Experienced General Manager and CEO who created global successes with leading Consumer Packaged Foods Companies over the last 40 years. Prior to acquiring American Sales & Marketing in 1994, Kevin was General Manager of Chiquita Brands from 1988 to 1993. At Chiquita he was responsible for the exceptional business growth model in both the Consumer Packaged Goods Division and Processed Fruit Division (worldwide fruit ingredient business). Prior to Chiquita, Kevin was Senior Vice President of ConAgra (1986-1988), where he was responsible for the implementation of the acquisition and development of such brands as Armour, Patio, Chun King and Morton. He also headed up Healthy Choice product development and packaging team. Earlier in his career he was President of Sunline Brands (1984-1985) and General Manager of H.J. Heinz (Weight Watcher Brand from 1978-1984). in addition to holding senior marketing positions at Borden and Drackett.
Chief Financial Officer
Thirty years experience in financial management including all accounting functions such as payroll, data analysis, cost control, 401K, P&L, commission reconciliation, forecasting, credit, and collections.
Nicole Connor Schlaack
Managing Partner & Vice President (2009-Current)
Over 25 years of sales & marketing and consulting. Nicole is responsible for new business development and sales dedication to both Club and Retail Channels, brand and product development, trade spend management and forecasting. Previously, Nicole managed a $10MM+ sales territory for TheKnot.com (XOXO) hiring, inspiring and developing a team of nine territory sales managers. She is experienced in publishing, copy writing, advertising sales in print and digital platforms as well as operations during her sales manager years with both Gannett and Knight Ridder.
Business Development Account Manager/Analyst
Responsible for data entry, sales analysis, customer service and office management. Experienced in all required programs (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) Access, 1 WorldSync, Demantec, Retail Link/360 Item set up, Lavante Target POL, and all retailer/partner portals.
National Sales Consultant for Walmart and Sams Club
Over 25 years experience in sales and marketing field. Accomplished, results driven, strategic thinker with broad proficiency in Retail Link portal for data analysis, sales management and troubleshooting. Strong rapport with Walmart and Sam’s Club Buyers and respective replenishment Teams.
Audit Team (Outsourced)
AS&M has numerous individuals located throughout the United States who perform club audits as needed for special projects.