THE PROBLEM SOLVERS CLUB

Fixing the profitability problems of independent retailers since 1999.

ABOUT GENIUS CENTRAL

We believe that independent, community-minded retailers and their vendors are the lifeblood of innovative products, providing benefits to the people who live in their neighborhoods.   Starting with independent health food stores over 19 years ago, Genius Central has been dedicated to helping these stores adapt to changes in technology and inventory replenishment methods starting with the first universal in-aisle electronic ordering system launched in 2002.  Today, Genius Central has deepened its commitment to the natural and specialty grocery channel by emphasizing modern, mobile, cloud-based technology that’s at the heart of the supply chain — providing efficiencies, service, collaboration and a dedication to helping community retailers and their vendors thrive and make their dreams come true

Our Mission

To provide effective, high-quality, and affordable supply chain technology and services to buyers and sellers.

Our Vision

To be an essential component of the supply chain in the natural, organic, and specialty grocery industries.

Our Purpose

To shrink operational costs within the supply chain so the savings can benefit their customers, employees, shareholders, and communities.

CORE VALUES

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ACCOUNTABILITY

We do what we say.
Our customers and partners can rely on us to follow through with every promise we make.

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COMMITMENT

You matter to us.
What matters to you, matters to us.

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COMMUNICATION

We listen eagerly and speak respectfully.
We value honesty and integrity in our words and actions.

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KNOWLEDGE

We actively pursue growth and learning.
We take the initiative to be at the head of our industry.

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EXCELLENCE

We aspire to be the best.
We value enthusiasm and promote an empowering, collaborative environment.

BY THE NUMBERS

20

Years in Business

45

Employees

1,000+

Retailer Rooftops

1,000+

Unique Vendors

2.3M

Orders Processed Annually

$2.4B

Order Value Processed Annually

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Supplier

1,100+

Unique Vendors

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44

2.1M

Orders Processed Annually

Retailers
Money

$2.1B

Order Value Processed Annually

  1. 1999

    Genius Central is Founded (as Living Naturally)

    Genius Central is founded by Linda and Jim Sheehan, with the original company name of Living Naturally, to serve retailers and suppliers in the natural product industry.

  2. 2000

    Launched WebGenius

    Genius Central launches the first hosted, content driven website service for natural product industry retailers. This service will later be named WebGenius.

  3. 2002

    Launched ScanGenius

    ScanGenius, Genius Central’s first multi-vendor ordering solution, launches – giving retailers the ability to order in-aisle from all leading distributors and direct brands using one powerful handheld scanner.

  4. 2004

    Launched SalesGenius

    SalesGenius is introduced as a web-based software developed for brokers and manufacturer sales reps to improve and streamline order writing, reporting and managing sales calls.

  5. 2006

    Launched NaturalMarketWatch

    GeniusCentral’s first retailer portal, NaturalMarketWatch, launches – with access to an extensive network of supplier deals and monthly promotions.

    Launched Promo Genius

    Offering targeted advertising to thousands of retailers in the GC network, PromoGenius launches.

  6. 2012

    Launched 2nd generation retailer portal (MGC.com)

    The next phase for Genius Central’s retailer portal launches as MyGeniusCentral. This new destination offers new features and enhancements over the previous retailer portal, NaturalMarketWatch.

  7. 2013

    Launched 1st supplier portal SupplierGenius

    SupplierGenius launches, giving industry suppliers the ability to manage their own catalog data and orders through an easy-to-use web-based portal.

  8. 2015

    Launched BUYiQ v1

    BUYiQ is introduced as the next generation in-aisle, multi-vendor ordering solution. This mobile application provides valuable product data right at the user’s fingertips.

  9. 2016

    Launched DetaSynQ

    DetaSynQ launches, giving retailers power over their data through an approved product list and combining with the in-aisle freedom of BUYiQ.

  10. 2017

    BUYiQ v2 Released

    With upgrades and improvements including advanced filters, interactive promotions, and simplified navigation, BUYiQ 2.0 is released.

    Launched OrderLinQ

    Giving retailers a way to supercharge their point-of-sale, with access to the industry’s largest wholesale database and providing product data, pricing and deals, OrderLinQ is introduced to the market.

    Sunset legacy Scan Genius

    After successfully migrating ScanGenius customers over to BUYiQ, Genius Central officially closes the ScanGenius program.

OUR LEADERS

Linda

Linda Sheehan

CEO, President & Founder

Jim Sheehan

SVP Operations & Founder

Peter Ceccacci

Chief Financial Officer

Dominic Dietz

VP Development & Infrastructure

Josh Hillary

VP Sales and Service Operations

 

Angie Jula

Exec. Director of Product Management

Megan Streitz

Director of Marketing & Communications

MEET THE REST OF THE TEAM

Michael Albano

Sales Manager

Leya Avalos

Senior Customer Relations Coordinator

Yvonne Berry

Tier 1 Data Operations

Jake Breindel

Serverless AWS Developer

Bobby Brown

VP of Broker Sales & Business Development

Charles Clarke

Data Operations Programmer

Paul Cook

Java Script Developer

Donal Cooper

Senior Developer

Jonathan DeMarks

Senior Systems Architect

Tara Endress

Controller

Scott Enzinna

Developer

Lauren Felico

Supplier Services Representative

Amanda Foster

Developer

Jason Greenan

Senior Database Administrator

Jacob Hearn

Systems Analyst

Erin Husser

Director of Product Development

Susan Jordan

Customer Relations Manager

Sylvie McGowan

Product Owner

Tony McQueen

VP of Sales & Business Development, Supplier Solutions

Mark Meisel

Lead API Developer

Holly Michael

HR & Finance Administrator

Chris Miller

Tier 1 Tech Support & Training

Robert Neilan

Tier 2 Tech Support & Help Desk

Nicole Owen

Marketing Associate

Nina Parmenter

Director of Brand Sales

Peter Patel

Financial Analyst

Jennifer Potts

Data Steward

Rikus Pretorius

Multimedia Designer

Doug Redding

VP of Sales & Business Development, Retail & eTail Solutions

Monica Riskay

Administrative Assistant

Carol Sikora

Brand Marketing Associate

Kerry Smith

IT Administrator & Data Operations

Sara Smith

Retail Product Manager

Anthony Tucker

Data Operations

Sarah Turner

Digital Marketing & Event Associate

Ashley Varney

Tier 1 Customer Relations Rep

Mark Waskiel

Senior Systems Engineer

Wayne Williams

Tier 1 Customer Relations Rep

Ryan Woodburn

Tier 1 Customer Relations Rep

Jin Yan

Director of Supply Chain Services

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