Meet the team that is proud to bring you Buy4.com.
Our team at Buy4 has quite a diverse background: Internet Marketing, Philanthropic Technology, Website Development, Product Development, Event Marketing, Sales, etc. We have put that all to work to create the most powerful fundraising resource on the internet. We are headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL. Meet our team.
Barry has a diverse background and skill set. With over 25 years of Design, marketing, manufacturing, management, sales, product development and consulting experience. As an Industrial Designer and serial Entrepreneur, Barry has worked on many projects around the globe from the Space Shuttle Runway in Cape Canaveral to the New Chek Lap Kok International Airport in Hong Kong. Barry was a founding member of the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association's Daytona Beach Chapter and has worked on a number of major motion pictures and national television specials. On camera, Barry has appeared in several television productions from being an MTV video host to guest appearances on QVC, HSN, Golf Shop Live and the Mercedes-Benz Florida Golf Scene. Barry and his wife Kari won the premier episode of "Battle on the Block" on HGTV.
Barry is a prolific inventor and designer with multiple US patents. He has developed dozens of consumer products, most notably Sabatino's Sausage, Craft-N-Doodle, Club-Lok and The Laser Trainer, a golf teaching and training aid. The Laser Trainer was endorsed by numerous celebrities and is one of the most popular golf products in its category. Barry not only invented the product, but developed the manufacturing, packaging, and retail distribution--- as well as producing an extensive Direct Response marketing campaign which resulted in millions of dollars in retail sales. Also, Barry was the creator of "Golf Shop Live" on the Golf Channel.
In addition, Barry has extensive contacts and relationships in the Asian manufacturing industry, the U.S. product development industry, and the celebrity endorsement field.
Currently, Barry is one of the Founding Partners of "Buy4.com", one of the most powerful fundraising platforms on the internet based on the Charitable Shopping model. Buy4 has partnered with hundreds of national and local causes and charities that benefit from their members online shopping. Buy4 has partnered with over 3,000 stores.
Barry is also a Founding Partner of Benchmark Global Ethanol. BGE is a world leader in process engineering with a focus on Sweet Sorghum Ethanol. Sweet sorghum is a perfect feedstock for ethanol creation due to its drought tolerance and hearty growth in marginal soils as well as it is a non-feedstock or commodity crop. Benchmark Global Ethanol is pioneering the small regional refining model that will grow, refine and distribute ethanol within a 50 mile radius of the end user market. It is the goal of BGE to deploy these small refineries around the globe to regions in desperate need for green energy and job creation. Benchmark LLC holds multiple patents and proprietary designs that produce the most efficient yields in the world. Benchmark LLC has recently finished a 100 million gallon per year facility in Brazil and is currently designing a 150 million gallon per year facility in Columbia. BGE is the clean green energy solution to help the world meet its sustainable-renewable energy needs.
Chris has 25+ years of sales, marketing, and management experience and has successfully managed, owned, and operated some 30 businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.
His marketing companies have conceived, developed, and implemented special event marketing, sampling, and branding campaigns for companies such as Tropicana, Dominos Pizza, Duckhead, Aiwa, Jeep, Schick, Elizabeth Arden, Lagerfeld, Bolle, Australian Gold, and Suzuki Motors, etc.
Chris has developed, managed, or acted as a consultant in over two dozen hospitality operations (including nightclubs, restaurants, and concert venues) as well as collaborating on a number of projects in the film and television, sports marketing, and product development fields.
In addition, as a marketing consultant, Chris has brokered or co-brokered several strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and his clients.
Dean brings a wealth of experience from numerous enterprises over his 28-year career. He has been instrumental in developing numerous entities in 3 different countries managing in excess of 750 people. His business experience includes multi use real estate development, proprietary software development, aviation related businesses, automotive related businesses, and product development, with innovations leading to numerous patents.
Dean has always been a proponent of supporting a cause, and is especially partial to causes relating to children and special needs. He and his family have long supported numerous worthy causes with their resources and talents.
Dean and his family are very excited about Buy4 and believe through Charitable Shopping, a substantial number of worthy causes will be supported, making a positive impact around the world.
Frank brings over 20 years of business experience in fields that include finance, tourism, and marketing. After a successful career in wealth management, his path changed and he became involved in the tourism industry in Daytona Beach, sitting on numerous boards while owning his own properties. His involvement included board appointments on the Hotel Association, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Advertising Committee and Technology Committees, where he was committed to helping develop the branding and marketing direction of the Daytona Beach tourism destination for many years.
Frank is very excited about being involved with Buy4.com and feels that it could change the face of philanthropy. He has extensive background in advertising, marketing, brand management and customer relations.
Frank has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida.
Excelling in executive leadership positions in the challenging business of sports, Donna Orender is a game changer. She excels in focused visionary input, keen pragmatic analysis and a unique ability to lead people in new directions. Her influence in the business world has been garnered through her ability to consistently deliver results, her fearless resolve to think outside the box and her desire to champion great ideas and great people.
Donna is currently the CEO of Orender Unlimited, a consulting firm whose competencies include providing Sales, Marketing, Media and Diversity Strategies. The PGA of America has recently retained her to lead a significant golf industry initiative focused on the highest growth target – women. In addition, Orender Unlimited is involved with private equity, several digital/technology companies as well as the launch of a new brand, Generation W, which is focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women.
Donna most recently served six years as President of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Her responsibilities included the oversight of all league operations including both business and competitive aspects of this complex organization.
Prior to the WNBA, Donna spent 17 years at the PGA TOUR, the men's professional golf tour. During that time she led the growth of both the creative scope and business depth of PGA TOUR Productions as well as building a significant global television business. Donna oversaw the TOUR's global television and production businesses for nine years. Her last position was in the Office of the Commissioner, as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development where she was responsible for developing strategic direction across all business lines including direct oversight of Brand Management, Advertising and Digital Strategy.
Donna's business career began after playing 3 years in the Women's Professional Basketball League, the WBL. This experience enabled her to work in network television sports and later in cable television before forming her own production company.
Donna has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports, one of Newsweeks100 most Influential people in sports, has been a recipient of the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award and was honored by the UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media and Communications Division for her dedication to the community.
She currently serves on the boards of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, the V Foundation for Cancer research, Co-Chairs the UJA Sports for Youth Initiative and the board of W.O.M.E.N, a mentoring organization.
Cory began developing web applications in 1996, early in the lifespan of the modern internet. In the 15 years since, he has operated in a number of capacities ranging from project planning to developing high-volume internet-based service platforms. Having worked with all the major web technologies, Cory brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to the Buy4 team.
Prior to joining Buy4, he spent 4 years as Technical Director for Aquasun Technologies. He and his team provided direction and on-site technical implementation for a large multi-national resort management company. The duties of the team included end-to-end systems deployment, design of marketing and customer-facing applications, database management and reporting, VOIP management, and long-term systems management and 24/7 support.
Cory previously worked with David Lawson at his company Prospect Information Network where he worked with non-profit organizations to empower fundraisers with the tools needed to greatly increase the efficiency of their campaigns. He worked in data analysis and helped to develop in-house data management and production tools.
Cory attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University for Computer Science.
Charlie has been working with the web for about a decade, specializing in computer graphics and website development. Over the years, he's been involved in numerous projects, including Search Engine Optimization, cross-browser website integration, and multiple website marketing campaigns.
In addition to website development Charlie also has an eye for print design. He has produced multiple magazine campaign ads, custom logos, business brochures and numerous other print materials.
Charlie has an AS Degree in Computer Science along with 10 years of experience with all of the industry-standard design tools.