MIKE PANAGGIO/Owner and Co-Founder
Mike Panaggio, brother of Dan, is a national trendsetter in direct marketing. Panaggio’s exceptional vision and creativity have propelled DME toward continual growth and profitability in the one-to-one marketing field. DME has been helping its customers achieve sustainable, profitable revenue growth for over 30 years.
Today his focus is on creating a new kind of groundbreaking sports and marketing operation at DME Sports. The quality of our facility is unmatched anywhere in the state, and our staff’s talent exceeds anything offered by comparable institutions. All of our affiliates—DME Academy, HSSPORTS.COM and HSSPORTS INSIDER—are part of the integrated and visionary drive that creates excitement for our student-athletes and for our followers, and will do so for years to come.
Panaggio prepped at prestigious Deerfield Academy and then played four years of basketball for his father at SUNY Brockport, where he graduated with a degree in Economics and the all-time record for points scored in a career.
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.
Mike founded Direct Mail Express (DME) in 1984. In the decades since, DME has grown from three employees and a carload of ideas into an 11-acre, 140,000 square foot campus employing over 500 people, that has become one of the top direct marketing companies operating in the US today.
“We play fair and work hard, always putting our customers first,” states Panaggio. “Our talent is our most valuable intangible asset, with our customers a close second. Motivated talent throughout the ranks is the key to providing a level of service that exceeds our customers’ expectations.”