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About Us

Born Out of Necessity

Growth Masters USA, Inc. was conceived nine years ago to fill a niche market need for a sales oriented entity that had a primary focus in finding top flight sales and sales management candidates.

Our current business model has advanced to include other disciplines such as Accounting, Engineering, HR, Customer Service, Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Executive Management.

That change in our fundamental business strategy, became the springboard for Sales Masters, Exec Masters, Security Masters and Job Masters.    In short, we serve our client base in all aspects of recruiting, consulting and coaching.

We've Been There & Done That!

We all know that in business each wrong fork in the road or missed opportunity costs us money. There is nothing equal to the confidence that experience brings.

Growth Masters, the holding company for Sales Masters USA, Inc., Exec Masters, Security Masters and Job Masters was founded with the goal of providing our client with operational experience in each of the specific operating disciplines of today’s modern businesses.

Our team’s combined years of real world business experience will help you recruit, train, and manage superior talent and dramatically improve your productivity, increase your revenues, and grow your profits.
You pick and choose what's best for you. Some of our clients outsource all of their sales and management recruiting to us while most start by selecting just a few critical tasks to have us help them with.
From strategic planning and market direction, through management training, compensation development, recruiting, consulting and coaching, our goal is our client's growth and success. Whatever your requirements dictate, needs require, or budget will allow we can customize a plan which will pay for itself in better management, better people, and better performance.


Growth Masters - Corporate

Scot Stern, Founder and Managing Partner of Growth Masters brings a wealth of management experience to management side of business.

Prior to Growth Masters, he served as President and CEO of Neopost, Inc. a publicly held provider of mailing equipment since 1929. Neopost is recognized as an industry leader and enjoys a solid reputation worldwide for providing innovative mailing solutions to business to business customers. Neopost's USA operations included over $525 million in annual sales revenue utilizing a branch and dealer distribution network. Neopost Inc. has over 330 field sales people and over 1,200 total employees and is part of Neopost SA, a European based company.

Prior to Neopost, Scot served as President and Executive Vice President of Konica Business Machines and a Management Committee Member, reporting to the Chairman, while managing all of Konica's Direct Division operations. This assignment encompassed sales, service, remanufacturing, field administration, computer products division and distribution. These operations generated over $800 million in yearly revenues through 2,200 employees.

Scot also has extensive background in higher tech endeavors as an entrepreneur. He founded Office Equipment International, Inc. and OEI Computers, Inc. and built them from a ground zero start to a successful and profitable industry leader.  He served as President and CEO and, a board member for 18 years.

Prior to OEI, Scot served as President and CEO at SYSTEL / LEXTEL, a computer hardware and software manufacturer, based in Silicon Valley. LEXTEL, was an industry leader in word processing technologies and printer interfaces.

Scot also served as Vice President of Retail Operations for Gestetner a well-known office equipment manufacturer with a dealer and branch network.

Scot currently serves on three Boards as an Outside Director.

Growth Masters - Palm Beach

Growth Masters - Palm City Tom Desmond is a New York City native, began his sales career at the Xerox Corporation after serving a tour of duty in The United States Navy. During his ten year stay at Xerox Tom held numerous management positions including responsibility for Major Accounts in New York City and recruitment and training of sales personnel for the Long Island Branch.

After Xerox Tom joined the Paper Industry working for International Paper Company initially as Manager of Merchant Sales and then a marketing position as Product Manager of Coated Papers.

From IP Tom moved to the distribution side of the Printing Paper industry functioning as Vice President of Sales for the New York Division of Alling and Cory Paper Company. His reputation in the industry grew and Tom Left Alling and Cory to become Corporate Executive Vice President of Sales for Ris Paper Company, a $500 million distributor of Fine Papers. During his 11 years at Ris Tom held various management positions including President of the New York Division and Executive Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Division.

Tom feels that his success' throughout his business career were strongly related to his ability to recruit, train, and mold the right people for the right job.

Growth Masters - New Jersey

Don Walker managed the government, education, and medical sales program for OCE-USA in Northern New Jersey for seven years. Subsequently, Don held National Account Sales positions at Sharp Electronics and Ricoh USA.

With an MBA in Accounting, and software sales experience at Quest Software; the Value Proposition that Don provides to his Clients is knowledge of their business applications and Information Technology requirements.

To the extent that Don has a strong Office Products background and software experience; he has comprehensive knowledge of Imaging, Scanning, Document Management, Content Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning Applications.

Growth Masters of Northern California

Mike Whipp, Growth Masters Senior Vice President, has enjoyed a nearly forty year frontline  sales  and sales management career with top Fortune 500 companies: Xerox, NCR, EDS, IKON, and Konica Minolta.

Before Growth Masters Inc., Mike spent more than 40 years in building and leading high performance teams in Fortune 500 companies. These teams were recognized for steady growth and profitable, sustainable operational efficiencies.

Mike began his career with Xerox in Cleveland, OH and expanded his experience as a National Sales Manager with NCR Corporation in Mountain View, CA. He led a Western Region sales organization for Electronic Data Systems in San Francisco and directed sales at Konica Minolta Corporation as the Western Region Manager and GM roles in San Jose, CA.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Walsh University in North Canton, OH.


Growth Masters - Corporate

Norma Farley, Recruiting Analyst, Growth Masters, coordinates our search activities in the office equipment environment. She searches for candidates to fit our Client's stated requirements and populates our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and maintains our Client and Job assignment status.

Norma assists all of our recruiters throughout the search process and maintains our systems and procedures in order to assure compliance with Client and Government regulations.  In addition, she maintains our Talent Portal System (TPS) for our website port.

Growth Masters of Florida

Lisa Miller co-founded Miller, Abramson & Co., Inc. in 1995 after 12 years of recruitment experience that ranged from being a senior researcher for an international search firm to owning and operating her own recruiting firm, LAAD & Co., Inc. Lisa received a B.A. in Social Psychology from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Marketing from New York University.


Cheryl S. Abramson co-founded Miller, Abramson, & Co., Inc. in 1995 after 20 years of recruitment experience, ranging from owning and operating her own contingency firm, Geller Associates, Inc., to managing the Florida office for Warren Management Consultants, a major international search firm. Cheryl has a B.S. in Psychology from American University. As one of the founders of The Miami Forum, she has been active in the human resources and business community in South Florida.


Growth Masters of San Diego

Audra Campanella has served in a sales capacity in outside sales with several large pharmaceutical companies. She has proven sales experience in identifying and pursuing major accounts and new business opportunities.

Audra originally joined Sales Masters in our New England office and learned the business as a successful recruiter.  She relocated to Southern California in June of 2008 and is now focusing her efforts in generating new business opportunities for the group. 

She will concentrate her efforts in the sector of our business specializing in entry to mid-level sales / management assignments. She has a strong understanding of the sales process and is comfortable with all elements of the sales cycle.

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