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 also be 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is the culmination of years of work refining our digital platform and carefully crafting a superior solution to the outdated fundraising industry.
Due to popular demand for a lower entry-cost program and an advertising-centric offering, Rhino Group spent much of 2020 developing the latest and greatest version of its digital platform. Instead of being designed to target a few select areas, this new version has been developed with the entire country in mind and includes all of the tools and features necessary for Rhino Club Card Ambassadors to run a successful business anywhere in the United States.
In 2021, after the success of rebuilding the Rhino Club Card platform, Rhino Group decided to revitalize and rebuild our concierge platform using the knowledge and insights gained over the previous year. The new Coast to Coast Concierge platform now incorporates all of our latest and greatest features in parallel with the concierge-focused resources that contributed to our early success.
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.