Meet the Team

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Danny Monnat

Principal

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 daughters Claire & Mary, 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/Key Accounts

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Jacquelyn Mangione

Principal

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.

Territory: Austin/Key Accounts

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Lindsey Kraus

Sales Manager - Houston/Upper Gulf Coast

Lindsey joined Preferred Source after several years as a manufacturer’s rep with a foodservice equipment and supplies firm. She is driven to find the best fit for her customers whether it be the perfect table setting or culinary solution.

Dallas raised but Houstonian at heart, Lindsey is an advisor to her sorority, yoga & pilates enthusiast, and Houston rodeo devotee. Her friends and family would agree, Lindsey is a foodie who can be found on a patio with a glass of bubbles in hand and her goldendoodle, Indy, right by her side.

Lindsey received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.

Territory: Houston/Upper Gulf Coast

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John Crow

Sales Manager - Central Texas

John joined Preferred Source after more than a decade in foodservice distribution sales as a Key Account Manager for Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, and Business Development Director, Director of Business Development, and most recently VP, Contract Sales for TriMark USA.

John is passionate about helping customers and building meaningful, lasting relationships. He enjoys hearing customer’s visions for new concepts and making them a reality.

When he is not cooking or trying new restaurants with friends, John enjoys spending time with his kids, hiking with his dogs, traveling, and listening to live music. 

John received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas State University. 

Territory: Austin/Central Texas

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Jeff Vogelsang

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/Rio Grande Valley

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Janie Leitner

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/Upper Gulf Coast

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Brian Monnat

Institutional Sales/Marketing Manager

Brian joins Preferred Source after nearly 20 years in sales & marketing at TriMark USA where he spent 15 years in Institutional Sales (K-12, Higher Education, Government, & Healthcare) managing key contract accounts (Sourcewell, formerly National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and BuyBoard), as well as 5 years in marketing on the TriMark corporate marketing team. 

Brian’s unique background in both foodservice sales & marketing offers us a unique skillset to deploy as we set both of these segments on an exciting new course.  

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Peyton Bridgers

Territory Manager - Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma

Peyton joins Preferred Source after serving as an Account Executive with Stafford-Smith, Inc., an industry leading foodservice equipment & supply distributor, in their Dallas-based National Account division.

Peyton was a collegiate athlete at Millsaps College before completing his studies at the University of North Texas with a Bachelor Degree of Science Kinesiology Pre-PT.

Territory: Dallas/Fort Worth/Oklahoma 

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Lori Cunningham

Territory Manager - Oklahoma

Lori joins Preferred Source after more than a decade in foodservice distribution sales as a Sales Rep at Quality Food Equipment, Project Manager/Sales at Market Source Restaurant Supply, and most recently as Sales Rep/Project Manager at Amundsen Commercial Kitchens. 

Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter watching competitive cheer. 

Territory: Oklahoma 

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Jon Hoon

End-User Specialist - Houston/Upper Gulf Coast

Jon joins Preferred Source after serving in various sales and marketing roles at Diversified Ceramics, a pioneer in American manufacturing of commercial cookware and dinnerware. 

Jon is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management/Commercial Recreation. Prior to Diversified, Jon spent eight years as a PGA Professional.

Territory: Houston/Upper Gulf Coast

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Deborah Vasquez

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.

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