Locally and privately owned and operated for 45+ years, SaraMana has established its place as a leader in the office technology industry. Our professional staff has been hired and trained to help companies be more profitable and efficient by utilizing our suite of software, hardware and professional services. We take a comprehensive and consultative approach by using detailed analysis and technology to enhance client productivity. Using a unique engagement strategy and our extensive experience, we deliver unmatched productivity in the workplace.
James L. Dean acquired the controlling interest of SaraMana in 1982 when the company was just six years old. Jim has spent his entire career managing sales operations in the office equipment industry. His dedication and commitment to building a quality sales and service organization has allowed SaraMana to become the oldest and largest independently owned office equipment business serving the west coast of Florida market area.
Jim grew up in Iowa and graduated from Drake University in 1969 with degrees in marketing and quantitative analysis. His upbringing has instilled a strong commitment to family and giving back as much as you can to the community. Since 1982, SaraMana has provided financial support to many schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties, and has supported organizations such as Miss Sarasota Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Boys & Girls Club, LPGA & Senior PGA Tournaments, The Offshore Boat Race, and many others. He has been a member of the Greater Sarasota Sertoma Club since 1983, where he served as a past president and was Sertoman of the Year recipient in 1986. Jim and his family are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, where he sings in the church choir and serves as an elder.
According to Jim, SaraMana Business Solutions will remain a locally owned business for many years to come.
James M. “Mick” Dean has been with SaraMana as Vice President since 1997. Mick attended Sarasota High School and upon completion was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Accounting. Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky, Mick came back to Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Certified Public Accountant for CPA Associates, PA., where he learned the importance of serving clients’ needs, doing the job correctly the first time, and always standing behind your work and people. Mick has spent his years at SaraMana working in all areas of operations discovering ways to make SaraMana more efficient and more proactive with client support.
Currently, Mick is continuing to improve SaraMana’s ability to respond to the needs of their clients by building and maintaining a workflow that maximizes efficiency and productivity. Realizing that all business is moving towards a paperless office, SaraMana has installed and integrated into their business process the same “paperless” archive, retrieval and workflow software they integrate into their clients’ offices. According to Mick, “The best way to anticipate the needs of an office going ‘paperless’ was to go paperless ourselves.