I've got a diverse background. I've worked for a couple of Fortune 500 companies. That's been really interesting and rewarding. I've also worked for five different start up companies. It's been a terrific mix of challenges across product and data and technology.
All that's coming together really nicely here at Shelfbucks. All of those skills have proven to be valuable. Retail is a really challenging industry. It's been fun to try to help solve some of these problems. It relies on a lot of technology and a lot of understanding how to fit a product into decades long entrenched processes. Also how to leverage data. Basically changing decision-making in the industry.
Brings 35 years of marketing, technology and data management that helps CPGs and Retailers gain insights.
As a marketing pioneer of 35 years, I have had the privilege of examining some of retail's long-standing issues from a variety of perspectives.
I was struck one morning with an idea about the use of RF technology in stores to understand the dynamics of the merchandising programs from the store operator's point of view. There was strong interest in doing that on a census basis, with timely, granular reporting. Every day we could know what was present in the store and what the sales were associated with the presence of this merchandising material.
I think I bring all of that experience to Shelfbucks. I am very excited about some additional capabilities that are being made available through the newest technology at Shelfbucks. I look forward to extending that technology across a number of retailers and manufacturers.
Rich joined Shelfbucks with more than 30 years of engineering and technology experience. Previously, Rich was Vice President of Engineering for Mueller Systems developing engineering solutions for the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for water and electric meters. Developing technology to support RF solutions in the outdoor, low power environment are similar challenges faced by the Shelfbucks solution. Before Mueller Systems, Rich was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Network Engines. There he delivered world-class quality manufacturing and service, delivering and maintaining appliance servers for their software partners. Rich was driven to Shelfbucks by the breadth of experience, skills and common goals of the team and excited to be part of this innovative technology solution. He holds a BSEE in Communications and Computers from Drexel University.
I hope what I bring to Shelfbucks is my extensive retail experience as both a merchant and a marketer. I also bring an analytics background to our Shelfbucks organization.
I think my understanding of that intersection of insights in retail has really enabled our organization to make very practical solutions to big problems that retailers and consumer packaging goods companies have been facing for a long time.
"I joined Shelfbucks to be able to bring a real world retailers experience to brilliant technology that was developed by the founders and the team. When I first met them, I saw that they had a great product, but I help bring an understanding of how retailers make decisions every day.I firmly believe that this technology can help revolutionize retail, but an understanding of how things work inside the retailer is critical to our success."
Gia Cyrier helps develop a real one-stop shop for the Baby Boomer generation. She focuses on shoppers and their habits, determining where growth drivers are going to impact the next decade or two.
"Shopper marketing no longer stands for the traditional corrugated displays, circulars, tear pads and high hopes placed in the hands of store managers to execute".
For the past 15 years I've been in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. I spent time on the manufacture side and time on the CPG side of the business and also spend time on the agency side of the business. When Erik McMillan, with Shelfbucks, and I met it was a really nice combination of all of my experience into one.
"I deliver transformative results in consumer product goods. My career focuses on marketing leadership that drives profitability through the development of innovative strategies".
Josh Tong explains his experience and how he can take a new form of consumer engagement in-stores and measure and optimize each step.
Prior to coming to Shelfbucks, I spent a lot of time in start-up companies. Some of those companies really focused on optimizing consumer experiences and engaging them. We were looking at large sets of data and using that to optimize marketing initiatives.
Coming to Shelfbucks, I've really been able to take a lot of those experiences and apply them to the problems we are solving here. Shelfbucks is really taking lots of data, looking for patterns in that data and looking to optimize market initiatives. Then with our engagement solutions, we look at how we can take a new form of consumer engagement in-stores and measure and optimize that along each step of the process. Shelfbucks really wants to make that a wonderful experience for shoppers.
With Nick Remmell we have a trained 6 sigma green belt, 5’s specialist and a Super User in SAP.
Nick applies traceability throughout the process of smart displays moving through the supply chain to stores. You can now segregate smart displays from traditional in the POP system.
Nick helps our customers utilize a little know feature in SAP to allow them to trace ShelfBucks Smart Displays down to the distribution center. Logistics is an integral function for delivering on the promise to retailers and CPG’s of making POP merchandising displays smart.
Nick brings an outstanding track record of quality, consistent with Six Sigma process excellence.
Nick is an SAP Super User, and introduced traceability of installation of Shelfbucks sensors thru the supply chain by using a little known feature of SAP. This will enable visibility of sensors in the right display before they leave the display manufacturer thru all steps.
Includes from display manufacturing to pack-out, pack out to the retailers’ warehouses, and from the retailers warehouses to the retailers stores.
In Nick’s last job, he saved $20 million dollars by implementing common freight carriers across a global supply chain. The solution allowed Heraeus, a $17 billion global packaging company in quartz and precious metals, to identify and adhere to the lowest cost single freight carrier across a complex set of product lines.
Quality consistent with world class process focus of Six Sigma adds to the value a CPG or retailer can obtain by making their displays smart.
Summary of career:
Warehouse Management, Leadership, technical skills, solving customer problems and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.
Experienced in working in a fast pace manufacturing facility.
Extensive knowledge in Inventory control, planning, shipping and receiving, and logistics.
Hand selected out of 2,000 employees to Participate in a Global Leadership Advancement Program.
Greenbelt in 6 Sigma Lean.
Developed 5's Program.
Certified in OSHA General Industry.
SAP Super User in WM.
Very driven leader /owner in Project management.
Kris Milam leads the manufacturing team to new challenges and goal achievements.
