Steve is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with engineering degrees and served in the U.S. Army. Steve has spent 28+ years helping clients win at Costco as a manufacturer’s representative and consultant. Steve’s working relationship with Costco Executives and Buyers began as a Regional manager with Costco’s original in-house brokerage company. Vice President responsibilities included management of the two largest regional offices and leadership at the corporate level on private label and national brand programs. Over the years, he has worked with a range of companies across a broad spectrum of products and services, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. He has founded/co-founded several successful start-ups.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Lauren is a graduate of University of Washington, with a Marketing Degree and Retail Management Certificate from Foster School of Business. She brings marketing, strategy and analytical expertise to the team from her tenure at Costco and HP. Literally growing up in a Costco household, Lauren is a ‘Costco Insider’ with strong connections and credibility within Costco. Her ten years at Costco working closely with the buying staff and warehouse sales teams in the Costco Marketing and Business Delivery departments gives Vision Sales & Marketing the advantage of having a look through the Costco lens. Lauren’s honed skills in marketing planning and sales and data analytics combine to optimize the development and execution of a successful sales strategy. Prior to joining Vision Sales & Marketing International, Lauren was a founding member of an ink subscription service at HP, which is one of the fastest growing paid web services in history.
Director of Ideation and Media Spokesperson
Deborah, is a nutritionist and author, and uses her 25 year tenure in the industry to support in product research and ideation. Also known as “The One-Minute Wellness Coach’, she is the health coach for busy, working people. She pares her good-health messages down to simple and fast bullet points that can impact lives in 60 seconds or less. Deborah served as a board member of the American Heart Association. She is a regular on FOX News, NBC, and CBS. Deborah is also The One-Minute Wellness Coach for The Doctors TV Show. Deborah has been speaking and presenting her practical health message for 25 years. Her audience includes some of the following companies: Costco Wholesale, Caterpillar, Samsung, and Waste Management, Inc. For Deborah, the best compliment is when a company asks her back and Costco has been asking her back for years. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a special study and university certification in Exercise Science. She also has additional certifications from American Health Science University as a certified nutritionist, and has a double certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.