Richard Martino Jr., VP/Technical Services
Mr. Martino’s extensive background in Commercial Project Management and Product Development perfectly mirrors the primary mission of Clear Energy, LLC to serve as a leading provider of Lighting Energy Conservation Solutions. Following an Engineering educational agenda at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Mr. Martino entered the field of Commercial Construction specializing in Facilities Design for various educational institutions throughout New England. His technical expertise coupled with Project Planning and direct sales experience equips Mr. Martino to implement Clear Energy’s goal of maintaining a leading position as a proprietary energy conservation consultant and Facilities Lighting supplier.
Kenneth S. Tashjy, Director of Sales
After serving in diverse Executive Management positions, Kenneth Tashjy brings over 40 years experience in Industrial Sales, Product Development, and Advertising to Clear Energy, LLC. From Advertising Account Management at several New York City Advertising Agencies, to VP of Advertising at Burlington Industries, New York. Entry into the publishing industry led to a 6 year term as Associate Publisher for Fairchild Publications leading competitor technology weekly paper, Management Information Systems. Product development experience was gained from his tenure as VP/Sales and Marketing for Nexis Plastics Corporation in New Jersey. Prior to joining Clear Energy as Director of Sales, Mr. Tashjy was President of Waterstone Sales Corporation headquartered in Florida. Mr. Tashjy received his Marketing M.B.A. from Bucknell University, Lewisberg Pennsylvania.
Florida Clear Energy, LLC
Larry Thelmas has owned and operated several businesses; one of which was recognized as a top supplier in the state of Florida. Mr. Thelmas has a great deal of experience in B2B sales to municipalities, governmental agencies, school districts, multi-national business chains, and local operators.
Mr. Thelmas has also enjoyed success within Hospitality Operations for over 20 years. He has successfully guided Operations within top hotel and restaurant chains nationally. He attended Cornell University and The University of Nevada Las Vegas to study Hospitality Management.
Florida Clear Energy (FCE) was established because of his interest in energy conservation. That interest plus his sales and operations experience have provided the overall direction of FCE.
Peter Marcus, Senior Consultant
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Stacey Caputi Liakos, & Gail E. Morris of Omnia Agency
Omnia Agency has been a Rhode Island-based advertising and marketing agency for almost four years. The company is a women owned business started by Rhode Island natives Stacey Caputi-Liakos and Gail Morris, both of whom have extensive experience in the industry. Omnia Agency's forte is market research, media buying, building strategic marketing plans for clients, social media management, website development and graphic design. Since they opened their doors, they have hit the ground running, quickly developing relationships with numerous local and regional businesses.
Did you ever hear the saying, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." by Ralph Waldo Emerson? Well, it is something I live by. Since graduating Rhode Island College with a BA in Communications, I have struggled, tried and triumphed along my path as a determined entrepreneur. Now I am a managing partner of a successful, local, full-service marketing, advertising, production and social media agency. However, it was not easy. I was never afraid to fail, am passionate about what I do, and never take "no" for an answer. So don't just reach for your dreams, go out and grab them!
Prior to co-founding Omnia Agency, I held television post production & producer positions at WNAC/WPRI News in East Providence and WLNE in Providence. I'm currently a Big Sister of RI and also sit on the board for the non-profit organization Tri-Town Community Action Center as a media advisor.
After years of working in the advertising and marketing industry for other agencies, I was determined to free myself of corporate life and restrictions. It was time to choose my own destination in life, so I helped build a now successful partnership in Omnia Agency. My experience in advertising and marketing is well rounded. I have been a media buyer, as well as a sales manager for websites, magazines and cable advertising. Since I have been on both sides of the advertising and marketing "desk" it allows me to determine without bias what medium is essential for our clients to succeed in their marketing goals. I take my reference in life from Ray Kroc, who stated it most eloquently: "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."
Before co-founding Omnia Agency, my distinguished marketing career encompassed positions as President/Marketing Director, Hill Harbor Marketing (East Greenwich, RI) as Director of Operations, ME Magazine, and marketing managerial roles at Cox Media, OSO.com and Apex Stores. I have received numerous industry achievement and marketing performance awards and citations.