Rob Almeida Joins Flagship
We are pleased to announce maritime and offshore media pioneer Rob Almeida has officially joined the team at Flagship Management after stepping down from his role as Editor and Chief Marketing Officer at gCaptain.com last week.
“My first entry into the maritime industry was with many of the folks at Flagship about eight years ago. At the time, I was coming off of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy. While I found success in the role, the lure of learning about other careers and the fascinating things going on in the industry – particularly the offshore sector at the time – was the motivation I needed to pull chocks and experience some of it for myself… and so I did,” notes Almeida.
For the past five years Rob had helped develop gCaptain from a little known blog to become the top-read news website globally within the industry. “It was a humbling and incredibly rewarding experience to have created something so globally revered over these past five years,” says Almeida. “I don’t think I ever quite understood why it caught on like it did until just this week when friends of mine highlighted the fact that gCaptain had “personal” written all over it. We weren’t afraid to do things a bit differently and that’s the way we liked it. For me, gCaptain was most certainly a personal mission and I knew very well the huge responsibility we had to deliver the goods to our readers.”
Commenting on the new addition to his team, Craig Johnson, one of the founding members of Flagship Management, notes: “Five years ago, my colleagues and I at Flagship were surprised, but supportive when Rob joined gCaptain. Fast forward to today, however, and he is wielding not only an incredible professional network, but a very unique global perspective of our industry and a personal brand that will be the hallmarks of his inevitable success going forward. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the team. Our clients expect to be talking to our consultants who have solid Maritime and Offshore experience and people they can trust with their career.”
“I’m really looking forward to leveraging the experiences I’ve had to provide a truly consultative service to my clients in the future,” commented Almeida.
Rob Almeida is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Naval Architecture and served 6.5 years as a surface warfare officer before transitioning into the maritime industry and offshore drilling sector. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is on the board of the Annapolis Maritime Society.