Sales Team

Gary Davis - President

Gary Davis - President

  • Bachelors in Business from Ashland University
  • Owned grocery stores for 10 years and then decided to start All-State Brokerage in 1985.
  • My main focus other than the overall well being of the company is the Value stores; Tuesday Morning, Dollar General and many more.
  • Won many awards from both manufactures and customers.
  • I played football all my life and still love watching it! I love traveling around the world with my beautiful wife of 30+ years and our amazing kids.
George Union - Senior Account Specialist

George Union - Senior Account Specialist

  • Server in the United States Army for 3 years in the 8th Infantry Division.  
  • Have been in the Food & Candy Industry for over 50 years.  Have worked for Hollywood Candy, Willy Wonka and DeMets Turtles.  Owned my own brokerage then came to work for All-State Brokerage for 25 years ago.
  • Have received numerous awards for my work in the industry and have accomplished more things in this industry then I knew could be done.
  • Have enjoyed many things with my beautiful wife and my 2 sons.  I also enjoy spending time with my beautiful granddaughters.  As well as watching all sports, but mostly Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns.
Larry Hood - Senior Grocery Account Specialist

Larry Hood - Senior Grocery Account Specialist

  • Attended The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science
  • 50 Years in food industry Experience.
    • 31 years with Big Bear Stores Inc. Store operations
      • 11 years, corporate office 20 years    
      • Department manager
      • Store Manager in stores
      • Buyer all grocery and candy
      • Assistant grocery merchandiser
      • Grocery merchandiser
      • DSD head merchandiser
      • Director of sales, merchandising, and advertising
      • Extensive private label experience and chaired numerous Topco committees for big bear
    • Director of sales and merchandising drug emporium 5 years
    • Joined All-State Brokerage 10+ years ago
  • Major customers Kroger corporate call all departments plus all divisional calls, Giant Eagle headquarter call, Meijer grocery Michigan headquarter call, assorted wholesaler and independent food customers
  • Two children, two grandchildren. Hobbies and interests all sports and my children and grand children
Vanessa Davis - Senior National Account Manager - Specialty Markets

Vanessa Davis - Senior National Account Manager - Specialty Markets

  • Master in Business Administration with a focus in ERP-SAP from Alfred University, Bachelors in Science with a focus in Marketing from Alfred University  
  • I grew up in the business, but have been officially working in the industry since 2009  
  • My focus are the Specialty Markets accounts such as Michaels, Jo-Ann fabrics, Bed Bath and Beyond, Barnes and Noble College Bookstores and Old Navy among many others.
  • Created many custom displays and set for my customers and continue pushing the boundaries where Specialty Markets can grow
  • I played many sports growing up, but ended up falling in love with crew which I did all 4 years of high school at the Varsity level.  Traveling is a true passion of mine along with snowboarding, golfing, concerts, watching football and spending time with my family and soon to be husband.
Brandon Oswalt - Exectutive Account Specialist

Brandon Oswalt - Exectutive Account Specialist

  • Education: Ashland University;  (Recreation Administration and Business Management)
    • NAMB – 4 years continuing education.
    • NAMB -  Sales Force ( Sales Management Training)  
  • Business History:  (9 years Finance Industry /  3 years Retail Brokerage)
  • Big accounts you work with;  Big Lots / Closeouts / Sporting and Outdoor
  • Business accomplishments:  #1 National Loan Consultant Ameriquest Mtg 2 years in a row.  2004 Top grossing Branch Manager.   2005 Top Grossing Regional Sales Manager. 2002-2008 National Mortgage Industry News Magazine (Top 10 Loan consultants in US), NAMB (Top 10 National Mortgage Brokerage.  Global Mortgage Inc.)
  • Personal Interest:  Hunting, Fishing, Baseball, Golf, Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Property management.
Ryland (Ryan) Reed -Senior Account Specialist

Ryland (Ryan) Reed -Senior Account Specialist

  • Business History: Worked in retail from 2001-2007, Joined the All-State Team in 2005 maintaining incoming and outgoing samples, 2007 transitioned on to the sales team
  • Primarily works with Convenience store customers and distributors including Speedway, Circle K, Travel Centers, McLane, Eby Brown and Coremark
  • Currently representing numerous private label lines in Speedway, Worked directly with Speedway, McLane, Eby-Brown and H.T. Hackney during the Hess acquisition. Dealing with the Setup of 8 vendors and over 50 individual skus in each of the distributors.
  • I enjoy spending time with my wife who is a photographer, and our 3 kids Landon (8) Ryder (3) and Rowan (1). In the little bit free time life gives me I an avid College Football fan as well as like to fish and golf.
Trudy Starcher - National Account Sales Representative for Special Markets

Trudy Starcher - National Account Sales Representative for Special Markets

  • Ohio University –Business Management
  • 18 years in Broker Industry
  • Tractor Supply, At Home, Kmart
  • Achieved Hammonds Candy Kettle Award, 2014
  • Opened new account (Charming Charlie’s)
  • I enjoy my free time, volunteering at school activities, spending time with family and friends, running, Motorcycle riding, water skiing, and boating.
Carmen Marino - Sales Specialist

Carmen Marino - Sales Specialist

  • Kent State Business Degree
  • 35 years of experience
  • Marcs, Discount Drug Mart, Heinens Foods B A Sweeties
  • Many  Sales Awards,  Respect and rapport with Customers and Associates
  • All Sports Travel
Eric Ferguson - Alternative Account Executive

Eric Ferguson - Alternative Account Executive

  • Ohio State University / Bachelor of Science
  • 15 Years of Sales Experience
  • Paradies, Menards, Burlington Stores, Christmas Tree Shops, T.J.Maxx
  • Multiple National Sales Awards for Outstanding Achievements
  • Enjoy golfing, playing my guitar, and spending time with my wife and kids.

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