NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Women: Sharon Reynolds

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Founded on a dream and a mission, DevMar Products, LLC embodies environmental initiatives that will help sustain our planet for generations to come. In 2007, Sharon W. Reynolds, President/CEO launched the company with an idea to distribute environmentally-friendly products, including green cleaning solutions and office products. Her quest is to provide the highest level of knowledge, expertise, discretion, and integrity in the development of business opportunities for the company and environment. Moreover, she educates clients and suppliers on topics surrounding healthy workplace initiatives. In December 2013, DevMar Products became the sole provider of janitorial supplies and for Core Civic (CC) servicing over 65 facilities throughout the United States. In addition, DevMar partners with Office Depot as a Tier II National Office Supplier.

Sharon was one of the youngest woman-owned owners of a prominent mortgage company at age 24. In 2009, she was named as one of the Top 25 Real Estate Brokers by the Nashville Business Journal among 3500 licensed real estate agents. In September 2017, DevMar was named the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South Tier 1 Supplier of the Year. In 2015, the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce named DevMar as Small Business of the Year. Sharon graduated from the SBA’s 2016 Emerging Leaders Class. In 2014, DevMar was nominated to participate in MBE magazine’s WBEs Who Rocks Awards. This award was created to provide special recognition for women business owners who exemplify passion, courage, and leadership in their pursuit of business success. Later that year, DevMar was selected by WBEC South as the WBE Spotlight Company for the June 2014 monthly edition and a finalist in the 2014 Small Business Awards. In October 2013 Sharon was selected as a WBENC scholarship recipient and attended the Tuck Business School WBENC Executive program at IBM in Palisades, New York.

DevMar Products, LLC was selected as the 2012 recipient of the WIPP Business Leadership – “External Communications” award presented at the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP.org) Annual Leadership Meeting in Washington, DC. In 2011/2012, the company was named one of the NEXT 50 Companies to Watch by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center. In addition, the Nashville Post and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized DevMar as one of its “Green Heroes” during both the 2011 and 2012 award ceremonies. OfficeMax Office of Diversity and Inclusion featured DevMar during their customer profile in February 2013. As well, Sharon was recognized as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence Award honorees. She was also featured in The People Issue section of the Nashville Scene for her contributions centered around sustainability for her line of specialty green products.

In 2012, Sharon launched DevMar Manufacturing, LLC to partner with larger manufacturers to meet the supplier diversity goals of Fortune 100 and 500 companies. In 2016, DevMar Global Healthcare Solutions, LLC was formed and guided by Sharon’s ability to partner with Ni-Q, LLC to launch a commercially-sterile human donor milk for micro-preemie and premature infants in the NICU.

Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a focus on Green & Sustainable Enterprise Management from the University of Phoenix, graduating with honors. She is currently enrolled in the Tennessee State University’s Executive MBA Program and will graduate in the spring of 2018. She and her husband DeMarco are proud parents of two adult sons, a granddaughter, and reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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