John Dishman

International Estate Manager / Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant
International Estate Manager / Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant
  • A highly organized analytical executive who prioritizes and delegates tasks
  • Effective orchestration management of multi properties and staff; dealing with vendors and evaluating comparative costs
  • Articulate with designers, contractors and landscapers; execute plans for new construction, additions and interiors
  • Supervision and training of staff including permanent and contractual
  • Experience in organization and execution of intimate gatherings to large scale events. Developing theme, invitations, catering, entertainment and security
  • Vast domestic and international travel experience(s)
  • Ability to develop manuals, timeline, budgets, database, and comparison studies
  • Able to facilitate all duties in the absence of any staff
  • Experience in the purchasing and care of fine arts and antiques
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Certified Estate Manager @ • Starkey International Institute Household Management
Sep 2012 — Jan 2013
40 hour course
Live Instructor Guidance
Videos & Textbooks
11 Unique Management Tools

Starkey’s Service Management Patented System
Offered as a 40 hr. Correspondence Course
Guided by a Starkey Instructor; Videos, Text Books
Customize a Service Management Plan with templates
Any size estate, or property; any number of family members
11 unique Private Service Management Tools and Household Service Language
Essential knowledge for those working in Private Service
Estate or Household Manager, Personal Assistant or Family Office
A Starkey Certification Program.
Fulbright Scholar @ Fulbright Scholar (US State Dept)
Jul 1983 — Jul 1984
Lectured for the US State Dept in the UK to students.


Estate Manager / Personal Assistant @ Will provide
Jul 2014 — Current
• Managing multi properties including 125 acre farm with extensive construction and development of land infrastructure. Remodel project on Estate including massive upgrades.
• Established security for the family including body guards; 24/7 arm security for farm; surveillance cameras; training of staff; gun vaults
• International business and pleasure trips both private and commercial flights with extensive private tours and international security.
• Managing a staff of 1 maid, 2 butlers; 1 property manager; 1 facilities manager; 3 mechanics for antique vehicle collection; 3 physical plant assistants; 5 arm security guards; part time body guard; yard, grounds and pool contractors. Hired fired and train as needed.
• Purchased unique vehicles that are in the $100’s of thousands and arrange shipping from abroad and restoration. (Including permitting through the US State Dept)
• Oversee large construction projects and remodeling of estate.
• Act as Grandfather to Principal kids at Doctors and school function when call upon.
• This is a kosher house which requires staff and visitors to abide by strict rules.
• Yearly budget over two million dollars
Freelance Contractor @ John Dishman
Jan 2013 — Jul 2014
• Working at Universal Studio, Orlando building a restaurant in the Park
• Overseeing permitting and construction of a hair salon in San Francisco
• Remodel projects in Oakland, CA
Director @ Global Arts Awards
Oct 2010 — Nov 2012
Duties consisted of:
• Developed an international art show
• Developed IT, staff, and PR
• Negotiate contract for 5,000 hotel nights and catering in excess of $2 million
• Layout for 380,000 sq ft event
• Hold press conference and promotional events
• Developed relationships with investors and sponsors
Manager/Designer/Builder @ John Dishman
Sep 2005 — Sep 2010
09/05- 08/08 and in 08/09-09/10 Freelance Estate Manager/Designer/Builder
Duties consisted of:
• Running informal estate and multi properties in Lakeport, CA; Vallejo, CA; Pebble Beach, CA; Knoxville, TN; South Beach, FL; Miami, FL and Orlando, FL
• Major remodeling of a house in Vallejo, Ca. in six weeks running crews 14 hours / 7day a week for seven straight weeks.
• Supervisor of construction on a triplex Lakeport, Ca.
• Superintendent and designer on master suit addition and 700 bottle wine cellar, Lakeport, CA
• Remodel marina offices and shop, Buckingham Park, CA
• Problem solve issues on a 1800 acres estate Pebble Beach, CA
• Interior designer of penthouse Sunny Isle (Miami Beach) and South Beach, FL
• Remodel ranch estate TN; remodel estate TN including adding 600 year old Greek fireplace; problem solve security system; developed manuals and common controls on multi properties in multi states;
• Arrange for jets, yacht, boats and cars to be ready at all times plus dealing with pilots, Captains, chauffeurs and catering.
• Purchase everything from clothes and gifts to furniture. Get gifts for spouses, children and girlfriends. Special order everything from Beluga caviar in bulk; special limited sake plus items that are obscure and hard to find
• Develop estate manuals for all properties

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1688 Meridian Ave, 7TH Floor,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: +1 (305) 515 2625
Fax: +1 (305) 587 2188

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