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Matt Alexander

Matt is the co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods.In his spare time, amongst other things, Matt is co-founder of not-for-profit retail concept, Unbranded, co-host of Bonanza! on Relay FM, a member of SMU’s Dedman Executive Board, and advisor to a number of startups and accelerators.Matt has been fortunate to be named as one of Monocle’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs, D CEO’s Most Influential Leaders, FGI’s Rising Stars, PaperCity’s New Establishment, and more. Meanwhile, Neighborhood Goods has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Chain Store Age’s Breakout Retailers, IAB’s Top 250 brands, and more.Born and raised in London, Matt now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Emily, son, Aidan, and dog, Bob.

[ July 27, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Nik Hall

I am a follower of Christ, husband to the best wife, and the co-founder of vitafive, an emerging gummy vitamin brand with high quality ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

The humble beginnings of vitafive were started in founders Garrett Adair and Nik Hall’s 800 square foot house when they were Juniors at TCU. Since the beginning, the goals have been to help consumers find an easier way to be healthy, to achieve profitability, and to enjoy life. While the road hasn’t been easy, it has always been worth it. 

We have scaled vitafive from $0 to -multiple 7 figures on DTC, then went from 0 doors to over 7,000 doors in retail (including Target, HEB, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, Kroger, and many more), and I scaled our Amazon from $20,000 per month to $84,000 per month within three months of taking over! 

[ July 27, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Adam Franks

An 18-year veteran in CPG, Adam Franks brings experience from both sides of the desk.  On the vendor side, he directly called on or supported most of the nation’s top retailers across all categories.  Since moving to the retailer side, he has led the $1.4B snacks category, stood up the emerging brands team, and is now the Director of Vault Private Brands. 

[ July 26, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Charles (Chuck) Haseman

Charles Haseman is an industry-recognized leader in IT service management and transformation with over 40 years’ experience in Retail and Consumer Product Goods (CPG) organizations. He approaches all engagements from a strategic perspective, aligning solutions with organizational objectives, culture, and desired business outcomes. Chuck understands the key levers for achieving ROI and quality performance objectives from service integrations, and helps clients focus on improving value throughout a transformation.

He has held Executive assignments with NEC, Proterra, Syntel, EDS and Zale advising clients in the Consumer Product Goods (CPG) and Retail Sectors. Global assignments included North and South America as well as ASIA – Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan. Clients in these sectors have included Office Depot, Home Depot, Belk, 7-Eleven, AEON/Jusco, Best Buy, Claire’s, DelMonte, Dial, General Motors, Grupo Bimbo & Bimbo Bakeries USA, McDonald’s Argentina, Arcos Dorados, Femsa and Panamco.

He is currently a Professor of Practice and Director for the Retail Center (RISE) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, the University of Texas at Dallas and a Mentor for RevTech Accelerator
(developing the best earlystage, high-growth retail ventures).

Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Regis University, Denver, CO and a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. He completed postmasters work on Strategy and IT Transformation at London Business School, London, England

[ July 19, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Kathy Guzman Galloway

Kathy Guzmán Galloway is a girl mom, entrepreneur, strategist and 20 year veteran of the CPG marketing world. She is the CEO at kgalloway consulting, where she helps small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations drive growth with strategy and innovation. As the principal strategist, she facilitates strategic thought leadership for clients who are often too busy running their business to find ‘thinking time’ to grow their business. She operates in her zone of genius as a strategist and facilitator, helping organize data into
insights and insights into action.

And she’s the host of the Fork in the Road podcast, which shares stories of women choosing between leaning into an invested career in Corporate America or daring to venture onto an unknown path. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas, proud daughter of Dominican Republic immigrants, who loves cooking, beaches and 90’s merengue.