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Management

Aaron Nursey

Aaron Nursey

President/CEO

Aaron is the founder and CEO/President of Direct Components, Inc. and has been in the electronic component industry for over 20 years. When he is not in the office, Aaron is spending time with his wife of 15 years, raising two beautiful children, attending church, coaching sports, and fishing. Aaron is driven by his passion for helping customers locate quality parts at fair prices. He would like to visit Australia in the near future, but for now he’s keeping busy with local volunteer work, and attending Tampa Bay Buccaneers games.

Sunshine Hubbard

Sunshine Hubbard

General Manager

Sunshine brings over 20 years’ experience  in sales , management, and finance and has been certified in each position at Direct Components. As General Manager, she is directly responsible for day to day operations, process improvement, and client satisfaction. Since joining the Direct team in 2011, Sunshine has utilized her BA in Business Management and Finance to assist in organizational restructuring and achieving critical quality certifications. Sunshine values the customer experience and providing win-win situations for both Direct Components and their valued clients. Her love of travel hopes to take her to Morocco next and she is looking forward to cruising the Caribbean with her fiance’ and 2 boys.

Natalie Paull

Natalie Paull

Quality Systems Manager / Accounting

Natalie joined Direct in 2015 with over 12 years behind her in the electronics industry. She heads the Quality and Accounting departments, and is the Management Representative for Direct’s QMS. As a certified Lead Auditor for ISO and AS9100, she has a true passion for quality and works diligently to ensure our processes run smoothly and our ISO & AS9120 certifications are in maintained. Natalie is an avid beach-goer and hopes to one day travel through Europe.

Kyle Westropp

Kyle Westropp

Quality Control Manager

Kyle joined the Direct Team in 2015 to take over the Quality Control Lab. His first task was to spearhead a complete renovation and redesign of the lab. He brings 7 years of experience in the quality inspection field, specializing in counterfeit detection, and test circuit design. Kyle is dedicated to continuing improvement in product quality. His goals are to stay on top of the latest test methodology and keep up with the ever-changing electronics industry. When he isn’t working, Kyle is busy making plans to ride his motorcycle across the U.S. one day and to visit Thailand.

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby

Sales Manager

Jeff brings over 20 years of building strategic partnerships to Direct. Over the past two years, he has played a key role in coaching, training and mentoring the Direct sales team. When he isn’t helping the team build relationships with customers, he enjoys coaching baseball and spending time traveling with his family. Jeff was born and raised in northeast Ohio. He resides in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, two daughters and his dog, Rosco. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jeff also enjoys teaching leadership skills in Paraguay annually.

Operations and Support

Drew Davis

Drew Davis

Lab Technician and Quality Control

Tiffany Jackson

Tiffany Jackson

Executive Assistant Sales

Tiffany joined Direct in 2017 and helping people is something that comes naturally for her. With over 10 years of joy in the customer service industry, she plans to continue to reach for the stars and help as many customers as she can. Tiffany brings her infectious positive energy to the team and values interacting with new clients over the phone or face to face . It wasn’t too long before she considered DIrect her  “2nd Family”. Tiffany’s motto  is “I believe when you truly enjoy where you work, its like you’re not even at work at all”. After hours, Tiffany enjoys her passion for fishing, and her addiction to Groupon. As long as she has a pocket full of Groupons, life will never be dull.

Max Allen

Max Allen

Strategic Buyer and Sourcing Specialist

Max describes himself as nauseatingly cheerful, even first thing in the morning. With degrees in math, physics, and stand-up comedy, Max has found a home at Direct Components. After focusing on electricity and magnetism at the University of South Florida, Max designed and built projects from guitar amps to kinetic phone chargers from scratch.  His love of technology and innovation is what lead him to Direct Components. When he is not busy doing gigs with his band, Max also enjoys catching a Sooners game.

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

Lab Technician and Inventory Control Specialist

Jackie joined the Direct Components team in July 2017. As a shipping/receiving specialist she monitors incoming and outgoing shipments as well as stock levels and excess inventory purchases . As a Tampa native, Jackie is also a  proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After living in Japan for several years, Jackie relocated back to the to US to raise her daughter. In her free time, Jackie enjoys karaoke and running.

