TJ Agresti, J.D. LL.M, C.A.M., A.T.P. My core philosophy is “Professionalism” in every endeavor. It the essential attribute required to be a successful business leader, tax attorney, professional pilot and to be ready to advise other executives making critical decisions about the future of their companies and their personal wealth. Professionalism requires personal integrity and commitment to doing your best job, in the best way, every time, even when no one is looking. Professionalism resides in my attitude, discipline and mindset to accomplish a mission or project with the expectation of perfection every time.
Over the course of a long and varied career as a tax attorney, entrepreneur and pilot I have maintained a professionalism mindset always demonstrating a “can do” attitude of agency and constant vigilance, with the highest levels of integrity, curiosity and discipline to stay focused and sharp. I led three financial product companies and three technology companies as CEO through startup processes, multi-round funding procurement, the launch of innovative international products and exit. I originated several hundred million dollars of venture, private-equity, growth and debt financing. I ran a boutique tax law firm focuses on generational wealth transfer, asset protection, tax efficient mergers and acquisitions. I fly for an airline delivering passengers safely while promoting company culture.
I founded Critical Mission in 2013 to offer business leaders my experience through a multidisciplinary suite of services in corporate communications, crisis preparedness and management, multimedia production and marketing, capital advisory, exit planning and legal services. I consult companies through the process of identifying their brand promise then building effective internal and external communications systems to realize value through the achievement of their mission and vision. I provide solutions to multimedia production and marketing. I advise companies through every stage of their capital requirement. I guide companies through their crisis preparedness and response processes. I advise clients through their exit plans including the transfer of their wealth to successive generations.
My professionalism mindset is highly successful in producing targeted results that align with client expectations. I continuously seek to improve my business skills just like I strive to always improve my piloting skills. This focus on professionalism keeps me ready to handle day to day operations and be prepared to respond to any crisis that I or my clients may face. He is a tax lawyer with a master’s in taxation, a certified aviation manager and an active air transport rated pilot.
Jeremy Littman, J.D., MCM Jeremy is a former trial attorney in New York and New Jersey before he turned to writing for television. He got his start at Law & Order and went on from there to build an Emmy, Peabody and Telly award-winning writing and producing career. During his time he became a Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy in Los Angeles county assigned primarily to Search & Rescue Team giving him extensive background in law enforcement, emergency preparedness, disaster response and communication. He combined his legal and writing experience, trial experience with his high-pressure law enforcement and search and rescue background into a strategic corporate communications expertise. He effectively leads companies with executive counseling, crisis management, strategic analysis, and internal and external communications systems architecture.
Lisa Mares Lisa has helped our clients advance their businesses with videos that help them 'sell, tell, educate, motivate and celebrate' through powerfully persuasive films. She is passionate about both people and art. She has filmed and created content for most industries. She has been a featured guest speaker on radio talk shows, at event industry meetings, spoke and contributed on panels, been featured speaker at corporate workshops, and provided tips on local TV specials, including Tom Martino’s daily broadcast.
Her successful clients include Albertsons, Rose Hospital, Google, Samuel Adams, Exempla St. Joseph’s Hospital, The Medical Center of Aurora, SCL Health, CO Bar Association, Regis University, State of Colorado, Key Lime Air, Cheryl Burget, Tricia Turpenoff Photography, JE Dunn Construction, multiple non-profits, and more.
Henry Mares, Producer/Director Cinematography, film and working with special people is Henry’s passion and his life! He has worked hard to build an established, full-service cinematography production company for all seasons and occasions. Henry has a degree in Communications /TV Production and decided to do what he loves and help people. He puts his heart, soul, and skills into building relationships where our clients feel more like family than like just another number or client. Over the years, he has been honored to receive multiple international, national and local awards from reputable organizations like WEVA International, Association of Video Professionals, 10+ time Icon Award finalists, 7 time Icon Award Winners, The Knot Best of Awards, Denver A-List top 5, and more.
Mike Bishop, JD Mike Bishop has developed a broad spectrum of expertise over long career as an executive and attorney. He is skilled at forging high level strategic alliances and led two start-ups to over $3mm profitability each within 18 months of operation. He has successful marketing and advertising campaigns, including magazine, direct mail, internet, tradeshow and PR. Management and recruited outside 100 sales representatives. He has designed, created or marketed creative financial products, including: foreign currency hedge straddles, bulk real estate acquisition, real estate risk reduction contracts, derivative contracts. He is also experienced at real estate transactions having negotiated purchases of ~$400mm in preconstruction real estate and maintains excellent relationships with large developers and their liaisons.