Meet The Newest Faces At ZMac

Team ZMac New Class Sprint 2019

Just as spring welcomes new beginnings, so ZMac welcomes the newest members to our team. Read on to discover what makes each of them tick.

Grant Bijold

Sales Executive

Hi everyone! I am Grant Bijold, from the great state of Minnesota, and yes you can razz me about any Minnesota sports rivalries. I have most recently worked in the Construction and Transportation industry, but before that, I worked in banking. I truly enjoy building friendships/relationships with many and love to hear what others have going on/happening in their lives.

I moved here with my fiancé, (now wife) a few years ago and we are parents to a 1-year old funny and joyful little girl. I enjoy downhill skiing, golfing, rollerblading, biking, walking, live music and almost anything else outdoors with my wife. I am entertained by pretty much any sport (except tennis) and appreciate many different genres of music. I am quite excited to join this successful, growing team and to learn from many of you.

Janine Cerminara

Billing Specialist

Hello, my name is Janine Cerminara. Born and raised in Kenosha, I am married and have two beautiful daughters. My eldest daughter Alyssa has flown the coop and is enjoying life in her first apartment. My youngest is a sophomore in the MedSci Academy at Indian Trail High School & Academy.

When I’m not accompanying my youngest daughter Ashley to cheer competitions, I’m enjoying a novel by my favorite author, James Patterson, or trying to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy while everyone’s asleep. On the weekends, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, camping in the Dells, gaming at the casino’s, and having a cocktail by the pool in the summertime.

Most of my education and career has revolved around accounting. I am excited to have the opportunity to work as part of team ZMac as a Billing Specialist. I look forward to being a part of this company’s growth.

Kassandra Janis

Sales Executive

Hi, my name is Kassandra Janis. I am very excited to begin my journey here at ZMac! I have lived in Kenosha for the past 12 years. I have been married for almost 9 years, have 2 children, and a giant dog named Pickles. Weston is 5 and Lilly is 3.

Most of my spare time involves building Lego sets with the kids and playing outside. I also enjoy participating in obstacle mud races. I don’t have much time for television, but I do enjoy Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

I look forward to meeting the rest of the team at ZMac and learning everything I can about this new industry!

Steve Janus

Sales Executive

Hello! My name is Steve Janus, and I am married to Cheryl. We have 2 awesome daughters, Samantha and Kasey. I live in Racine, having moved here from Milwaukee about 40 years ago. Back in 1986, I enlisted fulltime into the United States Air Force after I graduated from J.I. Case High School. I received my Honorable Discharge in 1989. That part of my life was what I needed, and I couldn’t be happier that I experienced it.

I love all shooting sports and have competed on many different levels since 1999 and still do when possible. I also teach C.C.W. classes and mentor new students to increase their skill set. Golfing is another passion, and I help out with my daughter’s Case Eagles Golf Team when I can. Giving back to the community is important, and I love to support and cheer for the Special Olympics. Aside from cheering for these great athletes, I proudly represented Wisconsin for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to help raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics.

Starting in this industry is completely different from where I came from, and I can’t wait to meet everyone and share more great experiences with Team ZMac!

Kevin Matson

Sales Executive

Hello everyone, my name is Kevin Matson. I was born and raised in Racine and still live here with my Family. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside with a degree in Business Management. I have been in sales for the past 15 years. Before getting hired by ZMac, I worked as a recruiter for 11 years.

I have been married for almost 15 years to my beautiful wife, Carrie. We have an awesome son named Tyler who is turning 13 in June. We also have two Pugs named Mugsy and Lilo. As a family, we love going on Tropical vacations.

My favorite activities are golfing, riding my Harley, scuba diving, hunting, and fishing. I love going to sporting events and watching them on TV. I’m a true fan of Wisconsin sports, including Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers.

I’m looking forward to starting a new career with ZMac transportation and grateful for the opportunity to join this great company.

Danielle Morelli

Sales Executive

Hi! My name is Danielle Morelli. I was born and raised in Racine. I have been in the car industry for about 4 years in internet sales. Before that, I worked for a company where I first started cold calling for the salespeople. It was time for a change, and I am glad I came across this opportunity.