I bring 20 years of semiconductor industry experience to Shelfbucks. I focused predominately in operations, demand planning and manufacturing. I think most notable what I bring to Shelfbucks is that I was well-trained in continuous process improvement. This enables my team, us, to basically walk the talk of the business model. We have transparent processes that are mapped out, we measure them and we improve them.
Case in point, we just released a new rev of product. Our prior rev had a really long programming time and we were able, because we had a documented process and had the data, to improve that programming time and reduce it by 75%.
We also increased our test yield 100%.
It's a real pleasure to be able to use this skill set with our business model at Shelfbucks.
Responsible for product manufacturing in support of campaign implementation and data collection.
Brings a rich history from the technology industry to Shelfbucks.
I think the experience I bring to Shelfbucks is sort of unique. I have a very long history doing embedded systems in communications. I did a lot of consumer facing backend server development. I can bring all of these different types of development to bear on the on Shelfbucks problems. Additionally, the other unique thing is I'm probably the only person at Shelfbucks who's made the trip from small start up to public company, twice.
So I think that helps a lot in terms of our navigation through the problems of growth we are going to solve in the future.
Joining the team at Shelfbucks has sort of energized me in some of the things I've accomplished in my own career. It's re-energize me to get a better understanding of how the consumer behaves once they get to the point of sale. The reason that's important to me is because we increasingly see that the consumers are distracted. They are not getting to the store very often. Traffic is declining.
We have the opportunity to convert a customer not only at the store level but all the way down to the shelf level. It's really kind of interesting when you begin to see some of their behavior in terms of what they react to and what they don't react to.
When we think about Shelfbucks and the platform that we plan to build over the next three years, we really have a very interesting opportunity to understand how the consumer is thinking. Therefore train both the retailer and CPG how to behave so they can deliver the best experience to every shopper who comes in their store.
Tom Dammeyer has served as President of CAC, LLC, a private equity investment office based in San Diego, CA since 2001. CAC is dedicated to partnering with experienced and committed entrepreneurs in businesses with clear growth prospects in large market opportunities. Previously, Mr. Dammeyer worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions division of Merrill Lynch Investment Banking and as a CPA at Ernst & Young LLP in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Dammeyer earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Southern California, where he was also a member of the Men’s Tennis team. He also earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with concentrations in finance and international business.
Bernie Brennan is a consultant and investor in retail-related technology. He has served in a number of roles over thirty years in the retail industry, with seventeen of them as Chairman and CEO of Montgomery Ward, Sav-A-Stop Inc., and Household Merchandising, where he ran several multi-billion retailers including: Vons Grocery, Ben Franklin Stores and TG&Y. Most recently, Brennan has focused on working with several retail-related technologies such as, Marketmax, Tradestones and Tomax as Chairman or Member of the Board. Brennan is a former Chairman of the National Retail Federation and earned the Gold Medal Award as Retailer of the Year. He is co-author of Branded! How Retailers Engage customers with Social Media and Mobility.
Tony brings more than 30 years of customer development and sales leadership in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry to Shelfbucks. Beginning his career at E & J Gallo Winery, he rose through the ranks to be handpicked by the CEO to build the WalMart and Sam’s Club business. He drove similar success at Vice President of Sales at Pepsico, driving double digit growth in his first two years in the role. At Kimberly Clark, Tony drove his multibillion-dollar sales organization to grow net sales and profits for five consecutive years and transformed his sales organization by establishing best-in-class sales capability focused on insights selling, storytelling, financial acumen and negotiation. This emphasis helped drive Kimberly Clark’s first-ever composite Top Ten Kantar/Cannondale PowerRanking and consistent ranking in the top 25% of competitors in Advantage survey. Most recently, Tony led Jack Link’s sales organization to record top-line and bottom-line growth in 2014 and 2015. Tony is a member of the Path to Purchase Institute, Shopper Marketing Hall of Fame. He holds a BS in Business Administration and Management/Finance from the University of Nebraska and Executive Certifications from Harvard Business School and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Achievement driven sales professional with proven ability to establish and drive revenues in new markets, territories, and channels with minimal ramp-up time. Successful track record involving sales of emerging technologies; including hardware, software, and services with average sales of $50+K and sales cycle of 180+ days. Superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communicator; readily establish client trust and competency in self and represented company.
I’ve worked to two Fortune 500 companies: W R Grace for 6 years and American Express for 2 years.
While at W R Grace I worked with Herman’s World of Sporting Goods, running the real estate initiatives and as a financial planner.
I worked 5 years as COO of The Computer Factory, a publicly traded early PC retailer.
During my time at The Computer Factory, revenue grew twenty-five fold from $12 million and profits grew from $300K to $9 million.
I worked 5 years at Computerland as COO and was influential in revenue doubling from $1 billion to $2 billion system sales.
I spent 6 years at CompuCom as CEO, a publicly traded network integrator and managed services provider. While at Compucom, revenue grew from $600 million to $2.5 billion and profits grew from $4 million to $80 million. I served another 5 years at CompuCom as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer from 2009 to 2013."
During that tenure I used Erik McMillan (as CEO of Best Fit Mobile) to build an app for IPads and other demonstrations of innovation with our Client Advisory Council.
Our goal is to recruit the highest quality talent in Austin to join a passionate, engaged company culture, where big ideas are realized every day.
We are a cohesive, customer driven team, with a taste for excellence and a special ops mentality. We operate as a team of like-minded athletes, challenging each other to change the world.
If you are interested in becoming a key member of the retail revolution, please email your resume and back story to: AwesomeCulture@shelfbucks.com