Joseph Dahlstrom, Chief Executive Salesperson (“Sales Assassin”)
Mike Dahlstrom, Business Development & Training (“Lead Rainmaker”)
Brad Greeley, Corporate Strategies (“Tactician / Debate King”)
Michael Abee, Chief Financial Officer (“Head Bean Counter”)
Joseph W. Dahlstrom
Joe Dahlstrom is one of the top sales industry professionals in the country, and the founder of Connect Sales Group. Mr. Dahlstrom works closely with his uniquely diverse and highly talented team and directly oversees all business acquisitions, sales activities, partnerships and consulting projects undertaken by Connect Sales Group.
From 2002, Joe is co-owner and Chief Operating Partner responsible for Revenue and business growth for a $25 million Golf and Resort property portfolio in Palm Springs, California and Phoenix Arizona.
From 1999 to 2002, Joe was the Director of Sales and Business Development for The Walters Company in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Director of Business Development for the Walters organization, Joe pioneered and launched proactive customer service and sales philosophies and practices. In addition, he designed and executed innovative sales and marketing programs supporting the corporate business plan(s).
From 1990 to 1998 Joe Dahlstrom was Lead Sales Professional and top revenue producer at Paloma Golf Group’s flagship property – Geneva National Golf Club, a premier 54-hole Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Gary Player golf and resort complex including 60,000 square feet of full-service clubhouse, restaurant and service facilities.
Joe attended the University of Wisconsin from 1991 to 1994 and has served as both a speaker and instructor for a variety of sales, marketing and business growth programs. He continues to define the cutting edge of knowledge and experience with respect to sales and marketing innovation and accomplishments.
Mike began his career at Geneva National Golf Club in 1996, where over a 5-year period advanced from Guest Services Supervisor to Lead Sales Professional. In 2002 Mr. Dahlstrom joined The Connect Group as Sales Director at Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, California. In this role he was responsible for increasing the club’s annual revenues by $1.7 million. In 2006, Dahlstrom was promoted to Vice President responsible for sales results for the entire portfolio of Connect owned and managed businesses. Working closely with Connect’s Chief Executive, Mike Dahlstrom plays a major role in business development, sales training and implementation of all revenue growth activities of Connect including primary responsibility for sales results. Mike has attended and participated in numerous seminars and training programs presented by John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy and Jeffrey Gitomer. In 2007 Mike Dahlstrom was named “Prime Prospects Executive of the Year”. Mike’s accomplishments during his young career have already served to establish him as a rising star in the sales industry.
Prior to joining Connect Sales Group, Brad and Joe Dahlstrom worked together on special sales and marketing projects in the desert southwest. Mr. Greeley continues to work closely with the PSG team in expanding and managing the corporate client portfolio and profile for Connect Sales Group throughout the U.S. • From 1992 to 2009 Mr. Greeley operated as an independent contractor in Corporate Services Specialist, Director of Real Estate and National Portfolio Manager positions for numerous large corporations where he specialized in strategic planning, development, leasing and sales of high-rise office, land and industrial park projects.
From 1987 to 1991, Greeley was Director of Operations for Aamco Transmissions where he managed over 90 franchise stores in California. Responsibilities and accomplishments included procurement and training of 200 Service Managers comprising the retail sales force, execution of a $15 million annual sales and marketing budget and realization of $125 million in gross sales revenue growth. During this period, Brad was selected by the President to create, write and implement a state-of-the-art National Sales Training Program and new Customer Service Manual. This included oversight roll-out responsibility to the 10 Regional Directors and 950 Aamco stores nationwide.
Prior to this, Brad held National and Regional Sales Manager positions with Samsung Telecom, Bell Atlantic and Republic Automotive contributing his sales expertise, energy and results-driven talents to the extraordinary growth and success of these sales-dependent business enterprises. He has successfully serviced and played a major role in the growth of an array of corporate clients including, Boeing, Lockheed, Koll Company, The Irvine Company, Panatonni Phelan, Adams Rite, Super Glue, American Savings & Loan and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Brad was a Graduate with Honors from UCLA. His many past awards include National Collegiate Speech and Debate Champion (2 Gold Medals, Silver and Bronze), Author of the Spot Bill delivered to the California Congress, nationally ranked wrestler and High School Athlete of the Year.
Michael E. Abee
Michael Abee works closely with Joe Dahlstrom to support Connect Sales Group’s business plans including transactional, legal, administrative and organizational activities, along with oversight and execution of all financial and accounting matters. Mike is highly regarded for his ability to acquire and execute standard-setting business opportunities known for value growth and return-on-investment. Mike began his career in real estate development in 1981, when he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with American Pacesetter in Southern California.
From 1998 to 2001 he was Director of Business Acquisitions and Due Diligence for Arnold Palmer Management Company headquartered in San Francisco.
From 1992 to 1998, Michael Abee, as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Acquisitions for Paloma Golf Group, was actively engaged in the development, purchase, financing, operation and subsequent sales of business operations throughout the U.S. Mr. Abee was Division President and Chief Financial Officer of Custom Living Communities and Dove Canyon Company from 1987 to 1992, where he was responsible for numerous master planned community developments and homebuilding projects, from equity procurement and conventionaldevelopment financing, through merchant builder purchase and sale of improved lot parcels.
From January 1984 to 1987, Mike Abee, was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Polygon Homes of California. In this capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of financing, development, construction and business operations supporting multiple land development and home building projects throughout the Western United States.
Mr. Abee Graduated from San Diego State University in 1979 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting and was recruited by Kenneth Leventhal and Company, the premier accounting firm for the real estate and development industry. In 1981, he joined American Pacesetter; one of Southern California’s leading publicly traded homebuilders.
His early experience as a financial and valuation analyst for income generating businesses and real estate assets, coupled with his ability to locate and secure capital funding and conventional debt has placed him as a respected leader in this highly specialized field. Mr. Abee is a recognized expert in transaction and financial structuring, business and property acquisitions, operations management and due diligence. He is a 30-year Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Real Estate Broker.