Board of Directors
Harvey founded Harvey Gerstman Associates, Inc., a manufacturers representative agency, in 1978 by leveraging his successful career in the paint manufacturing industry and forging business relationships with a small number of hardware and paint manufacturers. In the late 1980s, he was quick to recognize the changing face of retailing in the home improvement category and was able to accelerate the growth of the company by focusing on that channel. Today, he oversees a company with five successful divisions, as well as approximately 50 high quality manufacturers and retailers on its roster. Harvey, and his wife Carol, are active contributors to several causes, including City of Hope.
As Harvey’s partner and inspiration in the creation of Harvey Gerstman Associates, Carol played an integral role in the success of the company. She handled all administrative responsibilities at HGA, traveled to industry trade events, wrote sales orders, and managed customer service. At the same time, Carol established and built a successful travel consultant business. Carol and Harvey’s three children, Dan, Brad, and Linda, all hold executive positions at the company and are leading Harvey Gerstman Associates into the future.
Linda is a Principal at Harvey Gerstman Associates, Inc., working closely with company associates on merchandising projects in the stores and communicating regularly with select manufacturers and customers. Previously, she was Vice President at New York advertising agency Jordan, McGrath, Case & Partners where she was responsible for managing the accounts of blue chip companies such as Procter & Gamble, Hasbro, and Glaxo Smith Kline, and for launching and repositioning major consumer brands such as Rogaine and Nicorette.
Since joining Harvey Gerstman Associates in 1983, Dan has played a key role in the growth of Harvey Gerstman Associates and the founding of Quest Service Group and The Gerstman Group which together make up a multi faceted National Sales and Service organization. In his current role as President, Dan oversees all aspects of business operations and company strategy. Under his leadership, the organization has earned recognition from both manufacturers and retailers as one of the leading Sales and Service organizations in the United States. In addition to his professional duties, Dan is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cross Island YMCA, the Bellerose, New York branch of the YMCA of Greater New York. Dan is also the President of Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre. Dan together with his wife Pam reside in Old Brookville, New York and have four children Lauren, Charlie, Brooke and Gaby.
Pam, along with her husband Dan, is an active member of the Hewlett-East Rockaway, New York community. Pam, a Registered Dietitian, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Buffalo, certification in the Didactic Program in Dietetics from Queens College and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Dietetics Internship from C. W. Post. She is a member of The American Dietetics Association, The Greater New York Dietetics Association and The Long Island Dietetics Association. Pam and Dan are the proud parents of four children.
Brad Gerstman, Esq. is the co-founder of Gotham Government Relations and Communications where he works tirelessly to shape public policy on a number of key matters, including business advocacy, strategy, special education, and to favor various charitable causes. Mr. Gerstman brings a unique blend of legal and business experience to his clients’ needs as well as extensive experience in the education community. Brad is a strong advocate for Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, and children with special needs. He is the Long Island Advocacy Chair for Autism Speaks, a member of the Board of Directors at; Nassau University Medical Center NuHealth Foundation, the Nassau Health Care Corporation, Vice Chair and Board Member of the Long Island Medical Foundation, and the Holocaust and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.