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Meet Our Executives

Harley MagdenCEO & Co-Founder
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Aaron MagdenPresident & Co-Founder
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Louis ApoldoVP of Sales
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Noah HutcherVP of Operations
Yang H. ChangChief Financial Officer
Eric GoldscherDirector of Marketing
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Sonny SheraziDirector of Call Center
Terri Smyth-RidingDirector of Talent Management
Cindy NavarinoCustomer Service Manager
Brandon HashSr. Manager of Finance & Strategy

Brandon joins the Window Nation team after spending the past few years in the hospitality industry, bringing his skills in budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.

At Window Nation, his focus is on analyzing data to develop strategies designed to help the company meet its long-term financial goals. He’ll also be streamlining and enhancing Window Nation’s financial reporting structure.

Brandon is a diehard Ravens and Orioles fan, having grown up in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with his loving wife, Katie and their daughter, Charlie, paddle boarding, and/or socializing on the golf course.

"Never Settle." – Brandon Hash

Robert UsherRegional Sales Manager

Robert "J.R." Usher joined Window Nation just over two years ago, and now is the Regional Sales Manager for the company's two locations serving the Baltimore-Washington Metro area.  He brings over 10 years of sales and customer service experience within the home improvement industry.

As the Regional Sales Manager, J.R. is tasked with supporting the sales team and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction to all of our customers. He constantly strives to work with his team to improve upon the customer experience and find ways to exceed expectations — from big ways to small.

J.R. has happily lived in Maryland all his life, but loves traveling to warmer climates with this wife Jodi. J.R.'s family also includes a new puppy Copper and cat Lemon, along with serving as a foster parent to any number of pets looking for permanent homes . He is an avid Redskins, Terps and Capitals fan, and loves to travel to warmer climates (Aruba is his favorite place).

"Speaking from personal experience, we deliver a quality product at a great price that we and our customers can be proud of. I even have our windows in my own home!"

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Shawn GallagherRegional Sales Manager

Shawn joins the Window Nation team as the new Regional Sales Manager for our West Region. Shawn has spent the past 20 years building sales teams with proven performance in the home improvement industry.

As the Regional Sales Manager, Shawn supports the sales team and ensures the company achieves their goal of 100% customer satisfaction. He works with his team to improve upon the customer experience – no matter how small the detail – and then works on ways to exceed their expectations.

Outside of work, Shawn is very active outdoors. In his spare time, you will more than likely find him tearing up the course of a “Tough Mudder”, having already completed 3 so far. When he finally decides to relax, Shawn enjoys building computers.

Andrew KowalewskiDirector of Operations

Andrew joins the Window Nation team after spending the past few years as the production manager of a $60 million-dollar territory in the Home improvement industry.

At Window Nation, his focus will be on assisting the VP of Customer Fulfilment & Operations. As a team member, he will be responsible to introduce and implement process, quality, customer experience and manage all phases of production/products.

In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with his loving wife, Katie and his 2 daughters, as well as traveling and enjoying classic cars.

"High energy, forward thinking, no excuses." – Andrew Kowaleski




Chris BuitronVP of Marketing

Chris is dad to two awesome children, Cruz and Juliana, and spends every moment he’s afforded attending their sporting events, traveling and devouring hot buttered popcorn at the movies.

With a degree in Marketing from Elmhurst College in Chicago, IL, Chris’ 20+ year career path has led him to pitch tents in Mexico, Canada, and various cities across the United States.  He has provided retail marketing expertise to national and international brands like Mobil, Sunoco, Arthur Andersen and Direct Energy.  Most recently, his real-life experience with an aging parent shifted his focus and passion to senior care.  That shift led him to Senior Helpers, LLC., where, as Chief Marketing Officer, he was instrumental in growing their brand to one of the top companies in the Home Care industry.

Chris Buitron joins The Nation to further conceptualize, implement, and manage the company’s marketing strategy.  He will lead the brand management, marketing communications, distribution channel management, and inbound marketing functions to exceed annual revenue and profitability goals and position our long-term growth. 

Joel BakerController

Joel joins Window Nation's team as the acting Controller. He supports the executive team’s financial reporting needs as well as the learning and development needs of the accounting team.

Joel has nearly 20 years of accounting leadership experience, primarily in middle market manufacturing and distribution.  He is a customer-focused, finance and accounting business partner intent on ensuring stakeholders always know where they stand in relation to financial objectives.

Born in New York and raised in Colorado, Joel fell in love with Maryland the first time he visited Ocean City.  He and his soon-to-be wife Joan live in Ellicott City with their dogs Camille the Greyhound and Roy Boy the Beagle, both rescues.  He loves to run, listen to live music, cheer on the Orioles, spend time with family, and travel.

“I will achieve success by helping others succeed!”

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