Brad grew up in Southern California and was introduced to boating early in life. The Buettner Family moved to a waterfront community in Huntington Beach in 1965, which would ultimately forge his future in the boating world. He began his career at Stan Miller Yachts in 1985 in both sales and management, where he remained until the company acquisition by Galati Yacht Sales in 2021.
Throughout his career, Brad has proudly represented many top-tier boating brands the industry has to offer, including Viking, Valhalla, Cabo Yachts, Grand Banks, Sabre, and Back Cove, to name a few. Brad specializes in new builds for Viking Yachts, Valhalla Boatworks, and Mag Bay Yachts. He also has completed training at many manufacturing facilities while managing the build process of clients' yachts and company stock yachts, giving him unique insights into the building process.
Brad is a graduate from the University of Southern California with his degree in Business Administration and holds a post-graduate degree in Risk Management from the College of Insurance at St. John’s University. Brad and his family enjoy many hours on the water with his favorite destinations of Cherry Cove and Avalon at Catalina Island.
Brad is proud to be a part of the Galati sales team and recognizes that customer service is not only important but is critical in developing an honest and truthful relationship. The ultimate goal is to live up to the Galati mission statement, “Constantly exceeding the expectations of our Customers”.