BURTONSVILLE, MD, January 24, 2017 – iControl Data Solutions (iControl), a leading process improvement and business insights provider to Retailers, Suppliers and Brokers, announced today the selection of the Company's 2017 Board of Directors.
As iControl's services and solutions continue to evolve, it is important to ensure our Company leadership has access to some of the foremost authorities on industry trends, thought leadership and the most innovative and disruptive technologies continuing to shape and empower the collaboration between merchants and their suppliers, distributors and customers. With that being said, we are proud to welcome three new members to our Board in 2017:
Chairman and President of Lipman Brothers
We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lipman to our board. Robert is Chairman and President of Lipman Brothers. Robert has worked in this family business since 1973, after graduating from the University of Kentucky. In 1988, Robert purchased Lipman Brothers, Inc., from his family members to become the company's sole owner. In 1995, he founded R.S. Lipman in order to expand into the non-alcoholic and beer sectors of the beverage industry. Robert's career spans over 35 years in the beverage industry, and he is a former chairman and president of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA). In April of 2008, Robert was honored by WSWA with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Principal, Rolling Bay Management Advisors; VP of Commercial Insights & Analytics, FirstData; VP, Head of Competitive Intelligence, MasterCard
In addition to Robert, we are pleased to welcome Chuck McKay to our board. Chuck is currently the principal of a consulting practice, Rolling Bay Management Advisors. Most recently, he was Vice President of Commercial Insights and Analytics at global payment giant, FirstData. Immediately prior to that, Chuck was Vice President and Head of Competitive Intelligence at MasterCard. He also spent many years at GE Capital including as Senior VP of Strategic Marketing and the head of GE Capital’s Mark Insights research centers. He is an expert in competitive intelligence, market opportunity analysis, customer experience management and strategic growth initiatives.
Founder and CEO, Elevondata; Global Head, Product Management & Outbound Strategy - MDM, Oracle Corporation
Additionally, we are delighted to welcome Rohit Tandon, founder and CEO of Elevon Data. Rohit’s company is a trailblazer in the data management, reporting and analytic service space, with a focus on lowering the cost of doing business and helping their customers gain a competitive advantage. Elevon has even provided support to iControl initiatives in the past. Prior to founding Elevaon, Rohit spent a decade at Oracle, 5 years as the Head of Oracle’s North America practice for Business Intelligence, followed by 7 years as Global Head, Product Management & Outbound Strategy for their MDM (Master Data Management) solution. Rohit is based in Chicago.
Returning Board Members
Vice President, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group
Former President & CEO, Safeway.com; former senior executive at Sysco, Winn-Dixie
CIO at Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits; former VP/IT & Supply Chain, Dean Foods; former GVP/Customer Collaboration at Coca Cola
Vice Chairman; Operating Executive Partner, Falconhead Capital; former President of Pizza Hut International; former President PepsiCo East
COO, MaGi Foods, LLC; former SVP at HEB, Ahold, Supervalu & Wal-Mart
CEO, Mezrah Consulting; co-founder & CEO, DrawLoop
Mike L. Jackson
Vice Chairman; former President and COO, SUPERVALU
David L. Bryant
Partner, 3D Growth Partners; Former Acosta VP (Strategy, M&A), GE Chief Marketing Officer/GM, Bain Consultant
President, Steve Lubin Enterprises; Former VP/General Merchandise, Walgreens
iControl provides retailers, consumer product goods companies, brokers, mainline distributors, and DSD wholesalers with a collaborative SaaS solution where they can share critical trading information such as POS activity in a normalized, harmonized, secure web portal. Our platform enables fact-based, timely, data-driven decisions that boost sales, reduce waste, promote efficiency, reward transparency, and align performance metrics. There are over 30,000 retail outlets taking part in iControl’s programs in all 50 states, over 120 retail banners, and over 3,500 suppliers participating. For more information about iControl, visit www.icontroldata.net.