Michael Duffy
Partner  /  Business Development

Prior to founding Work Smart Be Smart, Michael spent over 20 years in the restaurant industry in both management and ownership roles. Michael is widely known in the restaurant industry for creating a real-time food cost analysis tool, which provided upper management current data to make strategic decisions around purchasing.

Michael used this operational experience and expertise to start RTA Real Estate in 2007 and since then has systematically generated hundreds of online customer leads per year.

In his free time, Michael is a married father of two, coaches his girls’ softball teams, exercises and work on his home improvement projects.



John Esplana
Partner  /  Business Development

Prior to starting Work Smart Be Smart, John held various business development, advertising and marketing positions at Southwest Airlines, Cisco Systems and other high-tech start-up companies.

Wanting to work closer with his clients, John became a Certified Mortgage Planner in 2005 and still is a Partner at Your Mortgage Team a full-service mortgage banking and brokerage office located in San Mateo, California.

In his free time, John is a married father of two and he likes to run, bike, swim and read John Grisham novels.