Gary Nowacki is the CEO of TraceGains, which was launched in 2008. Prior to TraceGains, Gary spent 13 years in a variety of software industry executive positions in the ERP (enterprise resource planning), supply chain management, and quality space for food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, and other process industries. Gary has also held management and individual contributor positions in programming, implementation services, and sales in the ERP software business. Gary’s prior work experience includes serving in senior management roles at CDC Software – Ross Systems, a leading ERP supplier to the food industry.
As TraceGains CTO, A.J. Dolan has been directing engineering operations and system architecture for the company since day one, helping the company develop numerous patents and solutions used throughout the global food supply chain. He has over 24 years of IT leadership and experience, including developing mission-critical applications used in surgical environments, pioneering spatial database technology and geographical information systems for CATV network design, and creating many K-12 student information and testing systems in use by several states.
Jennifer Van Meter is the head of the finance and administration departments, an officer of the company, and has been with TraceGains since the beginning. Her responsibilities range in various areas such as corporate finance, administration, and operations of the organization. Prior to joining the company, she gained finance experience in the mortgage, IT, and publications industries. She holds a Masters of Accounting from the University of Colorado and is also a CPA.
Rajan Gupta joined TraceGains in 2010 and is responsible for successfully delivering and implementing TraceGains solutions. He brings over 20 years of IT leadership, consulting and application development expertise focused mainly in process manufacturing, supply chain, and retail industries. Prior to TraceGains, Rajan held key leadership roles in professional services and product development. Rajan has valued experience in food and beverage industry best practices; enterprise, mid-market and global ERP implementation strategies, and business centered technology solutions. He has a deep understanding of implementation and architecture best practices and has centered much of his career enhancing business processes through innovative technology solutions.
David brings to TraceGains 20 years of experience in technology sales, sales management, and expertise in the areas of computer systems and applications, eCommerce marketing, SaaS sales, and eCommerce application development and sales strategies. Prior to joining TraceGains in early 2013, David headed the global sales and marketing efforts for Ugam Solutions, focused on providing online marketing solutions and SaaS technologies for the world’s top retailers, brands, and media companies. David was also the director of software sales at Oerlikon-Melco, where he was responsible for business development, application development, and product launch of the LiveDesigner technology for the global market. David holds a bachelor’s in IT from Colorado Technical University, Denver.
Marc is a holistic brand thinker. He joined TraceGains in the spring of 2008 as head of marketing, where he continuously searches out best practices, stays atop new market and marketing developments, and relishes in devising corporate and competitive strategies that unhinge the competition. Marc graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Communication from the University of New Hampshire, and has earned an MBA with distinction in Global Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management. He writes a strategic marketing blog, still listens to vinyl, and cooks Southeast Asian dishes on weekends.
Jenn Brusco is a savvy marketing communications leader with a penchant for content marketing and strategic B2B communication. A published author and seasoned content marketing strategist, Jenn brings a vibrant energy and clear strategic vision to the TraceGains marketing team. Prior to joining TraceGains in 2013, Jenn helped several companies in healthcare and education industries gain traction in content marketing and communications by serving as an integral member of their marketing and publications teams. Jenn Brusco holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in technical communication.
Mr. Ross is a partner and founder of Kinetic Capital Partners. Mr. Ross was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking and, prior to that, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions with ScotiaMcLeod Inc. where he started in 1985. Most of his investment banking career was spent in Toronto. He played an integral role in transactions such as the $525 million takeover of B.C. Sugar and subsequent $415 million spin-out of Rogers Sugar undertaken for ONEX Corporation and Belkorp; the $704 million monetization of Westshore Terminals by Westar Group undertaken for The Jim Pattison Group; the FutureShop.com LP financing on behalf of Future Shop; the $3.2 billion restructuring of Cadillac Fairview on behalf of the Board of Directors; the $3.5 billion takeover of McLean Hunter for Rogers Communications; and the subsequent $100 million sale of McLean Hunter’s printing operations to GTC Transcontinental and Quebecor; the evaluation and acquisition of each of Royal Trust and National Trust for the Bank of Nova Scotia; the monetization of United Dominion Industries via exchangeable debentures on behalf of Canadian Pacific; the acquisition of Dominion Stores by Ravelston/Hollinger; acquisition of Hiram Walker Gooderman Worts, Gulf Canada Resources, Consumers Gas and Abitibi Price on behalf of Olympia & York; and the minority buyout of Marks & Spencer Canada on behalf of Marks & Spencer PLC, among many other transactions.
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