Linda Dembek, ISA
Linda Dembek, ISA is President and owner of Emerald Sales, a company she first created to conduct eBay and estate sales. In response to the growing needs of clients, she continues to develop and offer an extensive range of services to help clients determine the best course of action regarding their personal or inherited estate property. Linda is also a personal property appraiser. She became a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) — the largest professional personal property appraisal association in the country. She completed her appraisal education through ISA in 2016. Combining that with her 20 plus years’ experience with selling profitably in the second hand market makes Linda the trusted partner you are looking for when it comes to evaluating your personal or inherited estate property.
Prior to Emerald Sales, Linda owned and operated another small business from 1996 to 2007 buying and selling collectibles. She has been a top rated seller on eBay since 2001. She also worked over 10 years at the Bank Marketing Association, Chicago, a trade group offering education in all aspects of marketing to members of the financial industry. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Marketing from the University of Illinois.
Christopher Dembek is Vice President & Partner of Emerald Sales. Chris joined the team in 2008. He works side by side with Linda to develop services that will help their clients. Chris is familiar with all aspects of personal estate property as he worked for 35 years in the banking industry where he managed trusts and estates for clients. He also assisted in the sale of his client’s estate property.
He retired as President of Harris Private Bank located in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also was a Trustee of the City of Coral Springs Fire Fighters Pension Board for over 10 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Wayne State University. Chris also served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Leonard Sherwin is Assistant Vice President at Emerald Sales. Len joined the team in 2012. Assisting in the company's eBay Consignment Service, Len is responsible for inventory management, product & price research, photography and shipping. He also has several duties when the company conducts an estate sale.
Prior to that, he owned and operated his own eBay consignment company to assist clients in selling their personal property. Len was also a firefighter, paramedic, fire investigator and instructor for 18 years for the LaGrange Park Fire Department. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Fire Science from the College of DuPage. Len also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.