ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 12: Deanne Barnes, Evans Tool & Die; David Sergile, STONE Resource Group; and Tom Vitale, Northwestern Mutual
Deanne Barnes with Evans Tool & Die joined host Bill McDermott to discuss her family tool & die and metal stamping business. In addition, David Sergile of STONE Resource Group joined the show to highlight his company’s staffing services, while Tom Vitale of Northwestern Mutual outlined his work in helping client with financial planning needs. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is produced and broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Deanne Barnes, President & CEO, Evans Tool & Die, Inc./Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
Evans is a one stop, Made in the USA, Preferred Provider of precision Tool & Die builds and progressive and hand transfer metal stamping products. They provide complete design and engineering processes, assembly, and packaging. They provide risk management solutions to the overseas supply chain breakdowns for OEMs by localizing supply chains with high quality, seamless logistics and hands on supply chain control. Evans Tool & Die a 3rd generation, owned and operated, family business.
Deanne “Dee” Barnes has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Evans Tool & Die/Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. since 2011. Dee is the granddaughter of company founder, Leonard Evans, Jr., and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. A seasoned industry leader, she is the driving force behind Evan’s ongoing commitment to “Made in the USA” manufacturing and delivering the highest caliber of customer service. After attending Georgia College and State University, Dee has contributed in every aspect of the company for more than 30 years. Now as CEO, she continues the family legacy as an example of prosperous domestic manufacturing since 1948.
David Sergile, CEO, Stone Resource
STONE Resource Group is a minority owned professional IT, Finance & Accounting, and Telecom staffing and services company. Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2010, STONE provides high quality services for contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire opportunities throughout the state of Georgia and the continental United States. STONE has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 company 6 years in a row, one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States. STONE’s diverse group of professionals are committed to hard work, accountability, customer service and above all, RESULTS.
STONE Resource Group, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, was founded in April of 2010 on the principles of quality, integrity and service. On this foundation STONE has achieved exceptional growth. By 2016 STONE had expanded its Atlanta Headquarters 3 times and successfully launched new offices in Denver and Dallas. In 2019, they launched their newest offices in St. Louis and Los Angeles. They look forward to continued growth and geographical expansion while remaining steadfast in their commitment to their core values.
Today they continue as leaders in the design of senior, health care, studio, and hospitality design, surviving the 1993, 2008, and current impacts on the economy, creating designs of value for the development community.
Tom Vitale, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Tom Vitale, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC is a Wealth Management Advisor representing Northwestern Mutual. He has been helping professionals and business owners for over 29 years. He and his team work diligently to build personalized Financial Plans to help clients achieve their most important financial goals.
As a wealth management advisor, the key to Tom Vitale’s success has always been putting his clients’ interests ahead of his own. When Tom begins working with a new business or family, he takes the time to get to know their goals, fears, and risk tolerance, and he strives to treat everyone he works with the same way he’d treat his own family. His clients appreciate his steadfast follow-through and innovative approach, and they view him as a partner that they can rely on for straight-shooting advice and wise counsel on their financial affairs.
Everyone’s goals and priorities are different, and everyone has made a different amount of progress toward them, and that’s why Tom believes in highly-specialized planning, not cookie-cutter services. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, business succession planning, wealth management, estate planning, employee and executive benefits planning and life insurance planning. He has spent nearly thirty years in the financial industry, and holds four advanced designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC®).
For more information on Tom and his services, please visit his website http://www.tom-vitale.com/
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM) and its subsidiaries. Thomas Paul Vitale, is an Insurance Agent of NM. Thomas Paul Vitale is primarily licensed in Georgia and may be licensed in other states. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
About “ProfitSense” and Your Host, Bill McDermott
“ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” dives in to the stories behind some of Atlanta’s successful businesses and business owners and the professionals that advise them. This show helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community and their profession. The Show is presented by McDermott Financial Solutions. McDermott Financial helps business owners improve cash flow and profitability, find financing, break through barriers to expansion and financially prepare to exit their business. The show archive can be found at profitsenseradio.com.
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling and gardening.