The SP Express senior management team is comprised of proven leaders who bring strong experience and expertise in their respective areas.
Mich Bayley, President and CEO
Mich Bayley is the Founder, President, and CEO of SP Express. Mr. Bayley has over 20 years experience in operating, building and investing in rapidly growing companies across multiple industries. Prior to founding SP Express, Mr. Bayley was co-founder and CFO of PrimeSource Healthcare, a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty medical products in the United States. At PrimeSource, Mr. Bayley successfully completed numerous debt and equity offerings and negotiated, acquired and integrated eleven strategic acquisitions including a reverse merger with a public company. Prior to PrimeSource, Mr. Bayley was a Vice President in corporate finance with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. He spent a number of years in Chase’s Merchant Banking and Private Equity Investment Division where he helped manage several of the bank’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Bayley was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering. He earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Robert Castaldo, Chief Operating Officer
Robert Castaldo serves as the Chief Operating Officer for SP Express. Robert oversees the company’s day-to-day operations including; warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, logistics, order management, call center, client services and the information technology divisions for the company. Mr. Castaldo has an extensive background in Direct Marketing Operations and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to SP Express. He began his career in IT with NatWest Bank in New York City and later served as Director of Distribution and Fulfillment for Publishers Clearing House (PCH) also in New York. While at PCH, Robert had direct responsibility for multiple distribution customers as well as their order management and fulfillment of over 90,000 customer orders per day. More recently, Mr. Castaldo served as VP of Operations for National Consumer Marketing in New York City and Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings in Canton, Ohio. Both companies solicit consumers with a variety of products and services through a combination of print, direct mail, TV, package inserts, e-commerce and retail promotions. Mr. Castaldo’s unique skill set includes his operations experience, his experience with multimillion dollar Direct Mail Continuity Club Programs and his industry expertise in database mining and attrition analysis.
Mr. Castaldo earned his BS degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University, is a member of Biltmore’s Who’s Who of Executives and has made industry presentations at the Direct Response Forum.
Scott Guilmette, Executive Vice President of Operations
Scott Guilmette works at SP Express as Executive Vice President of Operations. Mr. Guilmette has over 20 years of operational leadership experience in manufacturing and distribution. He has focused his last twelve years in supply chain management encompassing areas such as high volume order fulfillment, warehousing, distribution and customer service, and will be responsible for leading the multi-site distribution network and account management strategies for SP Express.
Most recently, Mr. Guilmette served as Vice President of Operations for Saddle Creek Logistics Services - ProLog Logistics in San Diego, California. His primary responsibilities were to oversee the multi-state distribution network, client services and call center teams for the fulfillment business unit within Saddle Creek. Prior to Saddle Creek, Mr. Guilmette held senior operational roles with ProLog Logistics, PracticeWares Dental Supply and Dentsply International. Mr. Guilmette received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Lehigh University.
Danny Galassi, Corporate Controller
Danny Galassi serves as SP Express' Corporate Controller. Danny has an extensive background in finance, accounting and financial reporting. Since 2005, Danny served as Controller for Southwest Forest Products, a Phoenix based vertically integrated manufacturer of pallets, mulch and related wood products. He has also held accounting roles with organizations such as Miller Brands, Hughes-Calihan and Insight Enterprises.
Danny grew up in Illinois, graduated from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois and is based out of our Phoenix office.