Creative Thinking, Innovative Solutions, Experience
Scott has over 39 year's professional experience in the marina business. He is well versed in dry storage, harbor and marina management, yacht and commercial vessel operations and special event promotion. Scott believes in the integration of upland amenities with marina operations and the connectivity of marine components such as comparable marinas and yacht clubs, boat dealerships and marine service centers.
Presently CMM operates seven marinas, 5 of which are located in Florida, 1 in Alabama and 1 in Texas. The newest addition is Marker 1 Marina in Dunedin, Florida just north of Tampa. The CMM managed marina family represents a combined excess of 2000 slips under management and consisting of upland amenities, nationally recognized fishing tournaments, boatyard and repair facilities and major transient yacht destinations.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Scott is based in Panama City, Florida and is married to his wife of 33 years and has one 20 year old son. His hobbies include boating, motorcycling and flying.
"Boating is just the beginning."
Joe Galati grew up in the marina business working in the family marina at Anna Maria Island, Florida. The Galati brothers worked in all aspects of the yard and learned the ins and outs of the business at a young age. Bottom jobs, service yard, sales, fuel docks, working the cash register and even selling live bait they caught themselves. They did it all. From its humble beginnings as a tornado-ravaged marina in 1970, the family built it into the multi-million dollar business with seven offices it is today. The company mantra has always been "To consistently exceed our customer's expectations"...and they have.
Chris serves as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for daily operations and planning for all CMM managed marinas.
A native Floridian, Chris grew up on and around boats. His knowledge of marine operations is based upon years of Gulf Coast experience. He began his marina career as Marina and Property Manager for Zeke’s Marina, a 250 dry rack, 60 wet slip, retail, restaurant and commercial complex in Orange Beach, Alabama. The eight years of hands on experience in all levels of operations served Chris well as a foundation for his growth in the marina industry.
Chris left Zeke’s to become the Director of Marina and Beach/Pool operations at the highly acclaimed and internationally renown Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. He quickly put his organizational skills to work and had an immediate affect on the 100 slip yacht harbor building a reputation based upon high-end concierge level service and impeccable operations management. Very quickly, Sandestin’s Baytowne marina became known as the most sought after large yacht transient destination of Florida’s Gulf Coast.
As Vice President of Operations for CMM, Chris believes in:
In his five year tenure at Sandestin, Chris was responsible for bringing many new events to the property including boat dealer conferences, multiple boating rendezvous, boat shows and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic which has grown into the largest Billfish Tournament on the Gulf Coast.
Since joining CMM in 2006, Chris has overseen company growth to eight active and successful, diverse marina operations from Texas to Florida along with a myriad of fun, exciting special events.
But, he never looses sight of one of our cornerstone principles…”boating is just the beginning…”
Chris and his wife Christine live in Destin with their two Golden Doodle dogs.
Tom McAuley, CFO
Born in Opelika Alabama, (but considers himself a Florida native as his family moved to Panama City when Tom was 2 years old), Tom attended the University of Florida and remains an ardent Gator fan. He began his 30-year accounting career as a night auditor in the hotel/motel industry. In 1984 he accepted a position as staff accountant at Bay Point Yacht and Country Club where he and Scott Burt first met and began working together, a relationship which has spanned 29 years. Throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, Tom gained valuable experience in the Property Management field as CFO in charge of HOA and Condo Assoc. financials.
As Chief Financial Officer of CMM, Tom’s duties include:
He has a 23 year old son, Austin. In his down time; Tom enjoys surfing, fishing, playing golf and watching sports.
Marina Operations, South Florida
Matt has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial development and construction. A high-honors graduate of the University of Florida, he is a Florida native who has spent his entire life on and around the coastal waters of Florida and the Caribbean. He has a deep respect for mother nature and a strong love for everything to do with boating. His experience includes a wide array of projects from hotels to hospitals, office complexes, retail centers, institutional, industrial, and his favorite........ Mixed-use developments that focus on Marinas.
Matt's expertise in marina development and construction provides our clients with invaluable services including: