Being new to industry related internet cyber forums I should at least introduce myself and my company Valera Global. We started Valera Global over 22 years ago. I along with my partner Rod Barfield have over 30 years experience in the luxury corporate and retail transportation markets. Both Rod Barfield (Chauffeur/Training Operations) and I (Affiliate Development/Systems/Communications and Facilities Management) are married to our very hard working partners Naomi Glaser-Eckstein (Sales/Marketing/Client Services and Delores Battelli-Barfield (Accounting and Money Management). Through the years I've traveled extensively through out North America, Western and Eastern Europe visiting hundreds of transportation operations. Initially traveling to research computer aided/computerized dispatch systems, operational/management techniques and looking to learn the best heart and soul principles to further develop and grow Valera Global.
The best part of work, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is being able to develop some great business relationships (through goodwill and honesty) as well as some close personal friends. In the process I found one of the most important ultimate truth; “The more we know the more we learn we don't know and need to learn more about. The best way I’ve found to learn is through communication and coordination with fellow operators in order to limit the amount and severity of mistakes we will all sometimes have to deal with sooner or later.
For the first 20 years of setting up Valera Global’s foundation from scratch we’ve been able to grow and expand through the best marketing tool we’ve learned and utilized almost exclusively “Positive Word of Mouth”. Up until the last 18 months when we initiated the re-branding of our company to Valera Global we didn’t have sales personnel, no internet web page, no professional marketing plan or materials and never advertised in the yellow pages, magazines, newspapers, radio or TV. In spite of not doing all of the right things we’ve been able to solidly mature in the NYC Tristate Metro area market into one of the largest, well respected luxury limousine operations.
We might be beginners in the affiliate network business (only initiated our affiliate network two years ago) but being persistently stubborn looking to improve and expand our services for our clients and affiliates is now one of our most important priorities in this very different market.
Valera Global’s current fleet of vehicles:
170+ L Series Lincoln Town Cars
13 Cadillac Escalade SUV's
4 R320 Blue Tec Mercedes
4 S550 Mercedes
All of our vehicles are:
1. Only purchased brand new and cycled out after 2.5 to 3.5 years (depending on the vehicles mileage and condition) and only replaced with another brand new vehicle.
2. Uniformly equipped with in-dash navigation (no hanging hardware or wires)
3. DriveCam Recording Safety System.
Welcome to our world. If anyone has any questions and/or would like to talk personally I can almost always be reached by cellular 24/7 (718) 753-2121 (traveling, not always in the office) besides my email address of David.Eckstein@ValeraGlobal.com.
Sooner than later……………………………..