Bill Bub has been a member of the NEST team since 2013. He brings to the company over 30 years of experience in sales and operations, with particular skills in strategic planning, profit and loss management, mergers and acquisitions, and creating customer loyalty. In his work, his guiding philosophy has always been to create service-oriented, customer-friendly stores.
Before joining NEST, Bill spent 11 years at Party City Corporation, serving as Vice President of Sales and Store Operations for 5 of those years in Rockaway, NJ. Under his leadership, the chain grew from 100 to over 750 stores, eventually surpassing over $1 billion in sales with profits increasing every year. Moreover, he worked for years to prepare the company for private sale, and his efforts paid off in 2012 when the company was bought for $2.6 billion. Bill also began his relationship with NEST during his time at Party City, hiring the company as one of his vendors. He is not only an accomplished member of the executive team today but also a highly satisfied former client.
During his career, Bill has successfully increased his responsibilities and leadership roles and has held the following positions: Store Manager, District Manager, Divisional Vice President, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. He was a former board member of a privately held family company in St. Louis, MO, and was instrumental in overseeing the company’s sale to Altana AG, a specialty chemical company headquartered in Wesel, Germany.
Bill graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with concentrations in Finance and Economics. His work in retail has brought him from his native St. Louis to cities all across the country, including Tampa, Dallas, North Jersey, Louisville and Denver.
He is particularly involved in his parish, Christ the King Catholic Church in Haddonfield, NJ, serving as an usher during weekend Mass. He has been married to his college sweetheart and better half, Celeste, for over 30 years, and raised two children with her: his daughter Kelly, an attorney, and his son Brandon, a history teacher. He especially enjoys getting to travel for work, exploring the city of Philadelphia, and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Bob Poznek joined NEST in 2015 after 45 years in the banking and finance industry. Bob retired from Archway Programs in New Jersey after 18 years as their Chief Financial Officer. Archway is a $20M private non-profit agency that serves special needs children and adults in Southern New Jersey. He was instrumental in directing their financial recovery after the agency nearly closed in the late 1990’s. Bob’s primary responsibilities at NEST will be to establish credit policies and procedures and oversee banking and accounting relationships.
Prior to Archway, Bob served as Vice President of Commercial Lending at Commerce Bank in Cherry Hill, a leading retailer of financial services with $50 billion in assets before being acquired by TD Bank in 2007. He led the development and retention of large corporate loan and deposit relationships.
Bob is active as a member of the Rowan University Board of Trustees since 2009 and is a member of their Executive Committee. He is an avid competitive runner who has completed marathons and a physical fitness advocate. Bob attended LaSalle College and Rutgers University and is a former marine and Vietnam veteran.
Jason Bishop was promoted to Vice President of Client Services in 2015, applying more than 15 years of experience within the facilities management industry in all aspects of business including operations, accounting, project management and sales/client services. His goal while at NEST is to build world-class customer service along with increasing revenue with a strong focus on client retention. Jason’s strength is his understanding of the total concept of a project and then coming to the table as a problem-solver. His insight to budgets and financials makes understanding company goals that much easier for his clients.
During his tenure at NEST, Jason successfully built a Client Service Department, winning Department of the Year for two years. In addition to earning a client award for his personal outstanding performance on the account, he also accepted six employee recognition awards. Jason was promoted to Director of Client services in 2011 and was instrumental in creating a business analytics division to work on streamlining data analysis for all clients. Within the past five years, he managed the implementation for over 150 client programs and successfully grew existing accounts by over 20% annually. Prior to joining NEST, Jason served as Project Manager for a mid-sized general contracting organization where he gained the on-site knowledge to fully understand the industry where he would later set roots.
Jason has been a member of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association Membership committee for several years and is also a member of the Restaurant Facility Maintenance Association. He is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. When not at work, Jason enjoys days at the beach with his family, volunteering his time as a youth hockey coach and being active in his local church.
Jason Cesare joined NEST in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and oversees the company’s financial planning and reporting, accounting, investment strategies, tax and treasury functions. Jason brings with him a successful 20-year track record of strengthening companies’ profitability and effectiveness with a background in real estate, facilities, acquisitions and system implementations.
Jason joins NEST from Sneaker Villa, Inc. where he served as VP Finance, Planning and Analysis. Under his leadership, Jason was instrumental as a change agent, helping build profitability by an over 80% run rate. Prior to his tenure at Sneaker Villa, Inc., Jason served as Senior Director of Finance for Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween (Spencer/Spirit) with responsibility of FP&A for more than 1,800 locations, and was the lead on mergers and acquisitions activity for the company.
