Ms. Valenzuela Banker is Shore Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer and President. She is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Villanova University as well as a Master Certificate in Government Agile Contract Management. Ms. Valenzuela Banker served in the United States Navy as a Quartermaster aboard the USS Howard (DDG83) from 2005-2009. During her enlistment, she received numerous awards and recognition for her knowledge and acumen, and was meritoriously advanced. After discharge from the Navy, she served in sales and international sales roles for companies in the government contracting space and eventually decided to pursue her passion.
Ms. Valenzuela Banker’s passion along with her combination of strength, experience, and love of the military community is what drove her to buy Shore Solutions in January 2016. Due to this reorganization and acquisition, Ms. Valenzuela Banker has had to develop and lead a rapid turnaround program. The combined effect of these activities has been to improve cost efficiency, customer satisfaction, employee morale and cohesion to the highest levels in the company's history. In addition, these efforts have positioned Shore Solutions to pursue additional contract opportunities and an increase in profitability.
Mr. Frederick “Earl” Nelson, SC, USN (retired) is Shore Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer. He is a native of Merced, CA, and a fifth-generation Californian. Mr. Nelson holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from National University in San Diego, CA. Mr. Nelson retired from the US Navy as a Supply Corps Officer after 21 years of faithful service and joined Shore Solutions after his retirement. In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, he serves as a liaison, ensuring proper channels of communication are kept with our clients and he continues building strong strategic alliances with manufacturers and vendors. Mr. Nelson highlights Shore Solutions’ strengths and abilities to solve day-to-day problems whether it be for a client, manufacturer, or vendor.
Ms. Paramo is the Operations Manager and Contract Administrator for Shore Solutions. Ms. Paramo is a native of Rosarito Beach, BC and studied International Business at the University of Baja California and San Diego State University. Ms. Paramo is very experienced in customer service, management, and operations. In her current position, she has a hands-on approach and leads many roles across the functional areas within Shore Solutions and is responsible for the administration and management of all federal acquisition contracts, human resources, and daily business operations.
Mr. Patrick Brady is Shore Solutions’ Business Development Manager. Born into a Military Family, Mr. Brady has lived at Marine Installations across the United States and eventually settled in Virginia before moving to San Diego. Mr. Brady started at Shore Solutions after 7 years of Program Management work at ADS Inc. where he specialized in NSN procurement and vendor relationship management. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University.
Mr. Robert Banker is Shore Solutions’ Contract Manager. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio the only child of Bob and Susan Banker. Mr. Banker joined the United States Navy in 2005 and was stationed in San Diego, California at various training commands as well as aboard the USS Howard DDG83, where he did three deployments to the middle East. Prior to starting with Shore Solutions Mr. Banker worked as a Government Account Manager in the Federal Sector. He currently has a B.A. degree in Business Administration. He is happily married and has one daughter.
Ms. Perez comes to Shore Solutions with extensive purchasing experience. Ms. Perez’s goal is to be the bridge that makes the vendor - buyer relationship seamless. Ms. Perez makes this vendor – buyer relationship so smooth that you cannot tell where one company ends and the other begins.
A native to San Diego, Mr. Gutierrez comes to Shore Solutions with over six years of warehousing experience. Mr. Gutierrez possesses an in-depth knowledge of the city and the military bases within San Diego. Mr. Gutierrez provides direct support to the many outside sales representatives and to their customers to ensure quick and efficient handling and delivery of goods.
Mr. Arredondo joined Shore Solutions in 2016 with an extensive background in accounting, financial management, and treasury. Jose has a BA in Accounting and a MA in Finance from Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Universidad La Salle in Mexico. As the Accounting Manager, Jose is the chief problem solver. He loves to suss out issues proactively, and is known for having a knack in finding and addressing problems quickly. He ensures that he and his team are continually learning and improving and he enjoys implementing procedures to increase the efficiency of the accounting team.
Ms. Cardoza is a military spouse and comes to Shore Solutions with a background in finance. She is currently in the process of completing her Bachelors of Science in Accounting at the University of Phoenix. Ms. Cardoza has an important role at Shore Solutions as our Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Clerk who is responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical services to ensure effective, efficient, and accurate financial and administrative operations.
Ms. Ortega comes to Shore Solutions with sales support and purchasing experience. Ms. Ortega provides support to the CEO, COO, Sales Manager, and Sales Representatives. Ms. Ortega also deals directly with customers and prospects to Shore Solutions. Ms. Ortega is a very integral part of our team.
Mr. Talob comes to Shore Solutions with four years’ active duty in the United States Navy as a shipboard firefighter and two years as VBSS operator (Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure). Mr. Talob works in shipping and receiving and ensures all deliveries are transported directly and efficiently to our customers all while providing a world class customer experience.
Ms. Arroyos comes to Shore Solutions after serving four years as a Boatswain’s mate onboard the USS Howard (DDG83). Ms. Arroyos has a background in purchasing and currently she has spent three years in the realm of sales. Ms. Arroyos has built valuable relationships that provide awesome support to our customers and their needs.
Mr. Scherr comes to Shore Solutions with four active duty years in the United States Marine Corps as a Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Gunner. Mr. Scherr is one of the Sales Representatives with boots on the ground, visiting customers and providing our services to ensure we do our part to help make sure every customer is mission ready.