Volponi has spent the last seven years at Legend Video. Originally from Philadelphia, Volponi got his start in the industry in sales at Excitement Video. He also had a brief stint at Whippet Video before joining Legend in 1996.rn rn
"I'm lucky to get him," Kick Ass president Mark Kulkis stated. "I feel like I just signed (Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach) Jon Gruden to head up my team. I first met Steve during my own brief tenure at Legend four years ago, and I've always been impressed with his work ethic and his sales abilities. This guy could sell oil to the Iraqis!"rn rn
"I'm looking forward to joining Kick Ass," Volponi said. "They make some of the best lines in the business. In fact, in March we're launching a new, very hardcore line along the lines of 5-Guy Cream Pie that I'm really excited about. Of course," he added, "I'm still trying to convince Kulkis to start a line with redheads, because those are the girls that do it for me..."rnrn
Volponi is Kick Ass' first Sales Director. Kick Ass recently regained their catalog from Hustler Video and started distributing their own titles. rnrn
Volponi officially starts work at Kick Ass on Monday, February 24.