The FLUENT founder on opportunity, Dallas hustle and where the magic is
There are people who are known as connectors: Their Rolodexes can launch a thousand ships, relationships and businesses with a single flick of the wrist. Jackson (one name only, please) is undoubtedly one of those individuals.
The president of FLUENT, a premier lifestyle management company based in Dallas, Jackson harnessed his years of experience working in the hotel industry, as an interior designer and artist rep, and as the corporate concierge for Barneys New York to create what he calls a “lifestyle concierge company on steroids.”
“It’s like hiring a personal assistant for your life; you’ll experience the city on a totally different level,” he says. “We’re really big advocates of the city.
“We want our clients to experience the very, very high and the underground as well.”
This involves everything from connecting luxury brands with the right kind of local audience to arranging a helicopter jaunt to a personal chef-cooked dinner in a field for an imaginative client. When he isn’t out on the town, creating and fulfilling those connections at every social event in Dallas, Jackson co-hosts the Weekend Insider segment of The Broadcast on KTXD-TV and serves on the board of Texas’ Next Top Designer.
But it is his time spent fulfilling Dallasites’ every whim that engages him the most. Below is what he loves — and would love to change — about Dallas.