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The Ruby Group | Akron & Columbus, OH and Jacksonville, FL

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Meet Our Sandler Team

We strive to be the best at what we do and help you to do the same.

Mike Jones 2022

Mike Jones, CEO

Mike developed an interest in the Sales and Management training business when he realized the need for people to get out of their own way to overachieve. His favorite part of working as an advisor to organizations and individuals is in helping them to discover their true potential and value by eliminating their ‘head trash’ and self-imposed limitations.

Mandy Caruso

Mandy Caruso, Chief Operations Officer

A graduate of The University of Akron, Mandy is the glue that keeps the team together. From client management and development to operations, to event management - there is no part of the organization that Mandy does not touch and improve. Mandy's positive attitude is contagious, and her dedication and hard work is to the benefit of both staff and clients.

Ken Guest

Ken Guest, Chief Revenue Officer

Ken Guest developed an interest in executive coaching and sales training when he was a student of the Sandler system. He saw a dramatic improvement in his own sales and when running a sales force for a company, he saw equally dramatic improvement with the salespeople he managed.

Jordan Mullet

Jordan Mullet, Senior Partner/Owner

Jordan joined The Ruby Group after several years of being a client. His passion for helping business owners bring clarity and accountability to themselves and their teams was a great fit with The Ruby Group's core values. The Ruby Group's vision statement of Instigate Opportunities and Abolish Average align with his views of how he lives his life.

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, Senior Partner/Owner

Jason is a sales and operations leader, highly experienced in running small and large front-end teams. Jason developed an interest in sales training and executive coaching when he was a student of the Sandler System. He credits the system with helping him achieve record individual contributor results in his previous industry and how to manage and lead his teams more effectively

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Pat McManamon, Senior Partner

To date, Pat has trained nearly 12,000 salespeople with diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Prior to bringing Sandler Training to the North Florida area, Pat spent 18 years with Fortune 500 Company CSX as Director of International Sales, with a nationwide sales force.

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Steve Weyl, Senior Partner

Steve credits the Sandler system for much of his business success. Before becoming a Sandler trainer, Steve founded a well-known local home services company and grew it from 0 to $105M in sales. Steve has been selling, training and recruitment salespeople in both B2B & B2C atmosphere for over 30 years and now helps local businesses with the same.

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Tom Thon, Partner

Tom is a senior-level sales and operations leader, highly experienced in leading field-based sales professionals with his leadership skills in accountability, energy, integrity, professionalism, and salesmanship. Tom's selling and sales management career are based on the Radio and Outdoor media industries.

Matt Luptak

Matt Luptak, Partner

A veteran of the US Navy from 1999 to 2003 as a Second Class Petty. Officer Second Class, Matt was a part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" and then shifted his focus to business upon his return to Ohio, Matt works at Sandler Training at The Ruby Group as a sales consultant. He has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, consulting and real estate industry.

Robert Perry

Robert Grant Perry, Partner

Robert has over 20 years of sales success stemming from time spent in the medical, professional sports, and construction management industries. Nationally recognized for exceeding sales goals, his professional focal points include business development, leadership training, strategic planning, cross-functional team leadership, complex problem solving, marketing, and data analytics.

Matt Rocco

Matt Rocco, Partner

Matt Rocco developed a strong work ethic and business fundamentals at a young age working in his parent’s business. This laid the foundation for future work endeavors including account management, co-ownership, and director of sales positions for multiple organizations. Today, Matt leads businesses through Sandler Training and is passionate about watching others succeed in their endeavors.

Doug Whittington

Doug Whittington, Partner

Doug joined the Ruby Group after a successful sales leadership career in the transportation industry. As a former Sandler Client, he witnessed firsthand the power of the selling system, including the accountability tools and processes for managers. As someone who has walked the talk, he brings enthusiasm and authenticity to the training and development program which is clearly demonstrated by his experience.

Lisa Carmichael

Lisa Carmichael, Client Services Manager

Lisa is a high-spirited, resourceful, and driven professional committed to providing an informative and exciting experience for our clients. Lisa is customer-service driven to her core and is determined to leave each client better than she met them. 

Hannah Howman

Hannah Howman, Account Manager

Hannah is a recent graduate of The University of Akron, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. With a strong focus on organization and attention to detail, she is a great fit for the role of Administrative Support Specialist.

Laura McEndree

Laura McEndree, Event and Training Coordinator

Laura is committed to ensuring clients have a seamless and impactful training experience. Leveraging her expertise, she offers a perspective that improves workshop efficiency and overall training quality. Known for fostering a welcoming environment, Laura is passionate about supporting team development.

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