Meet Our Leadership Team
Maynard Sundman (1915-2009)
Maynard Sundman turned his passion for collecting into a successful mail-order business with a novel approach to advertising. Instead of hobby publications, he focused on comic books, Sunday newspaper supplements and general-interest magazines. In the booming post-WWII consumer era, his strategy worked. Under his leadership, company growth necessitated moves to ever larger locations. Today, Littleton Coin Company occupies a 20-acre campus and generates an estimated $50 million annually.
David M. Sundman
David M. Sundman was elevated to Chairman in 2020 after Littleton Coin transitioned to an employee-owned company in 2017. He started at the family-owned firm in 1972 and succeeded his father as president in 1985. David is a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, where he served as Secretary/Treasurer from 2005-2015. The recipient of numerous awards, in 2005 he published with fellow ANA honoree Q. David Bowers 100 Greatest American Currency Notes: The Stories Behind the Most Colonial, Confederate, Federal, Obsolete, and Private American Notes.
President and CEO
John Hennessey is Littleton Coin Company’s President and Chief Executive. He joined the company in 2007, and prior to being named to his current role in 2020 served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Littleton, John’s career included stints with the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and a publicly traded healthcare company in San Diego. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of Boston College and a member of the American Numismatic Association. John is also a member of the State of NH Workforce Innovation Board and currently volunteers as Chair of the Town of Littleton’s River District Redevelopment Commission. Other recent volunteer positions include roles at the non-profit organizations PRKR Mountain Trails, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chief Marketing Officer
David Barber joined Littleton in 2018, bringing considerable expertise in consumer marketing. He began his marketing career working on Cover Girl at Procter & Gamble. David spent eight years with Warner Lambert, including a three-year developmental assignment in Europe. Before coming to Littleton, he was a Divisional Vice President of Marketing for Walgreens. His previous experiences in strategic marketing and brand building here and abroad made full use of a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. David is a lifelong stamp and coin collector.
Stephen E. Brooks
Chief Operating Officer
Stephen E. Brooks, a registered professional engineer, came to Littleton Coin in 2019. He brought more than 20 years’ experience in operations management at optics and engineering firms, including work on the James Webb Space Telescope. His knowledge of lean manufacturing processes led to upgrades in key manufacturing equipment in 2020. Stephen has resumed his boyhood interest in coin collecting.
Director of Inbound Fulfillment
Yvonne Burlock came to Littleton Coin in 1993, bringing consumer expertise from the hospitality and outdoor recreation industries. She is passionate about helping customers learn the hobby of coin collecting and making it easy and fun for collectors of all ages. Insisting on exceptional client experiences and a commitment to providing outstanding assistance across multiple channels, Yvonne leads our Customer Service teams.
Chief Coin Buyer
Jim Reardon came to the company in 1977 as it was transforming into one of the largest coin and paper money mail-order companies in the world. In 1978 he was promoted to coin buyer. Recognizing his vast knowledge and ability to acquire rare and high-value coins for collectors, he was promoted to his current leadership position in 1993, and oversees a trained staff of three. Jim holds memberships in the American Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society and Florida United Numismatists.
Primary Paper Money Buyer and Senior Coin Buyer
Ken Westover holds the dual positions of Primary Paper Money Buyer and Senior Coin Buyer. He started with the company in 1995 and helped negotiate the purchase of 223,000 Eisenhower dollar coins discovered in a Montana bank vault. Logging over 100,000 air miles a year, Ken is a member the American Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society and Florida United Numismatists.
Collection Buying & Wholesale Manager
Bill Reardon came to work at Littleton Coin in 2009, bringing critical thinking skills honed at his previous position with a regional contracting firm. In addition to managing a trained staff of buyers, Bill monitors coin and bullion prices daily to ensure collectors receive maximum payment for their coins. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society and Florida United Numismatists.
Brand and eCommerce Manager
Nate Taylor came to work at Littleton Coin in 2010 with a background in the investment field and a business degree from Lyndon State College (now Vermont State University). Earlier leadership roles at Littleton include Fulfillment Infrastructure Manager and Collection Buyer Manager.