A trained fine artist at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and former Hollywood professional, Miguel started his automotive career restoring classic Mercedes and other Pebble Beach quality cars in the San Francisco Bay Area. After hosting an online automotive series with YouTube celebrity Tyler Hoover, he went on to chase and find the lost Mercedes Gullwing in Cuba, considered by many as one of the most exciting ‘barn finds’ of the century.
Miguel relocated to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 and developed miscellaneous plans and projects for automotive OEM’s, collections, and museums across the country, eventually moving to Tomini Group in 2016 and serving as the head of its classic car division. Under his management, Tomini Classics has established itself as a world-class showroom and restorer, developed new automobilia and timepiece collections, and established key partnerships in East Asia.
Besides cars and films, Miguel also enjoys classic rock, vintage watches, architecture, and world gastronomy.