Born in New York City
Attended La Salle Academy High School,
St John’s University, BA degree in English; MBA in Marketing Management
Jan 1970 – July 1980 – Started my career in Advertising and worked for several Advertising Agencies in New York during this period beginning with Marketing Research and continuing in Account Management completing my time in the advertising agency business as a Vice President of Retail Accounts.
July 1980 – Jan 1999 - Redirected my career to the corporate side of retail marketing and management. Started as Director of worldwide advertising and communications for Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Kids R Us, and Toys R Us International and after 6 years was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Communications.
Jan 1999 – July 2001 – continued my career as Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Frank’s Nursery and Crafts and Yankee Candle Corp.
July 2001 – Sept 2005 – Owned and operated two UPS Stores in Massachusetts.
Sept 2005 – Jun 2001 – Property Manager for 5 Condominium Associations and segued into Automotive Sales in Florida
June 2001 – Present – Moved back to New Jersey for Family reasons and continued in Sales
Served in the US Marine Corps during the Viet Nam era; was honorably discharged.