SavATree's Executive Team
The Tree Service Industry's Cream of the Crop!
SavATree's Executives Team is comprised of experienced professionals, each of whom has over 20 years of experience in their respective areas of expertise. They are responsible for the growth and development of the company as well as establishing customer service and operating standards for the organization.
DANIEL VAN STARRENBURG
President and CEO
Daniel graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Arboriculture.
Prior to that, he graduated from the Waldorf School in the Netherlands where he lived for part of his youth.
Daniel, whom is a licensed Arborist, took over SavATree from the founder Ralph Robbins in 1985.
As CEO, Daniel orchestrates the growth, development and expansion of the company into new and existing markets.
This includes championing the adoption of Lean Sigma for Service, designed to help the company be the best in every market it serves, as measured by customer satisfaction.
Daniel is further a member of the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee, Vice Chairman of the World Presidents Organization (Fairchester Chapter) and a Board Member for the Rippowam Cisqua School.
RALPH J. ROBBINS
Founder and Vice President
Ralph, a graduate from Paul Smith College, is a long standing committee member of the Long Island Parks Commission. As Vice President of New Business Development, he establishes and develops new and existing tree care operations for all of the company's service regions. Ralph also provides development plans for the staff and arborists including procedures, arborist sales training and profitability to ensure that SavATree continues to maintain the highest professional standards in the tree care industry.
Vice President of Operations and Regional Manager
Don graduated from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Resource Management from Syracuse University. As Vice President of Operations and Regional Manager, Don develops and implements company-wide operations plans for the arborists and staff including safety and training programs, quality control, customer service, tree care industry compliance issues and fleet management.
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Luann holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Pace University and an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from Fordham University. As Vice President of Marketing and Sales Development, Luann facilitates growth in revenues, professionalism, brand presence and overall success of the sales team. She also works to increase the company’s market presence in the communities that we serve through a comprehensive, localized mix of marketing programs, strategic alliances, community & trade events and online initiatives.
Vice President of SavaLawn and Regional Manager
Rich graduated from Michigan State with a Masters of Science in Plant Physiology and Turfgrass Management. As Vice President of SavaLawn, Rich oversees the operation, arborist training, compliance, staff education, design and implementation of cutting edge lawn care technology for SavATree. In addition, he oversees the development of branch management as well as the efficiency and profitability of each region.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He also has an MBA in Accounting from Iona College. As Chief Financial Officer, Jon supervises all facets of financial accounting, budgeting and reporting, assuring compliance in GAAP. In addition, he directs all accounting and finance operational areas including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, audit and banking.
VALERIE A. MAZIARZ
Vice President of Human Resources
Valerie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) and completed the American Management Association’s MBA Certificate Program. As Vice President of Human Resources, Valerie manages talent acquisition, team retention, employee engagement and career development company-wide, in addition to providing oversight on employee benefits and regulatory compliance. Valerie is spearheading several employee engagement initiatives as part of our lean journey
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