I am a mother of two. My son Amari is 4 and my daughter Ariyah is 2. I love spending time with them. We enjoy the park, the beach, taking walks, and playing basketball; even though I’m getting a little old for that. I am hoping to buy and be moved into a house by the end of the summer. I am also afraid of pickles (don’t judge me).

I am very excited to be a part of team ZMac and look forward to this new beginning for me!

Mark Nagode

Sales Executive

I am always grateful for new beginnings and opportunities. My family is why I keep pushing and keeping myself positive in everything I do. I am an accomplished singer/songwriter and still perform with musicians in the Wisconsin/Illinois area. I lead Worship on the music team at Great Lakes Community Church in Kenosha and Racine which gives me great joy on Sundays. I love camping and being outdoors. I’m an easy going guy with a lot to learn, and I look forward to making a positive impact here at ZMAC.

Cheers everyone!

Michael Naumowicz

Sales Executive

Hey Mates, Cake Daddy aka Michael Naumowicz here. When I’m not living the dream life, I am selling the dream life. I am still working on my pilot for the Food Network of traveling to cities with my favorite sports teams to spend 3 days of hitting local, college and pro games from morning to night, taking in the sites, and finding the hot spots only the regulars know.

With that being said, I love traveling and living the top-shelf life. I just recently spent 8 days in the Father-land (Poland) and slept less than 24 hours of those 8 days. I once had a talk with God while walking through the Joshua Tree National Park and asked him why dirt smelled the way it did?

I prefer swimsuits to dress suits, but you will see me sporting the GQ look while booking OD freight. I love cooking, distilling, and hanging by the pool. I can be seen from time to time on stage doing the standup thing, #MichaelAAMC (Michael Antoni/American Made Corruption). Look for me on Netflix.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and getting the scoop on the ZMac Crew. I’m one of those lucky Wisconsinites that loves the Badgers, but will only root for the Cubbies, Hawks, and Da Bears. I do take all bets. Thanks in advance for all the love!

Steve Thieme

Sales Executive

Hi everybody! My name is Steve Thieme. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, apart from the 5 years I lived in Madison in the mid-‘90s. My professional background includes mortgage broker, lending manager at TCF Bank, and most recently account manager for a nationwide retail maintenance company. I handled accounts for Bridgestone Firestone, Luxottica Retail (Sunglass Hut, Lenscrafters) and Driven Brands (Midas, Meineke and Take 5 Oil/Lube).

I’m a proud father of 2 (an 18-year-old son and 12-year- old daughter). We spend a lot of time during the summer months at our camper that we keep permanently in West Bend, Wisconsin. I enjoy riding my Harley motorcycle, bowling, golf, and Brewer games. I also bleed green and gold (Green Bay Packer season ticket holder). I have a little bit of a competitive nature about me but in a healthy way.

I believe in doing your best at anything you try and achievement through hard work. I love meeting new people and building relationships. I’m excited to continue my professional and personal growth with the ZMac family.

Jesse Umbinetti

Sales Executive

My name is Jesse Umbinetti I live in Racine, Wisconsin, but am originally from Seattle, Washington. I am married to my wife, Jenna and have 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls, Jatavian-16, Seveah-14, Talan-13, Aubrey- 7). I came from the rental & sales of heavy equipment industry as an outside sales representative.

I am probably the biggest Seattle sports fan in the world (Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders, Washington Huskies) I promise not to be obnoxious. I find a way to see any of these teams when they’re close to the area. I do follow the Cubs as well because of my wife. (If I didn’t follow the Cubs, I probably wouldn’t have a wife.) I love basketball, but Seattle, unfortunately, got rid of their team. I tend to follow Kevin Durant since my beloved Supersonics drafted him. I like the Bucks, and I root for Wisconsin teams as long as they aren’t playing any teams from Seattle.

I do a lot of family stuff and love hanging out at my family’s property in Salem, Wisconsin. We have 24 acres of land with a 6-acre pond, so it’s my solstice away from the city life. We go out there and shoot, ride four wheelers, fish and just enjoy country life. I also love traveling; my favorite destination is St. Thomas/St. John US Virgin Islands, besides, of course, Seattle.

I am blessed to be apart of the Zmac family and am looking forward to this opportunity. #TeamZmac

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