Meet the “stars” of Star Print Brokers. The executive team is Nancy and Edward Starkman.
An executive team that supports self-publishing.
Star Print Brokers came about because of Nancy and Edward’s desire to own a business and work together. It was born out of their unique backgrounds. This executive team utilizes their combined experience, education, and expertise. They see to the manufacturing of high-quality books that are well-bound. Star Print Brokers offers custom book options. Their clients are authors and publishers in the USA and around the world.
The co-founder and vice-president is Edward Starkman. Previously, he worked on Wall Street as an airline industry analyst for more than a dozen years.
Edward appeared on many national television and radio news shows, offering commentary on the airline sector as it pertains to the stock market. He holds an MBA from New York University. Edward’s undergraduate degree is in Aeronautics from Dowling College.
Edward: To Seattle from New York City in 1995.
Edward was living in Manhattan when he and Nancy met. The decision was made to live in Bellevue. His position just prior to the establishment of SPB was a Vice President with UBS. Edward was working in both New York City and London while commuting from Bellevue. Therefore, he had a heavy travel schedule. They started the business, pooling their talents.
Since 1999, he’s been handling the financial, logistic and book project management activities for Star Print Brokers. Together, Edward and Nancy Starkman are the executive team of Star Print Brokers, Inc. They love every minute of working with self-publishers!
The Executive Team.
The executive team consists of Nancy Starkman and Edward Starkman. They are the founders of Star Print Brokers, incorporating the business in 1999.
Nancy Ostling Starkman is the president of the corporation. Also, she is the author of Book Design: Simple & Professional and it is available on Amazon.
She spent more than a decade in her family business. In 1971, the Ostling family and other executive team members began publishing Whole Valley Catalogue, an advertising newspaper out of Walnut Creek, California. At its peak, the newspaper had a readership of 330,000 in the San Francisco East Bay Area. The paper covered all of Contra Costa County and parts of Solano and Alameda counties.
Nancy started Whole Valley Graphics. This division grew out of the successful newspaper. She worked in literally every job in the newspaper. As an executive team co-publisher, she was also the art director. Later, she went to work in other executive team positions.
Leaving the family business.
Nancy’s background includes designing and overseeing the production of thousands of ads. She and her staff also designed collateral materials and ads for other newspaper and magazines. This was for businesses that were advertising in daily newspapers, both suburban and metro. Nancy won several design awards. She attended Diablo Valley College.
Later, she went to Lesher Communications at the Contra Costa Times, as an account executive in major accounts. Nancy worked with about 20 top national and regional advertisers. Target, Mervyn’s and Good Guys were among her major accounts. Her position meant selling advertising and newspaper inserts into six daily newspapers, a dozen weeklies, a magazine, and direct mail programs.
Nancy’s experience is in: publishing, printing, color separations, graphic design, and book design. In summary, her experience spans several decades.
Nancy: To Seattle from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1991.
After moving to Seattle where she spent her childhood, Nancy began selling color separations, printing, direct mail, and fulfillment services. She was the retail advertising manager for a Seattle Times owned newspaper. Also, she created a major accounts department for a chain of community newspapers in the Seattle area.
In conclusion, Nancy and Edward are a very qualified team!