About the Firm
In 1980 Larry Kaplan established Tele America, which quickly earned a reputation for delivering high-quality teleservices. Tele America’s results attracted high-profile corporate clients and in 1985 and 1986, the firm was named to the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing private firms.
In 1989, Tele America was sold to an integrated marketing firm and Larry continued to oversee day-to-day operations. However, in 1991, Larry acquired back the company he built and renamed it Tele Business USA. His goal: To continue focusing exclusively on business-to-business telemarketing.
Today, Tele Business USA is a proactive teleservices agency that takes a hands-on approach to every client. And yes, Larry is still here, every day, continuing to provide his expertise.
Chief Executive Officer
Larry Kaplan has been a leader in the telemarketing industry for nearly 45 years. He began his teleservices career in 1975 with Dial America Marketing, the largest telemarketing company in the United States. There he pioneered what are now known as outbound business-to-business campaigns. His contributions and commitment to the telemarketing industry were recognized in 1996 when Telemarketing & Call Center magazine presented him with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Levine joined the telemarketing industry in 1991. Starting as a telemarketing agent in 1991, Jeff has established himself as a leader in the industry and has proven himself uniquely qualified to guide Tele Business USA to its current position of leadership in the industry.
He has been a sought after speaker at countless industry conferences of clients and non-clients alike. Jeff specializes in the design of lead generation programs in the areas of closed loop feedback systems, database analytics, and territory prospect/client mapping and modeling systems. In addition to managing the strategic and financial direction of Tele Business USA he serves as a senior teleservices consultant to the nation’s largest financial provider.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Robert Levy has over twenty years of experience in business-to-business teleservices. He has served as the head of Sales and Marketing for Tele Business USA since 1998, during which time the organization has experienced tremendous growth. Robert has performed virtually every job within a phone marketing agency, including teleservices representative, supervisor, and call center manager. He is a thought leader in how to best use outsourced teleservices to integrate and complement clients’ current marketing initiatives. Robert is also a frequent speaker on such topics as “Top 5 Tips for Improving Teleservices Success,” “Building a Quality Monitoring Program,” and “How to Leverage the Phone for Sales Success.”