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BenefitBar was created with one goal, as well as one mission. Our goal is to
exceed expectations when it comes to customer service and to utilize our Patent
Pending/Copyright business model that will help organizations raise needed dollars.
BenefitBar will also enhance communication with people you care about.
Our mission is to help organizations raise needed dollars that will:
- help feed a family that is hungry
- clothe children who are cold
- build buildings and homes that are needed
- repair buildings and homes in need of repair
- provide funding for social services
- and be part of the efforts to cure a disease
There are a number of dedicated and talented team members of BenefitBar, all having
unique abilities that add to the success of BenefitBar.. The common denominator
with all team members is that everyone sincerely cares and is dedicated to doing
whatever it takes to have our mission statement come true every day. Please read
below to learn more about the original team members of BenefitBar:
His main responsibilities are sales and customer service, as well as business development
and overseeing business operations.
Prior to BenefitBar, Keith joined TRiSTAR Business Communities as Vice President in June
2002. Keith has an extensive background in lease negotiations, C.A.M. and operating
expense oversight of commercial leases.
Prior to joining TRiSTAR, he was Co-Founder and Vice President, Marketing and Sales for iLine,
started in January 1999. ILine is a telecommunications service provider specializing in VOIP. His
responsibilities included market positioning of iLine, sales, customer service and strategic
relationship development for value-added services.
Prior to iLine, he was President and Co-founder of Rent Research Consultants, Inc. a privately held consulting firm started
in August 1995. RRC specializes in market analysis and
negotiations for retail tenants when their leases come up for renewal or option periods.
RRC works nationwide and continues to provide services for some of the largest retail
organizations in the country.
Prior to RRC he was President and Co-Founder of one of the first contingent-based auditing
companies in North America called Leasehold Analysis Inc. started in October 1988. LAI expanded
throughout every major market in North America, performing audits and measuring square footage
for tenants of all sizes.
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Her extensive sales background, as well as her commitment to customer service, is a tremendous
asset for BenefitBar. Prior to BenefitBar, Deanna was the VP of Business Development for The
Outsource Group, which is a company working with medical groups nationwide.
Deanna has an extensive background working with physicians' offices in controlling their accounts
receivables, as well as working on strategies to improve customer service within their practice.
Prior to the Outsource Group, Deanna was VP of Business Development for Quantum Medical, which is
a distributor of medical devices and supplies for orthopedic surgeons and surgery centers. Her
focus was to establish new relationships and contracts with physicians, surgery centers and hospitals.
Deanna also helped develop a sub-market for Quantum Medical, a supply system set up in surgery
centers. This system helped surgery centers with their inventory supplies, as well as lower
their costs. Surgery centers using this system became more efficient and offered better service
to their patients.
Chief Technology Marketing Officer
John is responsible for overseeing the technical and online marketing strategies for BenefitBar.
Prior to joining BenefitBar, John started his sales and marketing career in 1991 working with the
Mike Ferry Organization, a renowned coaching sales training firm. While selling, John took note
of the results created by a direct marketing consultant named Jay Abraham, within a year
John found himself under the employ of Jay Abraham.
In 1994, after being given an early beta internet browser, John formed Kirker & Associates, later known
as The Stirling Bridge Group and started his online career.
John's early applications created for the mortgage industry were used by some of the largest banks
and lending institutions in America. He and his company were quickly noticed by Monster Worldwide
(formerly TMP Worldwide) where they built applications for Allstate Insurance, Terminix, AOL, Kaiser
Permanente, Charles Schwab, Lockheed, the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, Disney and many others.
John sold The Stirling Bridge Group to Medical Capital Corporation on July 1, 2001, where he stayed on
as Vice President and General Manager through September, 2003.
Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service
Prior to joining Benefitbar in October of 2006, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer
for a group of privately held nursing homes throughout the Midwest. Responsibilities
included, but not limited to, the profitability in all phases of the business, along
with the quality of care for all of the residents. In charge of complete renovations
for all facilities and negotiating with vendors for all purchases of products and
services. Introduced new technology for the business to increase efficiencies.
From 1998 to 2006, Jeff was the Vice President of a major healthcare supplier serving
over 3600 nursing homes throughout the country. Also started the capital equipment side
of the business, and within one years time had sales of over 2 million dollars.
From 1975 to 1998, Jeff was a partner is a very successful family owned tire and auto
service business. Had complete responsibilities of managing the business; Marketing,
Sales, Employees, Purchasing and customer satisfaction. His company was awarded the
prestigious award from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for being one of the top 40
franchise operations in the nation.
Jeff resides in St. Louis, Mo. with his wife Margie, and their 2 children Danielle and Tyler.
Vice President of Design and Support
Rick comes from a service industry and has owned his own business prior to joining
BenefitBar. He has over 29 years of experience in customer service, labor relations,
negotiations, design and back office operations as well as the entrepreneurial spirit.
Rick has also coached youth sports for 25 years. He is a dedicated father to his
daughter Jamie and son Michael.