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Meet our Team

With a combined 40+ years of experience, our knowledgeable, proactive professionals are leaders in our industry. Each is well-versed in all facets of technology, office management, and client services. Dedicated to assisting you, they are always on hand, making sure you have everything you need to succeed. When you’re out of the office, they are only a phone call away.

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  • Howard J. Watler

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    Howard J. Watler, Vice President
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10111
    212.918.4800
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    The benefits of good design and a congenial, well-run office environment are unmistakable. Nothing confirms this more powerfully than our clients' success and productivity.

    – Howard J. Watler, Vice President

    With comprehensive responsibility for managing Rockefeller Group Business Centers' four locations, Howard's business acumen and attention to detail are apparent in his approach to everything from site selection and workspace design, to product development and client satisfaction. Howard earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Western Michigan University, followed by a master of fine arts from the California Institute of Arts. He managed the blue-chip McKee Gallery in Manhattan for 16 years before joining RGBC in 1998 as operations manager. Howard's sensitivity to clients' priorities and needs whether stated or implied and his ability to manage a myriad of details while considering the larger picture has led to RGBC's reputation as a gold standard in the executive suites industry.

  • David E. Jakubowski

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    David E. Jakubowski, Director of Sales and Marketing
    Rockefeller Group Business Centers
    Wall Street 48 Wall Street 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
    212.918.4832
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    In an ever-changing business environment, my goal is to meet and exceed the specific requirements of each client. As they grow from start-ups to formidable companies in their industries, I feel a bit of pride at having been there to assist at the very beginning, when support was needed most.

    – David E. Jakubowski, Director of Sales and Marketing

    A native of Long Island, David holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Marist College. Following eleven years in hotel management and administration with the Marriott, Wyndham, and Hilton brands, David turned his passion for superb customer service to supporting his clients at Rockefeller Group Business Centers. Since joining the team in 2000, David's energy and vision have been important to its growth. He is active in the New York chapters of the Mexican-American and Brazil-American chambers of commerce, and the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association. A longtime member and 2011-2012 president of the Workspace Association of New York, David also serves on the board of directors of the Global Workspace Association.

  • Tania Mottaleb

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    Tania Mottaleb, Billing Manager
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.332.3425
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    We employ technology very efficiently here in order to offer numerous payment options and to make the process as easy as possible. When clients receive their first invoice, I call or visit them to make certain they understand the charges, are familiar with the client care portal, and things are running smoothly.

    – Tania Mottaleb, Billing Manager

    Tania joined Rockefeller Group Business Centers as the Billing Manager after working for an international freight forwarder specializing in wine and spirits. She especially likes the face to face contact she has with clients from so many places and so many different businesses. Tania received her degree in accounting from Hunter College of The City University of New York. She hails from the Queens section of New York; an easy commute because of the many subway lines serving RGBC's locations. Tania enjoys the celebrations and events in Rockefeller Plaza and always keeps a keen eye out for celebrities among the throngs of visitors.

  • Donna Emma

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    Donna Emma, Manager, Sales and Marketing Support
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.899-5425
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    Because our beautiful, fully-equipped office spaces are always move-in ready, I am able to help a client get their office set up in no time. It's an incredibly easy and efficient way for a small business to enjoy the all the benefits of a large, professional office environment.

    – Donna Emma, Manager, Sales and Marketing Support

    With her experiences working in production for a New York City start-up and for Polo Ralph Lauren Europe in Paris and New York, Donna is well-versed in the hundreds of details that need to be considered when setting up and managing office space. By building relationships with clients, she continually finds ways our services can support their success. Donna received her degree in Marketing from Arizona State University and is a therapy dog handler. She and her golden retriever Dakota spend weekends volunteering to bring the love and comfort of a dog to underprivileged children.