Past Guests on The Jamie Meloni Real Estate Show
Expert Contributors
Past Guests
With more than 25 years of experience in the printing industry, Greg Barba has held many executive and senior management positions in print distribution and now manufacturing. Starting as a Sale Representative with the Pitman Company  in 1988, he achieved much success and always ranked in the Top 10 of company revenue generators. The Pitman Company elevated Greg to Sales management in 1998 and in 2010, Greg became a Regional Branch Manager in Pitman's Mid Atlantic Region.  In 2011, Greg accepted the position of Senior Business Development Manager, with xpedx, Greg left the world of print distribution and migrated over to print manufacturing by joining the team at Trinity Graphic of Sarasota, FL as VP of Sales and Marketing. In July of 2014, Trinity Graphic named him the President.
Matthew Doniger is the Director of the Wide Format Division at Trinity Graphic and has been in the graphics trade for over 25 years. Just a few years out of college, Matthew started his own company that he successfully merged with a larger operation resulting in the publication Wide Format Imaging labeling the company one of the "Top Shops". Matthew's talents are now on display with Trinity Graphics of Sarasota which has a 50 year history of excellence and is a Grand/Wide format digital print provider.
Shawn Rhodes is an award-winning war correspondent, achieving the highest recognition from the United States Marine Corps for combat reporting. Responsible for creating strategic communications programs in the most dangerous places on Earth, Shawn was ranked among the top 20 of public speakers in the world by Toastmasters International for his ability to effectively and passionately communicate messages. As Director of Shoshin Consulting Services in Tampa, FL, he presents seminars, workshops, and in-house training programs for companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to the largest corporations in America.

Joe Castonguay is a New Home Consultant with Lennar Homes. Joe has brought his extensive and successful sales and sales leadership experience from other fields to new home sales. He just received an award for being "strongest out of the gate" as well as top sales person for November in the Tampa Bay area. His main focus is to find and meet his buyer's wants and needs. Unlike other new home builders, Lennar allows their consultants to cross sell in all of their 22 Tampa Bay communities, allowing them to find the right home at the right price for each individual buyer.

Bobby grew up in Carson City, Nevada and joined the Navy at 17 out of high school. Throughout the 7 years that Bobby was in the Navy, he was in the top 3 percent of physical readiness for Search and Rescue Swimmers. He is a natural leader instructing various commands throughout the east coast and has a knack for communicating, motivating, and inspiring others. Bobby is currently in his senior year of earning a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from The University of Tampa. As if going to school full time isn't enough, Bobby likes to be involved with the community of Tampa, volunteer his time at the Boys&Girls Club and work full time for Malektronic as their Senior Account Executive.
Dale Appell is an attorney at Dale Appell, P.A., an auto accident law firm serving Tampa Bay. Dale offers to speak to groups throughout Tampa Bay with audiences raving that his presentations are informative, practical, and fun. Using his 30 years of experience in public speaking, Dale Appell has become one of the Tampa Bay Area's most dynamic speakers whether presenting in front of a jury or groups that include the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Westshore Alliance, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Bar Association People's Court, Southeast Real Estate Investors Association, and Tampa Bay Inns of Court or the Florida Justice Association.
Joshua Stagner has been an advocate for higher education for most of his professional career. Spanning over a decade and four institutions, Josh has worked tirelessly to help students achieve their dreams of continuing their education. In his current position as the Director of Graduate Admissions for Saint Leo University, Josh heads up a team of almost 50 employees that service over 4,000 students taking classes ranging from a Masters in Criminal Justice, to a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Richard J. McIntyre is a litigation and bankruptcy attorney. He began his practice in Tampa, FL in 1992 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh's Dual Degree program, where he received his Master's of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. McIntyre's litigation practice includes business, real estate, and consumer litigation.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Ben moved to Tampa Bay and founded Level 6 in 2005. With a heavy focus on brand performance, his firm has helped multiple clients achieve improved ROI by leveraging the very latest technological innovations. The firm's specialized capabilities include brand development, online training, customer incentives and content marketing. Current clients range from well-funded startups to multiple Fortune 500 corporations.
