99 Wall Street #859
New York, NY 10005

Executive Bios

David T. DeStefano, Founder

David has over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur.  His first venture was at the young age of 6, selling candy on the steps, in front of a corner market in Detroit, MI. After years of delivering newspapers, shoveling snow, mowing lawns, he started a roofing company with his HS teammate/College roommate their freshman year of college.  That roofing company paved a solid path for five years of college.

Mike Risley, VP-Director of Business Development, VP-Director of Business Development

V.P- Director of Business Development
Work2Train responsibilities will include, financial operations ,business development, athlete recruitment, signing new regional and nationwide employers to the program and company spokesman.
Mike has over 30 years’ experience in financing, developing and operating growth companies. His skill set includes positions of investment banking and corporate structuring for both private and publicly traded companies as well as positions of CEO, V.P. Director of Operations and V.P of Business and Strategic Development. In these capacities, Mike grew production capacity and sales exponentially in several early stage businesses.

Barbara Gebhardt, Stratigic Partner and Advisor

Barbara Gebhardt started her career with a regional staffing company, Career Blazers, and went on to open the organization’s first franchise in 1987. She later opened a training center which successfully integrated training and placement and became the model for locations nationwide.

In 1996, Gebhardt became Executive Vice President /Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Career Blazers company operations. After the completion of 5 years in the role and achievement of a series of corporate objectives including a sale of the business, Gebhardt was again dedicating herself to staffing on Long Island.