Meet the Team
Danny joined Preferred Source in 2015 after many years in distribution, having served as a Project Manager, Account Manager, and Regional Sales Director in TriMark Strategic’s National Account division.
He enjoys using his experiences in distribution to facilitate great working relationships with dealers and end-users.
Away from work, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Lindsay, his daughter, Claire, and his Golden Doodle, George.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and a Master of Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
Territory: Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma
Prior to joining Preferred Source in 2010, Jacquelyn worked in commercial real estate and business development before joining TriMark RW Smith in Houston as a Sales Consultant in their street sales division in 2008.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Jacquelyn enjoys traveling the country and the world with her husband, Sean, and savoring fares from all over the globe any chance she gets. She enjoys crafting, has a keen eye for art and a special love for food, especially anything with foie gras.
Jacquelyn Mangione graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 2006.
Territory: Austin/San Antonio
Sales Manager - Houston/South Texas
Jennifer joined the Preferred Source family at the beginning of 2017. Originally from Austin, she has called Houston home for 2 plus years now. Her experience in distribution sales for RW Smith & Co., along with a catering and event planning background has developed a good understanding of both sides of the industry. Her ability to interpret the customer’s vision, while staying within their parameters leaves each client with a unique tabletop and a great experience. In her presentations, you will notice that she loves to add a pop of color whenever possible; and finds concepts that showcase all the “elements,” such as metal, stone, wood and water, the most exciting.
When Jennifer isn’t escaping the city for a fun camping trip or hiking adventure, she is cooking at home or out trying new restaurants. Kanga, her four legged faithful companion of 12 years is commonly found by her side at many of the Montrose & Heights outdoor eateries. When asked about her favorite restaurants, Jennifer names B&B Butcher and Uchi as two outstanding choices. However, she said that an evening spent at a tapas restaurant such as Oporto, excites her appetite the most. As she loves all the flavor she can get!
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Texas State University in 2011. She is excited to be associated with the best manufacturers in the foodservice industry, and looks forward to working with and helping Preferred Source’s end users, multi unit operators and distribution partners.
Territory: Houston, South Texas
Territory Manager - San Antonio/Rio Grande Valley
Jeff has a passion for helping customers fulfill their tabletop visions. He states that he has always been in the hospitality field and will never leave the industry.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys watching movies, reading a good book, dining in an array of restaurants, collecting/trading/drinking beer from all over the world and traveling. After working for many years in diverse areas of the restaurant industry, Jeff was employed by RW Smith & Company in Dallas and gained invaluable tabletop and smallwares experience. He later left distribution to become a manufacturer’s representative for D&K Marketing, which was purchased by Cinpak in 2016, and he worked between Dallas and Austin until he finally landed at Preferred Source in August of 2019.
Territory: San Antonio, The Valley
Territory Manager - Houston/South Texas
Janie joins Preferred Source after years in operations, bartending, and managing restaurants and cocktail programs, off-premise wine sales at Southern Glazers, and most recently as an On-Premise Liquor Sales Representative with Republic National Distributing Company.
Janie received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Houston.
Territory: Houston, Bryan/College Station
Inside Sales Representative
Deborah brings over twenty years of sales and account management experience to Preferred Source, having served as a Senior Account Executive for Inform Marketing Group in California, as a Field Sales Specialist with TriMark Economy in California, and most recently as a Total Access Specialist at Airgas in Dallas supporting their outside sales team.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from San DIego State University.