Josh Mclean is the President of CartoBlue, as well as a serial entrepreneur. He is a successful self-starter and has founded multiple businesses in the vacation rental, travel, and real estate industries. He considers himself a Type A personality with the goal to grow the best possible business in any space that he launches. His most successful brand, Five Star Properties has opened in three locations after being first established in Destin, FL in 2008. For a full list of all of Josh’s companies, visit www.McleanInterests.com.
Josh was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He now lives in Destin, FL with his wife Margret and three children Lillian, Scarlett and Jude. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family, golfing, skiing, and traveling. He has traveled to many places for both work and leisure. Prior to opening his own businesses, he spent five years in Central Mexico where he managed an American textile company with over 600 employees. A turning point came in Josh’s career when he was offered the opportunity to move to Honduras or Bangladesh to open a new textile factory, but he instead chose to move to Destin at that time and take on his own business ventures. Within two years of moving to Destin he launched two companies and it proved to be the right decision.
Josh believes that experience with both success and failure contributed to his accomplishments in the business world today. He strongly believes in hiring the best people possible and investing in their talents. He also believes in giving back to the communities in which his businesses function and has contributed to charitable organizations such as Emerald Coast Autism Center, Food for Thought and Adopt-A-Street. He plans to continue investing in great talent, communities, and businesses.