Decades Of Experience

About Us

Cofounder, Chairman & CFO

Earl Hollingshead

Earl has over 40 years experience in identifying, structuring, funding, and operating a broad range of businesses including The Northern Gulf Group. Earl has managed over $75 million in oil and gas, real estate, and other investments. His experience and financial experience both with domestic and international business matters is of great service to our clients. Early in our history, the governor of Alabama presented Earl with an award for Excellence in Trade.

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Director, Export Sales & Operations

Beau Pineda

Beau has extensive sales and marketing experience with a focus on international logistics. His talent lies in aggressively entering new markets, and then building and maintaining lasting business relationships. Beau has led sales, marketing, purchasing, and logistical projects in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Beau is Spanish speaking, and holds a bachelor degree in International Business from Jacksonville University where he graduated with honors. His background and his history of success makes Beau an integral part of businesses wishing to expand their sales at home or abroad.

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Pam Knechtel

Pam provides support for all of Northern Gulf’s sales and logistics management work. She has also served The Northern Gulf Group as the Company Comptroller since its inception. As such Pam is responsible for monitoring all financial aspects of our business operations.

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Export Sales & Marketing

Abby Pineda

Abby has considerable domestic and international business experience, having spent over 8 years in corporate banking analyzing risk and success factors for middle-market companies with domestic and international markets. Abby holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Jacksonville University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is fluent in both Spanish and ASL, and has a talent for recognizing and overcoming challenges in various industries.

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