Bobby Genovese is known for his lust of life and knack of making money. The Bahamian resident founded his first company, Investor Relations Group (IRG), at the young age of 25, which he later sold in 1995. He then went on to form BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation, merchant banking and asset consolidator firms headquartered in Barbados — with associate and management offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Bahamas, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver — and assets of over $200 million and revenues in excess of $150 million.
That’s not all. In 1996, Mr. Genovese also built one of North America’s top-ranked polo teams by founding Vancouver International Polo, winning the Canadian Open and numerous American, Argentinean and Chilean tournaments in the years that followed. Mr. Genovese was also the star of his own American TV Show, Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist, which premiered in 2008.
In 2012, he developed and launched BG Signature Properties, a portfolio of 12 exclusive retreats in the US, Canada, Bahamas, Europe and South America including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, FL (www.bgequestrianresort.com).
Private island outpost, Nassau, The Bahamas
BG Boca Raton
Private waterfront retreat, Boca Raton, FL
Luxury ski retreat, Whistler, British Columbia
Lakefront summer retreat, Muskoka, Ontario
Cotswalds retreat, London, England
Luxury farmhouse, King City, Ontario
BG Toronto Polo
The ultimate polo experience, Toronto, Ontario
BG Argentine Polo
International polo experience, Pilar, Argentina
BG Ocala Polo Club
Live the polo life, Ocala, FL
Our premier yacht, Miami, FL
Private air travel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1. How do you define success?
Doing what you love to do.
2. What is the key to success?
If you love what you’re doing, then you will be successful.
3. Did you always know you would be successful?
I always knew that I wanted to be successful, but what I’ve accomplished is way more than in my wildest dreams.
4. When faced with adversity, what pushes you to keep moving forward?
Fear of failure.
5. What is the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned?
Never give up. Every time I feel like I lost a deal, I always wind up back into it.
6. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Playing with my children.
7. What makes a great leader?
Enthusiasm. People want to be heard and people want to be loved. That attitude of acceptance and support inspires them to be the best they can be.
8. What advice would you give to college students about entering the workforce?
Back to questions 1 and 2. Look in the mirror and figure out what you love to do. Play your strengths. Success will come if you love what you’re doing.