Professional Profile: Frank Cretella 2021

Frank Cretella

Name: Frank Cretella

Title: Principal and Co-Founder

Company: Landmark Hospitality

Location: Jersey City, NJ

Birthplace: New York City

Education: Graduated from a local high school and have been an entrepreneur since I was 12.

First job: Self-employed peddling flowers, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.

First job in real estate or allied field: I purchased my favorite Staten Island corner lot that I used to sell flowers from at the age of 17.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Principal and co-founder of Landmark Hospitality. We plan to expand into distilleries and entertainment in the future.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Playing free cell

Favorite book or author: Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why”

Favorite movie: It was “The Shining,” and now it is “The Green Book.”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Yes (The Band)

One word to describe your work environment: Inclusive

Rules to live by in business: “Want blue skies? Grab a paint brush.”

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Richard Branson at Liberty House Restaurant.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Sculptor or furniture maker.