We Connect the Dots & Help You Make More Money.

Business is like a puzzle, and if you can’t put all the pieces together, you’ll miss the opportunities right in front of you. We identify exactly what you need and deliver the strategies to help you get it. 

Pat Norton

Pat Norton defines the term, “self made”. As a former UCLA football player, he broke the mold, earning three degrees before graduation.

Once his career ended, he cut his teeth at one of the world’s biggest insurance carriers, taking one of their divisions from $15m to hundreds of millions in revenue – in just 14 months.

From there, he started Norton Consulting to build highly profitable insurance practices for RIA’s, wealth managers and insurance brokers, helping to achieve accelerated revenue growth and scale. 

True to the motto from his playing days, “Work harder than everyone else, and play fast”, Pat is well respected for his authenticity, accountability and ability to quickly identify and solve problems.

Pat brings much more than just his insurance expertise. His world-class network includes some of the most successful business people in the country, with access to resources that is simply unparalleled.

Pete Davis

Pete Davis combines multiple disciplines to bring a diverse background to Newport Ventures, 

He oversees all of Newport Ventures’ operations, dealflow and partnerships. He is also responsible for our domestic and global strategies and vetting of all deals and business opportunities.

Over the past ten years, he’s worked with numerous companies, developing their business models, pitching their deals and helping them to raise capital.

Pete is an experienced  market professional. He holds Series 7 & 63 license, has traded futures & currencies and built multiple trading, brokerage and exchange platforms.

Pete’s distinct mix of skill sets and experience allows him to evaluate deals and business opportunities from a truly unique perspective, combining a designer’s sensibility with an investor’s focus on the bottom line.

Dave Dawson

Dave manages many of Newport Ventures’ global relationships. A former NFL player, he’s spent his life living, working and networking around the globe.

With his diverse background and a wide network, he has built successful businesses across a wide number of verticals, including health and wellness, cannabis, entertainment, real estate and international finance.

A major part of our Private Asset, Platinum and Performance Platforms, Dave is also an accomplished actor, film producer and martial artist, a former currency trader and speaks fluent Mandarin.

Bret Lockett

Bret manages many of Newport Ventures’ strategic relationships and resources. As one of our key team members, he is responsible for generating dealflow, new relationships and business opportunities.

A former NFL player, Bret’s background is multifaceted, from the NFL locker room to the business board room.

As an entrepreneur, Bret has been an investor and a member of the executive team for several companies, including his partnership with private aviation company “M2Jets,” a full service jet charter and sales company..

Dave Dawson

Dave manages many of Newport Ventures’ global relationships. A former NFL player, he’s spent his life living, working and networking around the globe.

With his diverse background and a wide network, he has built successful businesses across a wide number of verticals, including health and wellness, cannabis, entertainment, real estate and international finance.

A major part of our Private Asset, Platinum and Performance Platforms, Dave is also an accomplished actor, film producer and martial artist, a former currency trader and speaks fluent Mandarin.

Bret Lockett

Bret manages many of Newport Ventures’ strategic relationships and resources. As one of our key team members, he is responsible for generating dealflow, new relationships and business opportunities.

A former NFL player, Bret’s background is multifaceted, from the NFL locker room to the business board room.

As an entrepreneur, Bret has been an investor and a member of the executive team for several companies, including his partnership with private aviation company “M2Jets,” a full service jet charter and sales company..

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Pat Norton

Pat Norton defines the term, “self made”. As a former UCLA football player, he broke the mold, earning three degrees before graduation.

Once his career ended, he cut his teeth at one of the world’s biggest insurance carriers, taking one of their divisions from $15m to hundreds of millions in revenue – in just 14 months.

From there, he started Norton Consulting to build highly profitable insurance practices for RIA’s, wealth managers and insurance brokers, helping to achieve accelerated revenue growth and scale. 

True to the motto from his playing days, “Work harder than everyone else, and play fast”, Pat is well respected for his authenticity, accountability and ability to quickly identify and solve problems.

Pat brings much more than just his insurance expertise. His world-class network includes some of the most successful business people in the country, with access to resources that is simply unparalleled.

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Pete Davis

Pete Davis combines multiple disciplines to bring a diverse background to Newport Ventures, 

He oversees all of Newport Ventures’ operations, dealflow and partnerships. He is also responsible for our domestic and global strategies and vetting of all deals and business opportunities.

Over the past ten years, he’s worked with numerous companies, developing their business models, pitching their deals and helping them to raise capital.

Pete is an experienced  market professional. He holds Series 7 & 63 license, has traded futures & currencies and built multiple trading, brokerage and exchange platforms.

Pete’s distinct mix of skill sets and experience allows him to evaluate deals and business opportunities from a truly unique perspective, combining a designer’s sensibility with an investor’s focus on the bottom line.

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Dave Dawson

Dave manages many of Newport Ventures’ global relationships. A former NFL player, he’s spent his life living, working and networking around the globe.

With his diverse background and a wide network, he has built successful businesses across a wide number of verticals, including health and wellness, cannabis, entertainment, real estate and international finance.

A major part of our Private Asset, Platinum and Performance Platforms, Dave is also an accomplished actor, film producer and martial artist, a former currency trader and speaks fluent Mandarin.

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Bret Lockett

Bret manages many of Newport Ventures’ strategic relationships and resources. As one of our key team members, he is responsible for generating dealflow, new relationships and business opportunities.

