Kevin Stadler | President & CEO
Kevin Stadler is responsible for the continued strategic expansion and overall operations of 4R. Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in retail technology, product strategy, sales and software design. Prior to joining 4R Stadler was Head of Customer Engagement Solutions for Symphony EYC, responsible for leading the product direction and business activities worldwide.
- General Manager of SAF USA, a forecasting and replenishment solution, which was acquired by SAP in 2009.
- CEO of Standard Analytics, a real time predictive analytics company, which was acquired by DunnHumby.
- Senior Vice President of Collaborative Solutions for JDA Software, Inc. a demand chain management software company, where he was responsible for establishing a new global business line connecting retailer and supplier supply chains.
- CEO for Intactix International, a global shelf space management software company, that he helped grow from a start-up to a market leader in less than three years.
- Vice President of Sales and Consulting, Software at AC Nielsen where he led the sales and consulting services for Spaceman, a leading industry space management platform.
- Director of Retail Systems, Anheuser-Busch, responsible for category management, promotion planning and national account marketing research projects.
Mark G. Garland | Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Solutions
Mark Garland joined 4R Systems in 2012 and brings over 18 years of experience in the supply chain industry. His career has focused on supply chain technologies, particularly within the Retail industry. He has joined 4R Systems to drive strategic sales, client delivery and marketing / industry analyst liaison within the market place. Prior to joining 4R Systems, he was a Principal Consultant with Capgemini US within the North America Supply Chain Technologies practice. He was recently responsible for a large scale supply chain transformation effort at a Fortune 50 company.
Ellen Guinan | Vice President, Internal Operations
Ellen Guinan joined 4R in 2005 and brings over 20 years experience in internal operations. She’s held leadership positions in large and small corporations as well as non-profits. She is currently responsible for Finance, PMO, HR and Administration. Ellen holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration and is certified as a Project Management Professional.
Stefano Alberti | Senior Vice President, Analytics
Stefano Alberti joined 4R Systems in 2002 and brings expertise in forecasting, statistical data analysis, algorithm development and price optimization. Prior to joining 4R Systems, he was a Lead Analyst with Manugistics, where he led the algorithmic development of one of Manugistics pricing optimization products from conceptual prototype phase to successful installation. While at Manugistics, Mr. Alberti also consulted and designed Revenue Management systems for travel and transportation industry clients. Mr. Alberti holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M, and an M.S. ABD in Operations Research from Cornell University.
Patrick T. Somers | Vice President, Delivery
Patrick Somers is responsible for all Client Services and Solutions delivery. Over the last five years at 4R Systems, Patrick has led and been intimately involved in all new client services implementations.
Patrick applies 25 years of experience in progressively challenging positions to the needs and goals of 4R Systems’ clients, leveraging a strong mix of skills, capabilities and expertise in retail, technology and service delivery. During his career he gained experience with a diverse group of retailers, ranging from young start-up ventures to mature, established retail chains with a national presence. As an integral member of several executive management teams, Patrick has actively participated in strategic business planning by recommending and implementing technology tools to assist companies in meeting their business objectives.
During his career Patrick has made significant contributions to the overall business plans and goals of several retailers and service provider organizations – heading up IT and client-facing roles in organizations such as Boscov’s Department Stores, Zany Brainy, Silo, Ames Department Stores, Business First and Vertrue. His broad-based experience with these organizations ranged from implementing technology, to establishing client services and solutions for retailers, to prototyping new supply chain solutions and systems, to designing and developing software solutions for retailers in the areas of physical supply chain, merchandising and inventory management, financial, and omni-channel selling systems.
Patrick has been featured in numerous retail trade magazines as a contributor on emerging technology topics. He holds a B.S. in computer science from St. Peter’s College.
Steve Cherry | Vice President, Development
Steve joined 4R in 2014 and is responsible for all software development initiatives within the company. While leading the development team, he ensures the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the existing 4R platform and new 4R software products and services. He coordinates activities with the Client Services, Production, Analytics, and Sales teams.
Steve brings over 30 years experience in development of software products and services. He has held several leadership positions and has expertise in the computer, cable TV and eCommerce industries. Prior to 4R, Steve served as Principle Software Engineer and Tech Lead at Motorola. There he developed video on demand, network DVR and bandwidth management systems for cable providers.
At GSI Commerce Steve was Senior Manager of the engineering team responsible for development and enhancement of its eCommerce platform.
Steve has coauthored two IBM patents and was an original member of the ISO C++ Standards committee. He holds a B.S.E and M.S.E in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
Frank Palazzo | Senior Product Manager
Frank Palazzo joined 4R in 2015 as Senior Product Manager. He brings over 30 years experience in developing software-based solutions in several verticals. These include eCommerce, e-mail, interactive television, and financial portfolio management.
His role at 4R includes overseeing the full lifecycle management of 4R’s suite of SaaS+ offerings as well as budgeting, definition, development, communication, and marketing. He is responsible for these products:
- Store and DC Replenishment
- Assortment Optimization
- Initial Buy
- Vendor Order Optimization
His prior roles include serving as Product Manager at eBay where he lead the development of a standards-based eCom platform. At WorldGate he served as Director of Product Management. There he was responsible for developing a suite of interactive TV applications, notably and on-screen program guide.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering.