Leadership

Board of Directors

Vincent Saputo

Vincent Saputo

President

Phone: 239-249-3353
Email: Info@NaplesPremierHomeWatch.com

Vincent (Vinny) has served in several leadership roles throughout his early job history and professional career. Some fields include the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry, Building Trades, Property Management, Public Safety and Emergency Services (Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Technician), and as a Business Owner. 

He received his formal education from Camden County College and Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Business Administration and Public Administration in New Jersey. 

After working 20 years as a Police Officer and First Responder in New Jersey, Vinny and his wife, Kim, felt a need for a change of pace and enhanced quality of family life. They vacationed in Naples, Florida, for 18 years and fell in love with this paradise. After leaving Naples, the family would immediately look forward to returning to the beautiful scenery, terrific sub-tropical climate, and fabulous beaches. Vinny and Kim even got married there in 2009! Because Naples held such a special place in the hearts of Vinny, Kim, and their two beautiful daughters, Gianna and Mia, choosing Naples to raise the family was an easy decision. 

Vinny was intrigued by Home Watch and decided that it was the perfect business to utilize all of his skills, including his experience with exotic vehicles.  He enrolled in Home Watch Training Program and launched Naples Premier Home Watch after graduation. He saw the value and was enthusiastic about the International Home Watch Alliance's mission, so he became a member as soon as his business was established.  

Home Watch such a young industry, and Vinny sees the importance of having a voice in its growth and evolution.  As the IHWA President, he leads an exceptional team dedicated to the development and direction of the industry as well as assisting and contributing to the success of the business owner members.  

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Dave Feightner

Vice President

Phone: 239-530-8884
Email: Dave@SpectrumConcierge.com

Dave Feightner is the Owner/Operator of Spectrum Concierge, LLC, and Accent Cleaning Services, two home service companies here in Naples, Florida. Raised in Chatham, Massachusetts, a small town on Cape Cod, Dave grew up living near the water and had the opportunity to be a shell-fisherman for nearly ten years as he went through middle school, high school, and college. Dave took a liking to the game of golf at the age of 12. He attended Methodist University in North Carolina, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration, focusing on Professional Golf Management. Dave has served as a Golf Professional for a list of great Golf Clubs, including Nantucket Golf Club, The Club at Cordillera, Pine Needles Golf Club, the Ocean Reef Club, and the Club at Mediterra in Naples.  

Dave decided to leave the golf business to pursue Spectrum Concierge, with his wife Steph, in late 2013, and they have not looked back since. As a business that started out in their own home, they now have an office located on Taylor Road in North Naples and are employers to 20 hard-working, quality individuals. Dave serves in active roles, including as past Vice President and President of his local BNI chapter, and always appreciates the opportunity to meet new people.  

Dave and Steph have two kids; son, Wade is five, and daughter, Riley, age three, manage to keep them on their toes at all times. Dave is a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan but enjoys playing all sports. His goal is to have a build an organization of quality people and have a positive impact on his community, team members, family, and the environment. 

In Dave's role as IHWA Vice-President, the IHWA has an experienced, visionary leader making a tangible contribution to its growth.  

Larry Meek

Larry Meek

Secretary

Phone: 239-234-1847
Email: LarryM@CarefreeHomeWatch.com

Larry Meek is a graduate of the University of Mississippi; then, he attended the University of Mississippi, Graduate School of Business. He is a co-founder of Carefree Home Watch LLC, a Fort Myers based start-up engaged in home watch and concierge services. He leads the company in all aspects of its operational development.  

Larry gained over 40 years of experience, serving as Vice President of North American Truck Rental Operations for Budget Rent a Car Corporation, later as the President and CEO of US Commercial Funding, a subsidiary of Celtic Investments, Inc., a publicly-traded company. He later became a Florida Licensed Community Association Manager engaged in property management of nine (9) Homeowner and Condominium Associations with over 1400 homeowners.  

