Our Team

Eric Chandler

Title: Founder & CEO

Eric was born and raised in Miami FL., and graduated from UNC-Greensboro on a wrestling scholarship. During Eric’s wrestling career in high school he won 3 state championships and finished with a career record of 133-3. He became a national champ while wrestling in college and was top 5 on the world team latter for the US.

Fun Facts:

  • When he is not working you can usually find him spending time with family, mountain biking, doing hot yoga or attending personal development events.

Michael Rojas

Title: Chief Operating Officers

Michael is originally from Miami, Florida but currently, resides in his RV. He attended Florida International University where he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 2012.

From 2013 to 2015 Michael was the Director of Sales at DATACORP where he led the sales department, developed and executed sales and marketing tactics to meet corporate objectives.

In 2017 to 2018 Michael transitioned to Solutions Manager at Enet IT Group where he managed a team of twelve developers. Rojas also created coding standards and processes for the company while working on projects which consisted of one hundred and fifty team members that generated $24 billion in revenue.

Arlene Kim

Title: Marketing Manager

Arlene is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. She attended UNC Charlotte where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Marketing. Arlene recently moved to the Raleigh, NC area in July 2018 where she joined Cutting Edge Gifts, Inc.

Her contributions to Cutting Edge Gifts Inc. involve creating roadmaps for marketing campaigns, product, and brand development. Her additional roles include social media management, and tracking the company’s CRM.

Prior to her current role, Arlene was the Senior Project Manager in the construction industry for a plumbing division. She led a team over 200 new residential projects that resulted in an increase of $300,000 in revenue.

In addition, she was the Estimator and created contracts for upcoming projects.

Fun Facts:

  • Played Division II Lacrosse
  • Musician: violin, ukulele, piano
  • Loves to travel! Her recent places include: Japan and Mexico

Gloria Suarez

Title: Executive Assistant

She is originally from New Jersey, however later moved to Miami in 1987, and in 2016 found a second home in North Raleigh, North Carolina.

Gloria has been with Cutting Edge Gifts Inc. since the inception in customer services.

Before joining Cutting Edge Gifts Inc., she worked for the Township of Buena Vista in the Tax Assessor’s Office for two years. Gloria contributed her next four years working with Atlantic City Electric that serves in South Jersey.

She later dedicated twenty-eight years in the telecommunications industry working for Adelphia and Comcast.

Sarah Rojas

Title: Engraving Manager

Sarah was born and raised in Miami, FL. She recently moved to Raleigh, NC in July 2018.

Sarah has been with Cutting Edge Gifts Inc. for three years where she leads the Design Services department. Her role as Engraving Manager includes designing proofs and sending them over to production to be engraved and shipped.

Before joining the team Sarah was the Manager for RaceTrac Petroleum for four years where she would oversee the store’s Operations department. For nine Sarah was apart of Miami Dade County’s security as a certified officer.

Fun Facts:

  • Seeks adventure and loves the outdoors.
  • Bucket list includes: bungee jumping and parachute out of an airplane.

Maria Rojas

Title: Account Manager

Originally, Maria is from Key West, FL. She currently resides in Miami and has been there since she and her family moved in 1979.

Maria has been apart of Cutting Edge Gift Inc. for one year. Her position as Account Manager includes all accounting and financial facets of the company. Currently, Maria is also working for a law firm at Wolfson & Grossman PA as an Accountant and Office Manager. She has been with the firm for fifteen years.

Before joining Cutting Edge Gift Inc. and the law firm, Maria worked as the Comptroller of the accounting department for World Duty Free. There she managed and was responsible for all accounting and financial reporting in importing and exporting of duty free merchandise around the world.

Fun Facts:

  • Enjoys gardening and traveling
  • Loves to fish!

Jason Maynard

Title: Account Manager

Originally from Indiana, Jason Maynard attended the University of Southern Indiana with a focus on pre-law. However, after he took a part-time job with a computer company he was soon promoted to Sales Manager and Lead Consultant before eventually founding his own consulting company.

Jason moved to the Research Triangle in 1995 and spent the next 20 years in the technology sector working in hardware, software, and networking before ultimately moving into operations management.

Now, Jason is the Account Manager for Cutting Edge Gifts’ Piedmont and Sandhills Regions. He oversees all sales and service leadership for the regions and serves as its liaison to the corporate office in Raleigh.

His hard work and desire to excel is the reason Jason got off to a great start at Cutting Edge Gift Inc. Today, it is his warmth and passion that make him such a valuable resource to the company and to all those around him.

Jay Chandler

Title: Head Engraver

Jay has been with Cutting Edge Gifts since the company began launching its custom engravings. Jay loves crafting and customizing products hands-on. He states this as his “dream job.”

As part of his responsibilities Jay is also accountable for the company’s inventory in every product that Cutting Edge Gifts offer.

Eli Santiago

Title: Engraver

Ely is originally from Florida. He and his family recently moved to Raleigh, NC of and loves it.

As contributions to Cutting Edge Gifts, Ely is responsible for fulfilling the company’s orders and automatic gift campaign programs. In addition, he assists in custom engraving for clients.

Vickie Suarez

Title: Campaign Program Manager

Originally, Vicky is from Florida. Her main contributions to Cutting Edge Gifts is overseeing the Campaign Programs.
Vicky ensures that all of our clients orders are scheduled out to the fulfilment team.

Gabe Chandler

Title: Sales Representative

Gabe is originally from Miami Florida. He attended Lindenwood University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with minor in Marketing.

Currently, Gabe is Cutting Edge Gifts’ Sales and Training Representative. His responsibilities include maintaining current clients and helping providing opportunities for future sale representatives for the company.

Justin Ford

Title: Sales Representative

Justin attended UNC Chapel Hill in 2012 where he earned his degree in Chemistry. Justin worked his way through his undergrad by selling Cutco knives. Today, he still plays a role as a mentor for the Cutco community.

He loves helping agents brand their businesses and connect them with clients on a long-term basis.

Fun Facts:

  • Enjoy playing basketball, fishing, hunting & being on the water.

Miroslava Sorrosa

Title: Sales Representative

Miros is from Raleigh, NC. She attended UNC Chapel Hill for her undergrad. For 3 years Miros worked with Vector and Cutco as a sales representative and later moved into the Closing Gift Consultant sector of Vector through Cutting Edge Gifts. She is currently a gifting strategist. At Cutting Edge Gifts, Miros help clients get the most out of the gifts they provide clients.

Fun Facts:

  • She likes to workout and travel