Jordan was honored as
2020 Entrepreneur Of The Year by SRQ magazine


Jordan Letschert


A native of Sarasota and first generation American, Jordan Letschert grew up on a much younger and more modest Siesta Key, after his family arrived to the United States from Holland. An Out- of -Door Academy graduate, Jordan attended U.C.F.  receiving a business degree in Hospitality Management. Returning to Sarasota, Jordan went on to run well recognized restaurants including Cafe L’Europe on St. Armands circle, Cafe on the Bay on Longboat Key, and Fred’s Restaurant in SouthSide Village and Lakewood Ranch. Under Jordan’s  management and with an amazing team,  these restaurants won numerous awards including “BEST OF” Sarasota.

Kamala Harris


After gaining valuable experience in hospitality, Jordan chose to pursue a lifelong dream of being a police officer. Though vastly different from the restaurant industry, Jordan took a leap of faith and was sworn in as a police officer with the Richardson Police Department in Dallas Texas. Jordan  graduated as the Salutatorian of his regional police academy class,  serving 125,000 residents. Assigned to the patrol division, Jordan  responded to 911 calls while enforcing local, state, and federal laws often with federal agencies on crimes against children.  Jordan received numerous commendations including a letter from President Obama after his service. Jordan most enjoyed working the streets during evening shifts.

With Sen Bill Nelson


Back in Sarasota, having served others in the private and public sectors, Jordan felt it was time to pursue entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. Today, Jordan works alongside his brother as cofounder and Managing Partner of TTJ Investments LLC in the areas of development, technology and venture capital investing while continuing to give back to the community thru many non profit organizations and serving on their boards.

Due to the Heroin epidemic in Sarasota/Manatee Counties Jordan has been a speaker at local high schools to educate students on this dangerous drug based on professional training and experience as a former law enforcement officer.

Jordan has been a staunch advocate for LGBTQ equality, working with non profits and lawmakers to ensure every citizen is treated equally under the law. Jordan has been on Amicus Briefs for equality in both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as The Supreme Court of the United States.



Jordan Letschert was born and raised in Sarasota Florida in 1982 (39 years old). He is a former Police Officer (Graduating second in his regional academy class) , partner in Crunch Fitness (with 37 Crunch locations currently open,  and growing to 100), and an investment company amongst other ventures that have created over 1500 jobs in the past 5 years. Jordan was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in  2017. And won the award in 2020.

Jordan served on a Police Advisory Board / Police Complaint Committee where he was confirmed 5-0 by city commissioners. The committee reviewed Internal Affairs complaints where Jordan and other members work along side the Lieutenant over Internal Affairs and the Chief of Police, while holding monthly public hearings for department transparency.

Jordan  was 1 of 100 Police Officers who filed an Amicus Brief, in both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals  (against AG Pam Bondi) and in the United States Supreme Court in the historic Obergefell case that secured marriage equality under the constitution. Jordan is openly gay, married to his husband Robby since 2015. Together they have a son Kellan, born in 2016.

Jordan's father Trudo Letschert was a success developer in Sarasota and The Florida Keys while being environmentally sound, he served as a board trustee for Mote Marine , helping with the restoration of the coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

Titus Letschert, Jordan's uncle who passed away started , owned and operated Sarasota's historic Cafe L’Europe restaurant on St. Armand's Circle for over 40 years.

Jordan is a first generation American, his father and uncle both immigrated from The Netherlands.

Jordan now serves as board president of Project Pride, an LGBTQ+ based 501(c)(3). In 2021, despite Covid, Project Pride installed a city approved inclusive street mural, as well as secured Sarasota’s First Ever Proclamation declaring June as Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community. Project Pride was recognized in over 20 articles and news events in 2020 including 4 national articles, and put on the largest June Pride in Sarasota’s History