- Greg SandenoFounder; President & CEO
- Dan SandenoExecutive Vice President
- Rick PetersonPrinciple
- Bob ThompsonPrinciple
- Stephanie TroendleAdministrative Assistant
As the CEO/Founder of Jericho, Greg has a broad experience in the retail supermarket and supercenter retail industries including big box and one-stop space shops. He began his career managing his first store at 18 years of age. Greg has been in the retail industry for 36 years and has held key operational and merchandising roles, ranging from store-level management ranks, District Manager, Buyer/Category Manager, Merchandiser, to many Senior Executive roles within both Supermarket Operations and Merchandising.
Some Senior Executive roles that Greg has held are:
- VP of Operations at Fred Meyer/Kroger
- SVP at Nash Finsch Company
- EVP at Coborn’s, Inc.
- CEO at C & K Market, Inc.
During his career he has had the opportunity to operate in many unique, challenging, and competitive markets. Greg has a strong track record of operating in the ‘turn around’ space, working with Sales, Labor, Inventory, Merchandising Flow, Marketing, Perishable/Fresh, Pharmacy, Liquor, C-Store, Home/Garden, Jewelry, Electronics, Apparel and Restaurant/Food Service.
Greg Started Jericho Executive recruiting and consulting to assist companies in areas they want to grow and to use his experience and talents to get that specific area to succeed long term and also to assist clients and companies in finding strong “Bench Strength” in leadership positions.
As the EVP, Dan brings to Jericho Executive Recruiting strong passionate experience in the retail supermarket space, in conventional, warehouse and one-stop shop retail environments. Dan started managing when he was 18 and became a store director when he was 22. He has held positions ranging from store director running million dollar per week sales, multi-store district management, marketing and AD prep and category buying in the natural foods category, in both family owned and national companies.
- Fred Meyer/Kroger
- Coborns Inc.
- Rays Food Place
During his career he has had tremendous experience and success in challenging and competitive markets. He has a strong track record in the “turn around space” for increasing sales, building margins and controlling labor, in center store, fresh departments, pharmacy, fuel, convenience store locations, coffee kiosks, post office, liquor, floral and gift shops and in store casinos.
Dan’s two main devotions during the past 19 years has been leading and training teams of people and enabling them to pursue there dreams and goals in there careers and coming up with new innovative ideas to grow sales, build profit and add more dollars overall to the bottom line. Dan’s goals today are the same, as the EVP Dan’s goal is to guide you as you apply, interview and negotiate and create a smooth transition into a new role of your dreams by breaking down walls between our clients and companies and to be a close contact for you as your set on your journey and to assist your company using his skills and experience and help get it to the next level of success.
Rick brings to Jericho executive recruiting various management positions in the supermarket industry. Rick held positions that included department manager, Store Director, District Manager/Retail Counselor for corporate stores and independent retailers. He also held positions at the corporate office as a Performance Consultant designing and delivering training focusing on employee recognition programs, management leadership, category management and optimization of activity based selling. He also worked in the IT department as a Senior Business Architect to design detailed business processes and sequence diagrams for the mapping of system flows. He also facilitated multiple Kaizen events including standardizing the HR hiring process, standard accounting practices and the approval process of capital improvement projects across the company.
Rick has spent twenty years in consulting with firms such as PWC, KPMG and IBM working with major retailers in North America, Canada, the UK and Belgium. Projects have focused on process re-engineering to assist in the reduction of shrink, improve flow of goods, change management, and the creation/revision of standard operating procedures to achieve project goals. He has also represented the business side on several IT implementations involving shelf space optimization, supply chain perpetual inventory and computer assisted ordering, meat department production planning including the development of cutting lists and workforce management solutions.
Rick has a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the University of Michigan School of Engineering. Rick is dedicated to assist your company in growth based on his experience and talents and will help ensure your company is taken to the next level working through Jericho Executive Recruiting and consulting.
Bob brings to Jericho Executive Recruiting over 35 years of experience in the retail world, working in various companies, roles, industries and has worked with and learned from some of the greatest professionals in Store Operations and the Retail Industry. Bob worked for Fred Meyer/Kroger as a Store Director and District Manager over 20 years, following Kroger Bob worked for Coborns, Nash Finch, Ross Stores, and 99 Cent stores as a Regional Manager or District manager for over 13 years combined in various parts of the country. Bob has a tremendous amount of experience in off price discount retailing, Apparel off price and Food Specialty and Hispanic offerings. Bob prides himself with having a strong skill set in teaching Managers on the importance of great schedules, customer and employee service, management training for new and or learning store managers and multi store leaders, new store development and openings, new store site acquisition and rationalization, Store security and shrink controls, margin and shrink analyze with the ability to give real answers to difficult problems. Bob also has a strong background in Organic and Natural foods, the past two years Bob spent turning around an organic clean food organization on the east Coast as the General Manager/CEO reporting to a board. Delivered best in class financials, overall store performance as measured either in customer service, financial performance, staff improvement in pay and top grading talent throughout the organization. Bob is dedicated to assist your company with strong improvement methods while representing Jericho as a Recruiter and Consultant.