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Meet Our Team

Daniel Van Starrenburg
Executive Chairman

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 and was introduced to arboriculture. Daniel, a licensed Arborist, purchased SavATree from the founder Ralph Robbins in 1985. As Executive Chairman, Daniel works closely with the new CEO, Carmine Schiavone, to orchestrate the growth, development and expansion of the company in 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. In June 2017, SavATree partnered with CI Capital, a New York based Private Equity firm to accelerate its strategic mission of building The Leading National Brand. SavATree is proud to have its core values centered around the employee and customer experience, while maintaining a rigorous safety culture and having a positive environmental impact. Daniel is also 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.


Henoch Senbetta
Senior VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

As Senior Vice President of M&A, Henoch leads the company’s inorganic growth efforts in new and existing markets. Together with his team, he is responsible for sourcing and assessing potential acquisitions, completing due diligence, closing transactions, and integrating into our platform.





Nicole Carbone-Boffoli
Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Manager

Nicole is certified in Lean Sigma, which makes her a great fit for this role. This certification has equipped her with analytic and process improvement skills, which transfer well into the M&A department. In her role as M&A Integration Manager, she aids in the development of integration plans during the due diligence process. She identifies and quantified new opportunities for synergy and develops a timeline for implementation. Nicole works in collaboration with various stakeholders in all key-function areas and with acquisitions’ management teams to ensure information transfer and visibility to all teams.She works to develop communication, messaging, and management change plans to make sure all transitions go smoothly.


Chad Mead
Mergers & Acquisitions Integrations Specialist

As an Integrations Specialist, Chad assists in the implementation and development of integration plans and processes. He focuses on tracking information and milestones to ensure a seamless transition for newly integrated companies and individuals. Chad collaborates with both new and existing team members to regularly report progress and accomplish continuing goals.


Jim Skiera
Business Partner

Jim is the former Executive Director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Jim works with SavATree’s M&A team to help identify additional opportunities for increased forward momentum. His background with the International Society of Arboriculture makes him an expert in this industry and his wealth of knowledge makes him an asset to this team.



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