You might know me from 8th & Walton and Supplier Community, (2) Bentonville-based supplier development companies that I am proud to have founded in 2006 and 2016 respectively.
Ever since taking my first "real job" at 15 stocking shelves part-time in a small store in my little hometown, I've been hooked on retail.
Nearly 35 years later, after walking stores all over the globe and strategizing alongside leaders from some of the world's most admired retailers and consumer product companies, I still look for excuses to get into a store wherever I am and walk the aisles... just for fun.
I've spent more than 20 years teaching supplier teams of every size, stage, and category how to get, stay, and grow on the shelves of Walmart and other top retailers.
As a former retail executive turned serial entrepreneur, I have spent nearly 35 years studying retail while working with and for some of the country's most successful retailers and consumer product companies, including:
BF Goodrich, Castrol, Clarios, Clorox, Coca Cola, Coleman, Dr Pepper Snapple, Electronic Arts, Fram, GE, Goodyear, Hasbro, Jack Link’s, Johnson & Johnson, Johnsonville, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Lego, Mars Wrigley, Mattel, Monster Energy, Pennzoil, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Sam’s Club, Schwinn, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Sony, Stanley Black & Decker, Universal Studios, Walmart
I spend my time leading an incredible team at 101 Ventures, as well as collaborating with leaders from consumer product companies of every size and stage.