Karl Fong Yee
Karl Fong Yee has been a part of The Riley Smith Group since 2016 as the Director of Operations. Within this position, Karl actively manages several departments in the company including recruitment, sales and training, income organization, and transaction improvements.
His heavy involvement with leadership decision making has allowed him to develop a plan which allows him to focus on people, strategy, and execution. Karl’s drive and incessant work ethic motivates him to develop and organize effective methods in order to grow, improve, and establish successful business transactions.
Before joining The Riley Smith Group, Karl worked at Regions Bank for 10 years. He began his journey as a Teller and made his way up to Financial Sales Specialist and then Assistant Branch Manager, until finally becoming the Branch Manager. Karl generated substantial revenue and turned this non-performing branch into a top Chairman’s Club winner for five consecutive years. Consequently, the branch became part of the top 10 percent performers of the footprint of the company.
While at Regions, he was selected to be part of Region’s Young Professional and Emerging Leaders Program and gained an extensive amount of experience in leadership and development. Karl has been a member of the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and won the Golden Coconut Award in 2016 for “Up & Comer of the Year”.
He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, with deep roots in Venezuela and Jamaica. During his down time, Karl enjoys spending time with his wife and their three kids. He is a huge sports fanatic and has taken an interest in golf and cycling. Due to his persistent focus in business, family, and personal development, Karl’s ultimate goal is to lead, impact lives, and motivate others through work ethic and personal life experience.