Guiding Lester's growth is a highly experienced team. The philosophy in business is that employees must focus on making each and every customer relationship a success. This team adheres to this philosophy day-in and day-out and sets the standard for the rest of the company.
Our team consists of seasoned professionals some of whom have experience in running world-class Fortune-100 business operations. This includes executives from companies such as Convergys, IBM, Dell, GenPact and McKinsey.
Rajiv started his career at Intel in 1985 on Unix Operating System. Over the last 28 years he has been in leadership roles at McKinsey (Electronics Practice Leader), IBM (General Manager of AIX Division), and Disney (Senior Vice President). He is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nikhil Kothari an entrepreneur since 1992 has experience of a decade in the manufacturing sector (at Jaysynth) and since 1999 in the IT outsourcing services sector. As founder of Enlink he successfully executed technical support contracts with Gateway Computers, MSN and Hotmail. An Engineering graduate from Mumbai University he is also a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization.
"Joan Marcus is the Senior Vice President of Lester Inc. For over 25 years she has worked tirelessly on behalf of our Non-Profit Sector, Publishing, and Information Services Clients. Joan has been instrumental in building long-term partnerships - many spanning more than a decade with leading clients such as Dun and Bradstreet, Consumers Union and Putman Media. Joan started her career as a Clinical Psychologist, after earning a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. Joan is a charter member of the BPA Telemarketing committee."
"Lisa Pistilli is the Vice President of Business Development at Lester. Lisa has been with our company for over 15 years. She is instrumental in managing all of Lester's Publishing and Information Services clients. Prior to Lester, Lisa worked as a circulation manager at Kappa Publishing and then Chilton Company. Lisa earned her BBA in Marketing at George Washington University and her MBA in General and Strategic Management from Temple University."
"Sylvia is a B2b industry expert. Her years at Access Intelligence as Senior Vice President of Customer Acquisition and Retention, numerous industry awards including the ARV, B2B Top Innovator & Audience Development All Star, provide Lester's clients the huge benefit of working with one of the greatest minds in B2B today. Have a question? Ask her! Click here to use ASK SYLVIA - her Q&A Blog."
"Carolyn LaSalle is the Director of Fund Raising at Lester. Carolyn has been with our company for over 23 years. She is instrumental in managing all of Lester’s fund raising services. Carolyn has monitored the activity of annual funds, capital campaigns, membership campaign and special challenges making sure that all segments of the program are running efficiently. Carolyn attended Southern Connecticut State University."
"Casaundra Beach is Vice President of Fundraising responsible for marketing, sales and operations. She has over 20 years of experience that covers all facets of outsourced marketing services. Her current charter is to help non-profit customers leverage emerging technologies such social media and predictive analytics Lester's unique integrated fundraising marketing services, Insight, Acquire, and Cultivate. Casaundra is a magna cum laude graduate of Southern New Hampshire University."
"Peter Sanford is Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. He is charged with managing the day-to-day finances and also enforcing Lester's HR policies and compliance with all US telemarketing regulatory guidelines. Peter joined Lester in 2005 and has more than 20 years experience in Finance and Accounting. Peter graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Pace University in New York."
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