Maverick Management is a values-based company built to stabilize and improve operations for business owners by focusing on safety, product, and customer experience.
The company was co-founded by Corie Stone and John Vas, who identified that today’s businesses must find new, more flexible ways of rewarding and motivating their employees, while controlling costs and delivering ever-higher levels of value to their customers.
John Vas, Chief Operating Officer
John graduated from Lehigh University with a BS degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. He is a dedicated professional with over 15 years experience in all aspects of facility management, personnel management, construction/project management, and the development and implementation of operating procedures to increase revenue and minimize expenses.
Prior to Maverick Management & Design Group, John was the Operations and Facility Manager for Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah, NJ and Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton, MA. His specialties include evaluation and overhaul of overall mountain operations; lift, equipment, and snowmaking upgrades; new constructions projects; design and install of grading and drainage systems,and snowmaking systems; grooming operations and snow conditions; business and marketing planning and developing vendor relationships.
John’s strategic operational strategies, through staff training and innovative planning, have led to increased gross profits and on-hill efficiencies. He also has extensive knowledge of construction, permitting, pipe fitting, structural welding, metal and wood stresses and strengths, high voltage electrical systems, low voltage control systems, plumbing and pumping systems, ANSI B77 tramway codes, NY, NJ, and MA state building codes and regulations, and federal OSHA regulations.
Corie Stone, Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Corie has over 10 years of leadership experience in all areas of small business management. Her specialties include business development, operational procedures and processes, plus oversight of customer experiences and internal operations.
Growing up in Utah, she skied most of her life and graduated with a BS degree in Sociology and Minor in Math from the University of Utah. She began her management experience in the food and beverage industry at La Caille in Salt Lake City, UT, and then relocated to the East Coast. Here she found a small ski area, Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah, NJ, to apply her management skills. As the General Manager she managed all aspects of the ski area including but not limited to: business financials, budgeting, human resources, marketing,and the organizational structure.
After increasing revenue, gross profit, and business procedures at Campgaw Mountain;the organization bid and was awarded the RFP of Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton, MA in 2007. Corie was then promoted to the Chief Operating Officer for both Campgaw and Blue Hills during which she developed, implemented, and executed: business plans, employee recruiting and training programs and proper business processes and procedures to ensure the success of both entities.