A dynamic, articulate retail industry thought leader and President & Chief Executive Officer of Mercatus Technologies Inc. who is driving the success of many retailers using pragmatic easy-to-use technology. Charismatic and influential with over twenty years of executive-level experience in retail technology, pushing the boundaries in specialty areas such as mobile devices, web technology, in-store solutions, and Software as a Service (SaaS) architectures. Listed as the lead inventor on more than 75 intellectual property patents. Sound knowledge of leading edge technologies, trends and directions of the retail industry together with macro and micro level understanding of the impacts of inevitable change facing the industry. Possess the presence and credibility to address industry issues with senior executives and deliver innovation across business and technology to help retailers seize opportunities, secure a competitive advantage, and achieve meaningful results. A record of architecting and building complex solutions for some of North America's leading retailers.
An inspirational communicator and engaging storyteller with an aptitude for strategic management, public relations, marketing and promotions together with the passion and leadership to engage internal and external audiences with actions and ideas that challenge the status quo and influence the way people think and act in profound ways. Sought for intellect and ease in managing change involving people, technology, and process, as well as for understanding of the end-to-end retail operations, customer marketing, and evolving shopper dynamics. Host of podcasts, Digital Grocer and Brash Words, and featured at conferences and various speaking engagements addressing audiences and interacting regularly with the print, broadcast and digital media as a subject matter expert (SME).