Marcelo Araujo – Marcelo is currently the Director of Construction and Property Management for Tarbell Management Group. He is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After beginning his civil engineering studies and career in Brazil, Marcelo transferred his academic studies to the United States. He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics with concentrations in Business Administration and Spanish from the State University of New York at Potsdam. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering from Clarkson University. He is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Building Design and Construction. Prior to joining TMG, Marcelo worked for Hensel Phelps, a U.S.A. top 30 design-build contractor in Northern Virginia. Marcelo occupied various positions within that company, which granted him experience in different areas of the construction field. In addition, Marcelo held a Geotechnical Engineer title for Froehling and Robertson, Inc. and provided consulting services to major design build contractors in the Mid-Atlantic area. Marcelo has worked for different entities ranging from the private sector to the federal government.
Brian Fent – Brian Fent is the Chief Financial Officer for Tarbell Management Group. Brian has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Canton ATC and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Clarkson University. Prior to this position Brian was the CFO for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe for 11 years. In that capacity he worked within all areas of the tribal government and the tribally owned business enterprises. He successfully led major financings for the tribe and casino totaling well over $100 million. He has also spent more than 20 years in the banking industry in the Massena area where he worked in both consumer and commercial business as well as business development. Brian's work career has given him a strong background in business development, strategic planning and operational oversight.
Brent Hesseltine – Brent is the Director of Information Technology for Tarbell Management Group. Brent holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology, Training and Development from the State University of New York at Oswego. Prior to joining TMG, he was Director of IT for TwinState, a network and communications solution provider. Additionally, he was co-founder and principal consultant for Highline Technology, an information technology management and strategic services company. Highline Technology was founded and delivered services to clients primarily in Chicago, but later expanded service offerings and relocated the business to New York. Brent has a strong background combining operational, strategic and technical knowledge to achieve the greatest return and efficiency with technology investments.
Mark Laguador – Mark currently holds the position of Vice President for Tarbell Management Group. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Gaming Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Mark has held several department management positions within Marriott International in their rooms division at several New York City Properties. He ended his Marriott career at the Marriott Midtown East Courtyard as their Front Office Manager to become the Director of Operations then currently as the Vice President of Tarbell Management Group. He currently is overseeing the following business: Retail & Convenience Store Outlets, Hospitality Businesses, Petroleum Distribution, Trucking, Fitness Center and Telecommunications.
Brandon Tarbell - Brandon E. Tarbell grew up on the Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation on the border of northern NY and southern Ontario, Canada. Before graduating high school, Brandon held front line positions in the retail business that gave him knowledge of the family business operations. After graduating from Massena Central High School, he began working full time in the family business. Brandon grew into management positions and continued to learn from his parents about how to take care of customers, manage a team and how to conduct business. Brandon continued to develop the current business, as well as creating new business opportunities for the family. The business has grown and evolved greatly with much help from his brother and brother in laws actively working in the family business as well. Currently today Brandon is President and CEO of Tarbell Management Group which owns and operates retail & hospitality/wholesale/manufacturing businesses. He has passion at being an entrepreneur and continues to educate himself through reading and attending functions about leadership and management. Recently Brandon was awarded "top 40 under 40" by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Brandon is also an Elder and pastor of the Church of Christ in Akwesasne. He has a passion for serving God through ministry and missionary work throughout the world.
Justin Tarbell – Justin currently holds the title of Vice President for Tarbell Management Group. Justin had begun working in the family business throughout and after high school in various positions in office administration, marketing and operational management for the convenience stores and wholesale companies. Justin then left the business to proceed to receive a higher education where he has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He then returned from college to assist in the growth and utilize his education in the business and assisting his family in the day to day operations of the stores and new businesses. Justin currently oversees the overall operations of the Fiber Optic Company and New Projects.
Dale White – Dale White is the General Counsel for Tarbell Management Group. Prior to that Dale was General Counsel for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and General Counsel for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians in Connecticut . For much of his career, Dale practiced federal Indian law the State of Colorado where he became a partner in an Indian owned law firm. In private practice Dale litigated a number of cases in federal court, including arguing eight cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeal and in 1988 Dale had the distinction of successfully arguing an Indian law case in the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first member of an Iroquois tribe to appear in the Supreme Court. Dale’s experience also includes work in the federal government. After graduating from Cornell Law School Dale went to work in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Indian Resources Section where he litigated a number of cases on behalf of tribes.