satisfaction, which has been vital to his success and the success of SYS. Jason has been a consistent top-producer since joining the team and attributes his success to his constant research of market data and product knowledge. Jason enjoys the challenges of brokerage in difficult markets and is confident in his ability to satisfy his clients in the purchase and sale of their first or fifteenth yacht. He prides himself in his ability to negotiate through the ever-growing masses of market data to provide his clients with the best information to base their purchasing and selling decisions.
Jason is a life-long learner and continually attends professional meetings and seminars to further his product knowledge, keep up to date with the latest laws and regulations, and to develop ways to continually improve the yachting industry. He is one of the founding members of the Sarasota Waterfront Alliance, which was organized in order to support strategies that help maintain the boating way of life that brought so many to the beautiful waters of Sarasota.
As a member of the International Yacht Broker's Association (IYBA) and one of few Certified Professional Yacht Broker's (CPYB), Jason is continually seeking knowledge in order to better serve the clients of SYS. As with the rest of the SYS team, Jason is committed to doing whatever it takes to satisfy the needs of his clients.
"Thank you so much for all your help and the courtesies that you extended to Kenny and me. I know selling "Gotta Life" was a challenge but you were always positive and very professional. We have enjoyed working with you and hope to continue the friendship."