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About Diversified Business Resources. Inc

The founders of DBR are seasoned, successful business executives and consultants who have more than 50 years combined executive management and business consulting experience with a wide diversity of business enterprises.


Gary F. Johnston, President – Gary Johnston has been involved in providing investment and business capital since 1980 and his experience in the factoring industry began in 1985. He has more than 25 years of practical, hands-on experience with both small and large enterprises in industries which include: micrographics, electronics, computers, software, avionics, aerospace, real estate and construction. Gary has held key management positions with NCR, TRW, General Dynamics & Lear Siegler. He was the Operational Vice President of a computer oriented subsidiary of one of the top-fifty Fortune 500 Companies and the President of American Computer Corporation, a hardware and software company, specializing in computer systems for the medical market. He is a hands-on specialist in reorganizing, restructuring and streamlining businesses to achieve positive turnaround of performance.

Ben Gage – Chief Operating Officer – Ben Gage is a highly experienced business professional with a 35 year track record as a successful founder, owner and senior executive in business management, sales, marketing, business and intellectual property law, business consulting and financial services. Ben’s experience includes: Formation and management of a successful Hermosa Beach restaurant; Senior Executive/Owner of a Los Angeles consumer electronics marketing company; Founder and Managing Partner of a San Diego business and intellectual property law firm; President of a San Diego media and marketing company; Founder of a business consulting firm and since 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer of Diversified Business Resources, Inc.

Rhoda Bagsic – Vice President – Rhoda Bagsic is a 10 year veteran in the factoring business and handles every single aspect of our daily operations.  Since joining our organization in 2007, her involvement in customer relations, business analytics, and contract mitigations has been a key component to our client’s success. Rhoda’s experience involves banking industries such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and in addition to multiple startup companies in San Diego. Her roles in business continuity, strict budgeting and expert understanding in financial strategies provided a broad understanding to all kinds of businesses. Rhoda can always be quoted with the following: “In any business, customer service should be our number one priority, especially in business funding. Sometimes a little funding can cause a lot of success.

Abby Johnston – Director of Marketing –Abby Johnston came to Diversified Business Resources, Inc. after graduating Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Abby came on board to head DBR’s marketing department, assist with office management, and to share her knowledge in accounting. Her previous experience includes financial analysis and auditing overseas for small to medium sized corporations, as well as accounting and reconciliations for non-profit organizations. Although fairly new to the company, in a short time Abby has been able to prove herself in recognizing currents trends and the implementation of on-going campaigns.  Abby is now an important asset to Diversified Business Resources operations and continued success.