Sharon is a recognized “game changer” when it comes to identifying the right resources for her clients’ business needs. Her unique knack for making those introductions has solidified her reputation as a valued strategic partner to MWBEs, Prime Vendors, and Procurement Professionals in Corporate and Government.
Prior to SE, Sharon established a very impressive career in finance and real estate. She was Vice President of Operations at Cohen Fashion Optical; Residential Loan Origination Manager at General Motors; Loan Origination Manager at European American Bank; CFO at Nationwide Ultra Seal and CFO at the Nassau County Bar Association; and held licenses in Real Estate Sales and Mortgage Broker Lending.
Sharon’s career as an independent business owner was launched in 1985 when she and her father, Anthony “Tony” Savoca, started Savoca Enterprises, a real estate management, development, and construction firm. Tony managed the construction operations while Sharon focused on the company financials and business development efforts. She also collaborated with the legal team on buy/sell transactions, permits, and zoning issues; and worked with architects on building design elements.
Over time, MWBEs, Prime Vendors, and Procurement Professionals were tapping into her visionary perspective on promoting growth and meeting supplier diversity goals. Not one to pass up on an opportunity, Sharon launched Savoca Professional Services.
Savoca Professional Services provides MWBEs with readiness assessments, identifies funding resources, and provides them access to a team of certified professionals who can serve as an ad hoc resource as CFO, CPA, Legal, and Process Improvement Professional. For Prime Vendors and Procurement Professionals, Sharon identifies qualified MWBE vendors with, both, the certifications and experience needed to meet their business requirements.
In addition to serving as President of Savoca Enterprises, Sharon heads Mahin Impressions, a qualified diversity supplier of printing services to over 100 Fortune 500 companies and numerous government agencies.
Sharon is a member of WBENC’s National Board of Directors and Leadership Forum and serves on the Steering Committee for the WPEO-NY (a WBENC RPO). She is also active with the Women’s Impact on Public Policy (WIPP); ISM-NY, Women’s Builders Council (WBC); and the Manhattan and Queens Chambers of Commerce.