Meet Our Team

Neil Wise Sr. Founder & President

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Tenure at Guardian: 35 years
Industry Background: Dealers Son School - General Motors Institute, Managed Retail Dealerships Prior to Guardian
Hobbies & Interests: reading, fishing, time at the beach
Fun Facts

  • Works alongside his two sons and wife at Guardian
  • Proud grandfather of eight grandchildren
  • Sailed from Sarasota to Bimini
  • Bought a motor home and took the entire sales force from Cleveland to Chicago for a new car model introduction


 Dan Wise - Vice President

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Tenure at Guardian: 22 years
Industry Background: 22 years at Guardian, visited over 3,000 dealerships across the country
Hobbies & Interests: spending time with family, golf, & politics
Fun Facts

  • my college fraternity was thrown off campus
  • my father, myself, my two brothers and my sons all share the same middle name (Alan)
  • Falcons season ticket holder for over 10 years


greg Murray - Sales Manager

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Tenure at Guardian: 19.5 years
Industry Background: Over 19 years of experience building business relationships with car dealerships.
Hobbies & Interests: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - currently a blue belt, playing & coaching basketball, any kind of movie
Fun Facts

  • Hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in '96 - 2200 miles in 6 mons.
  • Bartender for 5 years while in college
  • Owns every Bob Dylan album
  • Brings his wife flowers everytime he picks her up at the airport


Steve Kennedy - Regional Sales Manager

Hometown: Peachtree Corners, GA
Tenure at Guardian: 19 years
Industry Background: Experience matters! For over 5000 eight-hours work days,
I have successfully sold and serviced promotional products to a multitude of car dealerships.


Neil Wise Jr - Director of Sales

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Tenure at Guardian: 17 years
Industry Background: Over 9 years in Sales & Marketing at E&J Gallo Winery. 17+ years at Guardian Products.
Hobbies & Interests: working out, playing golf, travel, and spending time with my wife and kids
Fun Facts

  • Played college football at Appalachain St.
  • Prior to back injury (now recovered), worked out 34 years staright without ever taking more than 2 weeks off.
    Now my joints feel it!
Bob Sugden - Account Manager

Hometown: Millersville, MD
Tenure at Guardian: 16 years
Industry Background: A long career in the automotive promotional products industry as an Account Manager. Includes custom promo products, sales supplies, and service products.
Hobbies & Interests: Golf, Tennis, WVU Athletics, Baltimore Ravens & Orioles.
Fun Facts

  • Expert at crabbing for bluecrabs
  • Favorite meal(s) is anything cooked with bluecrab
Alice Wise - Office Administrator

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Tenure at Guardian: 30 years
Industry Background: Began working part-time at Guardian Products doing payroll and administrative duties. Increased hours as Guardian grew larger and more emplyees were added.
Hobbies & Interests: Excercise daily, walking, reading amd most of all is watching my grandchildren play sports.
Fun Facts

  • Played team tennis fo over 25 years and enjoyed our miniature schnauzer for 17 years.
Bobby Owens - Warehouse Manager

Hometown: Norcross, GA
Tenure at Guardian: 17 years
Industry Background: Has worked in warehouse & distribution since he was 19 years old. Joined the Guardian team in 1999 and has managed the warehouse since.
Hobbies & Interests: Fireworks, displaying my hearse at car shows, and spending time with my pet chug, Bambi.
Fun Facts: Most people are shocked to hear I drive a 1972 hearse on the weekends. People say I live a dark life but it's my life and I love it.

David South - Warehouse Associate

Hometown: Chamblee, GA
Tenure at Guardian: 16+ years
Industry Background: Has over 16 years of experience in warehouse operations with Guardian Products. He has been a car and motorcycle enthusiast from an early age.
Hobbies & Interests: "Riding my motocycle and turning the wrench on anything with wheels."
Fun Facts: "I'm a pretty good mechanic and a part-time comedian!"

Andrew Soller - Sales Manager

Hometown: Bloomfields Hills, MI
Tenure at Guardian: 16 years
Industry Background: "I was raised in the backyard of the Big 3 in Metro Detroit, and have had family members work for them, as well as, their vendors. I have enjoyed working directly with auto dealers for the past 16 years."
Hobbies & Interests: "Spending time with my wife and two kids, Clemson Football, and the Chicago Cubs."
Fun Facts: "I have visited 11 countries and lived in France and Spain for a summer."
"I have run 8 marathons in my life."

Brett Summer - Customer Touch Lead
Brett Summer - Customer Touch Lead

Hometown: Springfield, VA
Tenure at Guardian: 12 years
The Fun Stuff: "When I'm not creating designs for your dealership, I can be found out on the discgolf course or the paintball field."