Jason also held various positions including Director of Finance of Charming Shoppes, managing $350M of spend across almost 2,000 store locations, and served as CFO and VP eCommerce with Robinson Luggage, overseeing all of Finance, eCommerce, Store Operations, HR, Distribution, Real Estate, and Legal. Jason’s accomplishments included restructuring the business, developing the eCommerce business, and implementing a full ERP system across the company. Prior to Robinson’s, Jason’s retail career began and developed over his ten-year tenure at A.C. Moore. He held various roles over the years, growing into the SVP Finance of the company and assisted in the growth of the company from $87M to $650M. Jason began his career at Deloitte Consulting.
Jason has a B.S. in Accounting Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and he has four children.
Jodie Morman has been a member of the NEST team since 2012. She brings to the company over 20 years of experience in leading operational and human resource management, with particular skills in establishing goals in line with the strategic vision of the company. Jodie is responsible for the company’s Human Resources Administration, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Compensation, Benefits Administration and Training and Development.
Before joining NEST, Jodie spent six years with MRS, a management company offering business process outsourcing solutions to Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Under her leadership as Senior Human Resource Director, employee participation in the 401K plan increased by 25% in one year and payroll costs were reduced by 20%. As a result of her accomplishments, she received the Manager of Corporate Services Award. Jodie also served as Human Resource Manager at Securitas Security Services, the nation’s largest international security provider with over 320,000 employees in 53 countries, where she was awarded Employee of the Year in 2005.
Jodie is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She leads fundraising efforts for the MS Society and volunteers her time for the Girl Scouts of America. When she is not working, you can find her on the sidelines of her daughter’s soccer and field hockey games.
Michael Toth joined NEST in 2018 as Chief Information Officer. Michael comes from David’s Bridal, where he was Senior Vice President, CIO.
Michael joins NEST as an accomplished and innovative IT professional with more than two decades of senior IT and supply chain positions. His responsibilities include furthering our analytical and financial tools for the end user, collaborating with our product team to ensure NEST Facilitate platform continues to be best-in-class, and bringing additional technologies to help NEST maintain a competitive advantage.
While at David’s Bridal, Michael led a global team of IT professionals supporting 300 plus locations across North America and the United Kingdom. His experience includes governance and security, data and analytics, proprietary software development, call center execution, and direct involvement with Board of Director initiatives.
Rick Sung joined NEST in 2014 as Vice President of Sales, applying more than 30 years of experience in accelerating growth and increasing profits in both large and multi-billion dollar enterprises. His goal while at NEST is to grow the top line revenue with profitable new accounts and strategically grow the business development team to deliver new solutions. Clients have expressed their appreciation, knowing that Rick takes a holistic approach to improving their business and processes. He empowers the NEST team to succeed in helping clients control and reduce operational expenses through NEST’s technology, analytics and business acumen all while guarding their brand.
Prior to joining NEST, Rick served as Director of National Accounts of G&K Services, a billion dollar leader in uniform rental and facility products. Under his leadership, he was responsible for 40% of national account business. Rick also held various positions including Vice President of Sales at Corporate Express where he grew new top line sales from $75 million to $100 million and reduced sales operational expenses by $1 million. Rick started his career at Motorola Communications and Electronics where he won six performance awards and earned a minimum of 110% of quota each year, kicking off a successful career in business development.
Rick graduated from Northrop University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. When not at work, Rick is spending time with his family, including two children, which he considers his greatest personal achievement. He loves being physically active and enjoys volunteering with his wife for Chester County Hospital.
Rob Almond officially joined NEST in 2002 although he has been in and around the company since 1994. He has filled a variety of roles and positions during his tenure at NEST, with the most recent position being Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Since overseeing the service delivery of the entire client portfolio, Rob has been an advocate of building partnerships with all NEST service providers along with ensuring that each client receives only the best level of service. He also led the initiative to convert NEST offices to a complete 24/7 environment.
Since 2008 the company has seen positive growth, and Rob wishes to continue that trend. A new Board of Directors was established in 2013, and this group of industry and financial leaders will aid Rob in his new role as CEO of NEST. Excited to start the next chapter, Rob is working with executive management to fully customize NEST’s new cloud-based technology, offering a fully customizable experience for both the Clients and the ISP™ Network.
