Mitch Graduated Pace University Lubin School of Business, 1984, BBA.
During Mitch’s time at Pace University, he always maintained employment – during his Freshman and Sophomore years – as a fitness instructor and personal home exercise consultant. During his Junior & Senior Years, Mitch worked with Pace University’s Coop program to find a job working for IBM in White Plains, ultimately leading to his full-time employment in Sales at IBM in NYC.
Mitch worked all of his professional corporate career as a Sales Executive for IBM (1986-1993) and Sales Executive for HP (1993 -2012). During his tenure in Technology Sales, Mitch was focused on Account Management for some of IBM and HP’s largest corporate customers. Specializing in Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services, Mitch managed account teams of 20-25 individuals who handled all the needs for these corporate clients – Including, Hardware, Software, Services and Strategic Outsourcing. Mitch Retired from HP in June 2012 to focus his full-time attention to building his CertaPro Painters business.
Back in 2003, Mitch contracted CertaPro Painters to paint his home interior following a major renovation. After a wonderful experience with CertaPro Painters, Mitch invested in the Westchester County Franchise (which included two territories, 1 manager and 8 Painters) and became an owner in April 2004. Since 2004, the business has expanded to five territories and grown to be one of the top 3 Largest Painting Companies in the CertaPro Painters Franchise system. Employing 15 Management Staff and over 100 Painters and Carpenters.
In 2014 – Mitch’s Business was awarded the “CertaCup” – recognizing Mitch and his team for being the “BEST in the system” based on Growth, Profit, Employee Development and Contribution to the Franchise System.
Mitch served as President of the CertaPro Franchise Owners association – 2017 to 2019
Mitch is married to Lisa, a top realtor in Northern Westchester County and has two boys – Ben, 22, a graduate of UCONN and Sales Associate for Xerox Corporation and Dylan, 18, a student at Roger Williams University and Instacart Driver.