Angie Zook, Charity Services Ambassador
Ms. Zook is a dynamic figure in the American philanthropy market. Since joining forces with the Ghiglieri family more than ten years ago, Angie has used her polished sales approach to yield amazing results in the charity auction market, catapulting her to a preeminent position.
Ms. Zook will lead Foundation Michelangelo’s Charity Auction Division.
She has supervised the success of thousands of auctions and has raised millions of dollars for charities of all varieties across the nation. Thanks to her gift for cultivating relationships with leading charity directors, donors and art collectors, Ms. Zook will develop a widening circle of devoted and grateful clients for Foundation Michelangelo.
Eric Haas, Vice President
Mr. Eric Haas has spent his entire career in sales and sales training. Serving as V.P. of sales for Ther-max Corp., a start-up direct sales organization, Mr. Haas recruited and trained the entire organization’s sales force which grew to more than 300 and $100M in annual sales. He has founded and grown to successful acquisition multiple direct sales companies.
Most recently Mr. Haas founded a sales and construction venture in the multi-family real estate market in central Oregon. He developed a client base which includes a large percentage of the multi-family dwellings in that market.
“I am extremely excited to join the team at Foundry Michelangelo. I have been an owner and admirer of the Ghiglieri family artwork for two decades. We are positioned to take the experience of fine art to a much broader audience and a scale never before achieved in the art world.”
Jason Dilling, Vice President of Sales
Mr. Dilling is a life-long sales professional who prides himself on honesty, integrity, and service to his team. He currently serves on two charity, non-profit boards and embraces his veteran status by volunteering with several veteran related charities. With a vast history in sales across multiple types of business, Jason’s experience positions him for a seamless transition into the Fine Art industry.
Jason brings to the company a drive and next level commitment to success earning him a reputation for pushing goals and breaking sales performance records. His expertise is focused on revenue growth in all the company’s profit centers.
Joe Welding, Production Manager
Mr. Joe Welding is a distinguished Marine veteran who has worked closely with master artists in the Fine Art industry, specifically the Ghiglieri family, for nearly two decades.
Joe is an expert in customer service, logistical planning, and handling of Fine Art. He works directly with the foundries ensuring the highest standards in our quality control and leads in the support of a high team morale.
Joe oversees all trade show exhibitions as well as shipping and receiving. As part of the founding team, he has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company.
Danny Duran, Assistant Shipping Manager
Mr. Duran has been involved in Logistics, Production, and Quality Controls in the Fine Art industry for more than 15 years.
Starting his Fine Art career with the Ghiglieri Family, Danny has since worked with numerous artists and teams gaining invaluable experience and product knowledge.
Danny is a valuable asset for the Foundry Michelangelo team as he is instrumental in the support of logistical management.
Mr. Duran contributes to the impeccable shipping, product, and overall logistical standards of the company.
Ricky Reed, Operations & Development Manager
Ricky Reed has developed his expertise in Management with over a decade of experience in Hospitality Management, obtaining his first General Manager position at the age of 17. Ricky has a great ability to lead, always striving for excellence in operations.
The commitment, integrity, and overall standard for greatness that Ricky brings to FM will help continue the company’s evolution of fine art along with its other expanding divisions. As an optimization expert, he will elevate the company into a worldwide distributor of fine art while helping the team to maintain a stellar reputation.
Valeriy Chumak, Multimedia Content Creation Manager
Mr. Chumak is a graduate of Cascadia Tech Academy with a focus on Multimedia Content Creation.
Val’s passion for film, photography, graphic design, and overall desire for creating content started when he was just 8 years old.
Editing his first videos and becoming the go to streaming and editing expert for friends and family before his tenth birthday.
Since childhood passions, Val has exercised hyper-focus on identifying the ideal position for his future which has led to a unique opportunity at Foundry Michelangelo.
After seeking out Foundry Michelangelo and beginning the relationship as an intern, Mr. Chumak has become a core team member in the development of the company.
In a sophisticated modern society, Val provides a contemporary view into the extraordinarily unique business of Foundry Michelangelo.
With a bright future, both Val and the company are positioned to experience otherwise unprecedented success.
Mark Russo, Founder & Chairman
Mark Russo has been heavily involved in the fine art market for the past 25 years dealing with Fortune 500 CEOs, physicians, celebrities, museums, and thousands of successful and influential collectors. Mr. Russo is an expert in sales communication, business management, and high-quality art. Working high-end trade shows, investment conferences and art exhibitions, Mr. Russo has generated over $100 million in sales of fine art during his career.
Mr. Russo both directs and coordinates the sales effort of FM and is responsible for sales strategy, recruitment, training, budgeting, and promotions.
Mr. Russo is responsible for the development of the highly successful and innovative sales model that has resulted in the unprecedented growth of the ‘Charitable Division’ at FM.