Who We Are

Cardone Ventures, helping individuals and business owners attain their personal, professional, and financial goals.


Cardone Ventures is a business consulting company founded by Grant Cardone and Brandon Dawson. Together they help business owners experience their company from a 360 degree perspective from all aspects such as operations, marketing, finance, and people. Our focus is to help you grow from $2 million to $50 million+ and 10X all aspects of your business.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone
CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN

Grant Cardone is a New York Times Bestselling Author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance.

Grant urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, obligation, and to rise above outdated, unworkable middle class myths and limitations in order to achieve true freedom for themselves and their families.

His straight-shooting viewpoints on leadership, the economy, small business, retail sales, employment, and headlines have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter.

Beginning with his bestselling book The 10X Rule in 2011, Grant then launched the 10X Growth Conference beginning in 2017. This 3-day event has quickly become the world’s largest business and entrepreneur conference. His 3rd annual event drew in over over 35,000 people with some of the most prestigious speakers in the business world.

Grant created the 10X Growth Conference to be a place where people come to learn strategies from the most successful entrepreneurs in the world to 10X Your Business, 10X Your Income and 10X Your Life. 
Brandon Dawson


Brandon Dawson
CO-FOUNDER, CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

Brandon Dawson
is a scaling and turn around expert, serial entrepreneur, and real estate investor who has a passion for helping business owners and their teams amplify their vision and impact through belief, strategy, execution and team alignment. It is Brandon’s mission is to help business owners and entrepreneurs maximize their value and quality of life through the attainment of personal, professional, and financial goals.

HIGHLIGHTS

Owner/Partner in $100MM in commercial real estate.

Founded first business at the age of 26, taking the company public at 29 as one of the youngest people to ring the bell on the American Stock Exchange (1998).

Founded and self-funded Audigy Group with $500K, taking on zero debt, no outside capital, growing annual revenues to over $35M through organic growth.

Exited company at 77X EBITDA for $151M.

Distributed 40% of proceeds to equity stakeholder and company employees.

Co-founded Cardone Ventures with Grant Cardone in 2019 in order to maximize his impact around providing scaling expertise to business owners across multiple industries.

Private equity, MNA and public company experience.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Semifinalist.

5-time INC 500 & 5000 Fastest Growing Company Award recipient.

2-time INC National Hire Power Award recipient.

5-time Portland Business Journal Fastest Growing Company Award recipient.

3-time Oregon Top Workplaces Award recipient.


Mike Halloran


Mike Halloran
CFO

Michael M. Halloran joined Audigy in late 2014. Prior to this, he was with Action Target from March 2011 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has also served as Corporate Controller at Otix Global, Inc., from April 1999, subsequently promoted to Vice President in December 2002 and then Chief Financial Officer in July 2006.

Halloran began his career at Ernst & Young in their New York Metro region, where he worked from 1985 to 1994, rising to Senior Audit Manager. From 1994 to 1999, he held various senior positions at C.R. Bard, a large medical device company, based in New Jersey. Halloran has earned a Certified Public Accountant licensure and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from State University of New York at Oswego.
Buck Wise
BUCK WISE
CMO

Buck’s experience spans across media, content, distribution and marketing. As an executive within the world’s largest advertising group, WPP, Buck led the global teams responsible for driving innovation for brands such as Google, Starbucks and Nike, with a sharp focus on digital, AI, voice, data and technology partnership consulting, education and connection.

Before joining WPP, Buck co-founded Trending New Media, a full-service digital agency whose clients included Chevrolet, Valvoline, Major League Baseball and the North American International Auto Show.

Buck joined Brandon and the Cardone Ventures team in October, 2019, as the Chief Marketing Officer, focused on planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the overall business marketing strategy for Cardone Ventures

Natalie Workman
Natalie Workman
VP OF OPERATIONS

Natalie Workman is a leader and expert in developing teams and people. She has interviewed, hired, trained and managed hundreds of employees; thus, allowing her an expansive knowledge on how to build and scale teams.

Natalie believes in the power of aligning people with business goals through operational and financial integration. She's devoted to showing business owners how to create a culture that engages employees while simultaneously ensuring the business mission, values, and goals are shared and aligned.

The foundation for
Natalie's ability to execute is her desire to continually apply her insights gained through both her work experience and formal education. Her studies at  London School of Economics focused on Organizational Development and Macroeconomics.

Since then,
Natalie has been building a strong following with the nation's most business savvy executives. A strong prowess for leadership and expertise in communication, process optimization with measurable returns on investment, Natalie's ability to identify and execute strategic business priorities has led to her role as Vice President of Operations for Cardone Ventures.

She also has a podcast, WorkWoman, a no-nonsense guide for ambitious women in the the workplace.
Heather Block
HEATHER BLOCK
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Heather joined Brandon at Audigy Group in 2009 as a learning and development professional. She helped build and deploy their proprietary sales process, focused on best practice approaches to building customer relationships for effective conversion and quality retention, providing consultative contract services to hundreds of private practice owners and their teams. In 2013, she helped create a shared service model focused on content development and deployment for Audigy Group, Audigy Medical and Stratus Dental.

Heather assisted Brandon with organizational development and operations implementation for Stratus Dental from 2015 - 2016. She moved to CallSource in 2017 as the Vice President of Healthcare Sales for the audiology and dental industries and has since rejoined forces with Brandon in 2019 as a Certified Behavioral Consultant, with a specializations in learning, development, leadership and operations.
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