This is my second investment in a venture lead by Jon Golovin. Once again Jon has assembled an experienced management team to tackle an emerging market.
-Bob Todd, Managing Partner of Red Rock Ventures
Dr. Jonathan Golovin (Jon) is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Retail Solutions. Previously, Dr. Jonathan Golovin was the founder and Chairman of Consilium Inc., the largest independent Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) company (now Applied Materials). Jon is considered the father of MES and was awarded the 2000 SEMI Award for his contributions. Consilium’s list of customers included the majority of the large semiconductor companies such as Intel, Hitachi, AMD, Hyundai, just to name a few, as well as many of the largest pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott Laboratories. Jon is also the founder and former CEO of Vigilance, the leading event management system.
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Dr. Richard Swan is the CTO and co-founder of Retail Solutions. Immediately prior to forming Retail Solutions, Richard was Technical Director for Auto-ID at SAP. At SAP, Richard formed and led the team that established SAP as an early leader in responding to the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) opportunity. Prior to SAP, Richard led Digital Equipment Corporation’s (now HP’s) Western Research Laboratory and created DEC’s Network Systems Laboratory. Earlier in his career, Richard was Vice President of VLSI Test Systems at Megatest Corporation (now Teradyne) where he lead the development of an industry leading "tester-per-pin" architecture system adopted by leading semiconductor companies, including IBM and Texas Instruments.
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Peter Rieman is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Retail Solutions. He has 20 years of management experience in the communications and computer software markets. Peter started his career at the strategy practice of BCG, continued it at Granger Associates (now Alcatel America), and later worked with Jon and Shantha at Consilium (now Applied Materials) where he was division Vice President with responsibility for the semiconductor and electronics division.
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Dr. Shantha Mohan is the Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Retail Solutions. Shantha has more than 20 years of experience in operations management and software development and management, focusing on mission-critical systems to support semiconductor and other high value manufacturing. At Consilium (now Applied Materials), Shantha managed the development of three generations of MES systems: mission-critical, highly scalable and highly available systems utilized by companies such as HP, GE, Intel, Kodak, DuPont, and Siemens.
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Marie Amoruso Jackson is RSi's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In the marketing role, Jackson is responsible for all branding and marketing strategies that propel RSi into the mainstream of Big Data and analytical outreach; industry activities for the Consumer Product Goods industry; marketing and field campaigns, product marketing, as well as public and analyst relations. Prior to RSi, she served as executive vice president marketing for LiveOps as well as co-director for the LiveOps Foundation. Previous companies have included Intervoice (now Convergys), Edify (subsidiary of S1), Pearson Communications, Good Technology and Apple Computer. Marie is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management.
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Cedric Guyot is the General Manager, Europe at Retail Solutions. Immediately prior to joining Retail Solutions, Cedric was Vice President, Strategy and Marketing at Agentrics (formerly GNX). Cedric was directly involved in the creation of GNX, helping build the company from the ground up to a global solution and technology provider for several hundred retailers and consumer goods companies across all five continents. At Agentrics, Cedric was responsible for determining the company's strategy and direction, formulating and implementing its marketing plan and organizing its global community to enable customers to share best practices. Prior to Agentrics, Cedric was Director, Special Projects at Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer.
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Michael Quinn is RSi's General Manager of Business Development & Innovation. In this role, Michael will be responsible for RSi's next generation of products. His focus on Big Data, predictive analytics and the visualization of data is where the CPG & Retailer market is moving. Capturing the consumer demand signals are paramount to building competitive advantage. Prior to joining RSi, Michael worked at PepsiCo Quaker Oats in a variety of Brand Management positions and at PRN as SVP Marketing, Research and Product Development. During Michael's tenure at PRN, sales grew from less than $1 million a year to over $150 million a year, resulting in the company's sales to Thomson, Inc. for $285 million. Michael is a graduate of Brown University and lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and daughter.
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Alex Hase is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Retail Solutions. Alex has been in software sales and sales management for over 15 years. Alex previously was the Vice President of Sales for SupplyScape Corporation, a leading Software-as-a-Service company focused on supply chain solutions for the drug industry.
Prior to SupplyScape, he helped drive the growth of Octagon Research Solutions, a provider of regulatory, clinical information management, process, information technology products and services to the life sciences industry.
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Karl Waldman is the SVP WW Customer Operations at Retail Solutions. Karl has 24 years of experience in building and delivering decision support systems for business and military applications. Karl previously was at i2 technologies where he served in a variety of roles including; running the CPG consulting practice, founding the Retail consulting group and leading key engagements.
Karl was also cofounder of OAT Systems, a premier RFID company. While at OAT he served in a number of roles including; Board Member, President and VP of Services helping clients such as Gillette, HP, Tesco and Roche get value from RFID. OAT Systems was acquired by Checkpoint Systems at a 10X multiple to revenue.
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David Wei Sun is the Managing Director, China at Retail Solutions, Inc, responsible for building Retail Solutions operations in China. David has 10 years of experience in retail management, supply chain operations, analytic and event management field. Prior to joining Retail Solutions, David was the senior project manager and architect at Arzoon (Part of SSA Global. Inc), where he architected, designed and integrated the exception management engine into Arzoon's Supply chain process management and Logistics Resource Management solutions.
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