Meek successfully managed the operational disaster recovery of those communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. During this period of crisis, he and his co-founder saw first-hand the hardships that absentee owners of homes experienced with recovery efforts. Soon afterward, the concept of utilizing his property management experience in tandem with skills acquired as a graduate of the Home Watch Training Program presented by Your Home Watch Professionals resulted in developing a home watch company based on providing exceptional service. Carefree Home Watch in Fort Myers, Florida  

 A volunteer with the Lee County Emergency Management team, Larry holds Certificates in Shelter Basics, Fundamentals, and Shelter Management. He is a past Board of Director for Celtic Investments, Inc. and Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Promenade at the Forum Homeowners Association. He currently holds a State of Florida Community Association Manager License. 

As the Secretary of the IHWA, Larry runs efficient Board Meetings and is a great mentor to the team and members. 

Phil Brogan

Phil Brogan

Treasurer

Phone: 719-839-1213
Email: Phil@HomeWatchInfo.com  

Phil Brogan founded Timberline Properties Home Watch in 2015, the first company serving Fairplay, Colorado, and surrounding communities.  Phil operates the business with his wife, DeAnn, who has many years of business ownership experience, a work ethic, and customer service skills that are second to none.   

Phil has a background in landscaping, snow removal, plumbing, electrical, and total home construction.  He understands systems that make a house function properly and can identify an operational problem or damage in the early stages.  

As a Home Watch Pioneer, Phil knows the importance of the Home Watch industry's responsible growth.  He is a Founding Member, committed to the IHWA mission and contributing to our members' success.   

Phil joined the IHWA Board of Directors in 2020, serving as our Treasurer.  He has a degree in accounting and business management.  Phil was also the Treasurer and is Past President of the South Park Chamber of Commerce.  

Jeff Stack

Jeff Stack

Director

Phone: 973-479-6168
Email: Jeff@HomeWatchNeighbor.com 

As a 25-year part-time resident of Arizona, Jeff recognized the need for a reliable, reputable, dependable home watcher.  While he appreciated his neighbor’s efforts to “check on the house,” there was simply not enough attention to detail. Upon arriving at his vacation home in Arizona, he and his wife would find minor issues needing to be addressed. We would discover lights that needed to be replaced, issues with the drip system, or a chirping smoke alarm.  

Jeff is a graduate of the State University of New York/College at Oneonta with a dual major in business and psychology.  He worked for Toys R Us for 20 years.  He started in their Management Training Program and held various positions, including Assistant Store Manager, before moving to their corporate headquarters.  There he became the Director of Brand Management, specializing in licensed boys' toys, including licensing agreements with Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Home Depot along with several in-house brands and product development with Disney, ESPN, Nickelodeon.  Jeff was VP of Marketing responsible for product development and licensing for toy manufacturers Moose Mountain, Jakks Pacific, and Sportcraft, where he oversaw licenses; Disney, Nickelodeon, ESPN, Marvel, Star Wars, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, and others. 

Jeff launched HomeWatch Neighbor in 2019. Professionally trained and credentialed, he grew his business within two years is close to full client capacity.  

As a Director of the IHWA, Jeff handles the testing platform for members to earn their IHWA Certified Home Watch Reporter designation.  His fellow Board Members value his expertise, and his contributions benefit all of the IHWA members. 

Diane Pisani

Diane Pisani

Past President & Co-Founder

Phone: 239-707-4296
Email: Diane@YourHWP.com 

Diane recognized the necessity for a professional organization that represented the real needs of the growing profession of Home Watch.  Business owners asked for marketing support, professional development, representation, a voice in the operations of the organization, and more. 

The official launch of the IHWA scheduled for September 2017 was postponed when Hurricane Irma visited Southwest Florida.  However, it was announced when Diane started the IHWA sponsored Hurricane Home Watch Facebook Group, a place for all Home Watch providers to communicate during the disaster.  The 2018 official introduction welcomed the innovators who believe in the mission and became the IHWA Founding Members. 

Diane entered the world of Home Watch in 2004 and was instrumental in developing systems and best practices for a growing company.  She later took a position as the Director of Home Watch and Concierge Services for a real estate company.  In 2006, she co-founded Second To None Services Home Watch. 

