January Gorilla Group

Dec 28, 2011   //   by shakergeek   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Where: The Market Ave Wine Bar

When: Tuesday January 10th at 6:00 PM

 

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W. Allan Eva, III “Allan” or “Woody” as he is nicknamed after his antique wooden motor yacht, grew up in the Cleveland area. Shaker Schools, Tufts University in Massachusetts then Case Western Reserve Univ School of Law where he made Law Review. After stints with Calfee, Halter and Baker & Hostetler during law school, Allan went into entrepreneuring. First was an exterior restoration business with his brother, then eventually his current business, Jet Dock Systems, Inc. which began in 1993. In its 18 years, Jet Dock has placed 6 times on the Weatherhead 100 listing, finalists for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, EDI Innovation Award, and has earned 9 United States, Canadian and International Patents for watercraft drive-on docking inventions. With no private capitalization, bank financing or personal wealth, Allan and his partner David Faber have grown the business into building a 3 acre facility in Sweet Valley, an office/warehouse in Fort Lauderdale, and currently service consumer, marina and military customers throughout the world. Allan is an avid boater and conducts over 20 charity and networking mixers per summer with his antique and modern motor yachts. He is married to Janice, a KeyBank EVP, and is the proud father of 7 year old boy/girl twins.

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