Steven Smith, President, Founder and CEO
Prior to founding GCommerce, Mr. Smith worked as an executive for 15 years in market leading global sales and marketing organizations, such as Dorian Drake International, McQuay-Norris World Trade Corporation and Iowa Export division of Ruan Corporation. For more than 10 years, Mr. Smith has been an active Angel investor in New York and the Upper Midwest, both as direct investor and Angel investment aggregator. He also actively participates in numerous board advisory positions for early stage technology companies, especially those targeting supply chain efficiencies. Mr. Smith remains active in numerous trade associations such as the Auto Care Association as well as the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as a technology and supply chain expert.
Jason Popillion, CTO
Jason Popillion is a 23 year veteran of information technology software development and IT management. Jason’s work at GCommerce has lead to three recent patent filings regarding the business process and technology implementation of EDI. Jason currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Auto Care Association Technology Standards Committee and is past chairman of the Web Services subcommittee.
Most recently Jason spearheaded the 1st of its kind, large-scale implementation of a Virtual Inventory Cloud, code named VIC, together with the Microsoft Business Productivity Department (BPD) Cloud Services team to address the drop ship special order problem in distribution supply chain markets. This initiative earned GCommerce the honor of being a top strategic Worldwide Partner to Microsoft Corp. for innovative solutions and thought leadership in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing model.
Jason was also the 2009 and 2011 recipient of the Technology Association of Iowa, Chief Information Officer of the Year award. Prior to GCommerce, Jason architected and developed an EDI and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for the State of Iowa that received 8 national awards including CIO’s top 100 innovations, Harvard Innovation, and Gartner–High Performance Workplace awards.
Jason is a graduate of William Penn University in Iowa and enjoys being an avid hunter and outdoors men, coach to several youth basketball and baseball leagues and is the proud father of 7 children.
Rick Main, EVP Sales and Marketing
Rick has over 28 years of automotive aftermarket experience in manufacturing, distribution, and technology. Rick began his career with Federal-Mogul, and held a variety of positions in Sales and Finance throughout his 13 year career with the company. Rick has also worked within the distribution side of the aftermarket with a heavy duty truck manufacturer, wholesale distributor, retailer, remanufacturer, and service provider, where Rick was involved with all facets of the business. Rick has spent the last 15 years on the supply chain solutions side of the aftermarket with GCommerce, with a focus on adding value to the sales and procurement cycle between Distributors/Retailers and Manufacturers/Suppliers. Rick is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Go Blue!
Julie Oswalt, VP Customer Operations
Julie Oswalt is Vice President of Customer Operations and is responsible for all aspects of supporting GCommerce customers and clients post production. She has more than 30 years in management and executive leadership roles primarily focused on customer service and operations.
Julie graduated from the Federal Aviation Academy and studied to be an air traffic control tower specialist. She is firm believer in helping people identify and develop their strengths. She is active in many outside activities and volunteers routinely for JDRF, the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as contributing time to entertain at various community venues.
Scott Luckett, VP Industry Strategy
Scott Luckett is Vice President, Industry Strategy for GCommerce, Inc. where he has responsibility for industry partnerships and major account development. Previously, Luckett rose through several positions at the Auto Care Association over 17 years and as CIO had responsibility for the Technology Standards Committee, the Telematics Task Force and the National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA). Before Auto Care, Luckett was an executive at a local automotive WD and prior to that was a top sales producer for Triad Systems (now Epicor).
Scott is a graduate of Bucknell University and has been recognized for his commitment to education and training in the auto care industry with the University of the Aftermarket Founders’ Service Award.
Holly Kilstrom, Vice President of Finance
Holly Kilstrom is the Vice President of Finance, responsible for accounting and investor relations. She began her 8 year tenure at GCommerce as an entry level accountant and has a thorough, hands on understanding of GCommerce’s processes. Through continued education and experience in process automation and improvement, management, and leadership, she strives for operational excellence.
Holly is a graduate of William Penn University in Iowa where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Management. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and is an advocate for animal shelters in the area.