My name is James Vecchio. I was 12 years old when I went to work for a shoe shop next to my mom's martial arts school. The owner was a very smart and wise man. I told him I wanted a job making lots of money. He told me if I wanted to make lots of money I needed to learn everything about the business. I needed to start at the bottom and work my way up. He offered me a job at his shop to teach me about business and hard work. He taught me how to clean the floor, clean the machines, and stock all the waxes and polishes. He taught me everything about the business. But my biggest lessons I learned was to work hard from the ground up and to remember and appreciate where I came from once I do make it to the top. My career choice is not to be a floor sweeper, but in all the companies I have owned I have never asked someone to do anything I wasn't willing to do myself. I wouldn't have learned and appreciated every member of my team if it wasn't for the lessons I learned when I started out in the business world. I started my first company when I was 17 years old. I took his advice and my grandfather's business advice and never looked back. I have spent 30+ years in the Internet and web design and Information Technology industries. My first company was Prestige Internet Web design. I sold that and eventually started The Platinum Directory LLC.™ with Charles. As I created these businesses I always remembered what I learned from my grandfather and from my first job: start from the bottom and learn my way to the top and never forget where I came from. I love what I do. I love the people I work with. But I love and enjoy my family first and foremost. I am a gun enthusiast and I enjoy outdoor games and sports.
My name is Chuck Works. Before starting up The Platinum Directory LLC.™ with James my previous work experience includes financial services as a registered representative, retail sales, and 20-plus years of experience in database management with many years in telecom. Among my responsibilities, there were government and compliance reporting, traffic analysis, and managing very large datasets. I also work in ministry in my community. My favorite hobbies and pastimes are motorcycling, science fiction, and reading.
CFO / Business Consultant
My name is Gena Vecchio. I have worked, owned, and managed multiple industries from retail, contract manufacturing, OEM manufacturing, dentistry, sale and marketing, purchasing and engineering, quality assurance, accounting, and restaurant and hospitality. Being one of the owners of a Christian family-oriented business, like The Platinum Directory LLC.™, has been very rewarding. I am an analytical thinker, detail-oriented person, number savvy, people person. My work experience has allowed me to carry these stepping stones with me into The Platinum Directory LLC.™ It has helped me to manage, facilitate, and cultivate our teams so they can grow into their own hidden potential. I love helping people. I enjoy nature and outdoors, playing sports, reading, all types of music, and spending time with family and friends.
Attorney Robert E. Dintaman Esq.
My name is Robert Dintaman. I've operated a general practice law firm in Greater Northeast Ohio for the last 20 years. I've devoted the majority of my time to business development, advisement, and transactions. Through my general practice, I have experience handling a wide variety of matters including criminal defense, civil litigation, probate & estate planning, business development and representation, personal injury, and other matters. To round it out I handle national counsel for a Fortune 500 company; finishing off the last part of my solo practice working with small, boutique law firms handling a wide variety of legal matters. I grew up in a small town, Mansfield, Ohio. Currently, I am a resident of the City of Lakewood, Ohio. I enjoy outdoor activities and a wide variety of recreational sports.
My name is Marcus Reider. I have been in the world of graphic design for 4 years. I am joining the Platinum Directory because it could be a great opportunity for my career in graphic design. My skill set includes but is not limited to, digital design, layout design, logo design, and print design for various products—including vinyl vehicle wraps. I enjoy going out to restaurants, playing music, and occasionally video games.
My name is Heidi Magaña, I have been in customer service for 15 years with a background in the medical field as a previous 9-1-1 dispatcher and nurse’s aide. I am bringing my customer service experience to The Platinum Directory in the sales department. I am joining Platinum Directory for a new challenge in retail and a new approach to customer service. I am flexible, organized, and have strong communication skills to bring to Platinum Directory. During my time off work, I love spending time with my family exploring new parks, going on river walks, doing campfires in the dark, and discover new hobbies.
My name is Olany Magaña, I have been in the retail world for approximately 10 years in combination with my military career which has given me a different perspective in the business. The reason I am joining Platinum Directory is simple; it is a new way of retail and being able to approach customers, plus it is a company that is growing, and I will love to grow and get to great places with them. I bring many talents to Platinum Directory, I am easy going, friendly, approachable, good customer service, and enthusiastic. During my free time, I like to spend time with my family hiking, making campfires, and play sports.