Dave Yoho founded a company at age 28, which eventually operated with 22 branches in 13 states and in the early ‘70s had a volume of $60 million. His ideas and counseling have brought success to thousands. Dave Yoho’s experience representing Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurs gives him a rich history of profit improvements, turn-arounds and in-depth problem solving. He is the President of the oldest, largest and most successful consulting company representing small businesses. He has appeared in over 100 training videos. He is the author of the best-selling book: Have a Great Year Every Year (Oakhill Press). His company developed the sales methods which are used by the most successful people in the home improvement industry.
Joe Talmon started his in-home sales career selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners at the age of 17. He joined Dave Yoho Associates after 20+ years in management at a substantial window retail operation which averaged annual sales of $10 million to $12 million in the high-end window and siding category. He has developed sales and marketing programs for both large and mid sized home improvement companies and brings a rarely-seen passion for success in the home improvement business.
Specializing in start-ups and turnarounds, Rick McIntire has more than 40 years of successful experience in direct selling environments, and more than 30 years in sales management and general management. He served for 15 years on the executive management team of Champion Window Company, at that time, one of the largest home improvement companies in America. He has since been a Senior Account Executive with Dave Yoho Associates.
He is an engaging trainer and public speaker known for his persuasive optimism. A former Navy diver, Rick’s drive and self-discipline rarely leave challenges unanswered.
He finds great satisfaction helping people and organizations develop the skills, processes and techniques necessary to achieve optimum success. He and his wife Lisa live Louisville, Kentucky and have three Adult children who are thriving in their own life callings. Their family motto is Live for Impact – a mission Rick lives out every day.
Bryan Wakefield began his direct selling career in 1996 selling windows, siding and doors for a Columbus, Ohio home improvement company. Within 6 months he was promoted to Sales Manager and within 2 years was the VP of Sales and Marketing for what would become one of the Ohio’s largest home remodeling companies.
Bryan then transitioned in to the residential finance/mortgage arena where he helped build a Columbus, Ohio based mortgage company in to the largest privately held mortgage lender in the Midwest. In 2008 he began building his own mortgage office that by the end of 2015 was a hugely profitable operation that employed over 50 salespeople and support staff and generated annual loan volumes in excess of $100 million dollars. He recently joined Dave Yoho Associates as a full time consultant.
John Pohl is owner and President of Springs Connect Call Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is also an Account Executive with Dave Yoho Associates. His company is an outsource call center that only works in the home improvement industry. John has been in home improvement call centers since his college days when he worked for one of the largest window manufactures setting cold call leads. Over the past 40 years his distinguished track record includes being a call center director for several of the nation’s top home improvement firms before opening Springs Connect over three ago. John’s call center specializes in qualifying and scheduling leads from old databases.
D.S. Berenson serves as general and special counsel to contractors, remodeling industry manufacturers, trade associations, as well as banks and consumer lenders. His experience includes the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission. A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Berenson was one of nine attorneys honored in the 2005 Forbes Magazine: “Special Tribute to America’s Best Lawyers”. He is the author of Pratt’s State Law and Regulation of Closed-End Credit, a six-volume treatise of installment sale practices.
Tony Alessandra is one of the most knowledgeable people in the field of creating and monitoring behavioral profiles. His company produces instruments utilized throughout the world. He is the Author of 30 books including:
Dr. Tony Alessandra is streetwise and college smart. He earned a BBA from Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD from Georgia State University. And – – he put himself through college as an “in-home” cookware salesman so he knows “in-home” selling small business from personal experience. Tony is that rare combination of being highly educated while possessing “street smarts”. Tony’s company, Assessments 24×7, is a strategic partner with Dave Yoho Associates.
Brian Kaskavalciyan is an entrepreneur and marketing strategist specializing in the home improvement industry. He has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to 50 million dollar enterprises. As an entrepreneur, he owned 5 different home improvement companies, one of which he developed into a multi-million dollar national franchise. Brian is the founder and lead marketing strategist of gFour Marketing Group Inc., a strategic marketing firm that specializes in providing “Done For You” sales and marketing programs to home improvement companies. Brian has created a number of turnkey marketing programs, including the award-winning 1into5™ Program to help home improvement companies develop Customers for Life. Brian is also the author of “How to Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less” available now on Amazon.
Chris Behan has been in the internet lead generation industry for over 19 years and is an expert in all aspects of internet marketing, including search engine optimization, remarketing campaigns, and reputation management.
As the president of one of the largest and fastest growing Internet marketing firms in the country, Chris understands why online lead generation is crucial to the success of any business. Chris’ familiarity with the industry, how these companies operate, their products and services, and the needs and wants of their customers, allows him to provide tailored solutions to their unique Internet marketing challenges.
Chris Counahan is the Chief Sales Officer of Leaf Home Solutions. He manages Leaf’s growing network of customer service delivery centers and sales teams, consisting of almost a hundred field managers and over 700 sales representatives. Chris has helped drive the expansion of Leaf and sustain high-quality DTC sales and installation services in all field locations.
Before joining the company in June 2012, Chris served as VP of Sales at Owens Corning, a global leader in insulation, roofing and composites, for over 11 years. Prior to his tenure at Owens Corning, Chris worked as a Sales Manager at Erie Construction, a position he held for over 3 years. Chris holds a BS in Sociology from the University of Akron, where he played football for four years.
Dave Azer has been in the home improvement industry for almost 28 years in executive leadership roles and also as an industry consultant. He is currently VP, Business and Dealer Development with Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs. Dave has been successful in developing and implementing marketing and lead generation systems and processes that have enabled multiple companies to become the market leaders in their category. His area of expertise is on the marketing and lead generation side of the business.
Camille Davis grew the event program at Renewal by Andersen Knoxville and Nashville by 300% with the help of implementing the Dave Yoho Associates Methodology. She was the event manager there for over 2 years before she moved to San Diego in 2016 and transitioned to the Dealer Development Training Leader at Jacuzzi Bath Remodel. Camille is known for bringing a passion and energy to home improvement call center and event teams while driving results side by side in the field through training the Dave Yoho Associates Methodology and best practices.