WHO IS UMC DIRECT
We are a sales and marketing firm focused on growth and development for our clients on an inside basis. We opened our office for business in the Raleigh area due to a higher demand from one of our major clients. Our objective is to give a personal touch for our clients to increase new customer acquisitions in a more timely and professional manner.
- President & CEO
Corey Odom, from Dallas TX, attended Texas State University and graduated in May 2012 with a B.S. Biology and minor in biochemistry. He played competitive tennis throughout most of his college career. Corey moved to Atlanta after graduating looking to experience a new city.
Initially Corey looked for a company that could offer great work experience in sales and would be hands on in their training. ``After starting entry level with UMC Direct I realized how lucky I was to be able to work and do all of the things I love to do with a company- travel, help others, and maintain personal growth.``
Corey's goal is to provide merit based growth, with room for upward mobility, all around a team atmosphere. Corey will continue his passion, which is to coach and teach others on how to reach their goals, while striving to reach his own in the process.
``If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.`` - Zig Ziglar
Samantha GomezHuman Resources Director
Samantha Gomez is from Cary, North Carolina. She recently graduated from University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.
After graduation, she moved back to Cary to work in her career field at UMC Direct. Samantha loves to go out and have fun with her friend and craves social interaction.
At UMC, she found the perfect career to suit her needs. Sam thrives in a fast paced, team environment and love to see others progress.
Andy LipockyAccount Manager
Andy Lipocky is originally from Charlotte, NC, and he attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he graduated in December 2014 with a B.S. in Recreation Management and a Minor in General Business studies.
He grew up playing competitive sports throughout high school, which gave him a great passion for working within a team environment. Once Andy started searching for jobs after graduation he interviewed with UMC Direct, with this position he saw the opportunity to work in a great team environment as well as the ability to develop his managerial and leadership skills.
Andy recognized that the opportunity for his own personal and professional growth within UMC Direct was exactly what he was looking for right out of college. Andy’s goal is to be promoted to Assistant Manager by the beginning of 2017.
David GreenAccount Manager
David is from Nashville, NC and attended North Carolina State University.
He is a driven, highly motivated, and passionate person. David started working with UMC Direct in Feb 2016, and is looking forward to having the ability to achieve new goals and dreams with the company.
He loves the team environment and culture that UMC offers to employees. David has a deep desire to succeed both personally and professionally and is excited to be able to help others do the same.
Thayne WoodAccount Manager
Thayne Wood, originally from Syracuse, NY came with the determination to lead a life with more financial freedom. He left his position in restaurant management after college to pursue greater opportunity.
Currently he is working on climbing the ladder in effort to become Senior Corporate Trainer at UMC Direct. He appreciates building relationships with the people he works with, and cherishes the sense of team membership in the workplace as opposed to just being another employee at a company.
In June of 2015, he joined the team and it was one of the best decisions he’s made to further advance his career in marketing. His student mentality has helped him acquire an abundance of knowledge, and real life situations through previous work helped immensely with customer service tactics.
Dana ClarkeAccount Manager
Dana Clarke is from Wake Forest, NC and recently graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Public Relations.
Dana moved back to the Raleigh area to be near familiar places and faces upon graduation. UMC provided a great opportunity for Dana right out of college, which she recognized and has since taken full advantage of. Dana is a motivated, positive, and well-rounded individual with her mind set on becoming financially secure and has her sights set on becoming a business owner through the opportunity given by UMC Direct.
She is looking forward to eventually relocating with a small team in early 2016. Dana values the team mentality at UMC and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her coworkers. She loves to be challenged and has a thirst for learning new things, so the opportunity for quick advancement with UMC is well suited for her goals. Outside of the office, she is also a photographer and musician, and has a knack for anything creative.
Latoya DeansAccount Manager
Latoya attended UNC Greensboro where she studied business administration and international business.
During her time there she got the opportunity to do something she had wanted to do from a very young age which was modeling. Through her experience and training she landed a job at a model and talent agency where she was an instructor. But over the course of a year she decided that she wanted more and craved the opportunity for growth and advancement. After searching around she came across the perfect fit, which was UMC Direct!
UMC gave her the platform to develop and advance not just as a sales person but a person in general! Now through all the extensive training and development that has happened here at UMC Latoya is making strides to one day herself become a managing partner in the company!