Janice has a unique blend of skills involving all levels of the Marketing and Sales process, specializing in the new home building industry. Janice holds the position of Marketing Manager with the award-winning new home builder, Homes by Westbay. Janice serves as a 2015 President for Tampa Bay Builders Association and Marketing Council. In addition, she has achieved the Master Certified Sales Person (MSCP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders and is an active Florida Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Laura was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and thanks to her father, she has been involved in the real estate and homebuilding industry since she was about 10. In addition to the mortgage industry, Laura has been a real estate agent, a real estate appraiser, and a title insurance agent. She is currently the Southeast Regional Builder Manager for imortgage. Laura has been a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association for about 2 years and is currently the Chairperson for the 2015 Parade of Homes.
Ronald Weaver is a Chairman of the Environmental and Land Use Law Department in the Tampa office of the 127 member law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., where his practice includes land use, environmental, real estate acquisition, and real estate finance law. Mr. Weaver received his undergrad degree from the University of North Carolina and his law degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School.
Milind Bharvirkar is the Founder and CEO of Priatek, a social media and gamification administration platform which converts ads into prize promotions. Priatek has developed patent pending technology to run prize promotions for advertisers through kiosks and mobile devices through its UGot2Play brand. It's a win for consumers, advertisers, and retail venues. Mr. Bharvirkar is experienced in product development, manufacturing, operations, sales, marketing, social networking, licensing, and game advertisement.
David brings more than 18 years of product development and business development experience with companies such as Disney Interactive, Hasbro Interactive, and MicroProse Software to his role as Chief Executive Officer at SavvyCard. In addition to his role as CEO and primary evangelist for SavvyCard, David is heavily involved in Research & Development for new products and tools and in building strategic relationships with key third party technology and service providers.
Casey helped create EWI Construction in 2007 to bring high quality construction services to his customers. Casey's responsibilities include cash flow management, contract execution, and day-to-day management of all his business operations of EWI. Before forming his own organization he worked with Beck for 13 years. His service with Beck included involvement in development, architecture, and construction projects. He has a strong construction and development background combined with knowledge of the design process.
Shelton Quarles is a former Linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was part of the team who won the Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. Shelton spent ten seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Middle Linebacker (1997-2006). Shelton is now the Director of Football Operations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also has his own foundation - The Shelton Quarles IMPACT Foundation. The mission of his foundation is to provide opportunities and resources for at-risk single-parent families throughout the Tampa Bay area. Since its inception, Shelton Quarles' IMPACT Foundation has raised over $500,000 and impacted more than 3,000 lives.
Robert Paredes is an innovative sales leader with 17+ years of experience within the mortgage industry and has the skill set to drive business growth and capitalize on new revenue through strategic agility and execution. He has expertise in building Realtor and client relationships, marketing, staff training, supervision, motivation, mentoring and employee engagement. He is a leader with integrity and demands and facilitates an environment of teamwork and collaboration approach throughout all lines of businesses to achieve organizational objectives and increase productivity. He is the current President of the Realtors CARE Foundation that provides down payment assistance, disaster relief and community outreach to help Hillsborough County.
Kenny Gannon is a Loan Consultant who has been able to create loan solutions for specific mortgage needs. He works with a team of underwriters and processors to assist in funding each loan on-time, every time at imortgage. Kenny's success is due to his unparalleled level of service at creating unique loan solutions. When considering the purchase of a new home, refinancing, or obtaining additional property, please contact Kenny for a personalized mortgage plan.
Frank Cornier is the Manager of The Tampa Homeownership Center. Frank brings with him nearly 20 years of affordable housing, community development, real estate, and management experience. In his most recent homeownership position prior to joining the CDC of Tampa, he managed a $4M budget and oversaw grant administration, homeownership education, housing development, property management and real estate services. Frank has been on Mayoral transition teams, bank advisory boards and has also served as a board member of several housing and community development organizations. Frank's educational background includes a graduate internship in Community and Economic Development at the Pratt Institute and attended Southern New Hampshire's Graduate Community Economic Development Program.
Darius brought his expertise and diverse financial background to the CDC of Tampa as a Home Ownership Counselor in 2012. Darius brings 15 years of real estate sales, mortgage underwriting, origination, and education experience to help enhance the company vision of community enhancement and home ownership. Darius is well versed with the FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Portfolio lender guidelines and continues to stay up to date with the evolving mortgage underwriting guidelines. Darius' responsibilities include conducting fire time home buyer orientation classes, credit analysis, individual and family financial rehabilitation, and ensuring that all clients are prepared for not only home ownership but to become financially prosperous and responsible citizens.
