Marc Tell - Owner ...Beginning his full-time work at the firm bearing the name of his grandfather in 1986, Marc Tell has risen through the ranks and is pleased to serve on the Executive Committee of the Sam Tell Companies. During his tenure, he has helped lead the company as it has grown from seven employees and two trucks to its current status as the 19th largest foodservice equipment and supplies distributor in the country. Marc’s work with The Sam Tell Companies includes sales management, executive supervision, and activities related to Mergers and Acquisition. Marc has been honored over the years as UJA Man of the Year, has served on the Board of Directors of Allied Buying Corporation, and currently serves on several industry related Advisory Boards. Marc counts as his most important achievement his marriage to Julie, and his three children – Linda, Sam, and Hannah.
Dan Saltzman - Owner ...Dan joined The Sam Tell Companies in 1982. He started as a field salesman and has been instrumental in guiding the company through its most current period of exponential growth. Now a partner of the company, he sits on the Executive Committee. Dan is known by his customers for his exceptional knowledge of tabletop products and his unrelenting desire to ensure that his customers receive the most exceptional service. Dan’s current role is overseeing the operational side of the business and continuing to grow global sales. From purchasing & receiving to shipping, Dan is intimately involved with all aspects of the daily operation and personally ensures that each delivery is at the customers doors on time. He spent numerous hours in the planning and execution phase of the firms recent move; from a 50,000 square foot facility in Maspeth to a new 75,000 square foot home in Farmingdale. Dan has always prided himself in the fact that "our service is second to none!"
Peter Caro - Director of Sales & Marketing ...Peter joined The Sam Tell Companies as their Director of Marketing in February 2008. With over fifteen years of industry experience, he has managed operations for Sodexho- NY, NY; The St. Regis Hotel- NY, NY; Whitsons Culinary Group- Islandia, NY; Oheka Castle- Huntington, NY & The Breakers- Palm Beach, FL. Peter brings to Sam Tell an extensive understanding of the food service business in both front and back of the house environments. With customer service at the forefront of this hospitality professional, Peter is prepared to ensure that all of his customers receive the best service and attention possible. Peter is a member of SFM and holds certificates with NYC, Suffolk and Nassau County health departments and is certified by the National Restaurant Association in Serve Safe. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Jerry Kouveras - Director of Engineering ...Jerry joined The Sam Tell Companies in 2003, when his previous employer, Pascoe- Jacobs Associates was purchased. He had spent the previous four years as their Director of Project Management overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. Jerry brings a strong operational background to Sam Tell having spent over 11 years working for several high profile restaurant companies in NYC; including the notable Eerie Entertainment (owner of The Jekyll & Hyde operations). As Director of Engineering, he is currently responsible for overseeing the NYC design office and the coordination of all the Project Management activities. His target market is high volume independent restaurants and has designed many notable facilities; his most recent to date being Junior’s full service restaurant at the new MGM Grand @ Foxwoods Casino. Jerry sees many of his customers looking for design that facilitate a sustainable culinary experience. “The average American consumer is getting more interested in not only what they eat but how it was prepared….this creates an environment where restaurants are continually looking for ways to “push the envelope” from a culinary perspective. Jerry is actively involved in numerous industry organizations and is currently the President of the International Federation of Equipment Distributors Engineering Group.
Michael J. Sedlock II - Director of Information Technology ...Michael joined The Sam Tell Companies as Director of Information Technologies in 2006. His extensive knowledge in the advancement of technology has supported the growth of Sam Tell. He has implemented upgrades to network infrastructure, telecom, purchasing and accounting systems that have enabled Sam Tell to run more efficiently. He continues to find new and innovative ways to take The Sam Tell Companies to the next level. Michael also played an instrumental role in the company’s recent relocation of the corporate headquarters. Before joining Sam Tell Michael owned his own IT consulting business. In that capacity he developed IT solutions for small and medium sized businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area. In addition his company created websites, provided unique networking solutions and wrote custom software programs. Michael received his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from C.W. Post.
Michael Bitonti - CFO...Michael Bitonti is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Hofstra University. Michael spent the first seven years of his 23 year career working for KPMG out of their Melville office. Reaching the level of Audit Manager, he was part of their Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution business unit. In the 15 years that followed, prior to joining Sam Tell and Son, Inc. (STS), Michael held three positions, serving as the VP of Finance for Terk Technologies and CFO for both Tri-Ed Distribution and Signature Systems Group, respectively. All three were product oriented companies (consumer electronics, security/surveillance systems and specialty flooring/matting) with a component of private equity in their respective capital structures. In each of these opportunities Michael was part of a management group that fostered significant top line and bottom line growth while managing operating expenses, leading to debt reduction and the creation of shareholder value. After the successful sale of Signature Systems Group and a nine month transition to the new ownership, Michael elected to leave his Manhattan based position of seven years and joined STS in February of 2014. Inside of a year, he has been a positive influence in many areas and together with the existing management team is looking forward to managing the growth curve and value creation of STS for years to come. Michael resides in Commack Long Island with his wife of 19 years and their three children, Nicholas, Jessica and Katie.