about-phoenix-teamPhoenix Marketing is a full service Manufacturers Rep Firm dedicated to making your priorities our priorities. Our team is comprised of a nimble group of professionals who come from a variety of backgrounds. Synergy and our combined 165 years of experience in the FoodService Industry are the main contributing factors to our unparalleled successes and achievements.
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Dave Smith, CPMR – Principal
Dave has 26 Years’ experience as a Manufacturer’s Representative in the Foodservice Industry and has been the Principal of Phoenix Marketing Inc. for 14 years. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is a Level 3 CPMR.
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Steve Hodges, CFSP – VP of Sales
Steve has been in the foodservice business for nearly 45 years with the past 30 years as a manufacturer’s rep. Steve has a Master’s Degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Purdue University and is a Level 1 CFSP. Prior to joining Phoenix Marketing, Steve was the principal of Genesis Marketing Group covering Indiana and central Illinois.
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Tom O’Brien – Ohio, Western PA & West Virginia
Tom has 30 years of experience as a Manufacturer’s Representative in the FoodService Industry. Tom has been with Phoenix Marketing for 10 years and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toledo.
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Sheri Creech – Territory Manager – Michigan
Sheri has spent the past 24 years in the food service industry and most recently with Phoenix Marketing for the past 7 years as a manufacturer’s sales rep.  During this time, Sheri has focused on developing the Michigan territory into one of our top performing regions. Over the years, Sheri has worked with various manufacturers ranging from heavy equipment, smallwares and furniture.
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Kimberly Ford, CFSP – Director of Marketing & Operations Manager
For the past 4.5 years, Kimberly has worked with Phoenix Marketing in several capacities including Management of Marketing, Operations, Customer Service and Inside Sales. Kimberly is a level III CFSP and ServSafe Certified.  Prior to the food service industry Kimberly spent 15 years in banking, most recently as an Assistant Vice President for BMO Harris Bank.
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Chef Jeff White, CFSP – Corporate Chef – Sales
Jeff joined Phoenix Marketing in 2013 as Corporate Chef. Jeff has been involved with food service sales in many capacities since 1999 and is a level III CFSP. Jeff obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Johnson & Wales University and is an active member of the American Culinary Federation.  Prior to joining Phoenix Marketing, Jeff spent several years working with a leading food service equipment manufacturer as a regional sales manager.
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Melinda Scheuneman, CFSP – Territory Manager – Northern Indiana, Western Michigan & Northwest Ohio
Graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Melinda spent her first eight years in the foodservice industry at Lincoln Foodservice Products. During her tenure at Lincoln she was responsible for the marketing and product management for both equipment and smallwares. Transitioning to the rep side of the business in 2012, she has spent the last three years managing Indiana and western Michigan territories for various foodservice manufacturers.  Melinda is a level III CFSP.
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Dave Wilson – Senior Support Specialist
Dave spent his first 4 years in the FoodService Industry at the dealer level in both sales and operations. From there, Dave spent 7 years with Genesis Marketing Group as a Manufacturer’s Rep and handled accounts in Indiana and Central Illinois. Dave joined Phoenix Marketing in May of 2014.  Prior to this industry Dave held positions in Sales Management at the manufacturer level.
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Jessica Pieknik – Territory Manager – Michigan
Jessica started in the Food Service Industry 7 years ago as a Sales Account Manager in a dual role with Alto-Shaam and Unified Brands where she was embedded inside a local dealership to be the product specialist for her represented brands. Jessica more recently was the Business Development Manager at Alto-Shaam covering the entire thirteen-state central region. Jessica joined Phoenix Marketing in 2016 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
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David M. Smith – Sales Associate
David joined Phoenix Marketing in 2015 and has been incorporated into our specialty manufacture training programs.
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Millie Doty, CFSP – Territory Manager – Southern Indiana & Kentucky
Millie joined Phoenix Marketing Inc. in March of 2015. Millie is a level III CFSP and has spent the past 17 years in the Foodservice industry including 11 years as a Manufacturer’s Representative in the State of Indiana.
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Amber Young – Business Development Specialist – Central Ohio
A Columbus native with over a decade of experience in restaurants, Amber was born and raised in Dublin, Ohio where she currently resides.
Amber graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Management. In her free time Amber is a sports enthusiast and devout Buckeyes fan.