Waste Industry Experts on Your Side…
Charles Muszynski, Co-Founder
As Co-Founder, Charles vision is the driving force in today’s 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
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
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.