Mr. Perera attended the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel, Nova South Eastern University, and Penn State University with course studies in Law and Business Administration.
At age 19, Mr. Perera launched his first business; Mud Life Magazine, and its parent company Extreme Media Group. The Off-road brand and publication became a nationwide bestseller. Mr. Perera led the brand through strategic growth with major retailers and eventually a distribution presence in more than 15,000 retail outlets. Mr. Perera expanded the brand to include online media and a retail market place. The Mud Life brand was acquired in 2011 by Source Interlink Media, where Mr. Perera worked as an Executive publisher through the transition.
During his term as President and CEO of Extreme Media Group, Mr. Perera helped develop and launch numerous off-road and musical festivals to include: Okeechobee Mud Fest, Truck Wars, South Florida Truck Fest and West Palm Beach Chili Cook-Off. Mr. Perera managed a staff of 50 and played a crucial role in the development, marketing, and execution of each event.
In November of 2011, Mr. Perera launched the Cowboys Saloon Brand. The first location in Davie Florida was a 12,000 sq ft venue. Mr. Perera oversaw $3.5 million dollars in yearly revenue and staff of 64 employees. The Brand received recognition and praise by local media and was named the 2012 Top Nightclub in Broward County. In April of 2013, Mr. Perera led the sale and acquisition of the brand’s first location. In 2016 Cowboys Saloon expanded its operation from its flagship Florida stores in Davie, Ocala, and Gainesville Florida to locations in Phoenix, Peoria, Syracuse, and Denver. In 2016, Mr. Perera entered into a purchase agreement with BG Capital to acquire the company and its 6 open units along with all trademark rights.
A serial entrepreneur, Anthony Perera first thought of the Inspected app several months ago, but once the coronavirus restrictions began he knew he needed to quickly get the app operational. Anthony Perera is also the Founder and President of Florida-based HVAC servicing company Air Pros USA, which is rapidly expanding across the U.S., with local operations in Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Texas, and Washington.
Anthony Perera’s new solution is already helping many Government Agencies and municipal authorities throughout the USA conduct virtual inspections virtually. His new patent-pending mobile application, called Inspected, speeds up the permitting process needed to complete or continue remote video inspections and businesses by allowing inspectors to visually approve work and close permits without having to physically visit the site.
How INSPECTED works:
- Inspectors/contractors and businesses seeking permits can download the Inspected app on their mobile device and create a profile that uses geo-tagging to verify their address. Once completed, they can open a permit request and schedule inspections.
- At the designated time, Inspectors will use the online platform to open a video conferencing dialogue with the permit holder to review the application, ask questions, record photos, and videos, and approve and close the permit.
- Geo-location allows the Inspector to verify accuracy and create a record of the permit with supporting documents.
- The Inspected system makes record-keeping easy and efficient, with everything time-stamped and GPS verified.