Recommendations

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Steve Frankl


Bill Stewart, Partner and Cofounder, National Sustainable Distribution, was a consultant or contractor to Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is a true food service professional and a gifted salesman. In a world where many people hold the title of sales after their names, there are but a few that deserve that descriptor. Steve is one of them."

Kathryn (Little) Bamberger, International Trade Specialist, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, was a consultant or contractor to Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Shrewd and persistent, Steve is an effective brand rep and had great results"

Bob Corson, VP Redistribution, Sommer Maid Creamery, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is a highly motivated sales manager who has worked very successfully to grow his business with and through us."

James Tjan, was Steve's client "Steve's professionalism and dedication to the job shines. His passion for food is exemplified through his enthusiasm and knowledge of the products he represents. Steve always has a way of making the impossible possible."

Mary-Anne Durkee, VP, iFood.tv, worked with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve has a delightful talent to engage people in products he is promoting. He is an outgoing, knowledgeable foodie."

Robert Fany, Business Development & Multi Units, Elite Associates, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is an extremely passionate business proffesional. He takes pride representing his company and their product offering. He is effective in front of customers and large group presentations. His attention to detail and multitask capabilities puts Steve as one of our stronger principal executives. He knows his product inside out and is always on point when it comes to follow up."

Gary Troester, Sales, Sommer Maid Creamery, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "I have worked alongside Steve on a number of occasions. Its fun to watch someone work who is really good at what they do! He knows his product inside and out and has a friendly charm with customers and prospects that he easily gains their respect.He educated me on his product line but most importantly, showed me how to sell it against lower priced competition. That is a wonderful thing to be able to do these days!"


Esmeralda Agudelo, Buyer, La Marketa Gourmet, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "I have known Steve for more than15 years. As a professional he has shown the best work ethic and enthusiasm. He is a hard working individual and passionate about any project he takes. He is an example of what love for your trade is."

Jim Wright, VP sales, Deli-boy, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is a hard worker and very attentive to details. Also knows how to sell for a profit. Good with product knowledge and makes great sales presentations. I have worked as his broker for several years."

Jerry Colella, President - Foodservice, Cohen Brokerage Company, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division. "Steve hashigh energy and is passionate about the Foodservice Business. He always has some new ways of showing tortillas, and has fun doing it. We always enjoy his visits, one of our best."

Sue Ecker, President, Master Food Brokers, Inc.,was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is a conscientious team player who gets the job done. His enthusiasm for his product is infectious. I love working with him."

Edward Zimmerman, President, The Food Connector, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve truly is the Tortilla Guy. His knowledge of the industry, competition and the way to drive new sales is unparalleled. He understands the food industry and how to get goals met."

Peter Margolin, Owner, M&MFOODSALES, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands Tumaro's Tortilla Division "Steve is a very focused professional that does whatever it takes to get the job done as well as always looking towards the future and working towards it.”

Wynnie Stein, Customer Outreach Coordinator, UNFI/Blue Marble Brands, worked directly with Steve at Blue Marble Brands,Chef,Author Moosewood Restaurant Ithaca N.Y. "Steve Frankl is one of the hardest working professionals that I have ever met. His enthusiasm is very inspiring and he knows how to network and make things happen. Steve personifies a true "foodie" who is passionate and always up on current trends. He is the sales person that I would always want on my team. And most importantly he has become a lifelong friend."

Tom Bleakley, AE, Star Sales & Mkting, was with another company when working with Steve at Blue Marble Brands "Steve is one of the hardest working vendor reps we have...and we have over 100. Cuts through everything to do what needs to be done to make the sale. We wish we had a hundred Steve's."

Linda Lovelight, Sales Representative, Broker, Independent Contractor : Independent sales Representative & Broker, was with another company when working with Steve at Tumaro's "I had the pleasure of working with Steve at a trade show in Hawaii. Steve brightens up any trade show booth and makes the event fun & relaxing, putting buyers at ease so they spend time trying his samples while he educates them about the products. He was also excellent at training sales representatives, myself included, to sell his line at the show. His knowledge, personality, & attention to detail impressed me while working with him. I recommend Steve as an asset to any company & to any buyer looking for an honest, reliable, professional sales representative to guide them in the right direction, picking appropriate products for their restaurant or store and to guarantee that they're receiving great pricing."

