Chairman and CEO
Mr. Fields is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Park City Group. Mr. Fields career reflects his strong entrepreneurial skills. Initially leveraging his educational experience, in the early 1970’s, he established a financial and economic consulting firm called Fields Investment Group. He then co-founded Mrs. Fields Cookies with Debbi Fields, and served as its Chairman from 1978 to 1990. He purchased the software rights from Mrs. Fields Cookies and created Park City Group in 1990. Today, he continues to define the strategic direction of Park City Group, Inc. and shares his expertise and the collective experience through consulting and speaking, interviews, and guest lecturing engagements both in the retail industry as well as in the general business environment.
Robert W. Allen
Chief Executive Officer of Southern Belle Dairy
Mr. Allen was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Southern Belle Dairy where he established a leadership team to reposition the company and developed a position in the market place for the branding of its products. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Borden, Inc. where he was recruited to turn around the largest and most trouble division of the Company. He is also the immediate past Chair of Kid Peace International, a $160 million non-profit agency assisting children in crises.
William S. Kies, Jr.
Principal of Kies Consulting, LLC
Mr. Kies is currently a principal of Kies Consulting, LLC, a premier consulting practice specializing in the supermarket industry since 1994. Clients include Fortune 100 consumer package goods corporations and companies offering national services, programs and in-store support to all channels of food distribution. Prior to Kies Consulting, which Mr. Kies founded in 1994, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of IGA, Inc., the world’s largest banner group of independent supermarkets with over 4,000 stores serviced by 24 wholesalers in 20 countries.
Owner of Austin Noll & Associates
Noll is the owner of Austin Noll & Associates, a trade relations and industry affairs consultancy based in New Jersey. Noll started his career with General Foods, spending 22 years in sales related positions. He then became Vice President of Trade Relations for the grocery division of Borden Inc., and was promoted to Vice President of Industry and Trade Relations, before moving to Nabisco Inc. as Senior Vice President of Industry and Trade Relations.
Noll has served on the Trade Advisory Boards of Grocery Manufacturing Association, Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, North American Wholesale Grocers Association, Western Association of Food Chains and IGA. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Food for All and a founding member of the Trade Advisory Board of Instant Combo Savings.
Ronald C. Hodge
Advisor to Delhaize America, LLC
Mr. Hodge is an advisor to Delhaize America, LLC, a role he transitioned into following his time as Delhaize America’s Chief Executive Officer from March 2011 to October 2012. Prior to his work with Delhaize America, Mr. Hodge enjoyed a 31-year long career with Hannaford Bros. Co., during which he served in various executive roles, including Hannaford’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2011. While leading the start-up of Hannaford’s entry into upstate New York, Mr. Hodge was elected Chairman of the New York State Food Merchant’s Association, and served on several Community Agency Boards of Directors.