In 2005, Rob was named by Chain Store Age as one of the Top 40 under 40 retail executives. Most recently, he earned the Top 40 Under 40 Executive title from South Jersey Business People and the Executive Management Award from Smart CEO magazine. Rob is an active member of Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and is the co-chair of SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities Services).
Educated in North Carolina, and a graduate of St. Joseph’s MBA program, he’s had the opportunity to study business from all angles. When not at work, Rob spends time with his young family and is involved with several charities including the MS Society, helping to raise over $10,000 for the organization in 2014. You might also catch him at an Eagles game, as he is a die-hard fan.
Alex Bonanno was promoted to Director of Training and Development in 2018, applying more than 11 years within the facilities management industry in a variety of roles including operations, human resources, and training. Her goal while at NEST is to build a best-in-class corporate training program that rivals top companies. Alex’s strength is her ability to create an innovative curriculum and package it into easily digestible sessions to quickly onboard new employees as well as elevate experienced employees into leadership roles. Her insight into every aspect of the company makes reaching company goals much easier for the employees.
During her tenure at NEST, Alex successfully built NEST University from the ground up, the branch of the organization that is responsible for talent development. In 2017, her department delivered 5.9 hours of training per employee, double what Fortune 500 companies offer. A three-time winner of the Shining Star Award, she won the coveted Executive Choice Award, People’s Choice Award and was promoted to Corporate Trainer in 2010. Alex is instrumental in leveraging top educational theories and methodologies to design impactful training programs integrating onsite and virtual training sessions for a variety of audiences including employees, independent service providers, and clients. Alex designed and implemented the Individual Development Plan program within the organization, a career growth program for internal staff that allows them to transition to leadership through a series of developmental activities. She was also a key member of the team to create the user interface within the database of NEST Facilitate.
Alex is a graduate of Rowan University with a dual major in Education and English. She is a proud volunteer of Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, MS Society, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. When not at work, you can find her reading a book or planning her next trip to Disney World.
Beth Mooney joined NEST in 2005 and has worked in a variety of capacities with her most recent role being Director of Cleaning Services. She is a composed manager with budget oversight for a department of approx. 80 people and is responsible for strategic operational management of reoccurring work for over 100 Clients. Her main focus is on career development and mentoring future leaders within the organization.
During her tenure at NEST, Beth has grown the Cleaning Services department by over 60% via process improvements, productivity enhancements, department measurement tools, task automation and superior customer service. She has developed both digital and hands-on training programs to better understand the needs of her Clients, implemented NEST’s background check program and continues to build relationships with Staples Advantage and other industry leaders in the cleaning supply and product realms to offer both training and discounted tools, products and equipment to our ISPs. Beth is a graduate of Diversey floor cleaning school and is a subject matter expert.
Beth has received several employee recognition awards including Shining Star and People’s Choice Award. In 2016, Beth founded the NEST Women’s Leadership group to offer professional camaraderie in a culture of empowerment. This group includes approx. 70 members to date in an online forum to memorialize the content and connect other women in the company for support, guidance and feedback. Prior to joining NEST, Beth serviced as Food Service Manager for Wawa Inc.
Beth is passionate about volunteering and fundraising and has attended, hosted and performed at varying events for 10+ years. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women along with Women in Facility Maintenance and Construction. When she is not working, Beth enjoys Philadelphia sports, traveling, painting, writing and making music.
Larry joins NEST as an accomplished IT professional who has spent the last 15 years in a variety of technology positions. His responsibilities include managing the onsite and Azure Cloud NEST IT infrastructure, implementing a new SD-WAN solution for all offices, managing the infrastructure staff, and upgrading the VOIP phone system.
Over his tenure, Larry has built his experience to be a strategic IT manager that works with the business to improve organizational processes using technology. His experience includes rolling out and managing a companywide VOIP phone system and collaborating with operations to increase call center efficiencies of 97%. In addition, Larry was responsible for IT integration of more than ten company acquisitions by QMES. He negotiated some of the largest IT contracts for savings of Hundreds of Thousands of dollars per year on the IT budget.
Larry is a native of Pittsburgh and is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan. He is happily married to his wife Laura, who he met while attending Penn State, he is NOT a marathon runner, but loves Star Wars (not the Last Jedi) and all kinds of music. When he’s not working, Larry enjoys snow skiing, traveling, and attending a variety of concerts.
