Ali St Cyr, Owner/Broker
Ali has risen to be among the top 1% in Hillsborough County for total sales production by creating a highly effective sales strategy that puts her clients’ needs first. Through mentorship and training, she teaches agents that are selected to be a part of the elite Tomlin St Cyr team the proven techniques to become a top producing agent. She gives agents the tools to work quickly and efficiently to rise in this incredibly competitive market. Her goal is to ensure every agent has the confidence and skills to provide outstanding service. A proud, life-long resident of Tampa Bay, Ali has been recognized as a Tampa Bay Business Journal Up & Comer for her community involvement and leadership in the business sector.
John Tomlin, CEO
John is a graduate of the Wharton School, past CEO of AAA Auto Club South, and an active community leader. He spent the past 26 years developing a rapidly growing sales force at AAA. Starting with the belief in total transparency and an agent-centric culture, the sales force grew from 35 agents to over 350. This growth was the result of careful hiring, solid training, ongoing mentoring, and technology that simplified the process for agents. He then separated selling from servicing clients. This allowed sales agents to do what they do best while the team provided outstanding service for clients. John brings a similar innovation to TSC to enable each agent to achieve their potential.
Holly Tomlin, Principal
Holly’s experience as owner of Tomlin Staffing for over 30 years brings many dimensions to the TSC team. She worked with HR directors, assisting their key executives in relocating to Tampa Bay. Those relationships are critical in developing a pipeline of leads for agents. Holly is focused on recruiting the best of the best agents to represent the TSC brand and looks forward to mentoring our agents to grow to their fullest potential as small business owners. And, she is also passionate about delivering superior customer service. She is known in the Tampa Bay community through her leadership roles – most notably with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa General Hospital, USF Executive Health board, and The Rotary Club of Tampa.
Mary Ann Porter, Managing Broker
As the Managing Broker, Mary Ann is dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and encouraging agents to strive for absolute excellence in their real estate careers and dealings with clients, other real estate professionals, and all involved in today’s complicated world of real estate. Having lived in Tampa since 1979, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance, the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) designations, and selling real estate for more than 34 years, Mary Ann brings a level of education, experience, and knowledge that she shares with agents each and every day. At Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services, her goal is to ensure that agents provide a level of professionalism and integrity second to none and always keep their clients’ best interests at heart.
Diana Kurtz, Director of Training & Development
As a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI), Diana commits to helping agents every step of the way. She knows that continuous learning and development are important components of an agent’s success. With her emphasis on education, development, and compliance, she will plan, organize and direct a wide range of training activities as well as one-on-one mentoring to provide the greatest chance of success. Diana’s fluent in Spanish and passionate about education, networking, and volunteering, and serves on numerous committees. Being active in both the local and state Real Estate Boards enables her to provide agents with best practices from the industry as well as the best training currently available.
Emma Tomlin, Finance Officer & CORE Director
Emma is a graduate of Babson College, the country’s No. 1 college for business entrepreneurship, with a BA in business administration and a Master of Science in Accounting. Emma started her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young. There she gained significant insights into the financial operations of companies ranging from telecommunication start-ups to a well-known retail and pharmacy giant to Florida’s Housing Authority. This knowledge has positioned her to assist the CEO with all accounting and finance-related aspects of the brokerage’s back office. Additionally, Emma runs the CORE Services program, which supports agents looking to maximize their prospecting and marketing.
Mark Smith, Director of Growth
Mark was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and attended Bethel College in Kansas, playing on the football team. He went on to graduate from Florida State University with a degree in marketing. Previously, Mark worked in sales as a Senior Trade Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 consumer goods company. Mark then gained deep knowledge of the real estate industry as a Real Estate Sales Manager, Commercial Agent, and Business Broker. Now, Mark is the Director of Growth for Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services in Tampa and Gulf Shores Realty in Venice, hiring new and veteran agents. He is also licensed to sell residential and commercial properties for select clients.
Charise Strandberg, Director of Marketing & Digital Media
Charise is a graduate of The University of Florida and has lived in Tampa Bay for over 25 years. She is recognized as a global online influencer and one of the top 400 women to follow online. She is skilled in brand management and the overall digital experience for both the business and client. She has a passion for keeping up to date on constantly evolving technologies and brings a unique blend of technical skills, writing, content strategy, customer relationship management, and an understanding of all things digital. Having worked with hundreds of small businesses in Tampa Bay, she is well known in the community and her mission has always been to help businesses understand the value of having a strong online presence while providing users and potential customers with the best experience.