Belix Parks has obtained a diverse background in the Non-Profit field since 2008 and presently serves as the CDC of Tampa's Counselor for the Housing Department's Home Buying Education Program and Homeownership as well as Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Program. She has a strong commitment to helping clients achieve financial stability and future homeownership. At the CDC of Tampa, Mrs. Parks' current job responsibilities include coordinating the hosting for weekend 8 hour Homeownership workshops and Financial Coaching Fairs & Seminars, assisting First-Time Homebuyers and Foreclosure Prevention clients, conducting screening assessments for program eligibility data input, updating client files, and assisting management staff with the reporting requirements of various programs and financial grant requirements.
Gilbert joined the CI Group in 2011 after several years working in the furniture and design industry in Puerto Rico and Florida. He received his Bachelors of Art in Environmental Design & Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico. He brings over 12 years of experience with projects ranging from residential & furniture to corporate, governmental, and commercial design. He is an NCIDQ Certificate Holder, Registered Licensed Interior Designer in the State of Florida, Professional Member of IIDA & member of Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2015.
Hilary joined the CI Group in 2014 after experience working in the furniture industry with the HON Company where she had roles in both sales and marketing. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing and Minor in Management from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She brings 2 years of experience within the furniture industry ranging from sales, product training, and project management to website development and online product promotion.
Manny Bhuller is the Co-Owner and CEO of The CI Group headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. He purchased the business in 2008 with Drew Marshall and they have expanded the business from $15M in revenues to over $30M in the past 6 years despite a difficult economy. Manny was born in Montreal, Canada. He graduated from McGill University in 1991 and worked for PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) before taking a transfer to Southern California with PWC in 1994. He joined Mattel, Inc., the world's largest toymaker heaquartered in LA, CA in 1997 where he transitioned in the Barbie Worldwide Business Unit and travelled the world extensively and experienced the making, marketing, and selling of a brand worldwide.
Alex Sink is the Founder of the Florida Next Foundation, an organization geared towards helping young entrepreneurs get the capital and exposure that they need to develop their ideas in an effort to drive innovation needed to enhance Floridian's quality of life. She is also a board member of C1 Bank, a St. Petersburg based community bank and worked for Bank of America for 26 years where she rose to serve as President of Florida Operations before retiring in 2000. Alex Sink served as Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida from 2007-2011 where she was responsible for the state's accounting, treasury, and cash management along with insurance agent licensing and risk management and was also the 2010 Democratic nominee for governor.
Stella is originally from Nice in the French Riviera, South of France. Her educational background includes a BS (Honors) Applied Physics and a Masters in International Business with awards. She started her career in the banking industry in London, UK, when she was quickly promoted to Business Development Manager for a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland and relocated to Florida to open the U.S. branch. She was instrumental in developing the marketing strategy and establishing key partnerships in the arena of international real estate for 7 years. Stella's passion for new challenges, entrepreneurship and real estate lead led her to start a new venture as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. She reached the Sterling Society on her first year of practice and her natural ability to connect with people has been an asset to her business. Her real estate career as an agent and a catalyst to people's dreams has become her new passion.
Sid is the Founder of CUPS, The Channel District Urban Professional Society, which focuses on growth and development in the Channelside District. Sid's passion for networking and growing effective business relationships along with the re-birth in the Channelside District inspired Sid to get involved in the District. Sid also works as a Technology Executive with DISYS where he is responsible for developing new and existing relationships and expertly matching his clients with qualified professionals and spaces to achieve his client's business and IT goals. Prior to his current positions, Sid was a Co-Chair at OPEN, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion of entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Pakistani-American community.
Lauren is the Co-Founder of CUPS, The Channel District Urban Professional Society, and a licensed Real Estate Professional in Florida focusing on the Commercial Real Estate market. Lauren brings to the table a background in research and analytics in the Real Estate market and focuses solely on the South Tampa market to assist her clients with opportunities in income property acquisition, vacant land parcels as well as leasing. Lauren is deeply rooted to the South Tampa community and is an excellent source for what's going on in the region.
