Bob Burnett - CEO - Former Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Products at Gateway, Inc. with 30+ years of experience - Bob managed a global team of 4,000 employees and led the company’s expansion into plasma TV’s, LCD TV’s, and MP3 players. Bob also pioneered Gateway’s entry into the laptop computing market, growing the business to over $1B in annual sales. Most recently, Bob served as Senior Vice President of Proxibid, overseeing their subsidiary, Divvy.
Keith Thomas - Vice President - 30+ years experience in engineering, technology, and business start-ups – Keith was the director of desktop engineering at Gateway, leading the design and development of their consumer desktop products for 13 years. Additionally, Keith has worked with multiple audio, TV, and PC manufacturers, as well GE and Siemens on their robotics development. Keith has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from SDSM&T.
Mike Graves - CFO - 28+ years of experience in finance and accounting - Mike has held various positions with a number of prominent businesses, including 4 years with Deloitte as their Senior Tax Accountant, and 8 years as the finance director for Gateway Computer. Mike is the co-owner of Fitch & Graves, a full-service accounting firm in Sioux City, Iowa. Mike is a graduate of the University of South Dakota.
Dave Jacobson - Director of Operations - 30+ years of business and IT experience - Dave has served as a consultant to investment banking institutions, and held director level positions at Gateway, First Data, Value Recovery Services, and Divvy. Dave is a board member for the South Dakota Independent State Bank, and he received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Casey McKewon - Director of Sales - 15+ years of experience in electronics distribution and online sales – Casey spent more than 5 years at Vizio as their director of distribution, overseeing $100M in product sales. Additionally, Casey spent 3 years at Gateway where he was responsible for enterprise sales in the northeast territory. Under Casey’s leadership, Divvy has become a top three seller of audio on Ebay. Casey attended Wayne State College and played baseball for the Wildcats.
Ken Maxwell - Director of Marketing - 19+ years experience in professional marketing, Website development & interface design – Ken is a co-founder of Proxibid, an e-commerce marketplace with annual sales of $450M, and GMV exceeding $5B. At Proxibid, Ken was responsible for the development of their live bidding technology, marketing, and branding, and served as the company’s CTO and VP of Advertising. Ken earned a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Nebraska.
Gerald Sims - Business Development Sales Manager - 20+ years experience in various B2B sales channels, including sales for Gateway Computer and Tiger Direct. As the former Production Manager for Divvy Services, Gerald oversaw the receiving and refurbishment of all Vizio return units. Gerald attended Westmar College in Lemars, IA
Founded in 2004 as Value Recovery Services (VRS), and rebranded in 2014 as Divvy, our core business was rooted in the reverse logistics industry and we've since grown to become one of the world's largest refurbishers and re-sellers of consumer electronics. Our leadership team has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronics, and we have been providing forward and reverse logistics and product refurbishing since 2004. Our team also has significant experience with carton over-boxing and product protection solutions to significantly reduce transportation damage. Since 2013, we have been a top 3 seller of television and audio products on Ebay, and we are a significant partner to Amazon and Groupon, supplying their platforms with thousands of consumer electronics items annually.
Divvy's operation includes our headquarters in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and our world class 100,000 sq. ft. factory warehouse in South Sioux City, NE. Our factory warehouse is centrally located in the U.S., providing our clients with a logistical advantage when shipping and receiving products. Our warehouse employs a smart, wirelessly connected inventory management system to ensure accurate tracking of items moving in and out of our facility. Security cameras with off-site video archiving have been installed at all entry points to ensure our facility is safe and secure.
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