Mike Panaggio is a national trendsetter in direct marketing. Mike’s guiding vision and creativity have propelled his DME conglomerate toward continual growth and profitability in the one-to-one marketing field. DME, the original marketing arm of his business entities, has helped its customers to achieve sustainable promotional success and ARG--accelerating revenue growth--for over 30 years.
For the past several years, Mike’s focus includes a new kind of groundbreaking sports and marketing operation called DME Sports. The quality of the facility is unmatched anywhere in the state, and the staff’s talent exceeds that of comparable institutions. Respected affiliates—DME Academy and HSSPORTS.COM—remain committed to the vision that continues to inspire our student-athletes, their proud families, our local community, and each of our corporate members.
Mr. Panaggio prepped at prestigious Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and then played four years of basketball for the hall-of-fame coach, Mauro Panaggio, his dad, at SUNY Brockport, where he rewrote a little history for his alma mater’s athletic program. Mike graduated with a degree in Economics and the all-time record for points scored in a career, among countless other distinctions.
Mike continued to score points in business as he ascended to the top ranks as a commodities and securities broker with Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache in Rochester, New York.
After a life-changing move to Florida in the early 80’s, Mike founded Direct Mail Express (DME) in 1984. During the decades since, DME has grown from three employees and a carload of ideas into an 11-acre, 140,000 square foot Florida campus which employs several hundred people in Daytona Beach, and throughout the USA.
“We play fair and work hard, always putting our customers first,” states Panaggio. “Our talent is our most valuable intangible asset, with our clients a close second. Motivated, innovative professionals, throughout our ranks, is the key to providing a level of service that exceeds our customers’ expectations, which has been our daily goal since day one.”