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The Long Island North Team

September 25, 2020

Carmelo Barone & Christina Picarella

Carmelo is a partner of WINS Group, LLC. For the last 35 Years Mr. Barone has worked in the banking Industry. He began his career managing banking operations, to running a Project Management office for back end systems. For the past 23 years he has consulted as an expert in the banking space managing multi-million dollar projects for most of the major banking institutions in the country. Over the years Carmelo has also been an avid real estate investor.
Christina is a Partner at WINS Group LLC. For the or the last 11 years she has managed and assisted at Peter Frank Hair Salon and has been very active in her community which includes PTA leadership and Board of Education along with multiple town councils. She has a background in Marketing and Advertising for a leading children’s clothing line. Ms. Picarella was also employed by the New York Mercantile Exchange Facilities Department. She has assisted in operations of the trading floors, contracts, restaurants, sports club and member services.
They both reside in Valley Stream Long Island and have a blended family of six children. Our mission is to inspire moments of optimism and happiness through our brands we offer and service we provide to our customers; create value and make a difference – one person, one car and one neighborhood at a time.

Franca Barone
Ms. Barone is a partner at WINS Group LLC. Ms. Barone has been employed by Omnicom Group as a project manager for the past year. Prior to that she was employed as an insurance specialist at Strategies for Wealth. She has held licenses in insurance and real estate.

Daniel Lepore
Mr. Lepore is a Partner at WINS Group LLC. Mr. Lepore presently serves as Executive Vice President of LCS Companies, the premier outsourcing partner and industry leader in facility maintenance. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and the original founder of LCS Landscapes, a local Dutches’s County business that provides landscape construction services to the commercial and government sectors throughout New York’s Hudson Valley.

Michelle Barone-Lepore
Mrs. Barone-Lepore is a Partner at WINS Group LLC. Mrs. Barone-Lepore is currently Senior Vice President – Marketing at Rhinebeck Bank. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the marketing field and is dedicated to positioning Rhinebeck Bank as a valuable financial resource for individuals, families and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley, as well as a contributor of time and funds to local charitable organizations. In 2013, she founded Think Social First, which quickly became one of the Hudson Valley’s top marketing agencies for over 50 local clients.

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