Shellie Glover

Shellie Glover

Executive Assistant Quality and Accounting

Shellie joined the Direct Team in January of 2018 to assist the Quality and Financial Accounting Department . With over 10 years of experience in Financial Account Management, she brings fundamental aspects of financial record keeping and managing client’s accounts. Shellie is a highly motivated, proactive, and results-oriented team player that is passionate about assurance, compliance and growth. When not in the office, Shellie loves to cook, read and travel. Shellie graduated Cum Laude from Alabama State in 2009 with a BA in History. She is a lover of life and enjoys outings with the family to amusement parks and the beach and she plans to visit Greece one day.

Business Development

Brandon Holthaus

Brandon Holthaus

OEM Sales Executive

Brandon is a Florida transplant originally from Seattle, Washington. He was a hockey player at Utah State University. Brandon graduated from University of South Florida in 2015 with a degree in Geography. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys visiting National State Parks with his wife and is a fanatic of the Michigan Wolverines and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jackie Schwab

Jackie Schwab

OEM Sales Executive

With over 25 years of sales experience, Jackie has found that developing solid, trustworthy relationships is key to her success.  She is an advocate for her clients and works tenaciously to negotiate the very best outcomes for them.  Outside of working, she has traveled to 21 countries and 4 continents and looks forward to one day traveling to the Greek Islands. She is known to constantly ask her team “Who is going to make more coffee?”

Seth Peters

Seth Peters

OEM Sales Executive

With over 15 years of experience in the electronics industry, Seth is focused on developing the relationship between his global clients and the company. He proudly says Direct Components is the absolute best company he has worked for. The team atmosphere and core values that guide the organization fall right in line with Seth’s own values and principals. He relocated to Florida from Iowa in 2009 and enjoys everything the Sunshine State has to offer. You can find him and his wife cruising the beach most weekends or periodically flying to Iowa to watch a Hawkeye’s game in person.

Bill Martling

Bill Martling

OEM Sales Executive

Bill is a Stetson University Corporate Finance graduate and brings us over 20 years account executive Fortune 500 experience from the Financial Services, IT and FX industries. He has said that Direct’s quality program combined with his strong focus on customer advocacy make a smooth ride to growth. Bill enjoys stealing the remote control for the tv from his adorable daughter every chance he gets to watch hockey games.

Kate Finan

Kate Finan

OEM Sales Executive

Kate hails from upstate New York and moved to Florida in 2010 to soak up the sun. She has a degree in nursing with a mathematics minor and an extensive background in sales and management. Kate has worked in several industries and uses the skills she has learned in previous organizations to help DCI grow. Her dedication to her clients keeps her busy around the clock but she loves a good DIY project and remodeling her home when time allows. Kate travels frequently back to New York to visit family and looks forward to the next adventure life brings her way.

Kyle Segall

Kyle Segall

OEM Sales Executive

Kyle  joined Direct, attracted by the dedication to quality and genuine customer-oriented policies. Throughout his career in IT sales, he has learned to value strong partnerships, choosing to see himself more as a member of his clients’ teams rather than an external resource. When Kyle is not working to fulfill component needs, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family going to Busch Gardens or just relaxing in front of the TV.

Cathy Meszaros

Cathy Meszaros

OEM Sales Executive

Cathy brings a wealth of consultative sales experience to the table. She joined after relocating to Florida from Ohio. Cathy is a proud United States Navy veteran and brings that discipline and tenaciousness when working on behalf of her customers. She will always take the high road and will do whatever it takes to be a valued asset to her customers and fellow team members, doing the right things for the right reasons. When she’s not working with her clients, she enjoys planning her dream vacation to the Greek Isles and watching Cavs games.

Marc Ginsburg

Marc Ginsburg

OEM Sales Executive

Marc’s extensive sales career and financial background have been an asset to Direct Components since joining the team. He is responsible for serving the OEM sales market by providing superior service in locating hard to find or obsolete board level components. Marc has a “no quit” attitude and is willing to go the extra mile for his customers so they can eliminate line down situations. When not serving his clients, he just might be spotted at a local wine tasting or catching a Tampa Bay Lightning game