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 12 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

Chase Meyer

Board of Directors

Chase Meyer is Principal 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.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mr. Meyer worked in corporate audit at Union Pacific and pension consulting at Towers Perrin, which is now Towers Watson.

Mr. Meyer earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

BJ Hansen

Board of Directors

BJ Hansen is an Vice President at McCarthy Capital, 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. Hansen began his career with McCarthy Capital as an analyst in 2008. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, he worked as an investment banker at George K. Baum Advisors.

Mr. Hansen earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Krishna Vedula

Chief of Technology and Operations

Krishna holds an MBA from University of Mumbai and various technology industry accreditations from Project Management Institute (PMI), Oracle and Microsoft.

Krishna enjoys reading, watching big ten football, long distance running and travelling around the world with his wife. Krishna is relocating to Troy from Naples, Florida.

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.

Ed Chapel

Chief Revenue Officer

Ed graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing with emphasis in Computer Science. He has over 25 years experience in Hospitality POS, most recently as EVP of US & Canada Restaurants with MICROS systems and Oracle. He lives in Parma, Michigan with his wife Robin in their 1890 farm home. He loves spending time with his three children, Garrett, TJ and Chloe, and their families, including five grandchildren. 

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.

Ralf Lindackers

VP of Engineering

Ralf joined 365 in 2012 during the early stages of the company. Ralf holds several degrees, certifications and patents focusing on design and manufacturing. With over 15 years’ experience in product design and electronics manufacturing, Ralf is leading our hardware roadmap planning from prototype to production launch. In his time away from the office Ralf is passionate about motorsport. During the summer months you can find him on race tracks around the Midwest where he campaigns his BMW in the NASA GTS challenge.

Ryan McWhirter

VP of Product

Ryan McWhirter is the Director 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!

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.

Linde Hutson

Director of Marketing and Communications

Linde joined the 365 team in October of 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Coming to 365 from the world of advertising agencies, she brings a diverse background bridging multiple disciplines and has worked with many of the top brands across the U.S.

Linde graduated from the University of Michigan and is an avid big 10 football fan, loves spending time with her husband and kids and binging her favorite TV shows.

Brittany Westerman

Director, Chief of Staff

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

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.

Chad Young

Director of Operations

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.