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Management

Aaron Nursey

Aaron Nursey

President/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.

Sunshine Hubbard

Sunshine Hubbard

Chief Operating Officer

Sunshine brings over 20 years’ experience  in sales , management, and finance and has been certified in each position at Direct Components. As C.O.O. 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 passion is traveling and she looks forward to continuing her tour of the world. Her bucket lists includes seeing each of the 7 wonders of the world in person.

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

Director of Sales

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

Quality Control Lead Test Technician

Drew is an Air Force Veteran, he has traveled and lived all around the world and has made Tampa, FL home. He brings great resourcefulness, leadership skills along with dedication and integrity to Direct Components. During his spare time, he loves to go boating out in the ocean and spending quality time with his very old but very cool dog.

Brittany Clark

Brittany Clark

Sales Support Specialist

Brittany joined the team in July of 2020 as Sales Support Specialist. She works closely with our Director of Sales Jeff Ruby. A key part of her role is to assist our business development team to allow them to focus on our valued clients. Brittany also manages our digital leader boards, client prospecting and internal / external marketing. She is optimistic and enthusiastic and strives daily to be the excitement engine that drives our sales team’s motivation. Her leisure activities include baking, cooking, knowledge seeking, basking in the Florida sunshine and spending time with family.

Meagan Rymer

Meagan Rymer

Quality Control -Receiving

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.

Keila Laureano

Keila Laureano

Executive Assistant – Accounting - Payables - Receivables

Keila was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has lived in Cleveland as well as now Florida. Keila speaks fluent Spanish and English and enjoys spending time with her two beautiful boys, eleven and two. Her nursing experience and end result-focused attention to detail bring tremendous value to the Direct team. Keila is focused on her family in the US as well as Puerto Rico and hopes to reunite them all soon. She is excited about the growth DCI has experienced and is ready for any challenge!

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

Quality Control - 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 . 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.

John Brown

John Brown

Executive Assistant - Purchasing- Order Processing

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!

Morgan Burgess

Morgan Burgess

Executive Assistant - Sales - Order Processing

Morgan joined our team in June of 2018, bringing along ten years of combined experience in sales, hospitality, customer service, and data entry with her. She is a “people person” by all measures and is always happy to help our dedicated sales team and their customers. Morgan is a Tampa, Florida native who loves making music and cracking jokes in her free time. This year, she has trips planned for Miami as well as New Orleans and is looking forward to reporting back with stories of all the fun she had.

Mariah Ebeling

Mariah Ebeling

Quality Control - Shipping Specialist

Mariah is originally from Virginia where she received her Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. With her vast customer service experience and determination, she is a welcomed member to the Quality and Shipping Department. When not at work you can find her with her two dogs and husband watching movies or at Disney World.

Business Development

Eline Athey

Eline Athey

OEM Account Executive

Eline grew up in in a small town in South Florida and moved to Tampa in 2005. She is one of 7 siblings and enjoys watching football with her husband, a huge Buccaneers fan, and spending time with their two kids. Eline has a background spanning 10+ years in the health insurance and beauty industry and is passionate about helping people. Being a part of a winning team and great culture is vital to Eline and she has found that here at Direct Components. She never backs down from a challenge!

Brandon Holthaus

Brandon Holthaus

OEM Account 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.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

OEM Account Executive

Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, he brings more than 10 years of Sales experience to Direct Components. Five years ago, he decided to move from New York to Florida because of the snowy winters! During his spare time, Ryan loves to visit the beach and has also become a HUGE Lightning fan.

Jackie Schwab

Jackie Schwab

OEM Account 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?”

Marc Ginsburg

Marc Ginsburg

OEM Account 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

Drew Van De Motter

Drew Van De Motter

OEM Account Executive

Exceeding customer expectations by delivering extraordinary customer service has been the foundation of Drew’s early success in sales. He brings several years of sales experience from a number of different industries. Drew graduated from Florida Southern College where he played on the men’s Lacrosse team and achieved a double major in Business Administration and Free Enterprise. When not serving his clients, Drew’s following Atlanta sports and is excited to play Tom Brady twice a year.

Bill Martling

Bill Martling

OEM Account 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 Account 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.

Rafael Arredondo

Rafael Arredondo

OEM Account Executive

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.

Paul Pizzo

Paul Pizzo

OEM Account Executive

Paul was born and raised in Tampa and is a graduate of Florida State University. He brings 20+ years of sales and management experience to the DCI team. Paul was drawn to DCI by the culture and the opportunity to work with a great group of people. When not at work, Paul enjoys traveling with his wife and watching his sons play hockey.

Joe Centrone

Joe Centrone

OEM Account Executive

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.