Our leaders comprise one of most experienced waste industry expert teams in the country – but more important than all that, we’re YOUR ADVOCATES. That’s what motivates us to work hard every day.
Waste Industry Experts on Your Side…
Charles Muszynski, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
As CEO, Charles oversees the day-to-day functions of the organization. His passion for integrity and advocacy served as the foundation for the creation of Talismark.
Prior to founding Waste Professionals in 1999, Charles worked in positions of increased responsibility with national haulers, including BFI and Allied Waste (later to become Republic Services). His extensive knowledge in the waste, recycling and environmental industries positioned him to be a leading expert quoted in national, regional and local periodicals.
Charles received a Bachelors degree in Business, graduating with Honors, from Flagler College and attended the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.
Charles is a local business leader, native Floridian and participates in numerous business and charitable organizations including participating in case studies at Harvard Business School. He sits on the board of the Retail Federation’s Sustainability Council and has been a member of Vistage International since 2006.
Marshall Staiman, President and Co-Founder
Co-founder Marshall Staiman brings three decades of recycling and solid waste experience to the company.
Marshall has been instrumental in building the company to where it is today. Since 1999 he has devoted his attention to building company brand and revenue with a special attention on outstanding client service.
Staiman, having “grown up” in a family-owned scrap metal and paper recycling business, is a fourth generation environmental professional, with specialized knowledge in source reduction, manufacturing waste processing, Material Recovery Facility operations as well as Materials Marketing.
After graduating Touro College in New York City in 1985, Marshall joined Staiman Industries, Inc. in Binghamton, NY to spearhead operations and grow sales. Under his direction, the business grew into a state-of-the-art regional processing facility with expanded services including plastic, glass and municipal recycling services.
After the successful sale of the family business in 1993 to industry giant Laidlaw Environmental, Staiman joined Browning Ferris Industries in Maryland and thereafter in South Florida as their Recycling Consultant and Municipal Bid Coordinator. Staiman was responsible for sourcing tonnages into four recycling facilities, and during his tenure each of the facilities experienced significant increases in output and revenue. He also was responsible for tracking of production accounting and successfully led two cross-functional goal driven “break-through” teams.
In 1999 Staiman took the position of Territory Manager at Waste Management, Inc, where he was responsible for sales of waste and recycling services for commercial businesses in over a dozen cities.
Marshall currently devotes his attention toward strategic business planning, business development and sales management and environmental reporting.
Jim Bentley, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Jim is responsible for managing and optimizing the day-to-day functions for the organization. Prior to joining Talismark, Jim worked in the environmental industry for 25 years. During this time, Jim held senior leadership positions within a variety of waste and recycling functional areas, including hauling, landfill, equipment and repair, and systems and software. As a true expert in the industry, Jim has dedicated years serving as a waste and recycling solutions provider for fortune 500 companies, and across a wide variety of verticals.
Jim began his career in 1991 as a driver for a New York-based hauling company that was purchased by USA Waste, and shortly thereafter merged with Waste Management Inc. He spent the next 15 years moving up through the organization and was valued for his ability to turnaround underperforming profit centers. In 2007, Jim departed Waste Management after serving as the Director of Operations for the North Florida Market.
Jim spent the next 6 years of his career working for the nation’s largest waste and recycling solution provider, OAKLEAF. While with OAKLEAF, he held the Vice President of Operations role for 3 years before becoming the Vice President of Business Development for Greenleaf Compaction. Jim was able to double the company’s revenue during his 3 year tenor by leveraging their national repair service offering to 3rd party customers.
Tom Eppich, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Eppich is Talismark’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. Tom is principally responsible for guiding financial policies and long term strategic development.
Prior to joining Talismark, Tom’s +35 year career includes being an Audit Partner at Ernst & Young, a Vice President of Questor Management Company involved in mergers and acquisitions of underperforming companies, a Senior Manager at Alix Partners, a global turnaround and restructuring consulting firm, a Chief Financial Officer of numerous companies in hospitality, transportation logistics, auto related manufacturing, retailing and other industries ranging in annual revenue size from small to over $500 million, and Co-owner of a successful commercial office furniture dealership profitable every year from inception.
Tom received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tom has been involved in many community and professional leadership positions throughout his career, including serving as President of several home owners’ associations and industry trade associations. Tom recently completed serving a two year term as an elected member of the City of Mount Dora, Florida City Council.
David Reimel, Chief Information Officer
As CIO, Dave is responsible for innovating, developing, and maintaining a high performance / cost effective IT infrastructure.
His passion for leveraging leading edge technology as a market advantage is evident in initiatives that have leveraged Internet of Things waste volume sensors, Machine to Machine networks, open source cloud databases utilized as a data lake, and cloud based ERP/CRM. Dave leads Talismark’s commitment to provide market differentiation through improved client visibility, and scalable services focused on growing business without incrementally growing costs.
Prior to joining Talismark, Dave owned several businesses including Internet Services of Central Florida, and Computer Smarts. Dave has been a primary advisor to many Central Florida companies large enough to have complex IT infrastructures. Dave’s increasing role as a consultant to Talismark led to his current role as CIO.
Dave also has significant expertise in technical training, having prepared hundreds of technicians for AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya in Cisco, VOIP, Network+, and A+ certification.
Dave received his Master’s degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Central Florida.
Dave participates in numerous business and charitable organizations and is a strong believer in the use of his time, talent, and treasure for the good of the community.