Our Founding Members
While Ed remained gainfully employed by Marriott for the next four decades (and some ten million air miles in his international career), Buck and his family returned to Hawaii – the homeport of his U.S. Navy ship and where he had met his wife – to manage a Big Island resort hotel and ultimately to pursue a career in advertising.
Throughout those 40 years of growth, abrupt lifestyle changes and cantankerous career forces, one thing remained constant for Buck and Ed. Their brotherhood. And their determination to one day assuage their entrepreneurial genes by creating a business entity together.
When Buck retired from his ad agency in 2008 he and Ed experimented with some variations of a business model that would serve the needs of independent business consultants. Upon Ed’s retirement from Marriott International in 2012, they launched Laguna Strategic Advisors LLC and created the Business Advisors Consortium to provide brand support and services to independent businesses and individuals in the consulting field.
The two pals-turned-partners extend a warm welcome to all who visit this site. We’re glad you’re here.
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