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

Phillip Daniels

Phillip Daniels

QC Technician/Receiving/Shipping

Since joining Direct Components in 2011, Phillip has worked in several departments. As a quality control lab technician, he helps to insure our customers receive the highest quality parts and service. Phillip has expanded his knowledge in his time with the company and continually strives to improve his service to the customer. When he isn’t shipping parts to a customer that is line down, he enjoys FSU games and fishing.

Kristina Morgan

Kristina Morgan

Purchasing Department

Kristina brings over 12 years of relationship building to Direct and has made it her goal to continue this success growing a global AVL of trusted suppliers. Since joining the team she has become a key component of support for the account executives and produces results in every task she takes over. Kristina has an extensive ISO and Quality Management Systems background and has taken an integral role in improving Direct’s processes and outputs. In her free time, Kristina is an active tandem skydiver and hits as many rock concerts as she can.

Rachel Sacco

Rachel Sacco

Sales Department

Rachel graduated from the University of South Florida with B.A. in Mass Communications and Philosophy. She has over 9 years’ experience in customer service, sales, and management. Rachel has an eye for detail and uses that in her love of painting and jewelry making. She favors herself a student of the world with a strong passion for learning and is looking forward to visiting Pompeii one day.

Business Development

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

Max Allen

Max Allen

OEM Sales Executive

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gowtham Deventhiran

Gowtham Deventhiran

India / Singapore Sales Development

Gowtham has over 10 years of experience in sales and an MBA in International Sales. He is passionate about meeting people and experiencing new cultures. Currently Gowtham oversees business development in India and Singapore for Direct. He considers himself as a solid bridge between the customer and the company, offering support and service to both. Gowtham has a beautiful wife and 2 children and enjoys cricket in his spare time. He plans to visit the United States soon.