About Buffini & Company

Our Mission

Live what we teach

Our Core Values

Live what we teach
Practice servant leadership
Excellence is our minimum standard

Meet the Senior Leadership Team

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Buffini & Company

6349 Palomar Oaks Court
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Client Care Hours

Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST


Toll Free: 1-800-945-3485
Fax: 1-760-476-9072

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Brian Buffini

Brian was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to San Diego in 1986 where he became the classic American rags to riches story. After becoming one of the nation’s top Realtors, he founded Buffini & Company—an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others. Based in Carlsbad, California, Buffini & Company has trained three million business professionals in 37 countries and currently coaches more than ten thousand business people across North America. Today, Brian travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Dermot Buffini

Dermot Buffini is the CEO of Buffini & Company, the largest business coaching and training company in North America.

Joining Buffini & Company in 1999 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dermot was responsible for developing new markets and corporate partnerships, as well as the company’s overall growth plan. He quickly became known as a passionate leader and prominent business strategist. Dermot assumed the CEO role in 2013 and under his leadership provides a significant impact in the lives of more than 6 million people from 37 countries through the company’s events, training and coaching programs.

Dermot’s has been recognized as a 2020 RISMedia Newsmaker, ranked on the 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 and named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year. His commitment to excellence has led the San Diego Union-Tribune to recognize Buffini & Company as a Top Place to Work in San Diego consecutively since 2016. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Dermot immigrated to San Diego, California, in 1999.

Jim Polzin

Originally from the Midwest, Jim spent nearly a decade at Pella Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors, serving in a wide-range of financial positions. In 2001, he joined Buffini & Company as its Controller, later becoming the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. When not in the office, Jim enjoys quality time with his wife and son, and perfecting his game on the golf course.

Terri King

A 25-year sales and marketing expert who’s worked with industry giants such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Guinness and Easter Seals to name just a few. As Buffini & Company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), she’s responsible for the company’s sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the entire customer experience from acquisition to retention. Terri holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and General Business from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Dave McGhee

Dave first joined Buffini & Company as a Certified Business Coach in 2006 and has helped hundreds of small business owners maximize their potential, increase their income, and achieve more balance in their life. He is now Vice President of Coaching where his years of business, real estate, and coaching experience make him a powerhouse leader. In his time away from the office he enjoys playing with his two dogs, Roxy and Diggory and watching his beloved San Diego State Aztecs.

Jeff Hooker

With 20+ years of product strategy and management experience, Jeff has provided leadership of industry-leading products for global enterprises such as Netscape Communications, Adobe Systems, and Hewlett-Packard. As Vice President of Product Development, his excellent track record of building and strengthening products and customer experience is essential to meet and exceed the high expectations of the Buffini & Company customer. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, San Diego.

Mike Riley

During his 25+ years in the marketing space, Mike has worked with some of the most influential B2B and B2C companies in the world, including Disney, Microsoft, IBM, and American Honda. Joining Buffini & Company in 2014, Mike is responsible for the company’s overall marketing strategies, tactics and programs. Mike holds a BA in Political Science and a MS in Instructional Design & Technology from California State University, Fullerton.

Melissa Simmons

An accounting and finance professional with 20+ years of experience. Melissa has held senior-level finance roles at Texas Instruments, Alliance Semiconductor, Integrated Sensor Solutions, and the California franchise office of Outback Steakhouse before joining Buffini & Company in 2003. Melissa holds an MBA and a BA in Accounting from Iowa State University.