Meet the Staff

  • Renee Friedman 2018 edit

    Renee Friedman

    CEO/Owner

    Renee graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Administration. 2017 marked Renee’s 30th year with FASTSIGNS and in 2017 alone, Renee was named Orlando Business Journal Women Who Mean Business, Business Owner of the Year, Jewish Federation Mensch of the Month, Best Buddies Community Champion, and charter member of the Business As Usual Networking Group in Orlando. She is very passionate about helping customers with signage and printing solutions, providing the best products and services, developing a happy and productive team and giving back to the community. She loves spending time with her daughter, Haley, family, and friends. Renee enjoys scuba diving, cycling, golfing and relaxing at the beach. “Roll Tide Ya’ll!”

  • Kris

    Kris Lepicier

    Graphics and Production Manager

    Kris began his career with FASTSIGNS in October 2001 and has worked in production, graphics, sales, installation and is now the Graphics and Production Manager. He exemplifies the whatever it takes attitude for his customers and FASTSIGNS! Kris was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Orlando, FL. He enjoys watching and playing sports, camping, fishing, and playing with his golden retriever.

  • Kayla Bratager 2018

    Kayla Bratager

    Marketing/Administrative/HR Manager

    Kayla graduated from UCF with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and has been with FASTSIGNS since December 2016. She is excellent at running the Social Media and Marketing Campaigns, keeping organized and growing our philanthropy initiative. Kayla enjoys watching comedy, travelling, reading, biking, and the beach.

  • Richard Goldstein 2018

    Richard Goldstein

    Operations Manager

    Richard has lived in the Orlando area since 1985, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida. He has over 25 years of experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He recently got engaged, and he and his fiancée enjoy traveling, golfing, cycling, and kayaking together. His son Jake just started college in Boston at the Berklee College of Music. Richard is an avid fan of Alabama football, the New York Yankees, and Orlando City Soccer.

  • Josh

    Josh Levine

    Account Manager

    Josh studied graphic design and communication at The High School of Art and Design in NYC and SUNY Buffalo. As a professional artist, he has exhibited at City Arts Factory Orlando and other venues. After a long career in sales and marketing in the travel industry, he joined FASTSIGNS in June 2016. Josh is very thorough and dependable! In his spare time, he likes to watch sports, draw, and listen to music.

  • Carmel

    Carmel Bohlen

    Account Manager

    Carmel received her Graphic Design Certification in 1984 and has over 30 years’ experience in print and sales. She has been with FASTSIGNS since September 2011. She is dedicated to providing the best customer service to every customer! Carmel has been married for 30 years and has a beautiful, artistic daughter and enjoys great jazz and sci-fi.

  • Brian Bodnarik - Account Manager

    Brian Bodnarik

    Account Manager

    Brian is a UCF graduate from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and has been with FASTSIGNS since July 2014.  He provides top notch customer service and solutions! Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Connie and daughter, Layla. He also enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts and playing video games.

  • Derrick

    Derrick Ruiz

    Outside Sales Consultant

    Derrick Ruiz received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2004 from the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Chicago. Since then, he has worked in sales and customer service for more than 10 years. Derrick joined the FASTSIGNS team in November 2017 and describes his team as “wonderful.” He is happy to be able to combine his passions in customer service and graphic design. A father of two, he loves sports, music, and spending time with his family.

  • Eileen Brown

    Eileen Brown

    Sales Assistant

    Eileen is originally from Scranton, PA, and moved to Orlando in July 2017 after surviving eleven years in New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College more years ago than she cares to admit, and has worked in a variety of industries over the years. Some of her more interesting roles have included writing obituaries for a daily newspaper and training customer service reps in all the finer details of feminine hygiene products. Eileen’s hobbies include writing, trivia, singing karaoke, playing pool, playing in the pool, going to the beach, and spending time with her cats, Theodore and Comet. She became a member of Mensa in 2009, and her life’s ambition is to be a big winner on Jeopardy.

  • Claudina Lesdema

    Claudina Ledesma

    Production Specialist

    Claudina is from Illinois and moved to Florida for a new beginning in May 2017. She joined FASTSIGNS in July 2017 and describes her co-workers as “great people.” She attended Danville High School in Illinois and graduated in 1993. Her special training included putting decals on railroad cars for FreightCar America. For fun, Claudina likes to travel and spend time with her family.

  • Glorimyr

    Glorimyr Reyes

    Account Manager

    Glorimyr is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando in November 2017. She graduated from University of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Advertising, and earned an MBA in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, Puerto Rico. Glorimyr originally joined FASTSIGNS in Puerto Rico in 2015 and worked there for two years before moving to Orlando and joining our team in November 2017. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters, road trips, and the beach. 

  • Caitlin Chambers

    Caitlin Chambers

    Administrative Assistant

    Caitlin was born and raised in Orlando, FL. She joined our team in April 2017, as a graduate of the RAISE program. The RAISE program offers work and social skills training through their program that builds confidence and supports adults with special needs and their families in alliance with the Vocational Rehabilitation job search process. While working with RAISE, Caitlin worked at the UCF Hillel and the Jewish Community Center. Before joining the RAISE program, Caitlin worked at Family Physicians for 10 years and volunteered at the Arnold Palmer Hospital. Caitlin enjoys reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and drawing.

  • David Mattson - Outside Sales Rep

    David Mattson

    Outside Sales Consultant

    David graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising. He has over 20 years of sales experience in print, digital and direct mail advertising. David joined the FASTSIGNS team in April 2018. He truly enjoys finding creative solutions for his clients. Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his family. He likes going to the beach and cheering on his favorite sports teams...the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs and Orlando Magic.

  • Eddie Anacleto – Production Specialist

    Eddie Anacleto

    Production Specialist

    Eddie is from Brandon, FL. He graduated from the University of Central Florida and works as a freelance digital artist in his spare time. Eddie joined the FASTSIGNS team in March 2018. He enjoys spending his time making things and is very crafty.

  • Josh Bridges – Graphic Designer

    Josh Bridges

    Graphic Designer

    Josh graduated in only two years from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts & Design. He is originally from Miami and served eight years in the U.S. Army after graduating high school. During this time, he completed a one-year tour in South Korea and three deployments to Kuwait and Qatar for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Josh joined the FASTSIGNS team in February 2018 and is passionate about design and specializes in clear and effective compositions that he feels best communicate the client’s message. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

  • Jeff “Doc” Ecker - Outside Sales Consultant

    Jeff "Doc" Ecker

    Outside Sales Consultant

    Doc is an Orlando native who is proud to claim The City Beautiful as his hometown. He graduated from Oviedo High School and earned a degree from Penn State University, where he founded the student radio station, WKPS. Doc worked at various stations around Pennsylvania, then returned to Florida as a producer and talk-radio air talent at REAL Radio 104.1. Later, he became the morning show co-host on FM 96.9 The Game. In between radio jobs, Doc was a producer and designer for the EA Sports NCAA Football franchise for 10 years. He joined our Outside Sales team in May 2018 to bring his energy and marketing skills to assist our clients with their marketing and signage needs. Outside of FASTSIGNS, you can still hear Doc on The Game, where he remains a producer and talk show host.

  • Adam Beddingfield - Graphic Design

    Adam Beddingfield

    Graphic Designer

    Adam graduated from Valencia College’s Film Production program in 2011. He interned and/or worked on a few independent films as a property master. After working a few theme-park jobs and finding the film work to be inconsistent, he returned to school to study Graphic Design at Orange Technical College. He joined our Graphics department in May 2018. Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and his two dogs, Skitch and Emma. In his free time, he also likes to play video games, sit and design at coffee shops, and go to conventions.