Mark A. Hagan, Jr. joined NEST in 2008 and has advanced his career from Operations Team Member to his most recent role as Director of Trade Services where he is responsible for leading over 40+ command center associates on behalf of his retail clients. Mark offers his industry expertise across the area of the business that manages services including HVAC, plumbing and electrical. His candid nature when delivering the high level of customer service his clients deserve is the backbone of his success. Before joining NEST, Mark worked for such companies as FedEx Kinkos and Commerce Bank (now TD Bank) where he processed hundreds of the most challenging loan applications.
During his tenure at NEST, Mark helped to roll out the first overnight shift for the command center that has become one of the biggest differentiators between NEST and other companies in the industry. He has also increased business for one of his key clients by 100% over a three-year period. As a result of his accomplishments, Mark has received several employee recognition awards including the Shining Star Award and People’s Choice Award.
Mark attended Camden County College with a major in business and is a diehard sports fan. Mark is a devoted supporter of the Toys for Tots organization delivering toys to the less fortunate during the holiday season. When he is not working, you can find him coaching youth baseball, participating in local basketball and hockey leagues and spending time with his wife and children.
Michael Cannistra has been a member of the NEST team since 2015. He has over 28 years of experience in Corporate Operations, Human Resources and the Labor Relations industry. In his role as Director of Compliance, he serves as a resource to the NEST Independent Service Providers by educating them on company techniques, processes, and procedures as well as developing coaching strategies enabling them to become more successful. He is also responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the NEST Compliance team and for the overall management of the Operational departments within the NEST of Florida office. These responsibilities include the overall development and implementation of viable processes and to create structure and support these initiatives to ensure that the compliance department has fully vetted compliant service providers in all areas of the country and enhancing and developing the existing Independent Service Providers.
Before joining NEST, Michael served as Director of Human Resources for 11 years with Vineyards Development Corporation where he managed all facets of human resources for over 250 employees including Operations, Compliance requirements, Labor Relations, Recruiting and all ancillary lines of insurances. In addition, he served as the Administrator of Vineyards self-funded health care plan and as was the Trustee of the Vineyards 401K pension plan. Previously, Michael spent 17 years in upstate New York working as a Labor Relations Specialist for UFCW, an international union with over 1.3 million members. His chief responsibilities were contract negotiations, contractual interpretation and processing all state/federal arbitration cases in his region. He also served 13 years on the board of trustees for their multi-employer health care and pension funds.
Michael graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York and is a graduate of the Harvard University’s class of 1993 Trade Union Program. In his ongoing continuing education he has earned and maintains his PHR certification since 2009 and in 2014 also earned his SHRP-CP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. He currently serves on the Board of Director for HR Collier in Naples, Florida. When Michael is not working, he enjoys playing golf with friends and family and sport fishing in the Florida Keys.
Philipp Kaeferle joined NEST in 2013 as General Counsel. Phil oversees all legal affairs at NEST. In this newly created position, he leverages his 20+ years of Construction, Engineering and Legal experience to provide the Leadership Team with focused, effective advice on the Company’s strategic and tactical initiatives. He works to not only protect NEST’s corporate capital and profitability, but ultimately extends protection to its clients and service providers.
Prior to joining NEST, Phil served as General Counsel to R.E. Pierson Construction Company, a large heavy-highway contractor, where he specialized in construction law and contractual matters. Phil also held various positions including Vice President and General Counsel to Kernan Consulting Engineers and Kroll, Inc., a worldwide risk management company, where he served as a construction fraud investigator and owner’s representative.
Phil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Spring Garden College, his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and his Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.
Amy Bielecki joined NEST in 2018 as Director of Marketing. Amy comes from Oracle where she was the Senior Manager of Product Marketing for the last seven years.
Amy joins NEST as an accomplished software marketing professional with more than 13 years of experience including SAP, Oracle and Capgemini. Her responsibilities will include establishing and implementing strategic and tactical communication plans designed to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand in the facilities and technology space.
While at Oracle, Amy grew the Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications brand and recognition in the Risk Management space; Oracle placed in the top 10 of the Chartis RiskTech 100® in 2013 and consistently moved up every year, placing 2nd in 2017 and 2018. Her experience includes new product releases, launch plans, market messaging, global marketing, campaign management, and event management.
Amy is a graduate of Salisbury University for both her MBA and undergraduate degrees. She is a proud volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey and is a founding member of their Red Shoe Society. When not at work, you can find her spending time with her husband and three children.