Decades Of Experience

About Us

Owner and CEO

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 domestically as well as in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Beau is Spanish speaking and holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Jacksonville University where he graduated with honors. Beau’s background and history of success makes him an integral part of businesses wishing to expand their sales at home or abroad.

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Vice President

Abby Pineda

Abby joined Northern Gulf with considerable domestic and international business experience, having spent over 8 years in corporate and commercial 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 Spanish and ASL and has a talent for recognizing and overcoming challenges in various industries.

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Booking Operations

Brooke Gay

Brooke has been associated with The Northern Gulf Group since 2006. She oversees Bookkeeping operations, is bilingual (Spanish) and has been a trusted and steady contributor to Northern Gulf over the last two decades.

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Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Earl Hollingshead (In Memoriam)

As co-founder of Northern Gulf, Earl leveraged over 40 years of experience in identifying, structuring, funding, and operating a broad range of businesses. Over the course of his lifetime, Earl managed over $75 million in oil and gas, real estate, and other investments. His experience and financial expertise with both domestic and international business matters proved to be of great service to our clients. Early in our history, the governor of Alabama presented Earl with an award for Excellence in Trade. Earl is fondly remembered for the contributions he made to Northern Gulf in the earliest stages of its development. His core principles live on in the organizational culture that he helped shape here at The Northern Gulf Group, which continues to value long-term relationships and excellence in service.

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