Introduction

About Me

Act as an Advocate consulting with merchants to assist them with their merchant processing and keep them up to date on legislation and the processing options that best fit their business.

Stone Consulting and Sourcing using my connections from 33 years in the industry. Small Business Consulting thru Business Resource Management incorporating incentive programs and policies that benefit the Owner and the Employees. I help increase the health of your company while growing your profit margins. Well versed in Social Media Marketing and can help you increase the online presence of your business. Degree in Landscape Architecture option of Environmental Planning & Design Curriculum with a Certificate in Planning. Sat on Planning Board for Twsp of Knowlton, headed Environmental Commission, while operating a landscape design company under SAS Designs. Have managed multiple large scale operations in Landscape Design and Build, Full Service Tree Care, and Rewholesale Nursery. I have treated every position that I have ever held as if it were my own company.

Specialties:
Stone Consulting and Sourcing
Consulting
Small Business Consulting
Small Business Management
Landscape Design
Landscape Consulting
Landscape Material Sourcing

Business Description

Entrust us with your processing business, and we'll give the CONTROL back to you. Innovatively Serving America's Best Entrepreneurs.

My Skills

management-consulting
personnel-management
operations-management
landscape-consulting
small-business-consulting
tiles
natural-stone
travertine
landscape-lighting
landscape-design
small-business
planning
new-business-development
sales-management
marketing-strategy
scheduling
customer-service
team-building
strategic-planning
business-planning
microsoft-office
business-strategy
photography
event-planning
business-management
writing
leadership
account-management
project-planning
consulting
management
landscape-architecture
project-management
social-media-marketing
start-ups
contract-negotiation
marketing
process-scheduler
coaching
public-speaking
social-networking
training
leadership-development
sales-process

Work/Experience

Merchant Service Sales Advocate at Advocate Merchant Solutions

September 2013 - Present
Act as an Advocate for merchants to assist them with their merchant processing and keep them up to date on legislation and the processing options that best fit their business.

Independent Sales Organization (ISO), sponsor Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA, providing integrated electronic payment solutions, pin-based debit, Internet advertising and e-commerce services, including: the processing of credit and debit cards, Check 21, electronic check conversion, processing and guarantee, private label check cards, gift cards, loyalty, text-message marketing, and full e-commerce and m-commerce processing to over 1,500 and growing merchant locations nationwide processing in excess of $225 million. Advocate Merchant Solutions is an A rating member of the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau.

Owner at SAS Stone Sales

February 2013 - Present
Stone Consulting and Sourcing for the industry. Offering various natural stone products discovered during my 33 years in the industry. If you are looking for a particular type or style of stone for your exterior or interior needs; please reach out to me and let me offer you access to some of the high quality stone from manufacturers that I trust to work with my clients. I also have access to a premium line of Made in the USA sealer products for stone, concrete, and pavers that can be shipped directly to your location. It would be my pleasure to share with you some of the amazing options that are on the market for all of your stone needs.

VP Sales and Marketing -- Consulting Designer at Andes Collection Ltd

April 2006 - January 2011
- Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
- Responsible for sales and marketing of a high quality line of Peruvian Pavers, Coping, Countertops, Tile and Architectural Accents.
- Maintain a national distributor network of 50-60 operations;
- Plan and design booths for shows to promote the product line; Awards were won for every booth at all venues.
- Direct consumer contact for distributors and resolution of customer satisfaction issues;
-Consulting with landscape contractors to create the ultimate finished product for their customers.

Site Manager -- Consulting Designer at Northern Nurseries Inc

January 1997 - October 2005
Rewholesale Nursery Operation -- Opened new location in 1997 and trained as Assistant Manager thru July of 1998. Promoted to manager of sister site in July of 1998 and held position thru October of 2005. Consulted with landscape contractors on a daily basis.

Plant Health Care -- Production Managment -- Consulting PHC Manager at Ken's Tree Care Inc

January 1992 - June 1996
Managed the Plant Health Care Division and then created, implemented and managed an employee incentive program for the entire company increasing income for the employees and profitability for the company as a whole while increasing sales by 200%. Worked with homeowners and landscape contractors to provide the ultimate care for their landscape plants.

Owner at SAS Designs -- Innovative Landscape Designs and Landscape Consulting

March 1990 - Present
Landscape Design, Landscape Consulting and Small Business Consulting as full time and part time operation servicing residential and small landscape contracting and tree companies. I am just restarting this service at this point.

Owner at SAS Consults -- Business Resource Management Consulting

September 1987 - Present
Business Resource Management Consulting, Balancing People, Profits and Purpose, Increasing Employer and Employee Satisfaction, Incentive Programs and Checks and Balances. Dedicated to consulting with you to help you increase your satisfaction with your company in all aspects. Experience, enthusiasm and successful implementation of business practices creating a more positive and profitable business environment. Have increased Landscape, Hardscape and Tree Expert Businesses profitability in all endeavors.

Education

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Degree: BS
Field of Study: Environmental Planning and Design - Landscape Architecture

North Warren Regional High School

Certifications

Environmental Planning Certificate - Rutgers University 1987

Authority: Rutgers University

Languages

Spanish

Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency

German

Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency

Location

Contact Information

Wernersville, PA
Reading, PA
Phone: 484-221-4406

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