The Man Behind the Dream
Frederick Morton, Jr. is the visionary behind TEMPO Networks, a dynamic celebration of all things Caribbean. Morton, who is the consummate creative thinker, with a laser beam ability to execute and impeccable credentials to back him up, is emphatic that TEMPO can deliver the full scope of Caribbean lifestyle to the entire world.
Born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to Nevisian parents, Morton was aware – even as a boy – that the Caribbean held an irresistible magnetism. As he is fond of saying, “its people, its history, its culture, its music, its breathtaking scenery – no one can really deny that the Caribbean may just be earth’s last Eden!” Morton also knew that someday he would deliver the joy of the Caribbean to people everywhere.
With characteristic drive, he set about achieving the world-class qualifications that would someday help him realize his dream. A Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate in Law from Rutgers University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University were just the beginning. As an attorney at the prestigious New York law firm of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, Morton represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. His stature rose even further when he became Senior Corporate Counsel for Johnson & Johnson and then joined Viacom Inc. where he quickly rose to Chief Litigation Counsel. His mentor was the famed Attorney, Johnnie Cochran.
By the time Morton became MTV Networks’ Deputy General Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs, he had amassed a shockingly concentrated amount of high-profile legal experience in under the course of a decade. He’d also maintained his passionate immersion in Caribbean culture and knew, with an almost prophetic sense, that he would one day be able to combine the two and create a groundbreaking venture. Indeed, he did – TEMPO Networks.
With facts, savvy and his background as a native son at the ready, Morton has brought forth a Caribbean TEMPO that has permeated the hearts and souls of Caribbean people. “There are tens of millions of Caribbean people in and out of the Caribbean, all around the world, that embody the enduring spirit of the region — a spirit of an extraordinary people with an extraordinary story ready to be told”. Morton knew TEMPO could serve as a dedicated platform to enhance the further development of the Caribbean and its formidable people. “TEMPO has emerged as the ultimate platform for the entire Caribbean experience,” says Morton. “Caribbean people have a passion for living which shines through everything they do. TEMPO will continue to be a formidable bridge to this culturally rich and trendsetting community.”
As Founder, Chairman & CEO, Morton is at the helm of an astonishingly vast undertaking to bring the Caribbean to the world. With characteristic assurance of a creatively (almost mystically) driven soul, he says of the future, “the love of God, passion and faith will most certainly continue to clear the path for the rise of the Caribbean through TEMPO”. This is a man constantly erupting with ideas and too forward thinking to rest on his already considerable laurels. “I like to say that it’s not bout eureka moments, it’s about a eureka lifetime” — A life-time he has devoted to the upliftment of the Caribbean.