From 1978 until 1994 worked at and rose to become the General Manager of a large sanitation recycling facility. Responsibilities included facilitate new accounts; implement efficient operating procedures and oversight of customer service.
In June 1994 he moved to Florida and entered the vending business. Acquired a small vending company which was then grossing revenues of approximately $1,600 per week. Over a six year period grew the revenues of the vending company by over twenty-one fold to the point, grossing over $35,000 per week. Mr. Calarco was responsible for all aspects of the vending company including sales growth, customer service, repairs, negotiating product pricing as well as oversight of the day-to-day operations of the company. The company was sold in December 2000.
In December 2000, in order to create a start up to enter back into the sanitation business relocated back to Long Island New York. The company created was United Rubbish Removal. In building a startup, Mr. Calarco became the master of all trades. Secured sanitation containers (rolloffs, front and container front end loaders), trucks and solicited accounts. In a relatively short time, was able to secure a school district and several large supermarket chains as well as contracts performing construction work. Quickly United Rubbish and Rolloff Removal became a success. In the middle of 2003 sold the company. Shortly after the sale relocated back to Florida and acquired Custom Pool & Spa Mechanics of Martin County. A key component of this acquisition was its growth potential. Given population demographics of Florida’s Treasure Coast including the large number of swimming pools. The industry is fragmented and Custom’s competition did not have the ability to service or Resurface or install decking. By providing those services, I created a niche as the only diversified pool service company in the region. In that niche, with a larger footprint and a strong financial position, began to acquire small companies to further diversify. CPSM expanded further into repairs and the resurfacing and the company progressed to the point in 2013 where revenues approach $3 million. In his career as a serial entrepreneur, among all the companies that Mr. Calarco owned and started up, given its market niche and its financial strength, he believes that CPSM is positioned to embark on a new round of expansion fueled by organic growth as well as by the acquisition of key targeted companies.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Mrs. Calarco is a longtime resident of South Florida. She has over 30 years of experience as manager and bookkeeper for service related businesses. Since its founding in 1994, has been an owner and operator of CPSM, Inc. Supervises all aspects of the financial end of the business. Mrs. Calarco, oversees daily operations and administrative functions of the business.
Her financial responsibilities include, but are not limited to accounts payable administration, billing, accounts receivable, data entry, bank reconciliation, weekly payroll, payroll taxes, sales tax reports, budgeting cash flow. Additionally, she is responsible for customer service, and administrative staff management.
Mr. Dargan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CFO 911 Corporation, an organization of senior executives that provides accounting, finance and operational expertise to both public and private companies. CFO 911 provides sophisticated accounting, finance and operational solutions to companies at strategic inflection points of their development and helps them effectively transition from one business stage to another.Mr. Dargan has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of both public and private companies including Semotus Solutions, Inc., a wireless mobility software company and BioLargo, Inc. a disinfectant and sterilization company. Mr. Dargan serves as a director of Anchor Audio, Inc. Further, Mr. Dargan began his finance career in investment banking with Drexel Burnham Lambert and later became Managing Director of two regional firms, including Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he was responsible for the management of the private placement activities of the firm. Mr. Dargan received his B.A. degree in Government from Dartmouth College, his M.B.A. degree and M.S.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Southern California. Charles is a CPA and CFA and is licensed as a general principal and a financial and operations principal in the securities industry.
Mr. Dargan’s prior engagements included:
Managing Director of Investment
Banking and Director of Finance for Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc. Los
Angeles, Ca. from 1990 until 1993.,
First Vice President, Corporate Finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated New York and Los Angeles from 1982 till 1990
Senior Accountant for Price Waterhouse & Company Los Angeles, Ca. 1980-1982
Assistant Controller at Harman Marine Co. Los Angeles, Ca. 1977-1980
University of Southern California - 1982 M.S. in Finance (Master of Science in Business Administration)
University of Southern California - 1980 M.B.A . Member of the Dean’s Honor Roll, graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.
Dartmouth College - 1977 A.B. Government and Economics. Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Certified Public Accountant - 1980
Chartered Financial Analyst - 1998
His background in business development began in the 1980's after a being honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Michel was actively opening restaurants for both corporate and individual owners. He is currently the Director of Southwood Partners, Inc, a firm that specializes in corporate development for public and private companies. In 1993 he was recruited by a small Broker-Dealer and entered the field of Financial Services. The firm specialized in retail financial services and underwriting small and medium sized companies in various fields. Furthering his career in the financial services industry, he took on the role of President of a regional Broker-Dealer supervising circa five hundred stock brokers and support staff. In that position Mr. Michel initiated and had direct oversight responsibility for numerous underwriting initiatives ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to ten million in syndicate lead projects. The firm acted as lead underwriters, syndicate members and as market makers thus Jeff's duties included the responsibility for maintaining an orderly after market.
Mr. Michel’s last position as a licensed securities professional (FINRA) was as Senior Options Principal for a small firm in New York resigning in 2010. Since his departure Jeff has continued consulting for public and private companies on corporate development, turnarounds and capital underwriting.
Mr. Michel has held senior management and / or director positions in excess of twenty five years and has sat on the board of ten companies domiciled in the US, UK, Isle of Man, Canada, BVI, Liberia, and Poland.