Our New Associate Director of Sales Additions
Mark Spain Real Estate is excited to highlight our latest promotions and additions to the Sales Leadership Team. Each market we serve has a Director of Sales, but as our company is growing and improving we have added the Associate Director of Sales title to each market. Congratulations to these hardworking individuals on their new titles as Associate Director of Sales.
New Hire Associate Directors of Sales
Alpharetta Associate Director of Sales – Courtney Vlaun
Marietta Associate Director of Sales – Stacy Caldwell
Stacy is an award-winning sales executive with over 20 years of experience in the retail industry. For the past four years, Stacy has been the Sales Director for the retail channel at Nilfisk, a global manufacturer of industrial equipment. Prior to that, Stacy spent ten years at The Home Depot in various leadership roles leading the strategy for several multi-million-dollar categories. Stacy brings a vast knowledge of catering solutions to end users and sellers, sales growth initiatives, and leadership skills. Stacy resides in Marietta with her husband, their three daughters, and their two German Shorthaired Pointers. They enjoy boating, physical fitness, and (once upon a time) traveling.
Nashville Associate Director of Sales – Rizart (Riz) Stafa
Riz has accepted the Associate Director of Sales position for the Nashville office and will be joining us on April 12th! He was born in Tirana, Albania and came to the US with his family when he was 6 where they made their hometown Wixom, MI. He earned my Bachelors in Mathematics from Wayne State University with Masters studies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Colorado State University. He has a passion for people grown from over 15 years of service in restaurants, insurance, and health and wellness. When he’s not working, you’ll most likely find him reading books, being active or spending time with family. He very much values giving back to the communities which have given so much to him. Fun facts: He speaks 3 languages, holds a remote UAV pilot license in addition to a health and life insurance license, and he day trades.
Promoted Associate Directors of Sales
Raleigh Associate Director of Sales – Tara Hargrove
Tara has been in Real Estate since 2005. Before she joined the Raleigh Rockstars as a Listing Agent in April 2020, she had worked both in general brokerage and property management. While in property management, she was a Business Development Manager. When she transitioned from Property Management to General brokerage, Tara led a team at a boutique Real Estate Firm where she spent most of her time training/coaching new agents on winning the business and client experience. Tara is also a certified CE instructor in NC and knows the rules and regulations like the back of her hand!
Tara has accomplished so much in her first year with Mark Spain Real Estate…a big one being 50 closings in 11 months! From day one, Tara has been a culture pillar honoring the company fundamentals in all that she does. She earned this role by finding great success in her current role while adding value to her peers when Raleigh needed more sales leadership hands on deck as the team grew and dominated the Raleigh market.
From the team
“The Associate Director of Sales position reflects how much potential there is for career growth at Mark Spain Real Estate. Mastering the day to day as an Associate is a necessary step toward learning the role of a Director of Sales – potentially to be in charge of your own market center. Success in the Associate Director role means your team is winning because of your influence, and opportunities to further advance your impact on the team and your career are opened up!” – Tom Friberg, Senior Director of Sales