June 28, 2019

Getting to Know Bloommiami Co-founder Darin Held

Bloommiami co-founder Darin Held’s birthday was earlier this month. To celebrate, we’re getting to know our fearless leader a bit better. Darin studied Strategic Communications at Ohio State University, and during his senior year became a partner at event production company Industry Productions. After moving to Miami in 1996, he began working closely with Robert Ayona at Retail Design Group and the two formed Bloommiami in 2001. 

 

There is a lot of variation in Darin’s day to day work, but he’s typically using his years of experience to efficiently problem solve, facilitate project development and support the staff. He’s also focused on strategic business development and the long-term vision for Bloommiami. Over the next 10 years or so, he envisions Bloommiami expanding to serve even more diversified markets. He loves the challenge of figuring out the best way to build something that has never been built before, and the most rewarding moment is seeing the finished project realized.

 

Getting to Know Darin:

What was your very first job?  I was a caddie at a golf club when I was about 14 or 15 years old, and I loved it!

 

Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever been?  Beirut, Lebanon. There are stark contrasts everywhere in the city. For example, brand new buildings are built next to ones with mortar shell holes blasted through them. It’s a religiously diverse country with a high population of both devout Muslims and Christians, but then there’s also crazy nightclubs where people party until the morning.

 

What is your biggest achievement to date?  Having a globally known, well-respected agency with a stellar reputation.

 

If you could give one piece of career advice, what would it be?  In order to be accomplished in any profession, you have to stay focused and be patient. Eventually your dedication and professional experiences will enable you to reach your goals. 

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?  Do the right thing even when nobody is looking. That builds your character and gives you a solid core allowing you to operate from a place of integrity.

 

Preferred social media outlet & handle?  You can find me on instagram @darinheld

 

Do you have anything you’d like to say to your team?  I think we have amazing team of dedicated professionals. They’re committed and put their hearts into their work. I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for everyone on our team. Bloommiami is not just one person; it’s made up of a team where everyone is diligent and hard working, and that is why Bloommiami has a great reputation.