We’ve been enhancing consumer experiences, innovating the vending industry, and developing best-in-class convenience technologies since 2008.

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You can find our technologies in more than 13 different countries

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Headquartered in Michigan but we have offices in Utah, California, and Kansas

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Meet the Leadership Team Behind it All

Joe Hessling

Founder & CEO

Joe Hessling is the Founder and CEO of 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in self-checkout workplace technology. 365 Retail Markets offers the best-in-class platform for MicroMarkets, vending, foodservice and hospitality. Under Joe’s leadership the company has been pioneering innovation since 2009.

A serial entrepreneur, Joe has founded, owned and operated several companies in the past twenty-five years in areas ranging from Distribution, Managed Services, Restaurants and other investments.

Joe is a member of the National Automatic Merchandising Association Board of Directors.

Joe Rogan

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Rogan is the Chief Financial Officer at 365 Retail Markets located in Troy, Michigan. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Certified Public Accountant, he has over 30 years of experience in finance and operations. Joe has two decades of experience in the Vending and Food Service Industry and was an early adopter of MicroMarkets.

Joe is an operations-oriented executive who is able to work with customers, vendors and internal teams to design and implement creative solutions.

Allison Sutera

Chief Growth Officer

Allison is global business leader with almost 20 years of consumer product, foodservice, and hospitality experience. She has held a variety of roles in General Management and Sales, Region Vice President, Chief of Staff, and head of Strategic Initiatives, for Aramark globally.  She served as the Chair for EMPOWER, Aramark’s Employee Resource Group for women.

Allison has a B.A. in International Business from the University of Kansas and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two children, and their chocolate lab.

Krishna Vedula

Chief of Technology and Operations

Krishna Vedula is the Chief of Technology and Operations at 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in self-checkout workplace technology. Krishna brings over two decades of leadership experience in Financial Payments, Telco, and Manufacturing sectors. At 365, Krishna’s teams drive product innovation and operational excellence across the organization.

Krishna holds a Master’s degree in Management from University of Mumbai and various technology industry accreditations from Oracle, Amazon and Microsoft. Krishna enjoys long distance running, watching big ten football, and travelling with his wife.

Brittany Westerman

Chief of Staff, VP of Corporate Development and Strategy

Brittany joined 365 in January of 2015 as a Business Analyst in the Special Projects group. After working on various cross-functional projects and acquisitions, she moved into the Senior Strategist role where she helps drive internal and external strategic initiatives.

Brittany holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

John Chidiac

President of International

John Chidiac joined the 365 team in July of 2014, as the Chief Operating Officer. John was responsible for developing and maintaining operations for multiple departments and ensuring that various departments are prepared for the future growth of 365.As current President of 365 International, John is responsible for the expansion, development and growth of 365 around the world.

Prior to his position at 365 Retail Markets, John held a series of high-level executive positions with Investment firms, technology companies and telecom carriers in the US, Europe and the Middle East.

Jim Brinton

Founder - Avanti Markets

After a 30+ year career in vending automation, Avanti Markets founder Jim Brinton had an inspirational idea to help companies provide fresh food at work and reinvent the company break room. Avanti Markets has since introduced thousands of micro market kiosks and other retail solutions.

Jim is also the President and CEO of Evergreen Refreshments, one of the largest convenience services operators in the Pacific Northwest.

Jim resides in the Seattle area with his wife Nancy and two children Lisa and Kevin. His hobbies include golf, skiing, and building businesses.

John Reilly

EVP, Avanti

John Reilly joined the Avanti Markets team as President in 2016 after many years of senior executive experience with Coinstar/Outerwall, Novinium and GE Capital. In his role as President, John managed the company’s long-term vision and business plan and was responsible for the overall performance of the company.

John earned his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

He is a former NCAA Division III varsity football player and served as an aviator in the U.S. Navy.  In his off time, he bikes, reads, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Randy Smith

EVP, Strategic Partnerships, Founder of LightSpeed

Randy Smith was a partner at Georgia Vending when he first saw the concept of prekitting – allowing for more efficiency in the warehouse. It didn’t take him long to realize this could make his company successful.  Randy did his homework and decided to innovate an even better automated solution and in 2008, the new LightSpeed system was completed and installed at Georgia Vending.

Today, LightSpeed Automation has 48 integrations with technology partners, operates in 9 countries and picks over 2 billion items per year. As a part of the 365 family, Randy is anticipating even more growth and innovation. In his free time, he loves spending time early morning with his wife drinking coffee and with his children and grandchildren.

Ryan McWhirter

VP of Product

Ryan McWhirter is the VP of Product at 365 Retail Markets, located in Troy, Michigan. A graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, he has a decade of experience in the interactive self-service technology field. McWhirter is a solution-oriented professional who has implemented kiosks, digital menu boards, mobile apps and much more across the restaurant, airport and casino industries.

Suresh Raghavulu

VP of Software Engineering

Suresh Raghavulu is the Director of Software Engineering with 25 years of experience in developing a wide variety of software solutions and managing globally diverse software development organizations. Suresh holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering. When not at work, enjoys spending time with wife and kids indoors or outdoors and watching NBA games and Big Ten football with his son!

