Team

Troy Froebe | CEO

Troy FroebeOver the course of 20 years, Troy Froebe has established himself as an industry leader in overseeing and delivering completed projects for demanding clients in publishing. After living overseas in Barcelona, Mr. Froebe began his career in New York by working in the editorial departments for AMS Press and Aspen Publishers. He then started The Froebe Group and began enlisting like-minded professionals to provide exceptional publishing services. Mr. Froebe is also a partner in Froebe Holdings and TJKJ Farms.

Raised in Illinois, Mr. Froebe received a B.A. with Distinction and High Honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Tom Daughhetee | Director of Editorial and Production

Tom DaughheteeBefore joining The Froebe Group, Tom Daughhetee spent more than a decade within the corporate finance department of Chicago-based insurer CNA Financial Corporation, where he focused on government relations and the financial regulatory implications of intercompany transactions. Mr. Daughhetee is especially proud of his multi-year effort working with CNA’s leadership team to gain regulatory approval for the transformation of the company into a purely commercial insurer through the shedding of its life & health and personal lines books of business. In 2013, Mr. Daughhetee moved to New York to coordinate The Froebe Group’s expansion program. Though relishing the new environment, he admits to missing his garden and the space to re-finish furniture.

Mr. Daughhetee attended Loyola University Chicago, earning a B.A. in Political Science, with Minors in Philosophy and Communication, also attending Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center, in Rome, Italy.

 

Paul Sobel | Senior Managing Editor

Paul SobelPaul Sobel has over 30 years of dedicated experience in book production. His editorial experience covers a broad range of subject matter, from technical, business, and scientific texts in the professional arena, including Informed Consent by BusinessWeek author John Byrne, for which Mr. Sobel earned the McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award, to highly illustrated books in the general trade market, such as the successful Betty Crocker Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today. Mr. Sobel has worked for a number of prominent publishing houses, notably among them the American Institute of Physics (AIP), Aspen Publishers, McGraw-Hill, and John Wiley & Sons. In supervisory positions at these publishing houses, Mr. Sobel trained, organized, and managed the work of newly hired production editors as well as editorial freelancers.

Mr. Sobel currently resides in Bergen County, New Jersey. He earned his B.F.A. in Advertising Design from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York.

 

Kathy Langone | Director of Development

Kathy LangoneBefore joining The Froebe Group, Kathy Langone spent over a decade as an editor at Aspen Publishers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she worked closely with authors on first editions and revisions of legal education casebooks, study aids, and Teacher’s Manuals. Prior to Aspen, Ms. Langone worked in New York City as an information technology assistant at the law office of Paul, Hastings, Janofksy, and Walker where she wrote, edited, and designed training documentation for attorneys, and in Boston as an editorial associate at Houghton Mifflin where she focused primarily on ancillary educational publications for math textbooks. Now residing in sunny Irvine, California, Ms. Langone lives with her Red Sox fanatic of a husband, three Minecraft-obsessed sons, and a hungry chocolate Lab named Natalie.

Ms. Langone received a B.A. in Literature and Writing from the University of California, San Diego.

 

Geoffrey Lokke | Director of Licensing and Design

Geoff Lokke

Geoffrey Lokke was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. His experience includes positions at the University of Victoria Department of Writing, New York City Council, and Kings County District Attorney’s Office. He is a director and writer on film and theater; his articles have appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtTDR: The Drama Review, and elsewhere. As a director, his work has been sponsored by the East Central European Center at Columbia University, the Harriman Institute, and the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation. He lives in the Bronx.

Mr. Lokke holds degrees from the University of Victoria, Hofstra University School of Law, and Union Theological Seminary.

 

Sunil Kumar | Director of Digital and Marketing Services

Sunil KumarSunil Kumar has worked for over 20 years conceiving, building, and maintaining websites in various industries. After finishing culinary school, he took part in the dot-com boom by helping StarChefs.com grow into one of the first successful online magazines for food industry insiders. Moving on to the publishing industry, Mr. Kumar joined The Book Report Network and built their AuthorsOnTheWeb.com site into one of the industry’s most prominent web development and online marketing services, creating sites for notable authors such as Ray Bradbury, Nelson DeMille, Neil Gaiman, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Mr. Kumar holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.

 

Sabrina Parys | Executive Editorial Assistant

Sabrina Parys

Sabrina Parys grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Hunter College, where she majored in English Language, Literature, and Rhetoric. In 2013, she moved to Oregon to pursue an M.S. in Book Publishing from Portland State University. During her time on the West Coast, Ms. Parys served as an acquisitions manager for Ooligan Press and as a poetry editor for Portland Review. Along with working as an executive assistant at The Froebe Group, Sabrina serves as a freelance copywriter and editor for companies such as Rosen Publishing and Lorincz Literary Services.