Michael is a Vice President with Hyde Park Capital and helps to support their mergers and acquisitions and private capital raising as well as corporate finance efforts across a variety of industries. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, executing, and managing investment banking transactions as well. Michael graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He served six years in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan before earning his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Michael holds the Series 79 securities license for investment Banking Registered Representatives.
Chris Vazquez has been working for ProClean Building Maintenance in West/Central Florida for a little over a year now as their Director of Business Development. He is responsible for acquisition and set up of new accounts and also manages the relationships of all accounts on an ongoing basis. This will be his 5th year in the building maintenance industry. Prior to being recruited by ProClean, Chris was working with a management company in the industry. Having done everything from area management of crews to Director of Business Development, his exposure to the industry has been extensive from all areas.
Topher Morrison is the Managing Director of Key Person of Influence - USA, a growth accelerator firm that has worked with over 1,000 companies, globally, to help them dominate their market share. He is featured in the award-winning documentaries "The Compass" and "Riches", and his first book, Stop Chasing Perfect & Settle For Excellence has been hailed as the self-help book for people who are sick of self-help books.
Former multi-million dollar Realtor of over 20 years, Steve Kodad owned a 30+ agent real estate company in Charlotte, NC. He started using Feng Shui to sell homes 12 years ago. He was so impressed that he sold his real estate company, got certified as a Feng Shui consultant, left real estate, and started The Feng Shui Cure. He is currently writing his 3rd book on Feng Shui, titled "Attraction with Feng Shui). He trains students all over the United States in Feng Shui techniques.
Jason Rossi is the President and CEO of Rossi Construction, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. Jason's a certified General Contractor and Certified Plumbing Contractor with the state. He possesses 27 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial construction. Jason's responsibilities include construction management, sales management, customer service and business development throughout the Tampa Bay area. As a certified general contractor and certified plumbing contractor, Jason specializes in residential and commercial remodeling. This takes him from kitchens, baths, historic renovations to store build outs and office renovations.
Kyle and Robyn Matthews founded Because of Ezra in 2011 after losing their first son, Ezra, to neuroblastoma cancer in 2010. Ezra was just 800 days old when he died, and his joy and battle have since inspired thousands to get involved with supporting a cure for childhood cancer. In 3 years, the Matthews have grown Because of Ezra to a national presence working to fill some of the large gaps in pediatric cancer research funding and focus on these solid-mass cancers. Their goal is to raise money to support relevant research and clinical trials with physicians and researchers who can help make a difference in survival today. Since 2011, over $300,000 of research has been funded through Because of Ezra.
Mario Neira is a bilingual consulting inspector with more than 26 years of vast experience in the construction industry and is the Founder of U.S. Home Inspections, a consultant company for commercial and residential properties. With over 26 years of residential and commercial construction experience in multiple categories, Mr. Neira is sought after for his professionalism and his unique consultant techniques by buyers and professionals in the real estate purchasing and construction process.
In 1975, Jim became a claims adjuster and spent the next 16 years working for insurance companies. in 1992, he became a public insurance adjuster, utilizing his experience working for insurance companies to help individuals obtain a better settlement from those companies. He continued that career in FL, handling primarily sinkhole claims on behalf of owners. Jim so far is the only Realtor in the area that is also a licensed sinkhole adjuster. He is very active in local civil affairs and was fortunate enough to be selected by the West Pasco Board of Realtors as the 2013 "Rookie of the Year". He is also a sales associate with Anclote Key Real Estate in Tarpon Springs.
Jerry Hatch is the Regional Service Manager at Tempco Pest Control, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. His responsibilities include pest management, customer service and business development throughout the Tampa Bay area. Hatch received his A.S. in Environmental Health from Excelsior College and enjoyed a successful career in the U.S. Navy. He has held a variety of key positions within local and national pest control companies and possesses over 35 years of experience in the industry.
