Leads Group






It's all about relationships

Relationship-building is key for anyone in sales. That includes anyone from startups who are trying to sell their ideas to seasoned sales reps. The MEWS+ Leads Group is a group of entrepreneurs and sales professionals that meet bi-weekly to help each other grow their sales pipeline.

The MEWS+ Leads Group meets every other Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 am at the MEWS, 393 Main Street in Middletown, CT.


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It's all about relationships



Leads Group Members


Elizabeth Galletta - Murtha Culina

Intellectual Property Attorney

Elizabeth Galletta

Murtha Cullina

An attorney for over 15 years helping businesses in a variety of industries protect and monetize their inventions and brands. Elizabeth has worked with large manufacturing companies, specialty chemical companies, and companies that manufacture and sell personal care products. She has also worked with start-up companies in the biotech arena as well as start-ups that focus on professional services and food/beverage products.



Jason Garrapy - Endecom Business IT Solutions

Business IT Solutions

Jason Garrapy

Endecom Business IT Solutions

As the Manager of Business Development & Operations, manages the organization's day-to-day operations and is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing sales and marketing initiatives. To build customer engagement, has authored numerous whitepapers, blog posts, and articles. Utilizes expertise in social media marketing and client engagement to increase Endecom's market share.



Kirk Hagert - Allied Mortgage

Residential Mortgages

Kirk Hagert

Allied Mortgage Group

A seasoned mortgage loan officer, manager and prior company owner with over 28 years of industry experience, having personally originated thousands of mortgage loans throughout New England. Noted for creativity in overcoming challenging situations and seeing loans through to closing. Knowledgeable conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, CHFA and jumbo loan officer. 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2011 winner of the "Five Star" Client Service Award for mortgage loan officers, as reported in "Connecticut Magazine" Kirk is one of less than 1% of all loan officers in CT who have received this award six or more times. Over the course of my career, I am very proud of my exemplary customer service record.



Tim Laubacher - Sound Web

Web & Mobile Development

Tim Laubacher

Sound Web

Tim is a seasoned web and mobile developer as well as a serial entrepreneur. He has helped hundreds of businesses develop their web presence, but his passion is for web and mobile-based startup businesses. Tim is also very involved with the Connecticut startup ecosystem through his platform Launch EZ and by helping to organize the Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards. He has mentored dozens of early-stage tech startup businesses.



Sheila McKinley Bell - Shoreline HR Consulting

Human Resource Consulting

Sheila McKinley Bell

Shoreline HR Consulting

Ms. McKinley-Bell is the Principal Consultant for Shoreline HR Consulting and has been a Human Resources Executive, Manager and Entrepreneur for over 30 years. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and holds a Masters in Business Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from UCONN. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Ms. McKinley-Bell is also certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional of Human Resources.‚Äč



Rebecca Mead - Rebecca Mead Communications

Marketing Strategy & Execution

Rebecca Mead

Rebecca Mead Communications

Founder and principal at Rebecca Mead Communications, where we specialize in marketing strategies, brand development, and website design. We have been fortunate to work with clients and projects of all shapes and sizes, but our passion is for smaller organizations, non-profits, and individuals who value professional marketing and design, but might not have the resources to hire a large traditional agency. We love nothing more than to champion small organizations, encouraging them to build bold businesses.



Tateisha Perry - MARC Community Resources

Human Services

Tateisha Perry

MARC Community Resources

Motivational speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the Human service field working directly with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Tateisha started life coaching in 2018 to help others reach their goals in life and in their career while she is working towards hers. Her mission is to inspire and motivate others to fulfill thier goals. She also work on helping people see thier worth while defeating thier inner demons. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, and Microsoft Office. Strong community and social services professional with a Master's degree focused in Marriage and Family Therapy from CCSU.



Ann Pellegrini - Edward Jones

Financial Services

Ann Pellegrini CRPC®

Edward Jones

At Edward Jones, every strategy we offer and every solution we recommend is based on what's most important to you. Once we understand your priorities, we can help you identify specific financial goals and develop strategies to help you work toward achieving them. Working confidentially with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. We also have thousands of firm associates and advanced technology supporting our office to help you reach your financial goals.



Charlie Schein - Star-Schein Insurance


Charlie Schein

Star-Schein Insurance Company

Agency Principal and Owner-Charlie Schein is a native of West Hartford, graduating from William H. Hall High School and Southern Connecticut State University.

He started his career at the Hartford Insurance Company and has worked in the field ever since. He has extensive experience with personal and commercial insurance and invites you to call for a quote for any of your insurance needs. Star-Schein Insurance Agency's main office is located in Glastonbury, CT.


Interested in Joining?

The Leads Group is currently looking for professionals in the following industries:


  •  Accounting
  •  Attorney (Personal Injury)
  •  Bookkeeping
  •  Catering
  •  Entertainment (DJ, etc.)
  •  Health and Wellness
  •  Home Improvements
  •  Photography
  •  Travel
  •  Videography


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Attend a MEWS+ Leads Group Meeting

We welcome visitors to any MEWS+ Leads Group meeting. The group meets every other Tuesday morning from 7:15 to 8:30 am at the MEWS, 393 Main Street, Middletown. Submit the form below and someone will email you to set up a visit.








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