Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
ThinkEDU (http://www.thinkedu.com), a nationwide academic reseller offering students, faculty, staff, and colleges deep discounts on thousands of software and computer accessories, has added Jonathan “Jon” Bibo to its Board of Advisors.
Jon brings over 25 years of retail and education market experience to ThinkEDU. He started his career in 1986 as the General Merchandise Buyer for the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore focusing on School Supplies, Technology and Electronics, and Convenience Items. In 1992, he joined NACSCORP (the distribution arm of the National Association of College Stores) where he ultimately served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role he was responsible for developing NACSCORP's value proposition and sales/marketing execution to over 3,000 college stores (including independent stores, lease operators, and buying groups) as well as hundreds of publisher and vendor partners.
In 2007, Jon joined Follett Corporation as the Vice President of General Merchandise Sourcing with full category responsibility for School/Office Supplies, Technology/Electronics, Graduation Merchandise, General Books, and Convenience Merchandise. In this role, he developed and managed Follett's strategic partnerships with brand leaders such as: Apple, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Dell, Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Bic, Pentel, Random House, Beats, Herff Jones, Jostens, and Frito Lay.
Jon is now a Managing Partner of Bibo-Walsh Retail Consulting Services providing business insight and analysis to a number of retail and education market clients.
According to ThinkEDU CEO Michael Fischler, “Jon is incredibly well respected in the college bookstore retail industry. His wealth of experience will help ThinkEDU strategically expand our partnerships and categories.”
Advisory Board members already include Peggy Snyder (former Adobe Education Director and currently Director of Field Engagement, Autodesk Worldwide Education); and Mark Surges (former Autodesk Director of Education, Worldwide and currently Director, Hitachi Starboard Division). “I am very excited to be joining ThinkEDU’s Advisory Board,” said Bibo. “I know that ThinkEDU has an experienced management team that is focused on customers and can execute and pivot quickly on ideas that the Advisory Board can bring to the table.”
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