Marco Albarran, Commercial Director- Partner, Imalinx- Mexico, was with another company when working with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is an energetic and experienced sales manager that always looks for innovative ways to deliver results. I had the pleasure to work with him in Exphotel, a major trade show in Cancun and later met him at Nat'l Restaurant Association show in Chicago where I could witness his talent to attract and engage potential clients with his knowledge, experience and charm."

Bill Riley, Director Of Operations, Tumaro's Gourmet Tortillas, managed Steve indirectly at Tumaro's "Steve Frankl, AKA "The Tortilla Guy" is the most enthusiastic and detail oriented sales professional I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His passion and expertise in the retail and food service industry has helped mold our company into a multi-million dollar enterprise that has distribution from coast to coast. Just Google "The Tortilla Guy" and you will see why Steve is a key player in the success of our business."

Arnold Judge, Director of Food Service, Internet and Perishable Sales, Blue Marble Brands, A Division of UNFI, worked directly
with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve Frankl is the consummate salesman! He is always selling and developing new business.Steve is truly on stage at any trade show he attends. He attracts potential customers with wit and charm. After that, he sells them on all of the features and benefits of his tortillas. He concludes his pitch in a demonstrative way by crumpling up the tortilla, throwing it in the air, catching it, and the unraveling the item to show that there are no tears or breakage! I was a co worker with Steve for two years and let me tell you, he schooled me in the art of salesmanship daily. Steve would be the cornerstone that any company could build a sales team around. If anyone wants to increase their business in multiples, call Steve, he will give you a MBA in Salesmanship and Business Development."

Patrick Godfrey, Sales Territory Mgr., Seabreeze Syrups, worked directly with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is an enthusiastic salesman who enjoys his work. He studies his market and sets a plan to succeed. He is relentless in following thru and makes the whole process fun so both his existing clients, and his perspective clients enjoy seeing him."

Anthony Vitellozzi, Vice President- Business Development, Blue Ridge Farms, was with another company when working with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is oneof those fellows who can find an opportunity and then follow through on the details to project completion- not many can say that. I have worked with Steve on many occasions over the last few years and have always found him to be 100% focused and very innovative in his approach to Sales & Marketing- I must admit I have "borrowed" some of his ideas in the past! His work ethic, dedication and enthusiastically honest approach to business is very refreshing and admirable."  

 Pete Barron, partner, J P Sales & Associates, reported to Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is a sincere, caring and outgoing results oriented individual. His management skills are second to none compared with those that I have worked with in the past. Steve would be one of the first persons that I would go to if I were looking for an exceptional employee with great work ethics."

Nick Diamond, Owner, Restaurant Service Group, was with another company when working with Steve at Tumaro's "It is not every day you encounter a rep for a company that is as proactive, proud and determined in promoting a brand as well as his unselfish efforts in the branding of the "Tortilla Guy" in order to give Tumaro's a double hit in the marketplace. Steve Frankl a quality guy, I have a desk for you."

Ralph Nagle, was Steve's client "Steve, Is a highly personable person - works really well with all of his customers. I have found him to be trustworthy, consistent and reliable. When he says he is going to do something for you - he delivers. He is a true salesman and does an outstanding job selling to all classes of trade."  

Ed Reeves, Director--National Distributor Sales at Blue Marble Brands, Blue Marble Brands, Div of UNFI, worked with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is a true asset at Tumaro's. His knowledge of the deli industry, along with his foodservice expertise, give Steve three legs up on the competition. Additionally, Steve is extremely creative and innovative...a "think out of the box guy."
  Tricia Katchen, Owner, New York food network, was with another company when working with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is a man who not only knows his product category but lives it. What this means is that he is full of enthusiasm and passion for his products/industry, works to his full potential and extremely knowledgeable. When it comes to tortillas, Steve is your man!"  
Keith Nagler, Director of Marketing, iMARK of Pennsylvania, worked directly with Steve at Tumaro's "Steve is an exceptional regional manger and can handle change and adversity"      



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