Dave SantanaThroughout his career, Dave has built and developed sales teams to their maximum potential. Considered by his colleagues, peers, and supervisors as an innovative thinker, he constantly seeks process improvement opportunities. He's been recognized on numerous occasions for his ability to dramatically increase market share and sales volume. Doing so via his ability to attract, hire, train and mentor superior teams.
Creating best in class sales processes and procedures, exemplary customer service standards, strategic competitive analysis, business planning, brand development, and sales force mobilization has been key areas of strength.
Owner, President and Chief Development Officer for DiverseCity Business Solutions Inc., the parent company of Express Employment Professionals of Boca Raton FL.
Express Employment Professionals Inc. (Franchisor) is the largest private staffing and employment agency in the US, with over 750 franchised locations, and revenue exceeding $2.7 B US.
VP US Sales, for SMB Workplace, a Contract sales division of OfficeMax, a US office supply retailer with sales of $6.9B, and over 29,000 associates. His extensive history and experience at building successful sales teams while at Staples Inc. (Fortune 100 company) positioned Dave to be selected for this significant role. Upon joining the organization, and with the full support of the OfficeMax Board of Directors, the OfficeMax CEO, CFO, Contract President, and working under the guidance of the SVP for New Sales Initiatives, Dave was given full responsibility to launch the SMB acquisition sales team. Under Dave's leadership, the team delivered the most successful launch ever of any at OfficeMax business unit. OfficeMax Contract Sales team, had over 165 employees actively generating sales and profitable margins for the organization.
Staples Inc., Regional Sales Director
During his 16 plus years at Staples, Dave achieved 5 Presidents Club Sales awards for excellence in Sales and Business Development.
Dave is married and has 3 sons. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from City University of NY (CUNY).
Current Board Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach, a native of the Dominican Republic, he speaks and writes fluent Spanish. He volunteers and supports community events, enjoys actively coaching his sons in a variety of sports, as well as spending time with friends and family.