I love life. I am a brand strategist and business development enthusiast with a focus in community outreach and marketing. Also a dedicated humanitarian and seasoned traveler who is as comfortable in South America and Europe as in California.
CommOut Media | 2010-present
I combined my business expertise in Business Strategy and Online Media to form CommOut Media. In this company, I work closely with clients to build their business and/or personal brands online. From marketing and brand development to community outreach, my team and I draft and help implement strategic plans that meet our clients’ goals. To the right is a video of a speech I delivered about How To WIN In Today’s New Media World.
brianrocha.tv | 2010-2012
I created brianrocha.tv in 2010. Initially, the online media hub served as my travel blog; over time it evolved into a resource that offered helpful travel suggestions to thousands of people preparing for trips to various cities around the world. Countries visited include: Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, and Brazil. The video to the right is a REEL featuring some of my most popular videos.
1 Life Fully Lived | 2011-2012
One of my greatest desires in life is to positively influence and inspire others. Coincidentally, a non-profit called 1 Life Fully Lived is dedicated to the same mission. Through my company, CommOut Media, I have had the pleasure of partnering with 1Life since 2011. I led a strategic marketing plan, wrote the business plan, and helped prepare for their annual conference. The video to the right provides an introduction to 1Life and its organizational goals.
the LOOP | 2012
Sustainability and environmental protection hold a special place in my heart; I love contributing to projects that are driven by these values. The LOOP–a collection of state-of-the-art green residential suites—is one such project. During the five months that I worked on this project, I provided strategic marketing / branding consulting and managed new leasing for the LOOP suites. The video to the right provides an overview of the LOOP project.
Jenneane’s on J | 2005-present
In 2005, I decided to help an incredible esthetician named Jenneane with the Business Acquisition, Marketing, & Business Development of Jenneane’s On J in Sacramento, CA. Jenneane also happens to be my amazing sister. If you would like to see what others have to say about Jenneane and her business, check out her outstanding Yelp Reviews. To the right is a video overview of her business (via brianrocha.tv).
Silvergreens | 2012
As a result of my prior contributions to the company (2003-2009), Silvergreens Restaurant & Catering reached out to me to express interest in my re-involvement. I had the pleasure of managing Silvergreens’ local community outreach while building strategic partnerships with local organizations / businesses to increase brand exposure for both parties through online media and local community events.
Silvergreens | 2003-2009
I worked full-time while attending the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to support myself. Beginning in my sophomore year, I started at Silvergreens as a Cashier and remained involved with the company for 6 1/2 years while I worked my way up to eventually becoming Director of Business Development and Part-Owner. I helped develop and later managed the implementation of the company’s expansion strategy, opening our second restaurant and catering location in downtown Santa Barbara. Silvergreens would not be what it is today without its incredible team.
Ron GleibermanDirector of Operations at Silvergreens Restaurants
Neil DipaolaCEO at Mesa Lane Partners
"Mr. Rocha is the MacGyver of the marketing world. Give him a match stick and some chewing gum and he will save the day."
Jay FerroFounder at Silvergreens Restaurants
"He enjoys meeting with people and exploring ways to synergize business opportunities to create win-win fundamentals."
Terry L. Allen Sr.Student at Feather River College
“Brian is an amazing young man with amazing vision. He is honestly concerned about others and thier futures."
Stacey L. CarrDirector at Bishop Diego High School
"He is a man of his word and deciation to his job."
Tim RhodeCEO at 1 Life Fully Lived
Frances GillilandDirector of Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County
"With his guidance, knowledge and dedication to the process, Silvergreens became the first restaurant to earn recognition as a Certified Green Business of Santa Barbara County."
My Personal Side
I am thrilled to be a member of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Goleta in District 5240. Whether contributing to local or international non-profit organizations, or simply helping an individual in need, giving back is an important part of my life. A few other of my favorite organizations are: JDRF, American Heart Association and Prostate Cancer Foundation. I continue to support these and many more worthwhile causes that help support our community.
My Personal Values
F – Family First
A – Admire & Inspire
T – Think Save & Invest
H - Healthy Balance
E - Execute with Vision
R - Respect & Trust
LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT
and YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE -
so MAKE THE BEST OF IT!
(click the video to the right to hear me talk about the Philosophy)
English – Fluent
Spanish – Conversational
Portuguese – Conversational
My favorite sports to stay active are tennis, golf, bowling, snowboarding and trail running. While my professional schedule keeps me very busy, staying physically active and working out is an important aspect of my weekly routine. The video to the right is a day trip of snowboarding and wakeboarding in California – you gotta love California!
I prefer self-help, self-development, and business success books. While there are many books that I would recommend, the following are some of my favorites:
”7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
“The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness” by S. R. Covey
“From Good to Great” by Jim Collins
“The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk
“The Tipping Point” by Malcom Gladwell
“Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell
“The E-Myth: Revisited” by Michael Gerber
“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom
“The Four-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris
“The One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard
Brian A. Rocha
PO Box 1274 | Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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