SavATree - Tree Shrub and Lawn Care
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SavATree’s Executive Team

Industry Leaders in Tree, Shrub, and Lawn Care

SavATree’s Executive Team is comprised of experienced professionals, each of whom has over 20 years of tenure. Together they are responsible for servicing the customer and maintaining efficiency while upholding core brand values. Our team works as a cohesive unit managing their various departments, implementing new ideas and improvements, overseeing day-to-day operations and developing SavATree into a leader in the industry.

Daniel Van Starrenburg

Executive Chairman

Daniel graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Arboriculture. Prior to attending college, he graduated from the Waldorf School in the Netherlands where he lived for part of his youth. Daniel purchased SavATree from 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 a licensed arborist, 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.

Carmine Schiavone

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Schiavone serves as SavATree’s Chief Executive Officer and is a member of its Board of Directors. He has more than 25 years of experience leading large complex businesses in manufacturing, construction and field service based enterprises. Prior to joining SavAtree, Mr. Schiavone served in a variety of progressively responsible sales, operations, and general management roles with Tyco International (TYC) and Johnson Controls (JCI). In his latest role before joining SavATree, Carmine lead the multi-billion dollar North America fire protection installation and services business for JCI with 130 field offices and more than 11,000 employees. Carmine holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Donald Becker

Chief Operating Officer

Don has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a Bachelor of Art in Business Management from Syracuse University. As COO, Don develops and oversees company-wide sales and operations in all US regions including field crews and staff including service delivery, safety strategy and training programs, quality control, customer service, tree care industry compliance issues and fleet management.

Luann O’Brien

Chief Marketing Officer

Luann has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pace University and a double major MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from Fordham University. She is also certified in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. As CMO, Luann facilitates growth in revenues, professionalism, brand presence and overall success of the sales team. Together with her team, she works to increase the company’s brand presence in the communities that we serve through a mix of marketing programs, strategic alliances, community and trade events and online initiatives.

Robert Bellio

Chief Technology Officer

Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. In addition, he holds an Advanced Business Analytics Certificate from the University of Phoenix and is a Lean Certified Kaizen Facilitator. As CTO, Rob is responsible for overseeing all of the technology-related strategic operations of the company including internal systems and client facing technologies.

Valerie Marziaz

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Valerie has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Catholic University of America. As the Senior Vice President of HR for SavATree, she aligns human resource strategies with the company’s business goals and makes improvements in key business metrics such as revenue, client growth and satisfaction and profitability through employee engagement, management development and retention.

Ame Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

Ame has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Decisions Sciences from Rider University. She began her career in auditing and has since worked for regional, national, and global companies in various manufacturing, distribution, and services industries. As CFO, Ame is responsible for managing all financial aspects of SavATree. Along with her team, she tracks revenue, implements financial planning and analyzes the company’s financial strengths and weaknesses, proposing solutions to issues when necessary.

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