John Rosplock is an experienced business leader, visionary, and entrepreneur, who has facilitated teams and organizations to achieve breakthrough success with a commitment for improvement. John’s career and experience is multi-faceted and he has gained expertise in real estate, finance, operations, accounting, tax, IT, payroll, project management, sales, strategy, business development, consensus building, marketing, and legal contracts.
John’s early career started at a 3rd generation family business where he worked for more than a decade and as their operations manager had 150+ direct reports, coordinated outsourcing initiatives, and managed the turnaround efforts improving profit margins. John worked in procurement and project management for Florida Power and Light and Northwestern Mutual leading and supporting multi-million dollar projects. John has experience as a business owner, having started a successful antique furniture import business, which he sold in 2013. John currently manages the operations and consults for Tamarind Partners, Inc.
John Rosplock earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA in Finance from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, John Rosplock holds a real estate license in the State of Florida with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
John Rosplock served in the United States Marine Corps infantry. John is a past board member of the West Palm Beach Antique Row Art and Design District and past member of the Palm Beach Investment Research Group. John currently coaches a non-profit organization for women’s ice hockey. Besides his passion for coaching John also enjoys traveling, golf, tennis, and hockey.
Kelly Atkins is Senior Family Office Analyst at Tamarind Partners with more than 25 years consumer marketing and research experience with top Consumer Packaged Goods, Foodservice, Durable Goods companies. Her specialties include strategic planning, research, brand strategy, marketing communications, innovation and general business management. Leveraging these skills at Tamarind Partners, her role focuses on client service support, research, product and program development, and marketing.
Kelly earned a Master’s degree in Advertising and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations Policy Problems with a minor in Business from Michigan State University. She began her career in consumer marketing and has extensive brand management experience, having developed and optimized numerous brands through strategic positioning which resulted in highly focused marketing strategies and communication. Kelly developed both innovation and portfolio optimization strategies that led to successful new product launches for the Nestlé, Haagen-Dazs, KFC and Moen brands. Leading numerous marketing teams throughout her career, Kelly was responsible for growing market share and achieving financial targets.
In client service roles, Kelly consulted with some of the most respected companies in the world including Capital One, Pepsi, Unilever, Samsung, and Heineken as a marketing strategy and research consultant. She provided team leadership and identified market opportunities that led to innovation-based growth opportunities through consumer segmentation insights as well as identifying brand and advertising optimization strategies.
Riikka Airisto is a Senior Executive Assistant for Tamarind Partners playing a key role in providing smooth operations in C-level executive assistance and office management. Riikka has over 18 years of combined experience in C-Suite and other executive support, office administration, event planning & management, HR operations, fundraising and public relations in a variety of industries.
Riikka started her career in the financial services industry working at Morgan Stanley where she worked 12 years in a variety of positions and locations, most recently as Executive Assistant in Private Wealth Management at the Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York City. Riikka then moved to work at Lehman Brothers Trust Company in Palm Beach, Florida as Executive Assistant for a Wealth Management & Estate Planning Team. In 2008, Riikka joined Max Planck Florida Institute, a non-profit organization, in Jupiter, Florida as Executive Assistant in Institute Development in the early stages of the Institute. As Executive Assistant in the start-up phase, Riikka managed several administrative and start-up projects and provided executive assistance to the VP of Institute Development and to the Board of Directors. As the institute evolved, Riikka moved to work as Executive Assistant to the President of the Max Planck Florida Foundation where she assisted the President in all aspects of managing the Foundation including fundraising, event management, education outreach and public relations initiatives. Prior to joining Tamarind Partners Riikka worked as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Sterling Organization in Palm Beach, Florida in Commercial Real Estate.
Riikka is a native of Finland and has received her Business Administration Degree from a business college in Finland. Besides her passion for work and family, Riikka enjoys the arts, travel, long beach walks and is a supporter of animal rescue, beach and ocean conservation.