MEET THE CEO WARRIOR TEAM
CEO Warrior runs a diverse team of experts, both in-house and around the globe. Meet some of the team below, including our founders, our leadership team, and some of our key team members.
Michael Disney, COO and Co-Owner – Michael Disney joined Mike and Rob’s service company as a Lead Generator, and he quickly proved his skill at growing the business. Michael accelerated through the company to Director of Sales, where he managed outside sales teams, the outbound department, and relationships with national retail chains. Michael played a part in every function at the service company and had a key role in the sales successes, including their highest recorded sales month ever at $3.5 Million. After Mike and Rob exited their service company to focus exclusively on serving business owners at CEO Warrior, Michael joined them as the Director of CEO Warrior. Today, Michael leads the large and growing CEO Warrior team as the COO and a Co-Owner.
Caroline Moriarty, Director of Business Development – Caroline has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Saint John’s University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She worked as a Client Development Manager at a financial firm located in Lower Manhattan before relocating to New Jersey. Caroline worked with Mike and Rob for several years at their previous service company before joining them at CEO Warrior. During her time at CEO Warrior, she quickly ascended in her role from Office Manager to Director of Community Relations. In her role, she ensures that clients receive the care and attention they need, and leads the vendor and sponsor programs so that clients enjoy the exclusive benefits that come with CEO Warrior membership.
Scott August, CFO – Scott joined CEO Warrior in November 2021 and has over 30 years of experience leading financial operations for technology-enabled business services, multi-site consumer services, education, training and certification companies. He is a CPA with an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA in Accounting. Scott began his career working for a “Big Eight” public accounting firm where he was a business advisor to a variety of publicly held and privately held companies. Scott then moved into private industry where he has held CFO roles in privately owned, publicly owned, private equity sponsored, and venture capital backed businesses. Scott has extensive merger, acquisition, and international business experience, closing 23 transactions in seven countries. During his career, he has worked closely with a number of service business owners in construction information, real estate, home inspection, and financial services education, training, and professional certification. He is laser focused on helping businesses grow through a combination of his extensive operating experience, P&L expertise, and data analytics.
Julie Vena, Director Advisement and Engagement – Julie has over 20 years of management experience, a dedication to detail, a passion for mentoring/coaching, high energy, and a commitment to effective implementation.
Prior to joining the CEO Warrior Team, she co-founded and still owns a successful and thriving business in Duluth, MN which has experienced exponential growth over the last two years.
Her passion and love for people, mixed with her drive for excellence, results in nothing short of AMAZING. She has experience working with various industries, concentrating on their management, operations and implementation. Julie brings an energy that is UNSTOPPABLE! She is the definition of WARRIOR STRONG.
Julie is married and has a son.
When asked what her “WHY” is: “I want to add more joy and hope to each person I meet. I want people to be empowered to conquer their dreams. I want my family to be proud of me and have the life they always dreamed of.“
Jason Noel, Master Advisor – Jason comes to CEO Warrior as a Master Advisor and a customer service oriented servant leader, with 20+ years in leadership in the home services industry.
Prior to joining the team at CEO Warrior, he orchestrated increasing revenues and expanding margins for 3 separate companies in the Indianapolis area, ranging from $3 million to $30 million, by implementing multiple effective processes.
He is married with three grown children, and loves to spend time camping & boating with his family.
When asked what his “WHY” is: “To make my family proud every day and be their role model. I also love helping and coaching people to strive toward their dreams.“
Sandy Papavero is a Master Advisor for the CEO Warrior team with 30 years of sales and leadership experience.
Sandy has a passion for coaching business owners and guiding them through their challenges as well as celebrating their successes!
Prior to joining CEO Warrior, she had the opportunity to work for Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes as a business coach and this began her journey into coaching. This experience, combined with her ownership of a few companies, plus working as a financial advisor, added a financial acumen to her skillset.
Sandy has four children, and resides in New Jersey.
When asked what her “WHY” is: “My why is to be the best version of me to my children and setting a good example for them as a hard working Mom.“
Celia Church, Technology and Automation Specialist — Celia joins the CEO Warrior team as a specialist in Technology & Automation. During her time in the home service industry, she has gained vital knowledge on software solutions.
Prior to joining CEO Warrior, Celia worked in various office roles such as dispatch, office management, and software/data analyst. She has a passion for teaching business leaders how to use technology to automate processes, improve efficiency, and generate revenue.
Celia has one child, two dogs, and a cat.
