Sidney D. Torres, IV
Owner and President
Sidney D. Torres, IV has raised expectations and standards for waste management in New Orleans since 2006. Starting with SDT Waste and Debris services, Torres made it his mission to clean up the French Quarter and make it smell lemon-fresh every day.
Torres is a serial entrepreneur, managing 25 limited liability corporations, and employing 150 people. His work also includes real estate development, disaster relief, the FQ Task Force app, and the reality TV show, The Deed.
Torres reentered the waste disposal business in August 2016 with IV Waste. He was prompted to come back to the business by his previous clients and their desire for better service. As Owner and President, Torres oversees the day to day operations of IV Waste and is extremely hands-on with every major decision that impacts his company.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Amy Bennett-Blanchard is responsible for the overall management of the company, asset management, forecasting and analyzing financial data, and budgeting. She also controls spending for the operations and focuses on creating value within and for the organization.
Blanchard has worked with Torres since 2009, building and selling companies from the ground up. She also has experience in the local and federal government and has managed over $900 million annually.
Blanchard has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans.
As a sales manager, Julie Tufaro is responsible for the overall management and negotiations of the sales and new business for IV Waste. She also maintains relationships with IV Waste customers and assists the sales team on their sales efforts.
Tufaro began working for Torres in 2005 and was previously Chief Administrative Officer of SDT Waste & Debris when she managed the City of New Orleans and St Charles contracts. She has fourteen years experience in the garbage business, attended Loyola University of New Orleans where she studied Management and Marketing.