Brandon Kertesz is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and he studied Latin American History and International Relations in the Greater Boston Area. During his studies he competed at the NCAA level in wrestling and while attending his university Brandon coached state champions and winning wrestling teams in local high schools. After living in New England and completing undergraduate Brandon spent a brief period of time as a back-country river ranger where he patrolled a 100 mile stretch of wilderness on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho.
Following he went on to graduate school studying international relations. Soon thereafter he went to work for SpecTec Inc. an international company specializing in Software and Consulting for Maritime International Regulatory Compliance Sector. This is when Brandon worked with commercial shipping companies and Superyachts over 500 Gross Tonnes. During this time, he worked with new build projects of over 30 New Build vessels over 500 Gross Tonnes at major shipyards in Turkey, New Zealand, Italy, The United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.
He was also involved with developing new software in compliance with USCG Sub Chapter – M. His consulting projects revolved around Asset Management and Safety Compliance for the operation of Commercially Operated Vessels. Brandon has a deep appreciation for the ocean and ocean related activities. During graduate school he worked on charter and commercial fishing boats out of Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts and he was able to purchase his own small fishing boat and running his own charter business. He has obtained Puerto Rican National Spearfishing Records and won numerous fishing tournaments in the South Florida Area also with a captain’s role of the “World Famous Parrot Lounge Fishing Team”.