Aakash Patel has a diverse work background in journalism, business development, and public relations. In 2012, Patel started his firm, Elevate, Inc., a Florida based strategic business consulting firm providing public and community relations, target networking, and social media.  Prior to that he worked as an Editorial Assistant at the Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau, served as Public Relations Director for the Westin Tampa Bay Hotel and Aqua, and was the Founding Director of Business Development for
In his nearly 20 years in luxury real estate, Chris Leavitt has consistently proven to be an exemplary facilitator of the real estate process for his clients. This top-producing broker and performance-driven professional has continually commanded excellence in his service and results and boasts an impressive record of success in both the NYC and South Florida markets. Most recently, he represented the sale of a triplex penthouse in Miami Beach that sold for $34 million - the largest condo sale in the history of Florida. Catch him every Wednesday night at 9/8c on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Miami!
Colonel Evelio "EJ" Otero, Jr., is currently an independent geo-political commentator and Foreign Affairs/Political/Military consultant. Colonel Otero is a recipient of one of the highest military awards, the Defense Superior Service medal. He also earned the Defense Meritorious Service medal 4 times, 3 Joint Service Commendation Medals, 2 Air Force Commendation Medals, the Air Force Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and several other military and international awards and recognitions.
Jim created Organic Safe Lawns Inc. due to his wife's personal fight with cancer. In today's medical society we know that many of the pesticides used back then and now are known carcinogenic. Jim believes that Organic Safe Lawns Inc. is the first company here in Tampa that's taking such a structured approach to help stop this terrible and unneeded exposure to known carcinogens. His products clean up chemical contamination, petroleum contamination, and even paint, organically!
Derek Olin is a Master Plumber and owner of Olin Plumbing Inc. of Tampa, FL. He received his Masters Plumbers license in Virginia in 1983 and holds contract licenses for practice in the states of North Carolina and Florida. Derek began his career in plumbing at the age of 14 for $1.50 an hour. In 2007 he created a $25 Back Flow testing and repair company, a charitable organization which donates all of its profits to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. He continues to grow and expand his primary business, Olin Plumbing Inc., an organization now famous for their commitment to staff plumbers.
Bill Lavender has over 30 years of experience in Financial and Credit businesses and started Credit Restoration Services 15 years ago. Bill's program includes analyzing your credit report, creating a master plan for getting you where you need to be, helping with debt settlement, writing letters to collection agencies, and on-going personal help and support throughout the process. Bill is highly recommended by leading banks, mortgage companies, Realtors, and home builders.
Robert Snow joined the TRUE Power team a little more than three months ago. Robert has 12 years of experience in the electrical field ranging from residential homes to large scale commercial projects. As a project manager, he must meet with contractors on walk-throughs for preliminary estimations, manage job costs, and labor on various projects.
Heidi Honea is new to the electrical contractors industry but brings to TPS a customer service and business administration background. Heidi has been with the company from inception and is the office and purchasing coordinator. Heidi's role in receiving competitive pricing for goods is important to the company and enables TPS to pass this savings onto the customer.
After studying medicine at the University of Akron, the Florida climate coupled with a desire to pursue a career outside of medicine led Brian to the Tampa Bay area. A growing housing market led Brian to work with homebuyers as a mortgage broker. Since then, he has spent nearly 20 years in the mortgage and financial services industry. He has previously held senior level positions with both independent mortgage lenders as well as large federal banks. Brian joined Prospect Mortgage in 2011 and now serves as their West Florida Area Manager. Since joining Prospect, he has enjoyed their purchase focus and continues to enjoy working directly with homebuyers.
As the Air Traffic Controller of GroutWorks, Sue assists Debbie and all of the employees. They all work together as a team which is one of the reasons that GroutWorks will continue to grow and maintain the reputation it has earned. After an interview with the company in November of 2005, Sue realized this was the perfect job for her.
GroutWorks started in Indiana as a weekend project for Debbie Wilson in 1994. As the business quickly grew she decided to expand to Florida in 1997 where the weather was better and there was an abundance of tile and grout. GroutWorks provides a service to refurbish your tile and grout to look like new through cleaning regrouting, colorsealing and repairing. GroutWorks has created and maintained an amazing reputation winning Angies List Super Service award for 8 years.
Jay Wazelle is a seasoned sales and marketing professional who adds value to his client's business operation by leveraging his experience and knowledge as a 25 year veteran. His career began when Cellular One entered into Tampa. Under the wing of a sales manager who firmly believed in personal development, Jay honed skills that allowed him to spend 16 successful years in the Information Technology industry and the last 8 years creating success in the Real Estate industry.
