Leadership

Aaron Nursey

Aaron Nursey

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

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.

Roddy Premsukh

Roddy Premsukh

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Roddy is an expert in bringing together diverse stakeholders, building strong relationships, and cultivating cooperation to find common ground and achieve extraordinary, challenging goals. He is also a relentless bottom-line driver with a history of exceeding corporate goals by identifying untapped opportunities that drive aggressive growth and managing KPIs. His solutions-focused, results-driven, proactive “out of the box” approach to problem solving and superior leadership skills motivate and direct cross-functional teams to produce desired results.

Roddy has 25 years of international experience working in a variety of roles including CFO, VP Finance, and Corporate Controller. He is a certified CPA, CGA with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Laurentian University.

Mike Leonard

Mike Leonard

Director of Sales

Originally from New Jersey, Mike moved to FL to pursue a career in the golf industry. After working almost 10 years for the PGA Tour, Mike decided it was time for a change. He started his journey in sales in the hardware/software tech industry.Mike’s favorite part about sales is the opportunity to help clients accomplish their goals by providing solutions to challenges they might have. Mike enjoys spending time outdoors playing golf or cycling. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Hayley and lives in Tampa.

Joe Centrone

Joe Centrone

Chief Information Officer/Director of Operations

Joe is a consummate professional with 20+ years of executive leadership and sales experience. He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Engineering. Joe believes in building lasting professional relationships by keeping to his core values of honesty and integrity. In his personal life he enjoys spending family time with his wife and sons.

Natalie Paull

Natalie Paull

Director of Quality Management

In 2015 Natalie joined and brought Direct Components to AS9120 certification. Natalie brings nearly 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, and leads our Quality Department. As a certified Lead Auditor for ISO and AS9100, Natalie has a true passion for quality and continuous improvement. Natalie works diligently to ensure our processes run smoothly and our ISO, AS9120, & ESD certifications are maintained to the highest standard. Natalie enjoys spending free time with her family, which includes her 2 sons and her significant other. She enjoys jeep rides, traveling, and dancing to live music.

Operations and Support

Meagan Rymer

Meagan Rymer

Lead Receiving Technician

Meagan is a proud Air Force Veteran originally from Texas. She has an Associates in Surgical Technology and a Bachelors in Psychology. Meagan is a hardworking team player that is dedicated to her position and loves to help others any way she can. These traits make her a priceless addition to Direct Components. In her spare time when she is not working, Meagan loves working in her yard and running around with her 3 crazy dogs.

Alex Hawkins

Alex Hawkins

Test Technician

Alex recently joined the DCI team as a Quality Lab Tech. A proud Marine Corps Veteran, whose MOS was Financial Analyst, Alex was born in Harlem, NY and moved to The Bronx where he spent most of his teenage years. After living in Okinawa for two years, Alex received orders to MacDill AFB where he made Tampa his new home. On his days off, Alex likes to play basketball, hang out with friends and collect tattoos.

Erin Broome

Erin Broome

Human Resources Specialist

Erin joined the DCI team in August 2020 as our quality control shipping specialist, and as of 2021 she has taken over her role as human resources specialist. As a dedicated team member, she enjoys making a positive impact by going above and beyond to help others.Erin is a proud U.S. Army Veteran who has served in South Korea and Centcom at Macdill Air Force Base.On her off time, she enjoys listening to music, hitting the beach, and working around the house.

John Brown

John Brown

Purchase Order Processor

John moved to Tampa over 20 years ago, originally from Staten Island NY, “the forgotten borough”. He is direct, assertive, and brings great motivation to Direct Components. John is known to be a sarcasm connoisseur and during his spare time he loves to live his life vicariously through himself!

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

Quality Claims Processor

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. Jackie is a Tampa native and 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.

Lawrence Curry

Lawrence Curry

Sales Order Processor

Lawrence was born and raised in South Georgia. He recently joined the DCI team as a Sales Order Processor. As a committed team member, he spreads positivity and encouragement to his entire team. Lawrence is also going to college to go for a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Outside of work, Lawrence is passionate about fitness, competing in CrossFit, traveling, reading, and gratitude journal.