Mary Anglen, Offsite Advisor – For the past several years, Mary Anglen has been a growing leader in the Service Industry, with a focus on operational excellence and utilizing technology to improve profitability. You may know her for her connections and expertise with Service Titan but she has spent most of her time in the trades managing operations for a large multi-trade service company in North Texas followed by operating an inbound and outbound call center of over 50 agents. Prior to joining the CEO Warrior team, she worked with over 150 business owners through on sites and training programs to improve their business structure and overall profitability.
Mary joined CEO Warrior as a Master Advisor in 2021 but has been involved in the CEO Warrior world for many years. She has first-hand experience with the power that implementing CEO Warrior systems can have on a business. She brings a passion for helping business owners change their mindset and achieve greatness.
Mary lives in Texas with her three children.
Gary Lightfoot, Offsite Advisor – Gary Lightfoot has a passion for the service industry and for helping business owners create process driven profitable companies!
Gary started in the industry working for the world’s toughest boss, his Father. He found his love of entrepreneurship in college and has spent his life growing several businesses, including his main focus, a multi-trade service company based in North Texas. Gary grew that business over $16 million in revenue, with a focus on company Culture and creating processes that drive profitability.
Gary joined CEO Warrior as a member in 2015 and knows first-hand that the CEO Warrior system can take your company from surviving to thriving. Now he is bringing his years of experience and passion for the industry to other entrepreneurs.
Gary lives in North Texas and has three grown children, with whom he spends time with travelling or hunting.
Ian Leong, Director of Marketing
Ian has over 20 years of integrated/digital marketing experience. In this time, he has led marketing teams for businesses at all stages of growth including Weichert Realtors, LexisNexis, Jacoby & Meyers, and Plated. Ian’s experience includes time spent on both client and agency sides building teams to drive audience engagement and growth. He developed a passion for helping SMBs scale their businesses while working in recent roles at boutique marketing agencies. His commitment to scalable processes and workflows aligns perfectly with the training and implementation strategies CEO Warrior teaches our clients. When asked what his “WHY” is: “To help people become the best they can be so they can have similar impacts on everyone in their respective lives.”
Dean Kaplan, Lead Acquisitions and Automation Specialist – Dean comes from a background of food-tech sales where he helped establish the sales pitch book at a SaaS tech startup.
Working closely with business owners, Dean helped small business owners and enterprise level restaurants build their entire tech stack as well as creating websites, capturing and tracking leads, launching campaigns and optimizing sales operations in order to maximize profits. In his role at CEO Warrior, Dean leverages his passion to help business owners and his automation knowledge to find new Warriors who qualify to join our family.
Gregg Schonhorn, Senior Growth Advisor – Gregg brings over two decades of professional experience to CEO Warrior. He's a leader and mentor who brings cross-industry insight to the world of home service businesses, serving owners at the highest level. Gregg received his coaching certification from Columbia University; he also holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Arizona. Gregg's target in life is to make a positive difference in the lives of other people, and it starts with his own daily focus on discipline, determination, energy, and personal growth. When he's not serving CEO Warrior clients, he enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his son and two dogs.
Erin Thuring, Event Specialist – Erin graduated from East Stroudsburg University, Cum Laude, with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Communications. She also played soccer at ESU where being a part of a team was just as important as it is at CEO Warrior. Erin is now the Event Coordinator for our team and has learned how important working hard and setting your mind to greatness is. She makes sure that every person leaving an event has a changed mindset and a desire to be a warrior.
Dee Johnson, Experience Coordinator – Dee works hard to ensure that the CEO WARRIOR’S clients are served at the highest level. From office support to event support, Dee tirelessly exemplifies what it means to go the extra mile for CEO WARRIOR’S team and clients.
Mike Agugliaro, Co-Founder – Along with his business partner, Mike grew a small, struggling electrical company into a multi-million dollar home services empire, which was then acquired by a large private equity company. Today, Mike leads CEO Warrior as an inspirational leader and co-founder, sharing his $32+ Million Dollar Service Business Blueprint to help service business owners achieve massive wealth, freedom, and market domination. Mike has been featured in MSNBC, Financial Times, Moneyshow, Success Magazine, and more. He is a popular author with more than a 17 books written; he’s a sought-after speaker who has spoken at ProfitCon, Samsung, The WWETT Show, Mitsubishi, AeroSeal, and more; and, he’s shared the stage with Brian Tracy, Jay Abraham, Mike Michalowicz, Brian Kurtz, and many others.
Rob Zadotti, Board Member & Co-Founder – Twenty years ago, Rob Zadotti was working out of one van with only determination and a vision of success. Together with Mike Agugliaro, the two grew their service business from its humble beginnings into a multi-million dollar business. The financial and incentive tools developed by Rob helped build the business to 32 million dollars a year. Today, Rob continues his dedication to the industry through CEO Warrior.