Holand NelsonApril Gricus
Commercial Lending Specialist - Chicago
I am a VFW retired. I'm also a seasoned Chicago DJ for the last 25 years working for countless nightclub concept companies in the Chicagoland area and abroad
My name is Holland, I'm a forty something first generation American and Army veteran. My family relocated from Costa Rica in the summer of 1970, I was born a native New Yorker, In 79 my family relocated to suburbs of Chicago.
In my early 20's I was personally hired by Walter Payton (Studebakers, thirty-fours, America's Bar, etc) to join his team of Nightclub Dj's and Emcees. Which led to Director entertainment position and residency's with several top nightclubs: Excalibur, Hunt Club, Deja VU, Allumni Club, and Baja Beach Clubs where I was promoted to Director of Sales and eventually General manager.
In the late 90's I accepted a senior project manager position to which I creating the marketing campaign, staffed, and opened 3 successful nightclub concepts Groovy NightClub, Club Xcite, and The Cove.
I'm currently a Sr Sound Engineer, Program director, and Dj instructor with 24 years of experience in hospitality entertainment management and consulting.