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Expert in Convenience Store Industry, Gift Card Industry, Automotive Industry, Rent-A-Car Industry

Expert ID: 731492 Illinois, USA

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Expert has extensive experience in the Convenience Store Industry, the Incentive Marketing Industry, and the Automotive Industry - including Rental cars. He has consulted on many topics involving beer, beverages, bottled water, soft drinks, energy drinks, tobacco, gift cards, and loyalty programs. Expert also has started many businesses, from small businesses, franchises, and built some companies into mid-market entities. He has been involved in business his whole life, including business management, start-ups, business strategy, marketing, and sales management. He has also developed the first independent retailer trade show as well as participated in many trade shows in various industries.

Expert is the Executive Vice President for (Undisclosed) Solutions. He has developed, marketed, and sold phone cards, gift cards in the US and Europe and provides merchant processing for all industries, including high risk and international. He regularly attends The PrePaid Press Expo and other financial services trade shows and provides expert analysis and recommendations to hundreds of clients looking for a better solution for their merchant processing needs.

Consulted on various retail chains in the convenience store industryConsulted on many products in the convenience store and gift card industriesPerformed Consulting for Blue Ridge Travel Plaza, providing a report to help fix deficiencies in the operationPerformed Consulting for Charlie's Convenience Stores in St. Paul Minnesota, providing a report to help fix deficiencies in the operations of (2) two storesPerformed Consulting for MetroPetro in Minneapolis Minnesota, providing a report to help fix deficiencies in the operation

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Peoria, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Attended (4) years college Subject: Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Institution: University of Illinois - Champaign, IL

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/CEO Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Expert provides consulting services, broker services, merchandising and sales for the convenience store, financial services, and hospitality industries. Expert has two divisions - Smart Technology Products and C-Store New!, which service various retailers with solutions for their businesses. They represent Luxury Life Brands, including HappyOrNot, 24/7 Rep Manager, and Smartdock - Diversegy, Dealstruck, Smartender, Vapor4Life, Colibri, and other leading products and brands.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/CEO Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Oversee complete organization with full responsibilities.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Oversee complete organization with full responsibilities.
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Director Department: Executive Board Responsibilities: Oversee senior management, providing direction for strategy and tactics.
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Provide leadership, support, organization for start-up company.
Years: 1995 to 2012 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President/CEO Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Oversee complete organization with full responsibilities.
Years: 1984 to 2004 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President/CEO Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Started company that was involved in the automotive and petroleum industries and included rental car franchises, body shop, convenience stores, car washes.
Years: 1976 to 2002 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Secretary Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Helped family business transition from a sole proprietor organization to a growing corporate entity.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: Managing Director of Royal Buying Group (Europe GmbH. I started up this international division from the ground up - negotiating and finalizing a contract with Shell Oil Company - finding space, negotiating lease terms, providing direction and decision making on the build out - hired staff and trained, provided management oversight.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
NACS, Glenview Walk Estates HOA, IPMA
Professional Appointments
Glenview Walk Estates HOA President
Awards / Recognition
Inc. 500/5000 awards - multiple years, Crains's Fastest Growing Company - multiple years, Crain's Largest Privately Held Company - numerous years, Ernst & Young Midwest Regional Finalist - Entrepreneur of the Year

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has represented many consumers as a expert witness in automobile fraud cases. He has worked with numerous attorneys in this field.
Training / Seminars
Expert has spoken at numerous industry events, mainly in the convenience store and incentive marketing industries.
Vendor Selection
Expert's work at Royal Buying Group, Inc., included the sourcing and negotiation with hundreds of suppliers for the industry.
Marketing Experience
Expert is well-connected to these industries. He consultants on a regular basis with all segments in the channel.
Other Relevant Experience
An instructor for all business courses at a junior college following college. Very good at developing a career path for employees.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Basic understanding

Fields of Expertise

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