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We’re not your typical sales reps at Kroll. We’re enthusiasts with diverse backgrounds and a passion for the brands we represent.
Chris Smith
CORE Sales Manager
Chris has been with team Kroll for over 5 years and brought with him over 20 years of experience in the public safety and law enforcement industry. Previously, he was a Field Training Officer specializing in tactical combat training and a Security Supervisor for a trauma hospital and continues to work part-time as a local police officer. Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Human Resource Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement. When Chris isn’t here in the office, he enjoys seasonal Michigan hunting opportunities as well as the outdoors with his son, fiancé, and family. We are confident that Chris’s extensive knowledge and experience will prove to be valuable in helping you with your business needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Chris with us as we continue to deliver our vast industry product knowledge to you.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 249 or email [email protected]
Anthony Bartolone
International Sales Account Manager
Anthony joined Kroll in 2021 and has brought over 18 years of sales experience from different fields. Anthony has several years in sales, account management and restaurants. He believes in putting the customer first and always communicating with the customer. When away from the office, Anthony’s son keeps him busy and on his toes.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 273 or email [email protected]
Carlos Windholz
Regional Account Manager
Carlos brings several years of sales experience with the majority of his career focused on account management and business development. Carlos's most recent experience was in the software industry. He takes pride in building an excellent rapport with customers and knowing their needs while assisting them in order to exceed their expectations. Outside of work, Carlos enjoys spending time with the family, grilling and watching his son play travel baseball and other sports. Also, Carlos believes in teaching his son Spanish and about his Spanish Culture.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 225 or email [email protected]
Jeff Eastman
Regional Account Manager
Jeff has joined the Kroll team as a Regional Sales Manager. He spent the last 20 years working for large companies in the automotive and industrial markets. Jeffrey has over 15 years of experience in account management and sales, but it is his dedication and passion for building relationships with his customers that he takes pride in most. When not in the office Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family. He is a proud dad of four and relishes every opportunity to cheer on his kids during their many extracurricular activities.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 236 or email [email protected]
Stephen Kirk
Regional Account Manager
Steve joined the team as a Regional Account Manager and is excited to work with current and new clients in the southeast region of the US. Building relationships is Steve’s passion and he has over 10 years in Sales and Business development experience for a variety of companies including construction, architecture, and medical. He received his Bachelors’ Degree from Wayne State University, which sparked his love for the city and he spent over a decade living in downtown Detroit. During his free time, you can find Steve playing ice hockey, exploring trails on his bike and trying new recipes for his wife and two daughters.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 262 or email [email protected]
Valerie Deittrick-Payne
Regional Account Manager
Valerie started at Kroll in 2017 with the outbound operations department. Throughout her tenure, she became the lead of the operations department and transferred to customer service in 2020. With her knowledge set of Kroll and the industry, Valerie was promoted to account manager in 2022. She enjoys hanging out with her dog and 4 kids outside of work along with her 2 grandchildren.
Please feel free to contact her at 586-739-9200 ext. 235 or email [email protected]
Chelcie Cox
Western Regional Sales Manager
Chelcie joined the Kroll Team in 2017 and started in our warehouse operations. From picking, packing, receiving, she then progressed up to customer service where she worked for just under 2 years. Within that time frame, she was promoted to our Key Accounts Customer Service Representative, where she continued to excel in the company. Chelcie has the product information that you are looking for, and the white glove customer experience to help grow your business. After work hours she enjoys baking, playing with her kids, traveling with her husband, spending time with her friends and family. You can count on Chelcie on reaching out to you to continue building the relationship/partnership.
Please feel free to contact her at 586-739-9200 ext. 278 or email [email protected]
Ryan Kretz
Firearms Division Sales Manager
Ryan has been a member of Team Kroll for many years and has brought with him over 8 years of experience in the military and law enforcement industry. Ryan served in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer and Marine Corps SRT (Special Reaction Team) as well as a Reserve Officer for police departments while in the military. When Ryan isn’t here in the office, he is an avid shooter, sports enthusiast, and builds on his passion for fine whiskey & craft beer. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, 4 children, and being outdoors. We are confident that Ryan’s extensive knowledge, personal experience, witty sense of humor, and incredibly enthusiastic attitude will prove to be valuable in helping you with your business needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Ryan with us as we continue to deliver our vast industry product knowledge and top-notch services to you!
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 224 or email [email protected]
Paul McDonald
Firearms Division Specialist
For over three years Paul has been with Kroll as our Firearms Territory Manager. With Paul's combined experiences of managing a gun store and range, to working in the gun room at Kroll, he has extensive firearm and product knowledge. Paul has an overwhelming appreciation for the day to day workings of being a dealer, which he uses to connect with his customers and to better understand their individual needs. Paul is also the go-to guy for gun builds, as he has a passion for building rifles for himself, his family and friends and past customers. In his spare time, Paul is an avid hunter, fisherman, and gun enthusiast and enjoys camping and traveling with his wife.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 245 or email: [email protected]
Brian Turo
Regional Account Manager
Brian provides a wide variety of knowledge thanks to his four decades of experience in the shooting sports industry. He’s a certified instructor and has managed big Box and specialty sporting goods stores as well as developed indoor shooting facilities. His experience adds a unique perspective to his position here at Kroll, it provides his customers the opportunity to work with a seasoned industry professional focusing on helping to drive their sales and business needs. An outdoorsman his entire life, Brian enjoys completive shooting, hunting, fishing, and boating. A proud father of two adult children who both share his enthusiasm for the Shooting Sports. We are confident with Brian’s background and passion for what he does, that our customers will have a great partner working with them to provide outstanding knowledge and customer service.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext.247 or email: [email protected]
Gregory Wainwright
Government Division Manager
Gregory runs and manages Kroll’s government sales division. His role is to work directly with Kroll’s customers who sell to government entities. He understands how military & government agencies procure and receive goods and uses this knowledge to help Kroll accounts prosper. His division’s goals are to give specialized support to Kroll’s customers so they can grow their business and expand into new markets. Gregory’s goals with Kroll are ambitious. He won’t rest until Kroll is selling satellites, tanks, and missiles. He is an Alumni of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business. In his free time he enjoys reading, shooting, cooking, and outdoor activities.
Please feel free to contact him at 586-739-9200 ext. 226 or email [email protected]
Claire Cerezo
Key Account Manager
Claire is a veteran of the Kroll team, her primary focus is to develop and obtain customers in adjacent markets. She has over 10 years of experience in the Law Enforcement and Industrial markets working with large distributors. Claire provides industry knowledge, a fast-paced work ethic and a passion for growing your business to better service your customers.
Please feel free to contact her at 739-9200 ext. 277 or email: [email protected]