The ARS Team Values Your Customers — Literally.

Meet the management behind Alternative Revenue Solutions…

Gary Press

Gary Press is CEO of ARS, which provides significant incremental revenue to large customer-based companies, by providing robust savings, financial education, and protection programs to enhance consumers’ lives.

Press is known as an effective, results-oriented leader, who has spent the last 25 years in the advertising, marketing, and publishing industries. His innate talents enable him to transform environments into highly motivated, highly profitable systems and to proactively identify and resolve challenges. Gary has a proven track record in growing sales, controlling costs, maximizing productivity, creating new or rebuilding revenue streams, and delivering multi-million-dollar profits.

Prior to forming ARS, Gary was publisher of the South Florida Business Journal – division of American City Business Journals – the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the U.S. Gary was instrumental in growing the advertising revenue at the SFBJ by more than 550% and profits tenfold. In addition, the publication won numerous local and national editorial awards.

Danielle Tarrant
Director of Operations

Danielle Tarrant is a highly strategic and process oriented individual. Danielle’s innate skills allow her to manifest processes even when she is dealing with highly complicated activities. Ms. Tarrant works well under pressure and motivates her team to do the same.

Ms. Tarrant has worked for the Vice President and Secret Service on the White House Advance team where she was responsible for hundreds of consistently changing items including catering, audiovisual, and photography needs.

Danielle worked for the South Florida Business Journal, part of American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States. In her capacity as Event and Marketing Director, Danielle grew event attendance by 23 percent annually and event revenue by over 30 percent.

Danielle also held a senior level position with General Revenue Corporation – A Division of Sallie Mae, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In her role with GRC, Ms. Tarrant focused her energies on determining goals, increasing profit margins, expense analysis as well as revenue growth.

Ms. Tarrant graduated from Lynn University with her degree in Business Administration and is involved in numerous civic and community organizations.

Kenneth Kandell

Ken is well known as a sales, promotion and marketing professional. He began his career as an independent Rock n’ Roll promoter in Baltimore and Washington. Representing record labels, music publishers and recording artists, his client list grew to include some of the biggest names in music: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Heart and Barry Manilow among others.

Ken’s experience and ability allowed him to go on to own several radio stations and varied retail businesses. The sale of these businesses enabled him to relocate to South Florida.

Shortly thereafter Ken reconnected with his old friend Gary Press whom he met 25 years earlier when Gary was the Publisher of the Baltimore Business Journal. Gary recruited Ken to join the staff at Alternative Revenue Solutions so he would have someone who understood his warped sense of humor.

Joe Gonzalez

Joe Gonzalez is known as an ambitious, self-motivated, entrepreneur who has spent the last 20 years of his career developing, managing and effectively transforming small direct sales units into multi-tiered global distribution networks for a variety of Fortune 500 IT firms. His in-depth understanding of strategy, multi-tier distribution, global channel marketing and organizational dynamics have been instrumental in his overall success.

Prior to joining ARS, Gonzalez lead the acquisition, development and marketing efforts for The Ohana Group, a global real estate development and holdings firm, which he originated back 1995. His aggressive investment strategies have been instrumental in recording exponential growth in the overall value of Ohana’s diverse global real estate holdings.

Gonzalez holds a BA in International Business from California State University-Fullerton, is a US Navy Veteran and the proud father of a precocious youngster. The duo can often be found volunteering for a variety of local charities, which are dedicated to wounded Veterans and Children causes. Of course, none of this holds a candle to Kenny’s bio. Let’s face it, who else can hang out with Barry Manilow and live to tell about it?