Darius Barreto

Darius Barreto

Lead Shipping Technician

Darius is originally from Tampa and recently moved back to Tampa after attending the USCF in Orlando. He discovered a love for traveling both inside and outside of the US and loves adding more stamps to his passport. If he is not with his family, you can find Darius by the ocean or watching his favorite sports teams.

Mike Prusik

Mike Prusik

Lab Supervisor

Mike was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Tampa in 2020. He graduated with a Business Administration Degree from Stockton University in 2018. Mike is a U.S. Army Veteran with 6 years’ experience in field artillery. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and relaxing.

Wendy Pulido Rodriguez

Wendy Pulido Rodriguez

Shipping Specialist

I was born in Havana Cuba, Arrived at United States 13 years ago and ever since been living in Tampa Bay. Went to Concorde College where I graduated as a Pharmacy Technician. In my spare time I like to play the piano, listen to some music, or hang with friends and family.

Uniquekwa Burrowes

Uniquekwa Burrowes

Sales Order Processor

Uniquekwa joined DCI as a Sales Order Processer in August 2021. With her 8+ year’s experience, she is very passionate about Customer Service.  When not helping customers, she is enjoying life on the beach with her two boys in fabulous Tampa Bay.

Keisy Vessup

Keisy Vessup

Accounts Receivable

Keisy was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has a degree in accounting with 8 years of experience. She is currently studying at HCC to become more proficient in English and then revalidate her degree. In Keisy’s spare time, She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her young son.

Mariah Ebeling

Mariah Ebeling

Sales Order Processor

Mariah joined DCI team in January 2020. She has excelled in many of her roles like quality control shipping specialist and sales order processor. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Mariah moved to the Tampa area to escape the cold. In her free time, you can find Mariah watching movies or at Disney World with her daughter.

Samantha Minich

Samantha Minich

Shipping Specialist

Samantha was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Florida two years ago. She has a business degree with a focus in marketing. Samantha has two sons ages eight and two. In her spare time she likes to be outdoors and enjoying time with her kids and watching football.

Maribis Diaz Garcia

Maribis Diaz Garcia

Accounting Technician

Maribis was born and raised in Cuba and has recently moved to Tampa from New Orleans.  She has earned her degree Accounting and brings several years’ experience in the accounting field.  Maribis enjoys being efficient and successful in her work.  When not working, she enjoys family time with her husband and 4-year-old son.

Business Development

Bill Martling

Bill Martling

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

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.

Hannah Bach

Hannah Bach

Sales Administration Coordinator

Hannah was born and raised in Dunedin, Florida and loves living in Tampa Bay. She joined the DCI team in November of 2020 in the receptionist role, and has since excelled to the sales floor, and now to sales administrative coordinator. Hannah is excited at the prospect of helping facilitate win-win situations for colleagues and clients, and is keen on leveraging organization/structure, communication, and data analysis to drive success. Her core values are honesty, loyalty, and creativity which she stands by in life and in work. Hannah graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University and loves all things performing. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her pup and trying out new food spots.

Zachary Teunis

Zachary Teunis

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Zachary brings close to 10 years of sales experience to Direct Components and is a strong believer in teamwork. He stays true to his core values of integrity and collaboration while servicing clients as well as throughout the workplace with coworkers. Zachary is a Florida native who grew up in Palm Harbor, and in his spare time he loves being outdoors spending time fishing, hiking, and pursuing new adventures.

Carter Vance

Carter Vance

Team Lead - IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Carter is an Atlanta native and lived there for the first 18 years of his life. Upon graduating high school, he pursued his Mechanical Engineering degree at The University of Alabama. After completing his ME degree, he continued his education at UA and went on to get his MBA with a specialization in Business Analytics. Once he completed graduate school, he took the leap of faith mid-pandemic to move to Tampa and start a career in sales. When he is not in the office, you can find him either working with other artists to produce music, or rollerblading down Bayshore.

