Madeline Daryadel has more than 25 years experience in hospitality sales, specializing in group business, incentive and social markets. In 1997, she and her partner Gilda Steiger recognized the unlimited potential of the Internet and founded MADSearch. In 2005, they joined with Charles Deyo, President of Cendyn to form MAD-Marketing. She served as the Director of Social Catering for the now Hyatt Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. This experience, along with her Internet marketing background, inspired the design of an online response tool for brides-to-be and wedding planners. Madeline@QuickQuoteSolutions.net
Fred Cohen has extensive experience in Business Systems Analysis & Design, Information Technology, Hospitality Management-Operations, and Business Development for Fortune 500 companies such as Honeywell, IBM, and Marriott to start-ups including World Frost (Miami, USA), Apollo S.A. (Colombia), Pearl River Resort (A Choctaw Indian Enterprise), and numerous high-tech innovators. Fred was Founder and President of Business Systems Associates, Inc., a leader in the development, implementation, and IT services of (MAPS), an MRP-based Materials Management & Control System, for numerous computer manufacturers and electronic companies throughout New England. Fred continues to focus his energies and consulting expertise to organizations on relevant technology trends, operational implications and best strategies in applying emerging technologies to achieve organizational goals. Fred@QuickQuoteSolutions.net | C: 561-306-4723
Andy Ruppanner’s experience includes senior executive assignments in both large and entrepreneurial companies. He has served as CEO/Executive Chairman of public and private venture companies. At IBM, Ruppanner’s assignments included executive management of sales and service organizations as well as executive leadership positions in IBM’s management development program, service planning and support of manufacturing and development and division/company starter. After IBM, he joined Office Depot as a Vice President to successfully develop a new technology division, now operating internationally as Tech Depot. Ruppanner holds an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his family.
Jean Parfionko’s extensive background includes 25 years of Sales, Training and Event Management in Hospitality and Tourism. Jean’s expertise and strength lie in understanding the hospitality industry from both the venue and planner point of view. Before joining QuickQuote Solutions Jean managed annual conferences for three medical associations in Canada and prior to that held management positions with The Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Whistler Conference Centre, and The Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel.
Shawn Fisher, will be contributing her expertise as our California Sales Director. After 30 years in sales, marketing and advertising she started Acorns2OakTrees because it gave her the ability to be more independent and creative in serving her clientele. Born in Pittsburgh, she attended University of Texas at Austin after high-school, and received her B.A. in English from San Diego State University, and single-subject teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos. Shawn’s work experience includes customer service management, software sales and sales management, plus advertising production and media buying prior to her position as sales manager for “The West’s Best” branded regional advertising inserts. She has worked with most of her current vendors, clients and partners for the past 12-15 years. At home, she enjoys her Harley-building husband (creator of the EvilTwin 4888 motorcycle), 5 acres of avocado and orange groves, her “barn” office and library, two cats, fresh air and tons of wildlife. Favorite Quote: “Be yourself. Eveyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde) Shawn@QuickQuoteSolutions.netcom
Leonardo Aguilar has worked in the internet marketing industry for over 15 years. At MADSearch International, Inc, he increased MADNews readership 300% by creating an online presence for the eNewsletter. Additionally, at MADSearch, he received an Incentive Award for Top Sales in addition to his operational duties. Most recently, he has relocated from Florida to California, where he continued his education and received an award for Career and Technical Achievement. Leonardo@QuickQuoteSolutions.net
Susan Vladeck has a diverse background that includes three plus decades in high-tech marketing. At Wang Laboratories she was responsible for the after-market quarterly B2B catalogs, redesigned the life-cycle for both literature and software, created customer service surveys, oversaw quality improvements and was on the senior staff of her division. At a Philips Electronics start-up she served as Vice-President of Marketing and worked with Citibank and Verizon to launch online banking and Caller ID to the world. She also standardized the world-wide look and feel for Dragon Naturally Speaking products as Director of Marketing at Dragon Systems. Throughout her career she has won awards for graphics, video and web navigation. Susan@QuickQuoteSolutions.net
Illene Cohen joins QuickQuote Solutions in the role of Account Sales Manager utilizing her talents in customer relations management (CRM) and advertising to enrich our member’s experience. Cohen began a career in sales for one of the top print companies in the US and has experience in the graphic Arts Industry, marketing, design and print media. With attention to detail and organization, her skills will contribute to the creation of the team management concept for QuickQuote Solutions. Ilene@QuickQuoteSolutions.net
Moisés Zaragoza and Yaco Zaragoza created Circle Tech Fl to design websites for clients to help them improve their businesses. Circle Tech Fl does everything from graphic design, (logo design, brochures, letterheads, stationary, envelopes, postcards and more) to creating high end web sites. (We use H.T.M.L., Flash, and Dynamic languages like P.H.P., and combinations). They also provide revamp serves. So they can convert your web site to a friendlier and easier to update to help you reduce your update cost.
Victor Ponce is president of WujiTouch, a South Florida based software development company that specializes in Microsoft .NET products. Services range from enhancing existing software to designing and creating entire systems. The company has years of experience creating solid software using proven patterns and practices.
Pam Stein, president and owner of Clientize, has a successful history of interactive marketing, database operations, and product development and design. Pam's grasp of both proven and emerging technologies enables her to strategize and then execute on Internet marketing applications. With over 25 years of experience in project management in electronic and database publishing, Pam brings experience in developing services and products based on customer requirements. She works within her customer's budget, and is known to deliver services on-time and on-spec!
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