Our SOLitude Sales Team

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Andrew Merritt

Director of Sales

Andrew Merritt is the Director of Sales for SOLitude. He is responsible for driving growth in SOLitude’s footprint, focusing on organic growth and increased market share. Andrew brings over 20 years of experience as a sales professional and leading sales teams while working for industry leaders like Paychex and Aramark. During this time, he achieved multiple sales awards. In his most recent role, with Aramark Refreshments, he helped lead the Western US & Canada key account sales team to record growth and produced multiple Sales Stars winners.

Originally from metro Detroit, Andrew earned a business degree from Michigan State University. Growing up he spent his summers on Wamplers Lake in Southeast Michigan, where he enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing. Andrew currently resides in Phoenix with his partner Stephanie and his 5 daughters. Most of his free time is spent attending their various sporting events or taking them on adventures around the state. He still makes a trip each summer back to the lake to enjoy all the wonders that it has to offer.

 

Alex Adkins

Regional Sales Manager

Alex Adkins is the Regional Sales Manager responsible for much of the Eastern Seaboard of the US from New England to the Carolinas. He comes to SOLitude with a significant amount of experience in inside and outside sales both as a leader and individual contributor. He has developed and deployed sales programs in several industries including commercial agricultural equipment and international logistics. Most recently, he worked in multiple positions with the sales team at Steritech, a Rentokil company specializing in third-party assessments for retail brands across North America. Alex is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served 5 years on active duty with deployments in and around the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. As an infantry team leader, he was part of the final UN withdrawal from Mogadishu, Somalia in the mid-1990s which was the only planned amphibious withdrawal under fire in Marine Corps history.
He and his wife Kim recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and have 3 children, Mason, Maddie, and Caleb. Located near Charlotte, North Carolina, Alex is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, and canoeing in the US and abroad. He has served in a variety of community service roles over the years including a decade’s service as a firefighter and also as a leader in his church.

José Lazoff

Regional Sales Manager

José is the Regional Sales Manager for the state of Florida. His area of focus is supporting the Florida sales team and their customers as well as working to improve the overall customer experience.

He brings nearly 25 years of experience leading teams that worked with clients ranging from Food and Beverage, CPG industry, Pharmacy, and the retail and wholesale Automotive Aftermarket Industry. By focusing on the sales process and operational excellence, José has coached and mentored his teams to bring in greenfield accounts and establish long-term relationships with his customers.

Most recently, José comes to us from Worldpac, the wholesale arm of Advance Auto Parts, where he was the Regional Sales Manager for South Florida and other large accounts. 

José was born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently lives in Cooper City, Florida, with his wife, three kids, and one dog. When he is not cooking, José enjoys traveling, taking his son to concerts, and spending weekends at his kid’s soccer games.

Meet The Business Development Team

Business Development Team

  • Shannon Junior

    Senior Business Development Consultant, Aquatic Ecologist (WV, Central & Western VA)

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    Brendon Donnelly

    Business Development Consultant (GA, AL, MS, FL Panhandle)

  • Josh Jones

    Business Development Consultant (Northern TX, LA, AR, OK)

  • Cole Kabella

    Business Development Consultant (Southern TX)

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    John Phelps

    Senior Business Development Consultant, Environmental Scientist (PA, DE, MD)

  • Jeff Moding

    Senior Business Development Consultant (Southwest FL)

  • Kim Niesel, CMCA

    Senior Business Development Consultant (Eastern VA & Eastern NC)

  • Trent Nelson

    Business Development Consultant (NC)

  • jennifer-bonzani

    Jennifer Bonzani

    Business Development Consultant (Southern IL, MO, KS, NE)

  • Gary Wilhelm

    Senior Business Development Consultant (South FL)

  • Chase Morgan

    Business Development Consultant (Northern & Central CA)

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    Brendan McCarthy

    Business Development Consultant (CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, RI)

  • Liz Rocque

    Business Development Consultant, Environmental Scientist (West FL)

  • Jason Jasczak

    Business Development Consultant, Fisheries Scientist

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    Jeff Bateman

    Business Development Consultant (CO)

  • David Cottrell

    Business Development Consultant (North FL), Botanist

  • Kevin Murray

    Business Development Consultant (Southeast FL)

  • jacob-hughey

    Jacob Hughey

    Business Development Consultant (Southern CA)

  • Jon Evans

    Business Development Consultant (AZ, NV)

  • Chris Broch (IL, WI)

    Business Development Consultant

  • Stephen Amrhein

    Business Development Consultant (Central FL)

  • Pete Filpansick

    Business Development Consultant (MI)

  • Brian Fackler

    Business Development Consultant (Northwest FL)

  • Amy Kay

    Business Development Consultant (MN, WI)

  • Jennifer Biancalana

    Business Development Consultant (IL)

  • Kevin McCurley

    Business Development Consultant (Northern VA)

  • Laurie Ethridge

    Laurie Ethridge

    Sales Support Lead

  • Steve Welch - Steve Welch

    Steve Welch

    Inside Sales Representative

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    Daniel Benitez

    Inside Sales Manager

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    Camila Morao

    Inside Sales Representative

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