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Team Values

  • Pursue excellence through unyielding perseverance, deliver with honesty, accept responsibility and expect accountability.

  • Develop loyal relationships with clients and be worthy of the trust placed with us.

  • Respect and value contributions of all team members by encouraging diversity of thought, but will act as a cohesive group when executing decisions.

  • Inspire, pursue and reward creative, innovative and impactful pursuits that add value and solve problems.

  • Provide an environment that encourages initiative.

  • Serve our community and act in the best interest of our environment.

John Phillips | Consultant Business Development  In 1995 John founded Marathon Global, a Northwest Arkansas based consumer product consulting, sales, and marketing company. From 1972 – 1991, John served as President and CEO of The Phillips Company, owners and operators of Arkansas supermarkets Phillips Food and Food 4 Less. John and his team of associates developed the family business into the largest privately held retail business in Arkansas before selling to Walmart Stores, Inc. in 1991.


John Phillips | Consultant Business Development
In 1995 John founded Marathon Global, a Northwest Arkansas based consumer product consulting, sales, and marketing company. From 1972 – 1991, John served as President and CEO of The Phillips Company, owners and operators of Arkansas supermarkets Phillips Food and Food 4 Less. John and his team of associates developed the family business into the largest privately held retail business in Arkansas before selling to Walmart Stores, Inc. in 1991.

Brent Campbell | Consultant Business Development  Brent is one of the Company partners and formerly served as chief financial officer. He has over 25 years of experience in finance, tax, operations and administration, including career assignments in public accounting, retail, manufacturing and leadership positions in various entrepreneurial projects. Brent worked previously for Deloitte Touche, Hudson Foods, The Phillips Company and Walmart.


Brent Campbell | Consultant Business Development
Brent is one of the Company partners and formerly served as chief financial officer. He has over 25 years of experience in finance, tax, operations and administration, including career assignments in public accounting, retail, manufacturing and leadership positions in various entrepreneurial projects. Brent worked previously for Deloitte Touche, Hudson Foods, The Phillips Company and Walmart.

Robert Kerns | Director Sales Client Services  Robert worked for 15 years at The Phillips Company prior to the company being sold to Walmart, starting at the store level and ending as a Director of the company at the time of the sale to Walmart. For 13 years Robert worked with Walmart and served 11 years as Divisional Merchandise Manager for the Walmart International Food Division. Robert joined Marathon Global in 2005.


Robert Kerns | Director Sales Client Services
Robert worked for 15 years at The Phillips Company prior to the company being sold to Walmart, starting at the store level and ending as a Director of the company at the time of the sale to Walmart. For 13 years Robert worked with Walmart and served 11 years as Divisional Merchandise Manager for the Walmart International Food Division. Robert joined Marathon Global in 2005.

Mike Wallner | Director Sales Client Services  Mike brings over 25 years of retail experience in both, mass and department store channels, delivering outstanding results. Mike was successful buying, product/brand development, sourcing, marketing and store operations at JC Penney and Walmart. He understands the complete product cycle from development of merchandise strategies to in-store execution.


Mike Wallner | Director Sales Client Services
Mike brings over 25 years of retail experience in both, mass and department store channels, delivering outstanding results. Mike was successful buying, product/brand development, sourcing, marketing and store operations at JC Penney and Walmart. He understands the complete product cycle from development of merchandise strategies to in-store execution.

Kelli Hartgrave | Director Operations  Kelli has forecasting, analytics and replenishment experience on both the Domestic and International sides of Walmart including WalMart.com and Walmart Canada. Kelli has experience at Target as well. She was employed by Walmart for over 14 years, and has worked in the supplier world since leaving Walmart.


Kelli Hartgrave | Director Operations
Kelli has forecasting, analytics and replenishment experience on both the Domestic and International sides of Walmart including WalMart.com and Walmart Canada. Kelli has experience at Target as well. She was employed by Walmart for over 14 years, and has worked in the supplier world since leaving Walmart.

Anthony Adams | Category Manager II   Anthony brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and display experience in a wide range of retail channels, including: Automotive, Optical and Beverage. With the formal training and education in Retail Analytics and Organizational Management, Anthony delivers a fresh new perspective in leveraging company expertise in the retail setting.


Anthony Adams | Category Manager II
Anthony brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and display experience in a wide range of retail channels, including: Automotive, Optical and Beverage. With the formal training and education in Retail Analytics and Organizational Management, Anthony delivers a fresh new perspective in leveraging company expertise in the retail setting.

Ethan Espe | Account Manager  Ethan is a Graduate from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree focusing on accounting and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. He brings experience and knowledge in a wide variety of accounting, financial and office functions.


Ethan Espe | Account Manager
Ethan is a Graduate from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree focusing on accounting and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. He brings experience and knowledge in a wide variety of accounting, financial and office functions.

Mike Wood | Replenishment Manager  Mike bring 8 years of Walmart experience in replenishment, logistics, transportation and process improvement. Experience includes managing budgets, inventory levels, in-stock levels, and forecast for multiple complex categories.


Mike Wood | Replenishment Manager
Mike bring 8 years of Walmart experience in replenishment, logistics, transportation and process improvement. Experience includes managing budgets, inventory levels, in-stock levels, and forecast for multiple complex categories.

Susan Hicks | Client Services Coordinator  Susan brings 15 years experience with Walmart operating systems. As well as financial forecasting, Data Sync knowledge, product maintenance, customer service, sales administration and inventory management for Team 1.


Susan Hicks | Client Services Coordinator
Susan brings 15 years experience with Walmart operating systems. As well as financial forecasting, Data Sync knowledge, product maintenance, customer service, sales administration and inventory management for Team 1.