Local Leaders Sharing How They Became…

Now more than ever, business leaders need tips on motivation, leadership, management, and innovation.
On this site, you will find successful NY Metro business leaders – sharing their professional secrets
which made them better, faster, and stronger. Tune in to learn and grow!

Mark Habeeb, Premiere Business Innovations


Mark Habeeb, President of Premiere Business Innovations, talks to Tarrytech’s Jamie Kudla about the importance of training his team, and leveraging technology to improve service and response times. Mark also discusses how he found opportunities during the COVID pandemic through the addition of a new service.

Christina Rae, President of Buzz Creators, Inc.


Christina Rae, President of Buzz Creators, talks to Jamie about the importance of customization and adaptability when designing PR and marketing solutions for her clients. She also discusses how technology and video meetings have increased the speed of product delivery and deadlines. Culture is also important at Buzz Creators. Learn from Christina the importance of having a two-way relationship with both your team and clients.

Bruce Steinfeld, President of Bit by Bit Computer Consultants


Bruce Steinfeld, President of Bit by Bit Computer Consultants, discusses with Jamie how he has become a better business owner over the last 33 years. A few important improvements he’s accomplished include the hiring process, coaching up a strong management team, and designing career paths for his team. Being an early adopter of technology and a recurring revenue model, has also strengthened his position as a market leader.

Matthew Gordon Discusses How to Successfully Define Your Company’s Purpose, Value, and Mission Statement


Matthew Gordon is CEO and President of two firms located in Greenwich, CT. As a true business leader, Matthew has grown both companies to revenues exceeding $6M. He discusses strategies including designing your own products, selling directly to consumers, the importance of using technology to reinforce the processes in your business, and achieving results with a strong planning process.

Bud Hammer, President of Atlantic Westchester Discusses the Power of Instant Access to Information and How to be Successful When Working Through a Problem


Bud Hammer, the veteran owner of commercial HVAC company, Atlantic Westchester, discusses the power of instant access to information, and to be truly successful, you must not give up when you are working through a problem. Bud and Jamie discuss important information on how their businesses have continued to see success over the years and tips on how to stay successful specifically during the pandemic. Possibly the best part of the conversation comes from Bud’s comments on what has made his company stronger. In his words, “It’s simple. It’s the people.”

Steve Jagde, Seasoned NY Metro Business Leader, Shares His Tips On Delivering Excellence


Steve Jagde is currently creating high-powered teams and delivering thought leadership as the Director of Operations and Development at Daybreak Independent Services. However, Steve has been delivering his unique brand of excellence at several positions with NY Metro businesses over the past few decades. Steve discusses with Jamie, how he successfully made companies better, faster, and stronger by defining his ideal customer, eliminating bottlenecks, and using KPIs to drive results.

Bob DiTullio, President of Cultec, Inc., Discusses His Ideas and Perspective on How to Make Your Company Better, Faster and Stronger!


Bob DiTullio is the President of Cultec, Inc., a family owned and operated business in Brookfield, CT. This company has evolved over many decades from a small company to a major manufacturer and distributor of commercial drainage systems. Cultec, Inc., exemplifies excellence in all departments, including engineering, design, manufacturing, continuous improvement, quality control, sales, and distribution.

Christina Armentano, Executive VP of Sales and Business Development at Paraco Gas, Shares Her Perspective on Employees, Culture and Safety


Christina Armentano is the Executive VP of Sales and Business Development at Paraco Gas in Rye Brook, NY. Paraco Gas is family owned and operated, and was founded more than 50 years ago. Through their dedication to excellence, and growth from more than 50 acquisitions, Paraco Gas has become a respected name in the propane industry. In this episode, learn Christina’s perspective on employees, culture, and safety, and how you can make your company Better, Faster, and Stronger!

Fred Dimyan, CEO of Potoo Solutions Discusses What It Takes to Reach Potoo’s Heights of Success


Fred Dimyan is the CEO at Potoo Solutions in Norwalk, CT. Founded in 2014, Potoo Solutions monitors online marketplaces to protect the integrity of brands selling digitally, providing critical information to online marketplaces and third-party sellers at companies including Amazon, eBay and Walmart. Potoo Solutions was named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies in the United States and Marcum’s Fastest Growing Tech Company in CT. Listen to Fred’s perspective on what it takes to reach Potoo’s heights of success, and how you can make your company Better, Faster, and Stronger!