Rafael Arredondo

Rafael Arredondo

Team Lead - IC & Semiconductor Specialist

A sales, marketing, and customer service professional with more than eleven years of experience, Rafael brings thoroughness, communicative, and dedication to Direct, its sales partners, and most importantly, his customers. Throughout his years in client services, Rafael has devoted his time to ensuring customer satisfaction by being responsive and attentive, while providing support to his fellow colleagues. Rafael spends his time away from Direct enjoying life with his wife and three children, including his newborn son.

Aaron Levinson

Aaron Levinson

Team Lead - IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Aaron grew up in New Jersey and moved to Tampa in 2021. He graduated from Stockton University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Information Systems. After spending a year in Philadelphia, he moved to Florida to continue his career in sales. In his free time, he likes to go to the beach, laugh with friends and family, or dive into a good book/movie.

Julian Burmer

Julian Burmer

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Julian has a background of over 5 years in sales. He enjoys the culture and helping people solve complex problems at DCI. Julian is a Florida native who was born in Tampa, FL and in his spare time loves going to Buccaneers games and spend quality family time.

Isiah Maddox

Isiah Maddox

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Isiah is originally from Alabama but move to Florida in 1997, left in 1999 and returned in 2003. Tampa has been home for the past 18+ years. He has over 20 years of sales experience in telco, business, and real estate.  In his off time, he enjoys music, movies, and cooking. Also, lover of sports and anything dealing with technology.

Lewis McClam

Lewis McClam

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Lewis McClam is a serial entrepreneur who has built many companies on upcoming technologies. With over 20 years as a technology consultant, he has developed projects using VOIP, Datacenters, Cloud SaaS, Metaverse, & Sales Management. Originally from Buffalo, NY migrating to Tampa FL in 2007. He is now adding his expertise to the Direct Components team to solve complex problems for client’s needs.

Janelle Khargie

Janelle Khargie

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Janelle was born in Queens, New York and moved to Tampa to attend University of South Florida. She has over a decade of enterprise business sales and business development experience. She believes in community advocacy hence she also works for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their community impact team and serves on her county’s Diversity Advisory Council advocating community involvement.

Cam York

Cam York

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Cam is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Immediately after college, he rolled the dice and moved to Tampa in the Summer of 2021 to find new opportunities. Shortly thereafter, he started his career at DCI within a few months of being a new resident of Florida. Originally hired as a lab technician, Cam was quickly moved onto the sales floor as an IC & semiconductor specialist. He loves to travel, attend concerts, and enjoy the beach during his free time.

Katie Shepherd

Katie Shepherd

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Katie is a Florida native who was born and raised in the sunshine state. She graduated from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) where she majored in business management and marketing. Katie spent over a decade of her career in the hospitality industry where she planned and executed hundreds of events ranging from elaborate beach weddings to large corporate conferences. Katie is highly organized and detail oriented and believes that planning is the true key to success. Solving complex problems is something that Katie is very passionate about and is a skill she developed over years of planning events. She always has an upbeat positive attitude and truly enjoys working with and helping people at any capacity. Katie is a self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady” and in her spare time, enjoys cooking and spending time hunting for bugs with her 7-year-old son.

Jose Vila

Jose Vila

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Jose Manuel Vila was born in Cali, Colombia and then immigrated to the US as a child. He assisted with the startup of Lolis Mexican Cravings for 2 years and for the last 5 years being a Panel Relations Specialist at Nielsen Media Research. When Jose is not in the office, you can find him at the store, ReachTPA and helping his family with reselling clothes and sneakers. 

Evan Ostrander

Evan Ostrander

IC & Semiconductor Specialist

Evan was born in Michigan and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1984.  He brings over 20 years of account development and sales experience to the team.  He is very passionate about relationships both professional and personally.  Evan enjoys an easygoing attitude and loves to laugh with friends.  When not sourcing parts, Evan is an avid fisherman and Tampa Bay Lightning fan.