The GreenStar Solutions Team
Meet the GreenStar Solutions team: a group of dedicated and client-focused people who love what they do.
President & Managing Partner
Pete Kish brings over 20 years of business development and management experience. He focuses on value-based leadership, team development and organizational processes. He excels in a fast-paced, hands-on, client driven environment.
Pete started his telecom carrier as a consultant in 1999 at Philadelphia based ATX Communications. He quickly worked his way up through the organization and was a consistent President’s Club winner. He was later promoted to a District Manager. Pete ran the Allentown, PA office and led the team to become one of the top teams in the company. The team not only produced over its sales quota but also was one of the leaders in customer retention.
Pete was honored and promoted to Regional Director where he continued the trend of over quota sales and outstanding customer retention. He attributes his success to his hands on customer-centric sales model. During Pete’s illustrious career, he also enjoyed success at CTC Communications and One Communications.
With a vision for a better way of doing telecommunication and energy consulting, Pete co-founded GreenStar Solutions in 2011. Pete developed the GreenStar Energy and Telecom direct and partner program. During this time, he developed and augmented vendor relationships which contributed in building consistent and progressive sales channels for the company. Serving as the Managing Partner and President of GreenStar, Pete directs the company’s cloud based communication and computing solutions, and assists with daily business development efforts.
He enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing and traveling and resides in Bethlehem, PA with his wife, Christine, and their three children.
Dave George brings over two decades of leadership and enterprise management experience to GreenStar Solutions. Client acquisition and mutually beneficial relationships, as well as profitable growth have been a consistent factor in all of Dave’s professional endeavors. He has founded several successful companies, all of which enjoyed significant growth and success with him at the helm.
After the sale of his first business, Dave went on to work at the family telecommunications business, Ironton Telephone Company. Dave worked his way up to General Manager. Under his leadership, Ironton Telephone quickly evolved to one of the fastest growing privately owned telecommunications companies in Pennsylvania.
During this time, Dave founded Lehigh Fukasa-Kai, his own martial arts dojo offering traditional training in the Japanese disciplines of Jujutsu, Aikido and Kempo. For over two decades Dave has been teaching and training in these arts.
In 2010, seeing the evolution of land based telecom and the shift to cloud services, Dave founded Ironton Global. An Internet Telecommunications Service Provider, or ITSP, offering next generation SIP and Hosted IP-PBX services. At the same time, Dave also founded Telzy, a business based on the deployment of a multi-lingual mobile app.
Seeing a need to redefine the sales and consultative process for Enterprise and SMB Cloud Computing and Cloud Communications, Dave, as Chairman of the Board, co-founded GreenStar Solutions in 2011. Creating a business that was geared for the next evolution in Cloud and the continual improvement in the client experience.
Dave serves on several telecommunications advisory boards and has been nominated several times for Executive/CEO of the Year. He enjoys the ocean, the Caribbean/Key West and traveling with his fiance Michelle and their three children. Dave currently resides in Pennsville, PA.
Senior Marketing Solutions Specialist
Stephanie Benzik brings over 10 years of design and project management experience to GreenStar Solutions team. In addition, she has extensive experience within the Telecommunications world. Where she started out as an LNP, which evolved into a Marketing role. Stephanie’s knack for all things marketing has propelled GreenStar Solutions into the Telecom specific Marketing services space.
With a passion for proving ROIs, Stephanie works hand-in-hand with clients. Delivering professional videos and graphics. Launching lead-winning marketing campaigns. Creating and maintaining stunning websites. Producing highly successful ad copy. Implementing effective Search Engine Optimization tactics. And so much more!
In her downtime, Stephanie enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, day-dreaming about Caribbean vacations, and binge-watching The Office for the millionth time. She resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Nick, their two children, and the two cutest dogs in the whole world.
Steve Troutman brings over 25 years of experience in Telecom and Technology to GreenStar Solutions. During those years, he worked both on the Direct and Channel sales side of the business. Steve has a variety of certifications, including Intelisys Scansource Cloud 9, Comcast Hospitality, Star To Star & Hosted VOIP. Steve has worked for several different technology companies earning him years of knowledge and training. His passion and persistence has always been the key to his success. Steve has an Associate Graduate degree from Full Sail University in Orlando FL with a degree in Recording Arts.
Steve enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife, Robin, and his son, Joshua, who is away at college studying Sports Management. He is an avid collector of music 12″ vinyl and likes to read books regarding the Battle Of Gettysburg and other facets of history.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Larry Santora brings over 40 years of sales and management experience to the GreenStar Solutions team. In addition, he has over 10 years’ experience in Telecommunications. Larry spent four years in the Navy, serving onboard the aircraft carrier, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), in Air Intelligence.
Retiring in 2017, he wasn’t ready to completely retire, he accepted a part time position with GreenStar Solutions, in 2018. Throughout his sales experience, he enjoyed being able to help his customers, as well as building a strong relationship and a friendship with them.
Larry has two children, Michelle and Angelo, and twin grandchildren, Jacob and Imogen. He is an avid golfer, playing in three golf leagues.