HISTORY OF RHINO GROUP
Rhino Group Networking Solutions, LLC was formed in 2016 in sunny Naples, FL and is the brainchild of CEO and Founder, Doug Landers.
The company’s roots lie in providing digital concierge services for the local hospitality industry to offer their guests coupled with tourism-targeted advertising opportunities for local businesses. After roughly two years of providing digital concierge services, we decided our proprietary digital platform could be better utilized to aid the fundraising industry in a unique and modern fashion.
Since early 2018, we have been carefully crafting, testing, and fine tuning the Rhino Club Card Charity Funding Program. By pairing our tried and true digital platform with an innovative approach to fundraising, we have been able to create a fundraising solution that can offer more value and higher revenue streams for fundraising entities than competitors. The Rhino Club Card is the culmination of years of work refining our digital platform and carefully crafting a superior solution to the outdated fundraising industry.
OUR DEDICATED TEAM
We are empowered by compassion and the desire to help others
Douglas Landers is the CEO and Founder of Rhino Group Networking Solutions, LLC. Prior to starting Rhino Group, Doug owned a successful custom clothing company for 12 years that specialized in high-end business and professional attire. In the past, Doug also founded and managed a pallet supply business and a surveyor supply company. Now that Doug has finally found a business that is completely aligned with his deepest passions for helping others, he has sold all of his prior enterprises and is now fully focused on, and committed to, the successful long term development and growth of Rhino Group. Doug was born and raised in Berea, OH and is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a letter on the varsity swim team and was captain of the water polo team. Doug now resides in Naples, FL with his wife Stacy, who is also a part owner of Rhino Group Networking Solutions, LLC. Doug and Stacy have two grown sons and have lived in Naples for over 30 years. Doug has an innate ability for creating and managing innovative businesses that offer creative approaches to current industries and needs. Doug has a passion for helping others and finding ways to continually improve his surroundings for the betterment of himself and those around him. This passion shines through Rhino Group and the Rhino Club Card Charity Funding Program and is the main driving force behind his, and the rest of the Rhino Group team’s excitement and commitment to the company, the charitable organizations it serves, and all of the Rhino Group CFCs.
Brandon Landers is the Chief Technology Officer and a part owner of Rhino Group Networking Solutions, LLC. Brandon is the son of Doug and Stacy Landers and holds a degree in Finance from Florida State University where he graduated with a 3.997 GPA. During his time at FSU, Brandon achieved numerous honors, awards, and was the Executive Vice President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Prior to working with Rhino Group, Brandon was employed as a Business Development Associate at Pacific Investment Management Company’s (PIMCO’s) world headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, one of the largest asset management firms in the world. During his tenure at PIMCO, Brandon served as the team’s product specialist for Short Duration, Income, and Canadian asset investment strategies and managed the RFP process from inception through final submission on investment mandates ranging up to $2 billion. Brandon now resides in Denver, CO and manages many of the back-end functions of the Rhino Group enterprise, including the development and maintenance of the proprietary digital platform. Brandon has a passion for personal-growth, helping others, and backcountry adventure sports such as mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking.
Prior to joining Rhino Club Card, Jerry was the Vice President For Business Development of Mergers Marketing, Inc. the holding company of Background Screeners of America and The Drug Test Consultant companies for 14 years. During that time he was instrumental in structuring a startup venture from the ground floor to 40 million dollars in annual revenues. Prior to his tenure with Mergers Marketing, Jerry owned the second largest home improvement remodeling company in San Diego, CA a real estate brokerage in Albuquerque, NM and an executive recruiting business in his home town of Chicago and he also holds a license for Life and Health Insurance. Jerry’s an Army veteran, he’s a resident of Nevada since 2008 by way of Chicago his home town, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Southern California. He’s married, has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and a very beloved pet parrot. At an age when many folks would want to retire, Jerry is invigorated by the business model offered by the Rhino Club Card business model and envisions Rhino as a way of helping others find their way to entrepreneurial success.