Solving the technology gap for independent grocers.
At RSA America, we are solving some of the biggest technological obstacles that independent grocers face today. Founded by experts who specialize in marketing, AI and technology, we shed light on customer behavior inside and outside the store to increase overall sales and the bottom line. We teach you how to target your shoppers with customized messages that deliver results!
We equip independent retailers with state-of-the-art digital and mobile marketing solutions to help them achieve customer satisfaction and retention. By using our advanced, retail-marketing platform, we transition independent retailers beyond typical, traditional customer outreach and create meaningful interactions through data and analytics. We empower the independent grocers!
Our team's mission is to empower every independent grocer in America.
Rob began applying his keen sense for digital marketing while at the Wharton School forming his own digital content consulting firm, Little Guys Consulting LLC, which specialized in promoting unified content strategies across multiple channels. Before graduating Wharton with a BS in Economics with a concentration in Sales Force Management and a minor in Strategy, Rob was the head TA of the Wharton Field Challenge, a four year starter on the Penn basketball team, a team captain, and an All-Ivy selection.
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Prior to RSA America, Rao was a Vice President of Software Development at Veritra. Rao has deep expertise in design and implementing complex, large-scale, and highly available enterprise architectures. Worked with a few of the largest consumer retail companies with large consumer datasets in developing effective promotional campaigns. His past project work enabled him to work with organizations including Citibank, OfficeMax, Lakeside, United Healthcare, Sears, Jiffylube, Pennzoil, IAAI, Baxter, McDonald's, and others.
Rao holds Ph.D. degree in science and serving as a professor at Chicago State University. Rao’s research interests include using ML, AI, VR and AR in retail for increasing customer lifetime value.
Ravi has a successful history of owning and operating business ventures in the IT, educational, real estate, and manufacturing industries in the US and India. He also holds a Masters Degree in Information Services from Brisbane University and a Masters of Science from the University of Indore, India.
A transformational and innovative leader, Rob has strategically transformed retail environments, their operations, and capabilities. While at H-E-B, Rob served as SVP Store Operations, Chief Change Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer. At H-E-B, he led dozens of game changing initiatives, served on H-E-B's Senior Leadership Team, and was a major contributor to H-E-B's transformation from a regional operator to a world class retailer, and one of the world’s most admired companies.
Subsequent to H-E-B, Rob served as Chief Operating Officer of Rite-Aid Drug Stores, where he was responsible for the integration of 1,800 acquired stores and the development of an industry leading pharmacy loyalty program. Rob has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Westlake Ace Hardware, the nation’s largest ACE dealer; and Earth Fare Supermarkets, an organic and natural foods supermarket chain.
Rob’s key competency and personal passion is in building high performance leadership teams that drive outstanding financial results, sustainable competitive differentiation, and build organizational cultures that honor and unleash the personal power of every associate.
Brings the tenacity necessary to consistently execute organizational goals and build strong teams. Drives additional profit by optimizing team performance; solid P & L and budget management skills to produce superior alignment between expense and return on investment. Excels opening new locations, expanding assortments, overcoming competitive influences, and managing other complex organizational challenges.
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Our advisory board is comprised of seasoned minds from the information technology and data analytics sector.
Lucinda Wright is leading the game-changing launch and expansion of Cask & Kettle’s line of craft brewed cocktails. This brand is pioneering the creation of a new segment within the spirits industry (k-pod cocktails) and is, globally, first to market.
Previously, Lucinda led the innovation, strategy, marketing and sales practices at JPG Resources, a thriving consultancy that supports start-up and young, accelerated growth brands in the food & beverage industry. Prior to JPG Resources, she was the Director of Private Brand Innovation for Meijer (a major supercenter retailer) where she created the product development and global sourcing departments to support all food & beverage categories. She began her career at Kellogg Company in brand management. During her tenure, she rose to VP of Marketing and served in key leadership positions on large global brands as well as led the new product innovation team and played a key role in the acquisition of Kashi. Lucinda has both an MBA and BA from Michigan State University and has been awarded the Excellence in Marketing award from Michigan State University, an Effie award for excellence in advertising and received the Top 20 Best New Frozen Products of the Year from Supermarket Review.
Prior to Inscape Data, Glenn was Vice President of Operations at Skyhigh Networks, Inc. (acquired in January 2018 by McAfee), where he was responsible for technical operations, infrastructure, compliance, information security, engineering tools and corporate IT.
Glenn previously served as Vice President of Network Operations at Idle Gaming (acquired in 2015 by GSN Games), which created award-winning massively multiplayer casual and casino games. Before Idle Gaming, he served as Vice President of IT Operations at PlayFirst, Inc. (acquired in 2014 by Glu Mobile) which created award-winning casual games for multiple platforms. Glenn held previous positions with Kadiri, Inc (acquired by Workstream Inc., in 2004, now known as HRsoft, Inc.), and Xtime, Inc. (acquired by Cox Automotive in 2014) and in professional services, customer operations and data center design for enterprise applications used by a range of Fortune 500 clients.
Sue attended Marquette University where she received a degree in accounting. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband and 5 kids, attending their sporting events and being active. Last year she completed her first and only Chicago Marathon.
Prior to joining Schuff, Mike incubated cloud go-to-market strategies for both Veritra and Insight, and was responsible for developing and delivering IT Cloud and Infrastructure services. He also served as Insight's Director of IT Systems where he delivered IT infrastructure services to Insight's internal user community, and led the infrastructure integration activities for several large acquisitions. Mike has a progressive history of IT technical and leadership positions at Insight and the United Sates Air Force.
Michael holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Information Systems, as well as having earned various technical certifications throughout his career.
Throughout his career, Steve has been recognized for outperforming expectations, and for achievements in business and technology