Sara has been with Floor & Décor since December of 2012. Sarah strives to understand the challenge of balancing the practical with the awe inspiring. Designing is her passion and she is always ready for any design challenge that comes her way. Her main focus and goal is to design a space that her clients love and are excited to be in. Come see her at the design center for a FREE consultation or book an appointment online at
Mark has been in the painting industry since 1987 and after over 20 years of service in the Tampa community, owner Mark Savino feels confident that he can cater to your painting needs. He has been a licensed contractor in Hillsborough County since 1989 and is a member of PDCA (Painting and Decorators Contractors of America).
Driven to help children and their families succeed, Patricia O'Leary has been working to fulfill this calling for decades. For 10 years she owned Huntington Learning Centers, an accredited school which offers both remedial and enrichment services to students. Now as the COO of the Children's Cancer Center, the mother of two ensures that families dealing with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders receive the emotional, educational, and financial support they need to cope.
Oscar is an Architecture, Interior Design & Urban Planning Professional with over 13 years of experience and a portfolio of over 100 projects. Specialist in quality control, project management, sustainability, waterfront development, urban planning, green development, and design as well as modular and prefabricated systems of construction. Oscar is the President, Owner, and CEO of Invision Design & Development.
Esther has a passion for improving people's lives and being there for people when they need it. Therefore, she started Impoluto-Pristine Services which is the type of business that will be there for you when you need them. Leave the work to Impoluto and just relax! Impoluto specializes in home and commercial cleaning, landscaping, event planning, customized shopping, home decorating, and interior designing.
Alex Palmer is the General Manager of Impoluto-Pristine Services LLC. In addition, Alex is also a Sales Agent for Coldwell Banker in New Tampa and he is also part of the Jamie Meloni Foreclosure sales team. Alex has over 20 years of experience in Time-Share sales.
Troy started in the pest management industry with Varment Guard Environmental Services, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, in March of 2009 as a pest and wildlife specialist. In July of 2012 Conner became a commercial account manager with McCall Service, Inc. Currently, Conner serves on the board of the Hillsborough Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and is a member of the Bed Bug Working Group of the State of Florida.
 Michael Williams is the Owner and President of Bay Area Plumbing, he has been in the plumbing business for 18 years. Previously, Michael was a journeyman plumber and also worked on industrial plumbing. Don't hesitate to call Michael if you have a plumbing emergency!
Yeager Flooring has been in the flooring industry since 1944 and the remodeling industry for more than 10 years. They have received the Super Service Award from Angie's List for the past 7 years. Yeager Flooring prides themselves on quality workmanship and superior customer service.
Anissa is an accomplished marketing strategist with over 10 years of experience in marketing multi-billion dollar financial and membership brands. As the Marketing Director for Westfall Roofing, Anissa is responsible for the company's brand and all marketing tactics associated with new customer acquisition and retention. She is responsible for developing a marketing strategy, as well as executing an on-time and within budget tactical plan for the company.
Vice President and Sales Manager at Westfall Roofing, Ryan is an accomplished business strategist with an acute acumen for growing top-line sales. His keen vision and actionable tactics have driven Westfall Roofing to grow in sales since 2009. As the Sales Manager, Ryan manages all sales activites including residential roof replacements and commercial projects. He also manages new construction, builder accounts, property management, and HOA accounts. Besides the sales portion, Ryan also directs all internal technology initiatives.
Tony has over 10 years of real estate experience and has owned and operated 2 real estate businesses that were successful due to his use of social media strategies. He has done many Blog Cast radio appearances, Web TV interviews, conference panels, and training & coaching seminars.
Kim has been with Showhomes for 4 years as their Sales Director working with a team of sales professionals. She has been in sales for over 30 years and has used her degree in Marketing and Art to accomplish success in her positions.
Sal Ruggiero is a retired Police Major for the City of Tampa. Sal is currently the Operations Manager for the Neighborhood Enhancement division of the City of Tampa.
Rebecca Clower is the Owner and Broker of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica, she also has a license for real estate in Florida. Rebecca has also been the featured realtor in several real estate oriented television shows including House Hunters International.
