Our Team

Leaders in Sales and Marketing

Max Wagerman, III – President

  • 22 Years of experience in the Consumer Products Industry
  • 3rd generation entrant within my family to work in this industry. Contacts and sales with The Home Depot concentration is in Department 28 seasonal. Has placed 25 items in the seasonal department and worked with Buyers, Division Managers, Merchandising Managers, Import Mangers as well as Product Development Managers.
  • While at Landmann USA fireplace grew the fireplace grate product lines from a small regional business to over $8,000,000 and a national program at Home Depot.
  • Grew Liberty Garden Products from a small regional business to over $5,000,000 and a national program at Home Depot.
  • Placed Valvoline Motor Oil in 1,850 stores at Home Depot. Has placed 2 SKU’s of the Rope Ratchet in 1850 stores.
  • Sells Home Depot 1.5 million dollars worth of Charcoal BBQ Grills in Mexico as we replaced Char-Broil as the vendor. Has had multiple appointments and am in discussions with Home Depot for business in fireplace grates, outdoor fireplaces, car detailing chemicals, flat panel TV mounting hardware, outdoor thermostats and rain gauges, and pet products. 
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Henry Diaz- Vice President of Sales

  • 32 Years of experience in the Consumer Products
  • Senior Sales Manager
  • Former VP Sales of Landmann USA
  • Former VP Sales of World Kitchen
  • Former Divisional Sales Manager of Bristol Myers (Drackett) 
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G. Martinez – VP of Marketing, Product Development, and Sourcing

Marketing & Product Development professional and specialist since 1987:

  • 28 Years of experience in the Consumer Products Industry developing and launching new products for numerous Fortune 500 Companies
  • Former VP of Marketing and Branding for US Division of a $5B luxury bath & plumbing manufacturer; re-branded US division and helped increase Brand awareness and Sales by 8% in less than 2 years!
  • Former Director of Innovation & Design for an $80B DIY retailer with 2,000 locations; developed over 100 concepts and launched several products which became “top sellers” (sales; volume; margin) in the US
  • Former General Manager for one of the US’s oldest and largest “privately held” Product Development firms; oversaw National and Latin American accounts
  • Former co-founder of Design Firm; responsible for Sales/Business Development, Marketing, and Client Services; grew business by 300%!
  • Extensive experience DIY Retail, Mass Retail, Discount Drug, Online.
  • 20 years of experience with Global Sourcing (Asia; Mexico; Latin America)


Ken D’Anastasio – VP of Retail Strategy & Business Development

Retail Merchant / Buying Professional and Retail Strategy specialist since 1980:

  • 30 Years of experience in the Retail Industry in Executive level positions with Retailers such as Home Depot, Expo, and Scotty’s
  • Former head buyer of $1.2B in sales Grills and Accessories department at Home Depot, responsible for domestic and import relationships with suppliers, all pricing and margin strategies, all merchandising and POS programs
  • Former Divisional Merchandising Manager for Expo, overseeing Buying decisions at 4 departments with combined retail sales of $2B
  • Former Divisional Merchandising Manager for Scotty’s, overseeing all Buying decisions at 20 retail locations in Southeast US
  • Extensive experience with other areas such as electrical, paint, decorative, furniture, to name a few.
  • Extensive experience in large mass consumer related channels such as DIY, Hardware, and Mass retail.


Michael Shaw – COO

      Manufacturing Sourcing & Management professional since 1990:


Nathan Parker – Director, Sales Support

      Design & Management professional since 2004:


Jason Blair – Director, National Sales

      Manufacturing & Management professional since 1984:

  •  Jason brings 30 years of experience that has been focused in sales and manufacturing management to the Maximum Resources team.
  •  He was a Division Manager for an $800 million dollar Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry.
  •  He led the startup of 3 separate divisions and built organizations required for many successful new product launches.
  •  Jason has worked with buyers, purchasing managers and business owners nationally and internationally in order to develop relationships that increase sales for numerous product lines in the consumer goods industry.

Blair Woods – Sales Support

Martin Connell – Manager of Engineering & Product Development

     Engineering, Product Development & Project Management professional:


Oliver Xiao – Managing Director, Asia Operations

Manufacturing Sourcing & Management professional since 1990:

  • Managing director for a division of a $600 million dollar Lawn and Garden Seasonal Products company, overseeing and successfully managing a 30 person team for 8 years
  • General Manager Assistant for a division of Cadic, the largest trading company in China-state owned with over $2 billion in sales.
  • MBA from Cranfield School of Management in England (ranked 5 in UK); B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao-tong University (#5 in China)
  • Languages:  English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghai Dialect, and French

Asia Operations Services:

  • On-boarding for Major Retailers
  • Factory Compliance and Testing
  • Interface w/testing agencies (MTL/BV)
  • Relationship w/major retailers in China
  • Customer meetings in Asia
  • Product Development
  • Sourcing of Products
  • Quality control
  • Customer Service on-time shipments
  • Product line reviews, sample set-up