Brett David

Miami -

Brett David began his career at Prestige Imports after the unfortunate passing of his father. Taking the reins, David quickly became the CEO, and has quickly advanced the company into what it is today. All of David's decisions as CEO has come with his father in mind in order to continue his legacy. David's path in the future holds many other cards in hand such as working on Prestige Marine, Prestige Aviation, Prestige Auto Spa, Prestige Energy and more.

Q&A:

Hometown?

North Miami Beach

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc.)

North Miami Beach, still residing in the same home I grew up in.

Any notes on your education?

I graduated from Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach. I never got the opportunity to go to college due to my father Irv David’s unfortunate early passing. I definitely recommend those that have the opportunity to attend college, but I realize that on my path, if I had gone to college, I wouldn’t have been able to grow the business into what it has become today. Circumstances, be what they may, for that I am thankful.

Favorite sport to watch?

Definitely Formula One Racing.

Favorite sport to play?

Racecar driving or Road Biking.

Best vacation ever?

While I’ve had many memorable vacations, business trips have been the most interesting. I would have to choose the first time I ever went to the Pagani Automobili S.p.A factory in Italy and specked out the Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan in honor of my father.

Dream trip destination:

The Maldives. While I enjoy being entrenched in the hard work it takes to continue to build this business, I would love the opportunity to get to a point in my life where I can take some time to disconnect from my phone and simply be one with the water. I think the Maldives would be the perfect destination.

Favorite dinner?

Sushi Yasuda in NYC. They serve truly amazing traditional sushi. It’s really an authentic experience that I would definitely recommend.

Favorite dessert?

Fresh fruit.

Underrated food?

Healthy food is often underrated when it comes to taste, but our partner inside our new Prestige Auto Spa, Juice & Java, serves a huge selection of fresh cuisine consisting of all-natural healthy organic food that is deliciously prepared.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

While cooking is not my specialty, I am great at ordering Uber Eats.

Best meal you’ve had at a restaurant?

I’d say sitting beachside at Il Mulino Restaurant inside Acqualina Resort and Spa on the beach, eating anything and everything on their menu.

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

First and foremost, of course, I’d choose my father, Irv David, because our time together was cut too short and there was so much that remained unspoken. I miss him every day and would jump at any opportunity to spend time with him again.

Second, I’d choose Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who founded Lamborghini. He was an icon to both my father and I; the chance to bring them together would be amazing. Personally, I’d love to understand the thoughts, difficulties, successes and failures he experienced when creating his product.

Finally, I’d choose Warren Buffet, because I’d love to both understand and get into the mindset of someone who has lived such a powerful life and yet has remained so humble. He sets a great example, showing the world what’s truly important in life by the way he lives his own. Success to him is not necessarily in the numbers, which is parallel to my mission statement.

Favorite TV show as a kid

Scooby Doo or Saved by The Bell.

Favorite movies?

Gone in 60 Seconds and The Departed.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Christopher Waltz.

Favorite bands?

Imagine Dragons.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw.

Lenny Kravitz.

Car you drive now.

Lamborghini Urus

Car you’d like to drive.

I’ve driven many cars, but I think what I’d really like is to be driven in a car. That doesn’t happen very often.

Best car you’ve owned

Pagani Hyuara and Elenor Shelby gt 500 fastback

Motorcycle?

Ducati

Wear a watch?

Yes

Got a favorite watch?

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton 18k Rose Gold Watch

Got a dream watch?

Patek Phillippe Sky Moon Tourbillon

Summer drink of choice?

La Fete Rosé

Winter drink of choice?

Smoky Old Fashioned

Bourbon or Scotch?

Neither

Vodka or gin?

Neither, but I love Sake.

Cologne?

Hermes or Creed

Go-to red on a wine list?

Gaja

Go-to white?

White Bordeaux

Favorite beach?

Bimini Beach, Bahamas

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is:

My favorite errand to run on Saturday’s is going to work.

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

Boating on Biscayne Bay

Best work advice you ever got?

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Best thing about your career?

There is so much that I love about my career, but one of my favorite things is the opportunity I have to sit across from the successful and innovative individuals that buy some of the amazing automobiles at Prestige Imports. The fact that I’m in a rare position to hear about how these individuals got to where they are today certainly isn’t lost on me, and I have learned so much from each and every one of them.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your career path.

CEO of Prestige Imports.

After my father passed in 2007, I worked very hard to continue his legacy. It’s hard to believe it’s been over twelve years since his journey ended and my professional journey began. Everything I do, every decision that’s made is with him in mind. My future path holds exciting projects as we are constantly growing our portfolio of brands such as Prestige Marine, Prestige Aviation, Prestige Auto Spa, Prestige Energy and more.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

Absolutely. I believe that anyone who is fortunate enough to be able to give back should find a cause that speaks to them and make time to do it. In 2011, I recognized that while many charities did provide money for children with life-threatening illnesses, which is also very important, few seemed to offer experiences that would truly put a smile on the deserving faces of these kids, which is why my sister Brooke and I started Ride2Revive. Ride2Revive provides children affected by life-threatening diseases with a memorable, adrenaline-filled driving experience to revitalize their senses and distract them from their health-related struggles. Ride2Revive has truly been a rewarding endeavor for me and my family, and I’m always thankful to get to spend time with these amazing kids.