Welcome to Cocktails & Conversation – a monthly three-part series in which Baltimore media personality Sloane Brown takes a casual look at the “fun” side of some of the interesting people who help make Baltimore tick. Sloane interviews Baltimore’s movers and shakers – which includes business and nonprofit executives, entrepreneurs, creatives and others who give back to our community. What do they like to do when they’re on their own time? What are their passions? Their pet peeves? What makes them laugh? We find out as we join Sloane and someone different she interviews each month at the bar of one of Baltimore’s popular eateries for a drink and a chat in three parts.
We meet Demian Costa and scratch the surface of what he does as Partner at Weller Development Company, the lead developer for the Port Covington project in Baltimore City, focusing on raising capital, leasing, and new business creation. Additionally, Demian co-founded and serves as Managing Director of Sagamore Ventures, the private investment subsidiary of Plank Industries. Demian began his career in the military, after which he co-founded FX Studios, focused on building virtual and on-premise employee wellness programs globally. He is currently focused on innovation and economic growth in Baltimore City and beyond.