Diane identified the need for training, and in the spring of 2008, and the very first Home Watch Training Program took place.  There was a lot of demand, and Your Home Watch Professionals was launched in 2009.  She has trained and consulted with individuals and companies throughout the US and Canada, helping them launch or grow their businesses. 

The Home Watch Academy, launched in 2020, is the first eLearning training and resource platform designed specifically to meet the changing needs in this fast-growing profession. 

Diane brings her wealth of experience, endless enthusiasm, and a clear vision for the future to the IHWA. Her advocacy efforts benefit the entire community of Home Watch, and she never misses an opportunity to share the message that Home Watch is an essential service for all seasonal homeowners.  

Advisors

Todd B. Allen

Todd B. Allen

Attorney

Todd B. Allen focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, real estate, condominium and homeowners’ association representation.

Todd represented a significant number of homeowners facing foreclosure in Collier and Lee Counties. As a result of his work, Todd has been featured in the national media with articles in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Housing Wire, Time Magazine, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Todd has also appeared on MSNBC and Fox News to discuss his work and the foreclosure crisis. Todd was featured in a John Oliver segment on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart called “The Forecloser“.

Todd graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a degree in political science. After obtaining his law degree, Todd became a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Chris Cibula

Commercial Risk Manager & Insurance Broker

Chris Cibula focuses his business in the areas of commercial risk management and insurance.  Chris works to adequately and fully protect all of the assets held by his clients. He is not in the business of writing an insurance policy and never talking to a client again. His objective is to correctly assess, identify and provide solutions for the risks client face as individuals/businesses as well as develop an ongoing interactive relationship.

Chris has been very involved in working with Home Watch companies and the insurance industry to work on the recognition of the Home Watch industry.

Chris graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Florida State University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance (Florida State was ranked 4th ranked for risk management among public institutions during his tenure)  In 2010, Chris was the sole senior student elected to represent the school at the annual RIMS conference in Boston.  Chris has 8 years of industry experience specializing in risk management and long term risk reduction for businesses of all types.  He is also a certified insurance expert witness in the state of Florida.

Sheryl Soukup

Sheryl Soukup

Non-Profit Strategic Advisor

Sheryl Soukup is the President of Soukup Strategic Solutions, providing nonprofit organizations with expertise in the areas of fundraising and nonprofit management.  Soukup earned the designation CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is a registered Fundraising Consultant with the State of Florida. Soukup’s work as a consultant is concentrated in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and board development.

Soukup was employed for fifteen years by nonprofits, ten of those years as the chief executive.  Soukup’s professional and volunteer experience in nonprofits includes a wide range of industries and disciplines, including academic and scientific research, affordable housing, child care, mentoring, tutoring and literacy programs, disability services, legal aid, community coalitions, community centers, churches, hospital and health clinics, schools and universities and now Home Watch.

Soukup has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles in Florida and Massachusetts, including service on boards and committees at the local and statewide level.

Marc Halcrow

Marc Halcrow

Past-President & Co-Founder

In this capacity Marc works with various stakeholder groups in support of the IHWA mission to Advocate, Educate, and Innovate within the Home Watch industry.

Halcrow has spent the past 10+ years in the certification and training arena having been involved with the establishment and support of various best practice competency models and organizations.

Marc has an MBA from The Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing from The American University, Washington, DC.

After traveling to all seven continents including Antarctica, Halcrow decided to reside in Naples, Florida where he has an established Home Watch business and has consulted with various high-end home builders to mature the Home Watch division of the organization.

Committees

Advocacy

Works on developing & supporting initiatives to recognize Home Watch with insurance companies and governmental bodies.

Membership & Sponsorship

Ensures that members and sponsors are leveraging and optimizing benefits

Marketing

Works to promote the IHWA and gathers relevant information from various committees to share with the market.

Professional Development

Determines topics, areas of interest, and programs for the growing home watch businesses.

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