Ariel is the founder and president of The American Strategies Group, a political consulting firm serving South Florida, Tallahassee and Washington, DC.
He is the founder of the Hispanic Policy Group, with a focus on advancing Hispanic interests at the local, state and national levels.
He is the president of Marketseur, a one-stop marketing and advertising agency, with in-house services ranging from marketing strategy to social media strategy to graphic design to video production and creation.
Ariel is also the founder and editor of Gables Insider, a digital publication focused on the City of Coral Gables. It is distributed by newsletter twice weekly to over 30,000 residents of the City Beautiful. Ariel is also the host of its interview program, Leaders & Coffee, where he interviews leaders on issues affecting the community.
Ariel also serves as a motivational speaker through his Better You Minute, a motivational daily mindfulness minute.
Ariel attended Champagnat Catholic School through the eighth grade and went on to attend high school and graduate from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 1999. Ariel then graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a Minor in International Relations from Florida International University.
He bagan his career in public service as an intern his senior year of high school and was hired as an Aide to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen that same year. He worked with Ros-Lehtinen for 11 years and as then served as Deputy District Director to Congressman David Rivera for two years.
Ariel was Vice President of Digital Image Advertising, a boutique marketing firm in Coral Gables, Florida.
Ariel was the host of Compartiendo Contigo on Radio Paz 830AM, The Vortex on EENTU and Autoseur on EENTU.
In 2014, Ariel was recognized by the Strathmore’s Worldwide Who’s Who for the Consulting and Marketing & Advertising Fields.
In 2009, he was named a “Hispanic Making Their Voices Heard” by the Republican National Committee.
He was a candidate for the State of Florida’s House of Representatives in 2010 and a candidate for Commissioner in the City of Coral Gables in 2015.