Hank and Steve became friends and business acquaintances upon first arriving in the islands. As they got to know each other it became evident that they both shared the same core values, yet were diverse in their work experience and strengths. Hank is outgoing, heavy networked and a people expert with awesome visionary skills. Steve is keenly attentive to detail, system building and the mastermind of the behind the scenes of the organization. Together as a team, we aspire to surpass goals, run a tight business and strive to make the charter yacht management industry better every day.
Mike “Hank” Hampton
Hank worked many years in Corporate America. Before he moved to the islands, he was Director of Franchise Operations for Red Robin Restaurants. He managed 43 restaurants through out the US and Canada and was responsible for financials, human resources, corporate vision and corporate compliance. He had over 4000 employees under his watch. Hank had a vision to be an entrepreneur and loved the water. He cashed out his stock, bought a 50’ boat and started one of the most successful charter companies in the Virgin Islands. He has been featured in USA Today, multiple All at Sea Magazine publications, the Virgin Islands Newspaper and most recently in the US Virgin Islands Destinations Magazine.
After earning his Masters Degree from the University of Denver, Steve specialized in and managed numerous small businesses. He spent 13 years in the Financial Industry as a partner in a firm managing 100 million dollars. Steve also followed that by partnering in the medical equipment business for 8 years. In 2011 he followed his sailing dream but couldn’t stay away from the business world. He ran a very successful charter yacht in the Virgin Islands.
Paradise Yacht Management is a registered LLC in the USVI and Florida holding all permits including a USVI Business License.