Under Gary Polson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cydcor, the company has increased its revenue more than six-fold since 2001, becoming the market leader in outsourced sales. Gary’s passion for excellence and never-satisfied approach has led Cydcor to earn both industry and employer recognition. With Gary at its helm, Cydcor has built its reputation on maintaining long term relationships with clients by consistently delivering results and by going above and beyond to help Cydcor’s clients gain market share and grow.
The company received the most prestigious recognition in its industry by earning "...the distinction of being the most respected sales outsourcing company in the world," according to Datamonitor and The Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Cydcor earned the survey's highest overall client satisfaction ranking at 93 percent and placed first in 9 of the 18 performance categories evaluated as part of the annual survey. Under Gary’s leadership, Cydcor was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, making this the 8th consecutive year the company has earned the award. He has helped create Cydcor’s unique culture, including a special emphasis on volunteerism. The company offers paid volunteer time to its employees. Additionally, Cydcor, along with its network of independent sales offices, has raised nearly one million dollars for Operation Smile to provide free surgery for children with cleft lip and cleft palate conditions and to help fund medical missions around the globe .
Gary has more than 25 years of experience in business operations including accounting, legal and senior management. Prior to joining Cydcor in 2000, he served as CEO of T/O Printing, a commercial printing and direct mail business. He also practiced as a corporate attorney specializing in commercial transactions for Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K), a prominent Los Angeles law firm. Prior to MS&K, he was a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse.
He is a member of the Board of Visitors for Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. Gary holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Evidence, and he earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jim Majeski, Vice Chairman of Cydcor, has attracted such Fortune 500 clients as AT&T, Bell South, Verizon and UPS. Jim also took Cydcor global, leading business development in Germany, Spain and most recently the UK. He has played a key role in increasing the company’s network of independently-owned corporate licensee sales offices to more than 350 today. Jim’s current focus is on continued international expansion and delivering results for new clients. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and inspiring people across Cydcor’s business.
Prior to joining Cydcor in 1994, Jim served as Director of Business Markets at MCI. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate sales, management and strategic brand marketing, Jim currently serves on the board at Pennsylvania State University and St. Thomas University. He founded the Majeski Charitable Foundation in 2002 to support and develop health and education programs for children.
Jim holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Thomas University, and he continued his executive education at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Since joining Cydcor more than 20 years ago, Vera Quinn has been a driving force behind the company’s success. Vera was named President and Chief Revenue Officer in 2015, and in 2016, Cydcor achieved a record year in revenue. Vera is primarily accountable for cultivating strong client relationships and ensuring sustained revenue growth. She heads Cydcor’s retail, residential, and business-to-business divisions and is responsible for broadening Cydcor’s reach through strategic business development and new client acquisition. Vera oversees campaign management, field management, and a variety of company support functions.
In her previous position as Chief Operating Officer at Cydcor, Vera was integral in increasing revenue, initiating the expansion and diversification of Cydcor's client base, focusing on the advancement of Cydcor's independently-owned sales offices, and playing a vital role in the proliferation of Cydcor's professional, face-to-face sales business.
Vera embodies the power of Cydcor’s opportunity-based business, having risen up from within the ranks all the way to the C-suite. She has held positions across multiple disciplines at Cydcor, each tapping into her strong leadership skills, drive for growth, and commitment to having a positive impact on others. She was named Vice President of Operations in 2005, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations in 2008, and Chief Operating Officer in 2011.
Vera studied political science and history at the University of Toronto.
Chris Laurence joined the Cydcor executive team as Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He leads the operational implementation of Cydcor's strategies, building a scalable organization to support the company’s growth. As COO, Chris oversees several departments, including operations, finance and accounting, IT and legal.
Chris' background includes C-level roles at $500 million to $2 billion companies, building on a decade of experience in private equity. Most recently, Chris served as CFO for 99 Cents Only Stores, a 400-store extreme value retailer. Previously, he spent twelve years in China as CEO of ThreeSixty Group, a leading product development and sourcing company supplying consumer products to top North American brands and retailers. Prior to ThreeSixty, Chris was a General Partner of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and he began his career at the investment bank Morgan Stanley. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with concentrations in Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.
Peter Yaskowitz joined Cydcor as Chief Marketing Officer in 2015 and is responsible for building multi-channel marketing platforms to support client and field partners, combining technology, analytics, lead management and telesales. He is focused on delivering data-driven decisions for every stage of the sales process, enabling unparalleled performance in customer acquisition, retention and cross-sell.
A nationally recognized expert in the multi-channel field, Peter has built extremely successful, high-performance sales and marketing programs on a large scale for a variety of companies. Before joining Cydcor, Peter held senior executive roles at Fortune 100 companies including JPMorgan Chase, Countrywide, Bank of America and HSBC, as well as start-ups Contifinancial and most recently Verengo Solar. His roles have included, President, Student Lending; Chief Marketing Officer; Managing Director; and National Sales Leader. In addition, he has experience leading product development, information technology, and operations functions.
Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bowling Green State University and has completed executive programs in leadership, marketing and product development.
