Kevin grew up in San Diego, California sailing and loving the sea. While enjoying a career as a Petroleum Landman in Denver, Colorado, Kevin decided it was time to buy a sailboat and spend more time on the water. After meeting a fantastic yacht broker in San Diego, he decided yacht brokerage would be a much more enjoyable, rewarding, career.
After visiting several brokerages throughout the country, Kevin bought a 42' sailboat in Florida and sailed to Newport, Rhode Island where he joined Northrop and Johnson in 1987. The attraction to Northrop & Johnson was compelling... N & J had a sterling reputation and was the only brokerage, then, to have overseas offices.
After a season in Newport, Kevin moved to the Marblehead, Massachusetts office and became a partner. In 1990 he took over the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office, eventually becoming CEO of the Northrop and Johnson Holding Company. Today Kevin remains as CEO of the entire N & J organization and is President of the Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and France offices.
Kevin has a passion for yachting and the yachting industry. He was instrumental in founding the International Yacht Council, and served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) from 1994-2005. He has served as Treasurer for both the Florida Yacht brokers Association and the International Yacht Council. Kevin is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB), member of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers association (MYBA), Yacht Architects & Brokers Association (YBAA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) and is a licensed broker in Florida and California. Kevin is also a member of the New York Yacht Club and Conanicut Yacht Club.
Kevin is married to his college sweetheart, Mariette and they absolutely adore their wonderful son, Matthew.
Kevin looks forward to welcoming you to the Northrop & Johnson family, where you will experience first-hand N & J's renowned integrity, service, and customer satisfaction.