Scott began his real estate career at The Coldwell Banker Residential South Tampa office in 2008 and his skills quickly gained him access into Branch Office Management.
Garry is a 30 plus year heating and air conditioning veteran with a background and experience that has helped build one of the greater air conditioning companies serving Tampa Bay.
Dr. Michael Krein has spent over 29 years in the Real Estate business focusing primarily on the default industry. This experience led to his current position as the CEO of RIO Software Solutions. Michael is also the President of the NRBA, an organization he founded in 2002.
Christina is a trained real estate professional with expert skills at marketing, presentation, and negotiation skills. She will work to ensure that your property is sold for the highest possible price with the shortest amount of time.
Hunter is an attorney with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, focusing his practice on business, construction and civil litigation. Prior to his legal career, Hunter was a non-commissioned officer in the USAF where he worked with advance intelligence and reported to high-level officials.
Michael is a NY State Certified Residential Appraiser servicing the high-end downstate NY Market for over 25 years. Michael is also a licensed Broker in both NY and Florida.
Michael Potts is the owner and principle inspector at Affordable Inspections of Tampa Bay. Michael is also a licensed Florida General Contractor and his company has over 25 years of experience in the building industry.
Merrill Chandler is the founder and Chief Strategist at CreditSense. Merrill used his extensive knowledge of credit reporting and credit profiling to single-handedly develop a credit optimization process that could create Tier 1 and even 800+ credit scores.
Ryan Serhant is the star of Million Dollar Listing New York, he works with Nest Seekers International, one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in NYC. His real estate team has grown to include 12 seasoned agents, allowing him to service clients all over the world 24/7.
Claudette is the Community Sales Manager at Homes by Westbay, sales of newly constructed homes throughout the Tampa Bay Area. She is also that Parade of Homes Chair for 2014 and is responsible for all activities related to successful Parade of Homes.
Jennifer is the Executive Vice President of the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Her role is to manage the day to day operations of the association and to be the voice of the building industry. She has also worked through governmental affairs at all levels of government. She has co-owned a political consulting business.
Malcolm is the creator of Access Reverse Mortgage Corp. since 2005 and has overseen the funding of more than 1,000 reverse mortgages. Mac is also a member of numerous organizations that help the community.
Les began a career in the insurance industry as an independent agent in 2003 and founded  A.L. Saland Insurance Solutions, Inc. in 2005.
David is among the nation's foremost experts on the propriety of legal fees and billings. Over the course of his 25+ year career, David's guided Fortune 1000 companies on some of the most complex and high-stakes billing issues and helped them develop the methodologies for achieving significant reductions in outside legal costs.
After many years of managing and supervising sinkhole operations and foundation repair, Rodger decided to start a geotechnical construction company which developed relationships built on trust with customers, geotechnical engineers, and insurance companies.
John's top priority is going beyond the expected to deliver an exceptional and fully satisfying one-stop, full-service real estate experience for home buyers and sellers. John specializes in commercial-investment real estate marketing.
Carol is responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the affairs of the association. She recommends and participates in formulation of the association's mission, goals and objectives, as well as plans, organizes, coordinates and directs staff, and programs of the association.
Pamela is the Senior Mortgage Loan Officer at Grow Financial. Pamela is also the Chairperson of the Funding Committee for GTAR.
Jessica is the founder of Working Women of Florida. The organization is the largest women's networking group in the state with 850 members and 30,000 social media fans. Since its 2009 launch, Jessica has produced more than 700 events for women in the Tampa Bay & Central Florida regions.
Adria's practice focuses on general business and real estate litigation including contract disputes, landlord/tenant law, and creditors' rights. She regularly represents banks and other financial institutions working with problem loans and special assets.
Ron is the CEO and Co-Founder of the The Real Estate Radio Network. Ron has an extensive background in real estate, starting in 1982. In 1986 he launched his first of several successful companies which lead him to the business of buying, developing and selling what were non-functioning organizations for a profit.
Jackie is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County.
After 10 years at ROJO Architecture, Jonathan formed InVision Advisors. The firm specializes in owner representation, development consulting and project management for projects of up to $25 million.
Mike is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive leader with a strong portfolio of successes orchestrating start up, growth and maximization of accounts and territories with sales and operational teams.
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