Tyrone S. Gillum
Entering his sixteenth year as the President and Senior Partner of Sage Marketing Partners, a firm dedicated to real estate marketing, investment, and real estate asset management, Tyrone acquires investment properties utilizing a web-based business model designed to streamline the process of location, negotiation and property acquisition. Creative use of a profitability template is a key component developed to compile and maintain investment portfolios.
Tyrone brings more than 30 years sales and marketing experience ranging from sole proprietor to major Corporations. He began his first business venture as owner/operator of Paperchase, a wallpaper and painting company, to help pay College expenses. Tyrone continues his career thru various business levels including Consumer Products at Lehn and Fink (Lysol products) where he excelled in product placement in Key accounts and the U.S. Military in Southern California and Arizona.
During a twelve year career at his previous position at Sun Oil Company (Sunoco) Tyrone earned distinction receiving annual site image awards and goal achievement awards by increasing business sales and business relations thru innovative pricing strategies and effective supply contract negotiations.
He was the top manager in the Boston, Massachusetts division developing new business through land and site acquisition. During his tenure as Vice President of Human Relations at SongPro, a dotcom startup company, Tyrone successfully built relations that helped secure 2 rounds of VC funding and was instrumental in all business segments required to productively navigate the company’s mp3 product from conception to the retail market.
Tyrone received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, from John Carroll University, in Marketing, and received Certification in the Dale Carnegie Sales Curriculum. He also holds a certification for Small Business Development from the Boston University School of Management.
He is a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and a 5 term member and current Vice President for Mallards Landing Cluster Board. Tyrone recently accepted a Member appointment for the Reston Association Tennis Advisory Committee. He resides in Reston, Virginia with his wife and 5 boys.