James Anderson

VP of Software Engineering

James (Jay) Anderson is the Vice President of Software Engineering with over 25 years of experience in information technology and software development. Jay graduated from Marygrove College with a bachelor’s degree in design and holds professional certifications from HP and the ScrumAlliance.

His work career spans several industries including advertising and marketing, manufacturing, finance, health care, insurance, and staffing. When he’s not at work Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and grandkids and pursuing his hobbies of photography, drawing, painting, and woodworking.

Mollie Krupp

Director of People and Careers

Mollie Krupp joined the 365 team in 2017 as the HR Generalist but quickly worked her way up and was promoted to Director of People and Careers. Her passion for people and ability to work with several different teams, lead multiple cross-functional projects, and drive career growth at 365 has made 365 one of the top places to work (just check out the company awards!). Before joining the 365 team she was recruiting for 365 and when an HR position became available she knew she had to apply and the rest is history.

Chad Francis

Director of Software Development

Chad Francis has 15 years’ experience in enterprise and mobile software. He was the co-founder of AirVend, recently acquired by 365 Retail Markets. Before founding AirVend he created a custom software development company creating products for customers such as Disney, Costco and Intel. Before that he managed development teams building large scale desktop, web and mobile applications for the insurance industry.

Chad Young

Director of PMO, IT & Security, Sales Ops

Chad Young is the Director of Project Management with over 12 years of experience managing a diverse array of technology projects. A native of Ravenna, Ohio, Chad obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union and has professional certifications from the Project Management Institute and ScrumAlliance. When he’s not managing projects for 365, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and managing home improvement projects around the house.

Colleen Wisinski

Controller

Colleen Wisinski joined the 365 team in September 2013. Colleen came from the cosmetics industry where she held the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, dealing with major retail giants and major drug chains such as Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and CVS. Her responsibilities ranged from accounting, finance, and human resources, to information technology, customer service, and marketing for this manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics and nail polishes. Prior to that, Colleen was the Controller at Creative Marketing Associates, a developer of marketing materials for the building industry.

Our Board of Directors

Joe Hessling

Board of Directors

Joe Hessling is the Founder and CEO of 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in self-checkout workplace technology. 365 Retail Markets offers the best-in-class platform for MicroMarkets, vending, foodservice and hospitality. Under Joe’s leadership the company has been pioneering innovation since 2009.

A serial entrepreneur, Joe has founded, owned and operated several companies in the past twenty-five years in areas ranging from Distribution, Managed Services, Restaurants and other investments.

Joe is a member of the National Automatic Merchandising Association Board of Directors

Scott Marimow

Board of Directors

Scott Marimow is a managing director based in Providence Equity’s Providence office. Mr. Marimow is currently a director of TAIT and Topgolf and an observer to the board of ZeniMax Media.

Past Providence portfolio companies include AutoTrader Group, Hulu, Learfield Sports, MLS Media, Newport Television and RentPath. Prior to joining Providence in 2004, Mr. Marimow was an analyst in Deutsche Bank’s media investment banking group.

Mr. Marimow received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Davis Noell

Board of Directors

Davis Noell is a senior managing director based in Providence Equity’s New York office. He co-leads the firm’s private equity investment activities in North America and is a member of the firm’s investment, portfolio review and operating committees.

Mr. Noell is currently a director of The Chernin Group, DoubleVerify and Smartly.io. He was previously a director of GLM, OEConnection, Stream Global Services, SunGard Data Systems and World Triathlon Corporation. Prior to joining Providence in 2003, Mr. Noell worked in Deutsche Bank’s media investment banking group.

He is a trustee of the Gilman School in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Noell received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jen Hoh

Board of Directors

Jennifer Hoh is a managing director based in Providence Equity’s New York office. Ms. Hoh is currently a director of GlobalTranz.

Prior to joining Providence in 2014, Ms. Hoh was with Bain Capital where she evaluated investments and supported portfolio companies across sectors. Previously, Ms. Hoh worked at Bain & Company as a strategy consultant.

Ms. Hoh received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Josh Selip

Board of Directors

Josh Selip is a vice president based in Providence Equity’s New York office. He is currently a director of DoubleVerify, KPA and TCP.

Mr. Selip originally joined Providence in 2011 as an associate before attending business school. Previously, Mr. Selip was an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Selip received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.

Greg Brown

Board of Directors

Greg Brown is an operating partner at Providence Equity and former President and CEO of Learfield IMG College. Mr. Brown joined Learfield in 1984, where he was first responsible for selling sponsorships for the Iowa State Cyclone Radio Network.

During his 11 years as CEO, he led the company through its growth and transformation into one of the leading collegiate sports marketing firms in the nation, ultimately overseeing the merger completion between Learfield and IMG College in December 2018. He retired as President and CEO in April 2020.

He currently serves as co-chair of the Learfield IMG College Board of Directors and also as an adviser to the company and its executive team.

Chase Meyer

Board of Directors

Chase Meyer is a Partner at McCarthy Capital. Mr. Meyer joined McCarthy Capital in 2008 and is based at the firm’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Mr. Meyer is currently a director of BiggerPockets, Altair Global and Honey Smoked Fish Holdings. Past portfolio companies include Bearence Management, Environment Planning Group and MarketSphere Consulting. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mr. Meyer worked in corporate audit and pension consulting.