Brandon Vallorani is a practiced entrepreneur and accomplished CEO. In 2007, Vallorani founded a media conglomerate recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for five consecutive years, and has now shifted his focus to Vallorani Estates, a luxury brand of fresh-roasted coffee, wine, olive oil and cigars. With plans to expand into other luxury goods, as well as a coffee and wine bar, this exclusive lifestyle brand is curated for those with exquisite taste, reminiscent of the days of yesteryear when life was simpler.
Author of The Wolves and the Mandolin: Celebrating Life’s Privileges In A Harsh World (ForbesBooks, March 2017), Brandon follows the Vallorani family’s modest beginnings in Italy, regales readers with legend-worthy stories of great-grandfather Luigi’s first years in America, and culminates with his success as an entrepreneur. Vallorani provides his philosophies in business and management, and the path taken to create a quality brand of hand-curated luxury products, Vallorani Estates.
Vallorani began his career in the non-profit sector, quickly rising through the ranks to become Director of Media, and then Executive Vice President. He simultaneously earned his Master of Business Administration, a testimony to his hard-working attitude and drive that would propel him through the rest of his career. He went on to boost revenue at another non-profit from a few hundred thousand dollars to several million per year in a period of only three years.
This “work hard, play hard” attitude is the basis for the Vallorani brand. A curator of life’s privileges, Vallorani enjoys handpicking items for those who know the value of enjoying a sunset with a glass of great wine or taking a business meeting out of the board room and into a backyard – themes he explores in The Wolves and the Mandolin.
“The wolves and the mandolin story has been passed down from generation to generation in my family. A great-uncle was stuck in a tree surrounded by wolves. He played his mandolin to pass the time, and the beautiful music calmed the wolves and my great-uncle made it home safely,” Vallorani says. “This tale reminds us that beauty can be found even in the midst of growling wolves and that even the fiercest wolves can be calmed.”
Vallorani graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and holds a Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College. Residing in Metro-Atlanta, GA, with his wife, seven children, and three dogs, and is looking forward to the arrival of his first grandson in July. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and playing in casinos around the country and world.
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