Jay started at the young age of 13 years old as an entrepreneur. Since then, he has started three successful businesses with millions annually in sales. His businesses have won many industry awards locally, statewide and nationally and have been featured in several magazines. Bernstein believes in his employees so much that they are compensated with top benefits and salaries in the industry. He has managed thousands of employees over the last 25 years, with "Lead by Example" as his mantra. He is a dedicated, hard-working team player with a high acumen to detail and the ability to multitask on several different levels. He saw the landscape of the economy change and created an online store for one of his retail locations, which is very profitable. He also has a talent for finding like-minded individuals to create a successful team. Family and giving back are very important to him. Bernstein's background of working with the public, involvement with associations and his online retail store gave him the vision and tools to create WinWin, an online business to business marketplace with a goal to increase revenue and employment in the USA.
Michelle is best known as the "make it happen team player." An extensive education in management and policy, coupled with managing and overseeing thousands of employees over the past 15 years in two successful businesses has helped Michelle to hone her skills in leadership, organizational development and superior customer service. Creating a successful business model is her specialty. Michelle prides herself with balancing her work and personal life while raising her family. Her value to this team is immeasurable.
One of the original founders of WinWin, Joseph grew up with the best education: his family business. Started by his great grandfather in 1907, he was mentored as a young man to think like an entrepreneur and to have a proactive and organized approach to business. He took over the family business for 16 years, and has since sold it. His main talent is his ability to identify, cultivate and strategically manage mutually beneficial relationships. His ability to identify and pursue various business opportunities makes him a key team player to assist with the growth and development of WinWin. Joseph is a proud father and dedicated husband. He and his entire family are philanthropic, especially his daughter, and are all involved with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation which researches a cure and provides support and education regarding the disease.
Troy is the ultimate old-fashioned visionary and entrepreneur. As he sees the economy change, he creates businesses to help with the solutions. He rose up from humble beginnings, performing minor concrete and demolition work to being recognized as a major player in the demolition, carting and site industries. He has several successful businesses and they continue to grow profitably with current sales in excess of $30,000,000. Recently, through his visionary approach, he is developing a model for commercialization of a process which will result in turning refuse into efficient power sources. For one of his most distinguished projects, he received Presidential accolades as the solo lead foreman responsible for supervision of demolition and clean-up of World Trade Center Building 7 after the events of September 11, 2001. He was responsible for orchestrating and managing daily events including securing the site, exploration and discovery of US Treasury Safes and handling criminal evidence. He also tackled the depressing task of safely and respectfully handling human remains while maintaining the integrity and preservation of valuable pieces of art, as the clean-up progressed. Integrity, determination and philanthropy are words that are synonymous with the name "Troy Caruso." Troy has had a lead role in the foundation of WinWin and brings his talent, skill and business acumen to the team.
Elliot is a seasoned professional, highly experienced business leader, technologist and product engineering expert.
Klugman has a worldwide reputation for strategic thinking, tactical implementation, consensus management, effective people skills, responsiveness, consistent quality, and high customer satisfaction which makes him uniquely qualified to educate a diverse staff and translate business drivers such that organizations achieve excellent results. He works best in high demand, multi-task environments requiring collaborative development and focused goal achievement.
His extensive management and technology expertise led him to leadership positions and consulting assignments with industry giants such as Arrow Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, Festo Corporation, General Electric, and General Instruments. Elliot's management roles have encompassed leadership of operating units and staff assignments encompassing capital formation, finance, business modeling, proposal generation, sales and marketing, organizational design and people development. On the technology front, his hands-on experience includes leading scientific and engineering projects focused on product design and solutions engineering encompassing applied physics, process engineering, industrial design, electrical engineering and computer engineering. Klugman has guided the efforts of as many as 200 operations, finance, marketing, sales, and product engineering professionals, managing multi-million dollar budgets and organizational growth in both field management and headquarter assignments resulting in revenues as large as $250M.
His proven successes are achieved upon a background cultured in organizational structure, people development and the ability to establish award winning teams highlighted by mutual recognition of goals/consensus building and an individual's achievements and group support. Always a strong individual contributor with regard to technological implementation, his personal sales and contract success include a Who's Who of Corporate America, as well as extensive entrepreneurial experience and success. Elliot is also an excellent public speaker and an accomplished educator on management and technology. He is proud to be part of the WinWin team and helping to create solutions for businesses to increase their profitability through creating connections anytime, anywhere.
Kim excelled with her concentration in marketing graduating Magna Cum Laude from N.Y.I.T. Her background in teaching, food service, organization and logistics prepared her for oversight of production for thousands of meals delivered to Ground Zero daily after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Kim's core competencies are writing and editing newsletters, creating and producing collateral materials, Microsoft Office and Mac operating systems, project management, maintaining and tracking sales leads. She is a people person which is a key ingredient that makes her the perfect point person for internal and external communication with marketing projects.
Richard Foster is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and professional speaker with a passion for new business development. He is Managing Director of AngelFire Ventures, an angel investment fund focused on deal syndication of some of NYC's best angel deals. As a sought-after advisor to early-stage ventures, Mr. Foster serves on the board and is actively involved in an executive capacity in several of his portfolio companies. His entrepreneurial spirit has taken him down many roads. Mr. Foster holds seven U.S. Patents for the creation of his line of sports-themed clocks, "TIME for SPORTS", which have been distributed in fifteen countries around the world. Mr. Foster has been named the "Youngest Entrepreneur" by the New York Times as well as appearing in a wide variety of radio, TV, and print nationwide. He has been selected to ring the closing bell at the world-famous New York Stock Exchange. Foster currently serves as President of Foster Management & Holdings, the holdings company for his numerous business investments and ventures. Mr. Foster is a former co-founder of LaunchPad LI. Specialties: Driven entrepreneur and expert negotiator with passions for business development and growth in a wide variety of industries.
Eliatt Di Lieto is a seasoned business and financial executive, focusing on leadership development and education. As an executive coach and mentor, his primary goal is to help the business owner achieve their goals. By utilizing his financial and accounting expertise, coupled with a diverse management background, he provides the educational path for the business owner to draw from. This allows the business owner to create a stable infrastructure to build their business model on, while expanding their knowledge, regaining their focus and helping drive their vision and definition of success.
Lisa Mirabile holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Her career began at Wunderman, Cato, Johnson NYC where she spent two years working on American Express and Miller Genuine Draft. With a passion for excitement, Lisa's career took a turn for the best when relocated by Wunderman to help start the Creative Department for their Latin American office located in Miami. Lisa moved to Ogilvy & Mather and spent the next 5 years traveling through Latin America shooting television commercials. In 2001 Lisa started Vertigo Media Group, a full-service Marketing Communications firm with a strong concentration on brand advertising. Vertigo specializes in branding young companies along with reinvigorating existing brands. As an expert in the industry, she has given many seminars on marketing, most recently to the Long Island Direct Marketing Association. Lisa has spoken at Hofstra University and Farmingdale University to young graduates looking to start their careers in marketing. Dedicated to her community, Vertigo Media Group has helped raise funds and donated graphic services to foundations such as the LI2-Day Breast Cancer Foundation, The Sepe Foundation, The Port Washington Library Foundation and the Long Island Elite. Lisa also sits on the Board of the Long Island Inventors Club Suffolk County Chapter and has been a committee member two years running with The Long Island Elite, where she has played a vital role in raising tens of thousands of dollars for many local Long Island charities.