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.
Jim McCabe graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics.
At age 26, Jim launched his first business when he co-founded a specialty finance firm named Liberty Settlement Funding, LLC. As the firm’s CEO, Mr. McCabe grew Liberty into one of the nation’s largest purchasers of structured settlement payment rights, lottery winnings, and fixed annuity payments. Since founding Liberty in 2011, Jim has overseen the origination and purchase of over $1 billion dollar in future receivables. Jim is also the founder of Liberty Legal Funding, LLC a nationwide provider of non-recourse financing related to the personal injury litigation life cycle in the form of plaintiff, medical, and surgical pre-settlement funding. He is also the CEO of 1334 Capital, LLC an investment firm with holdings in a diverse portfolio of companies spread out across the real estate, construction, technology, music, and hospitality industries.
Jim McCabe and co-founder, Anthony Perera, are childhood friends. When Anthony shared his idea and vision for Inspected.com Jim was ecstatic to partner with Anthony to help create a solution to revolutionize the way virtual inspections are done. His primary roles and responsibilities at Inspected.com are to oversee the daily operations of the sales, marketing, and business development teams.
When he isn’t working or spending time with his family, Jim is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys golfing and fishing and diving throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Bryan D. Chouinard
Business Development Manager
Bryan has been procuring alternative individual and business financing over the past 15 years. Bryan has demonstrated success within operationalizing cross-functional teams and policies to meet open market demand and evolving pricing models based on data-driven insights to differentiate in today’s competitive markets. Bryan is currently working as the Business Development Manager with Inspected.com, the Standalone Virtual Inspection Software Company in the industry.
Chief Technology Officer for INSPECTED with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry with Government Contracts. Skilled in mobile and web development, overall application architecture, and infrastructure design. Strong entrepreneurship professional with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as Entrepreneurship from Florida Atlantic University.
Chief Compliance Officer
Jared Utterback has a lifelong passion for building and the integration of innovation in construction. He has been the lead project executive and an integral part of building many custom homes, single and multi-family communities, parking garages, steel structures, schools, and other multi-million dollar projects during his career in the construction industry. Jared advises on construction industry subject matters including energy efficiency, project management, and regulatory compliance. He is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and dedicated to sustainable development with a focus on green building solutions. Jared’s experience and expertise have given him extensive knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements in the construction industry. Jared is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a Florida Certified Contractor.
Director of Business Development
For the past 25 years, Jason has worked as a Sales and Management professional in a variety of fields. In the past 10 years, he has focused on building new businesses, launching and developing new products in financial services, e-commerce, and SaaS. As the Director of these projects, he was responsible for all aspects of bringing products to market and increase market share on a national level. Inspected.com provides a platform that can showcase his Business Development skills and network in both the private and government sectors.
Director of Government Relations, Chief Building Official
Johnny Goetz is an ICC Certified Building Official as well as many other ICC certifications in both residential and commercial. He has over 15 years of experience as a building official and over 25 years of experience in construction management. He has a strong history of project management successes and timely execution of large scale initiatives involving many stakeholders. He has an extensive background in building safety and has a deep knowledge of building, state, and local codes. He has been elected to leadership positions within ICC and other construction associations and is frequently asked to teach the code requirements to members of the building safety and construction trades industries. Johnny is currently working as Director of Government Relations, Chief Building Official with Inspected.com a virtual inspection software company.