A former NFL player, Bret’s background is multifaceted, from the NFL locker room to the business board room.

As an entrepreneur, Bret has been an investor and a member of the executive team for several companies, including his partnership with private aviation company “M2Jets,” a full service jet charter and sales company..

Benefits of Working with Us

Compress Time

Our core metric is ROT – return on time. We identify where you’re generating revenues vs. how you spend your time. Then we compress years into months by focusing on those leverage points and multiplying your ROI.

Monetize Relationships

Most networking goes to waste, because no one can figure out how to make money. Every connection we make is for the purpose of being a fruitful, healthy relationship, where everyone can build their businesses and make more money.

Vet Deals

Managing dealflow is key. First, we identify which deals are relevant to your business and eliminate those which aren’t. Then we evaluate the keepers, clarify their value propositions and facilitate the close.

Get Things Done to Make More Money

Time really is money, so we move fast. We hone in on your highest-return activities, customers and offerings. Our sole focus is completing initiatives and closing deals to bring in more revenue in less time.

Build in More Lines
of Revenue

It’s a good bet more business is right under your nose. We know how to find the opportunities hidden inside your business. Then we build a plan, bring in resources and help you expand market share and grow your bottom line.

Access to the Newport Ventures Network

We plug you into our deep network of targeted contacts, business resources, technology, services and capital. We curate and manage each introduction, including the initial connection, follow-up and integration into your business model and roadmap.

Benefits of Working with Us

Compress Time

Our core metric is ROT – return on time. We identify where you’re generating revenues vs. how you spend your time. Then we compress years into months by focusing on those leverage points and multiplying your ROI.

Monetize Relationships

Most networking goes to waste, because no one can figure out how to make money. Every connection we make is for the purpose of being a fruitful, healthy relationship, where everyone can build their businesses and make more money.

Vet Deals

Managing dealflow is key. First, we identify which deals are relevant to your business and eliminate those which aren’t. Then we evaluate the keepers, clarify their value propositions and facilitate the close.

Get Things Done to Make More Money

Time really is money, so we move fast. We hone in on your highest-return activities, customers and offerings. Our sole focus is completing initiatives and closing deals to bring in more revenue in less time.

Build in More Lines
of Revenue

It’s a good bet more business is right under your nose. We know how to find the opportunities hidden inside your business. Then we build a plan, bring in resources and help you expand market share and grow your bottom line.

Access to the Newport Ventures Network

We plug you into our deep network of targeted contacts, business resources, technology, services and capital. We curate and manage each introduction, including the initial connection, follow-up and integration into your business model and roadmap.

Compress Time

Our core metric is ROT – return on time. We identify where you’re generating revenues vs. how you spend your time. Then we compress years into months by focusing on those leverage points and multiplying your ROI.

Monetize Relationships

Most networking goes to waste, because no one can figure out how to make money. Every connection we make is for the purpose of being a fruitful, healthy relationship, where everyone can build their businesses and make more money.

Vet Deals

Managing dealflow is key. First, we identify which deals are relevant to your business and eliminate those which aren’t. Then we evaluate the keepers, clarify their value propositions and facilitate the close.

Get Things Done to Make More Money

Time really is money, so we move fast. We hone in on your highest-return activities, customers and offerings. Our sole focus is completing initiatives and closing deals to bring in more revenue in less time.

Build in More Lines of Revenue

It’s a good bet more business is right under your nose. We know how to find the opportunities hidden inside your business. Then we build a plan, bring in resources and help you expand market share and grow your bottom line.

Access to the Newport Ventures Network

We plug you into our deep network of targeted contacts, business resources, technology, services and capital. We curate and manage each introduction, including the initial connection, follow-up and integration into your business model and roadmap.

Engagement Structures

Typical engagements include a retainer component. Retainers are based upon the nature, size and length of  the deal and are typically a minimum of three months.

We have a simple philosophy: the more money you make, the more money we make. By incentivizing each partner, we’re able to build in maximum upside and structure win-win deals.

For engagements with significant longer-term potential, we are open to negotiating equity stakes, with either flat percentages or escalators.

For capital raises, private placements, M&A and other broker-related transactions. Commission structures are based on the nature and size of the deal.

Engagement Structures

Typical engagements include a retainer component. Retainers are based upon the nature, size and length of  the deal and are typically a minimum of three months.

We have a simple philosophy: the more money you make, the more money we make. By incentivizing each partner, we’re able to build in maximum upside and structure win-win deals.

For engagements with significant longer-term potential, we are open to negotiating equity stakes, with either flat percentages or escalators.

For capital raises, private placements, M&A and other broker-related transactions. Commission structures are based on the nature and size of the deal.

Engagement Structures

Typical engagements include a retainer component. Retainers are based upon the nature, size and length of  the deal and are typically a minimum of three months.

We have a simple philosophy: the more money you make, the more money we make. By incentivizing each partner, we’re able to build in maximum upside and structure win-win deals.

For engagements with significant longer-term potential, we are open to negotiating equity stakes, with either flat percentages or escalators.

For capital raises, private placements, M&A and other broker-related transactions. Commission structures are based on the nature and size of the deal.

Talk to Us

Find out how we can help you build your business, grow your revenues or get your deal completed. Contact us to learn more.