Weather Trends Recap & Outlook for Retailers & Seasonal Suppliers
In his presentation, CEO of Weather Trends International Bill Kirk talks about how his company can help businesses answer key questions related to manufacturing, inventry, product mix, advertising, and more. By integrating meteorology with statistics and climate cycles, Weather Trends International can predict the temperature, snowfall, and rainfall for every mile on Earth.
Judy Campbell – President, JC Strategies
President of JC Strategies Judy Campbell grew up knowing she wanted to teach. In retail, she found the work she was meant to do. Campbell has spent her career training professionals for leadership roles in the retail industry.
Greg Buzek – President, IHL Services
In this episode, president of IHL Services Greg Buzek describes the effects of the pandemic on the retail industry, effects that will continue to be felt long after the global health crisis recedes. Buzek also talks about how he and other retail and supply chain experts use their networks and resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need through the Retail Orphan Initiative.
Stephanie Stuckey – CEO, Stuckey’s Corporation
Stephanie Stuckey calls herself an accidental CEO. With a long and distinguished career in environmental law, she didn’t see herself as a business owner in the making. But when the opportunity came to rescue from obscurity the company her grandparents founded, she rose to the challenge.
Rajiv Ala – Founder and CEO , Analytical Boost
In this episode, founder and CEO of Analytical Boost Inc. Rajiv Ala traces the stages of his journey to entrepreneurship, from his childhood in India to his education in the States to his work with major CPG brands.
Doug Guyer – Co-Founder & Director of Strategic Development, Brandshare
In this episode, co-founder and director of strategic development for Brandshare Doug Guyer talks about his road to entrepreneurship – a road intricately bound up with the story of his family. Brandshare’s mission is to bring brands and online shoppers together through targeted sampling in consumers’ own homes, creating lifestyle networks and forging partnerships that work because they just make sense.
Keith Aubele – Founder & CEO, Nav1gate Group
From an early education in the school of hard knocks, Keith Aubele learned that a difficult beginning doesn’t have to define the story. His road to entrepreneurship had many landmarks, from his time in the Air Force to his work in law enforcement and with Walmart and Home Depot. Now, as the founder and CEO of Nav1gate Group, Aubele works with companies to help them grow and improve profitability.
Destaney Wishon – Co-Founder & CEO, BetterAMS
If there is one thing that the post-pandemic retail industry is reflecting, it is that companies can no longer treat e-commerce as a back-up platform. It is mission critical. In this episode, co-founder and CEO of BetterAMS Destaney Wishon talks about how her company can help brands scale their business on Amazon. She also gives some advice to small brands struggling to catch up with larger competitors.
Rick Boosey – Founder, Kyya Chocolate
In this episode, Rick Boosey talks about his path to entrepreneurship – and to chocolate. As the founder of KYYA Chocolate, he works with cacao farmers all over the world to bring small batch, single origin bars to local chocolate-lovers.
TJ Sangam – Co-Founder & CEO, SupplyPike
As co-founder and CEO of SupplyPike, TJ Sangam helps CPG companies win at retail. By pinpointing inefficiencies and digging down to root causes, SupplyPike can streamline companies’ supply chains and eliminate operational pain points.