Meet The Carvonis Group Team

Krystoff Carvonis, Founder/CEO

image1Krystoff Carvonis was born and raised in Port-Au-Prince Haiti. Starting at the young age of 5, he entered the equestrian sport in the show jumping division. Eager to represent his country internationally, he started traveling throughout Western Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. With Haiti experiencing an uneasy political climate, it was difficult for Krystoff to strive in the sport, so at the age of 15, Krystoff and his family decided to move to the United States to pursue his dream. The move necessitated a significant adjustment for Krystoff from his French educational background; however, his aptitude for language and hunger for success facilitated a smooth transition.

Now fluent in 5 languages (French, English, Kreyol, Spanish, and conversational German), Krystoff graduated from high school in South Florida. He continued on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing from Florida International University. After working briefly for a mobile banking company, Krystoff made the decision that he never again wanted to be just another number in the corporate world. He decided to enroll in a rigorous management training program to develop the necessary skill sets to become a successful entrepreneur. Equipped with a strong business foundation, Krystoff opened his first company, The Carvonis Group, representing one of the largest mobility companies in the nation. He is passionate about seeing his team develop and working in a ‘people helping people’ business.

In his spare time, Krystoff enjoys traveling, visiting his family and friends in Haiti, playing sports, as well as spending time on the beach. He also loves trying new restaurants and exploring different cultures. Passionate and competitive to the core, Krystoff strives to expand The Carvonis Group to all 50 states. He plans to come full circle to accomplish his late father’s dream of him participating in the Olympic Games for Haiti. Your dream is my goal.

Daniel Mendelson, Assistant Manager

IMG_3831Born in Miami, Florida, Daniel Mendelson practically came into this world as a competitive athlete. He played almost every sport throughout his childhood, with football always being his favorite. He attended the University of Florida where he studied Sport Management and Business Administration. Still always a Gator, he continued on to Florida State University where he earned a Masters Degree in Sport Management. He worked for 3 years with the Miami Dolphins in business development and as an account executive. Realizing that there was little opportunity for career advancement, Daniel decided to join The Carvonis Group where he felt his hard work would be rewarded. He loves meeting new people every day and bringing value to their lives and their businesses. He also loves the friendly competition amongst the team. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, enjoying the South Florida weather, and staying active. He looks forward to advancing into a management role and building 100 business locations of his own. He is motivated to be a part of making thousands of people financially independent and successful. He looks forward to one day having a family with two great kids and living in a beautiful house on the water in South Florida.

Lester Quiñonez, Assistant Manager

lester-the-carvonis-groupOriginally from Nicaragua, Lester Quiñonez has possessed the desire for competing, growing, and learning since he was a child. He has had a passion for playing soccer since he was 8 years old, regularly plays the guitar, and explores the outdoors whenever possible. His home country is where he studied Industrial Engineering at Central American University (Universidad Centroamericana), which was the first private university in Central America. Before working at The Carvonis Group, Lester was a pizza chef in Miami. He joined our team because he was yearning for the chance to grow and learn in an environment that facilitated advancement and responsibility in the field of business. Working with his remarkable team and making progress each and every day are some of the reasons why Lester loves his job. Additionally, he finds great joy in working with customers. “I like to go out, make friends, and help others—this is what makes my job so special.” When he’s not working, Lester spends time with his family seeing movies and going on long walks. The little moments he shares with them are especially important to him. By the time he’s 50 years old, he wants to be a successful businessman operating internationally. Lester hopes to travel the world, spend quality time with his family, and retire with an accomplished sense of prolific success.

Crystal Cregan, HR Consultant

Born in Chicago and raised in Orlando, Crystal Cregan has never been a stranger to hard work and competition. Growing up, she was a 4-H Regional Champion Hunter Jumper, cross country runner, wakeboarder, and the captain of her soccer team throughout high school. Following her graduation from Valencia Community College, Crystal worked in property management for 7 years. She began as a Leasing Agent; however, she was promoted to Leasing Manager, then Accountant, then Assistant Manager, and finally General Manager—all in only 5 years. After the 2008 housing crisis, she realized she needed to transition into a field where she could control her own destiny, rather than letting the market dictate her opportunities. Not only does Crystal enjoy the stability of her current position, but she loves the relationships she has built and the opportunities to help managers and recruiters grow at The Carvonis Group. She is an incredibly self-sufficient, competitive, passionate individual. When she’s off the clock, Crystal likes to paddle board and kayak, and she spends her weekends as a soccer mom. In the coming decades, she hopes to look back on a career of helping others create their own opportunities for success, while enjoying the freedom of time and travel.

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