Ron Nathanson, Chief Financial Officer at Cydcor, is responsible for all of the company's finance functions in the U.S. and Canada, and acts as a liaison for institutional investors. Under his leadership, financial and IT functions expanded their capabilities to support Cydcor's growth. A CPA, Ron is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served as treasurer on the board of directors of a private religious school in his community.
Prior to joining Cydcor in 2001, Ron served as President and Chief Financial Officer for a worldwide computer repair and logistics company. Previously, he served as a senior staff accountant for CPA firms in the Los Angeles area, specializing in tax audits for corporate clientele.
He holds a B.A. in accounting from California State University, Northridge.
Dwight Coates joined Cydcor as Chief Information Officer in 2016, bringing nearly 20 years of technology industry leadership to the position.
As Cydcor’s CIO and member of the executive team, Dwight is the technology driver for Cydcor’s customer relationship management solutions. His team transforms and simplifies business processes while delivering bottom line benefits for Cydcor’s Fortune 500 clients. Dwight’s expertise with data and technology will keep Cydcor at the top of the evolving outsourced sales and marketing landscape.
Dwight’s international IT experience includes a broad range of business sectors such as entertainment, satellite television, music, oil and gas, aerospace, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Cydcor, Dwight served as Director of Information Technology overseeing enterprise systems for the merged DIRECTV/AT&T Entertainment Group. He also served as President at eImplement, Vice President of Information Technology at EMAK Worldwide, and held leadership positions at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and SAP.
A Saint Louis native, Dwight graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Jeannie Finkel leads all aspects of Human Resources and Corporate Administration services. In this capacity, she develops the strategies and people management practices to drive Cydcor’s future growth.
With more than twenty-five years of business experience, Jeannie is a seasoned, senior team executive. Prior to joining Cydcor, Jeannie was a Partner with a leading global retained search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. In addition, Jeannie served as Head of Human Resources and Administration for a leading asset management firm, and as Managing Director, Talent Management Systems and Strategies for a Fortune 100 organization. Prior to this, Jeannie was with Charles Schwab & Co. for nearly twelve years as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and served as Chief of Staff to Schwab's CEO and Executive Committee.
Jeannie received her BA in Comparative Literature from Brandeis University and completed the Executive Program in Human Resources at the University of Michigan. She serves on the National Board for INROADS, a national non-profit organization.
Harold Unroth is Global General Counsel for Cydcor and has held the position since 2003. Prior to his involvement with Cydcor, Harold had extensive experience in the direct marketing industry.
As in-house counsel for Cydcor, Harold is responsible for managing a wide array of legal issues and relationships with clients and independent corporate licensees. He deals with the negotiation of contracts and providing expert legal advice and counsel on all aspects of Cydcor’s business operations.
Harold received his Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Windsor Law School in Windsor, Ontario. While studying there, he won the Thomson Rogers prize for corporate finance. He articled for the law firm of Shuber-Gluckstein in Toronto in 1973 and practiced with them as an associate following his call to the bar in Ontario in 1974. In 1975, Harold joined the law firm of Salter, Apple, Cousland & Kerbel, as an associate, later becoming a partner in 1976. Then, in 1984, Davidson Partners Limited, a boutique brokerage firm across Canada, hired him out of private practice to become its director, executive vice president and general counsel.
Bobby Park joined Cydcor in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in developing sales strategies, building sales organizations, and working with start-ups to increase revenue.
In his current role as Senior Vice President of Campaign Development, Bobby uses his expertise in creating successful office supply and telecommunications verticals for Cydcor, focusing his efforts on the immense opportunities in the wireless industry, and helping Cydcor expand into the emerging and growing wireless market for business-to-business and residential sales campaigns.
Bobby has been responsible for procuring, implementing, and managing some of Cydcor's largest direct-sales initiatives. He has successfully pioneered the use of Cydcor's face-to-face sales teams to acquire customers in the highly competitive office supply sector.
Park pursued his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from C.W. Post College in New York.
Brooke Levy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business to Business, is responsible for managing client relationships, driving results at the campaign management level, and exploring new business opportunities. Under Brooke’s leadership, revenue for one of Cydcor’s residential energy programs tripled in just 18 months. In 2017, she was promoted to head the company’s entire business to business sector. Brooke brings to her role a stellar record of success. With an unwavering work ethic, relentless pursuit of excellence, and ability to execute, she has delivered consistent results throughout her tenure at Cydcor.
Named to Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives in 2015, Brooke was instrumental in designing the business and legal framework for both of Cydcor’s proprietary residential energy businesses, eventually taking over campaign management leadership for one of them. In that role, she also developed new mid-market sales opportunities, pairing clients with business models she personally built and tested to ensure long-term growth.
Following a successful 10-year stint as a corporate lawyer with specialties in mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity, Brooke joined Cydcor in 2013 to serve as the company’s U.S. General Counsel. In this role, she proved herself an invaluable asset not only for her legal acumen, but also for her ability to identify opportunities in emerging industries.
Brooke holds her Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Austin.