Polo player and show jumper, Kathleen Gannon, is a seasoned professional who grew up in the Wellington Equestrian community. She is the daughter of legendary restaurateur, Tim Gannon, founder of Outback Steakhouse and CEO of PDQ. Having the Gannon name comes with opportunities and challenges, but Kathleen realized at an early age that having a famous father will open doors, but not necessarily guarantee success.
After watching her father win seven US Open Polo Championships, Kathleen was inspired to compete on the world stage of polo. She won the Women’s World Cup Polo in 2009, and placed 2nd in 2010. During this time, Kathleen also managed top show jumping stables, such as Todd Minikus LLC, Ashland Stables and Bainbridge Companies.
Her knowledge and understanding of equestrian properties is unparalleled and gives her a tremendous advantage when searching for the perfect home, farm or estate.
Upon graduating from the University of Miami with a dual major in International Business and Spanish, Kathleen traveled the globe with her father, playing polo with Prince Charles in England to touring palaces in Moscow. Traveling extensively around the world only deepened Kathleen’s passion for the place she long called home. She returned full time to Wellington and began working with a construction/architectural firm, renovating homes and commercial projects. This experience would catapult Kathleen into the world of real estate.
The economy was turning for the better and the demand grew for knowledgeable, loyal and ethical real estate agents. Instilled with good work ethics and a desire for constant growth and knowledge, Kathleen quickly became effective in procuring investors for real estate ventures.
Today, Kathleen remains an avid equestrian and enjoys tennis and boating in her spare time. She serves on the board of various charities including the Wilds with Jack Hannah and Polo for Pedro. She is also working with national organizations such as the USTA and the USPA in an effort to further their development in South Florida.