J Michael McConville
Senior Business Development
What I do at Domain Holdings?
I serve as a match maker to help end users sift through the billions of alpha-numeric url combinations across the several thousand “dot” extensions (available now and pending release), to find the perfect generic or brandable name for them. I provide stealth acquisition services, for individuals or corporations who require confidentiality in their transactions. I represent both buyers and sellers of individual premium domains and domain portfolios; including fully developed websites and revenue generating assets. My client first mindset and asset specific marketing strategies are marquee talents setting me apart in the professional broker industry.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Domain Holdings?
I love being able to bring my golden-doodle Penny Lane of America, to work. She gets worn out playing fetch in the war-room and reminds me to take a break every few hours, when “nature calls”.
Prior Work Experience:
Prior to joining Domain Holdings, I spent the previous decade launching three startups in luxury categories; wine, diamonds & education…for those still paying student loans, education can be included in the luxury category. Before that, I peddled drugs to doctors and hospitals.
My Education Includes:
Readin’, Writtin’ and Rithmatic in a one room schoolhouse; followed by a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State College (now University) in southeastern Massachusetts. GO BEARS!!!
How do you explain what you do for a living to someone outside of our industry?
I usually grab a nearby wipe-board and draw a giraffe, holding ski-poles or a martini glass and wearing New Balance track spikes. Once that “I am totally confused” look washes over their face, I relate my job to that of a Realtor. I just draw giraffes because it’s fun.
Tell us about your family, if you wish.
Well after years of counseling with my therapist, I now understand that because I grew up…that’s not what you meant??? Oh…I am engaged to the lovely Megan, soon to be Dad to our little girl (due in March 2014) and proud owner of a mostly well behaved golden-doodle.
Who are the people who inspire you most?
Religious Zealots, Political Ideologists and utterly lazy people awaiting “their handouts”…they inspire me to be TOTALLY different from them!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Team Irishmen as champions of South Palm Beach County C Level Dart League 2012…a close second is my pending fatherhood.
What are 3 words that would best describe you?
Gregarious, Passionate and … oh look a squirrel
Tell us 2 things about yourself that most of us here would be surprised to learn.
My age because I don’t act it and that I graduated from Improv Stand Up Comedy School a few years back, which included a graduation performance in front audience of over 300.
What do your friends say about you?
I’m the kind of guy they would want to go to battle with. Mostly because I have a big head and am relatively slow, making me an easier target for snipers; thus improving their chances of making it home from the battle alive.
Any pet peeves?
Can’t stand commercials (especially radio) with people eating while they are talking. I also despise bamboo. Nothing against panda bears who according to popular culture love the stuff; but if your neighbor had an overgrown bamboo forest that littered your pool like I do, you’d hate it too!
If you could do something else for a living, regardless of prior experience or education, what would you do?
And make a living? Well for sure I’d be a lounge chair test dummy!
What are your hobbies, or what unrelated to Domain Holdings skills do you posses?
I am an aspiring author, provide spectacular foot rubs, clean pools like the best, am an avid and rabid member of the Red Sox Nation and play a solid game of fetch; but who has time for any of that … pretty busy selling domains all the time!
Where is your favorite(s) places to travel to and why?
Back up to MA to visit my kin folk or anyplace with sun, sand and salt water. The bucket list includes a safari in Africa.
If you didn’t live here, where would you live and why?
New Hampshire. Partly because Megan claims to miss cold weather and partly because of the lack sales tax and income tax.
What 3 items would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Leftovers, Orange Juice and 6 different flavors of jelly. That last one is covering every conceivable jelly related pregnancy craving.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
I would want to be the Flash. I’d be so fast people would never see me cut them; I can’t stand waiting in lines for anything.
What’s your favorite movie?
It’s a Wonderful Life. Black and white version.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?
Vince Vaughn…and he’d be money baby!
What’s your favorite TV show(s)?
I can’t stop watching Breaking the Faith: Escape from the FLDS; there is such a twisted mentality in that community; it’s just wild. I also love me some Real Housewives of Insert ANY City Here and The Cake Boss!
What’s your favorite type of music or favorite performer?
HUGE DMB fan. Live shows are always amazing…worth being outdoors in mid-July in Florida! Secretly this northern transplant became a big country fan. Just something about cruising in the jeep blaring country that makes me happy.
What embarrassing skills sets do you posses?
I am a hell of a baker, which really means I can read and am super anal about following directions. The embarrassing part is the pink apron I wear when I bake. Besides that, I can do a mean Jaques Cousteau impersonation.
For $1MM (tax free), are you willing to listen to Justin Bieber singing Gangnam Style for 24 hrs?
As if the “tax free” was the selling point? Go ahead and tax me on it…Op, Op, Op, Op Oppa Gangnam Style!