Our Team


Carl DePaolo


Carl co-founded Freedom with his partners James Brown, Crystal DePaolo, and Jodi Brown in 1999 following a successful career in sales and management with two of the worlds largest independent distributors.  Carl's success stems from 31 years in electronic distribution sales and relationship development, a never ending desire to innovate and expand, and surrounding himself with great people.  "Our continuing success relies on our ability to meet and exceed what our customers expect in a fluid environment".  "Requiring us to deliver solutions to changes in market conditions, while maintaining only the highest quality standards, competitiveness, and reliability".  "Meet the people who make all this come to life".

Crystal DePaolo


One of the Founders of Freedom, Crystal started her career in Electronics Distribution in 1992 in Sales and Purchasing.  Crystal plays many roles at Freedom, most importantly as our marketing expert.  From Special Client Services and Customer, Public, & Employee relations, to promotional supplies and Branding, Crystal ensures everyone involved with Freedom's success is left with a genuine and lasting impression.  Crystal goes above and beyond to make certain our customers, employees, and business partners know they are part of the Freedom Family.

John McKay

President of Sales

With over 25 years of Electronic Distribution experience, John brings his extensive experience in sales, strategic purchasing, customer partnerships and delivering best-in-class solutions to Freedoms global customer base.  He came to the company with 23 years' experience, holding various positions in Distribution including; Director of Purchasing, Sales Management, and Sales.

John Magee

Vice President of Sales

John arrives at Freedom with 27 years of distribution experience in both the franchised and independent channels.  He brings skills in both customer and supplier management as well as a proven track record in developing sales professionals.  His focus will be on expanding Freedom’s market presence while managing sales team and revenue growth.


John Hartnett

Director Of Quality

John joins Freedom with 16 years of ISO Quality Management experience in Electronic Distribution and Medical Devices Manufacturing.  He has a strong drive for improvement and developing lasting business relationships.   He continues to align Freedom’s high-quality brand with the interest of our customers including assurance of regulatory compliance.   Past quality system successes include the Manufacturers Association of Florida Manufacturer of the Year Award and the SBA National Exporter of the Year Award.

Andrew Huggins

Vice President of Finance