PS is thrilled to announce that Michelle Klipfel has been promoted to the role of President. Michelle joined PS as an Account Manager in 1995, and her leadership and dedication have been instrumental in our continued growth. In her new role, Michelle will oversee the business operations and broad leadership of all functions. David Sunberg will continue in his role as CEO and will focus on strategic business development initiatives in partnership with our Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Services, Erika Shepherd. Jeff Anderson and Teresa Christenson will continue in their roles as Senior Vice Presidents of Sales and have been named Co-Leads of the Target sales teams. As PS continues to evolve, we are proud of both the leadership team and our employees who continue to build upon our legacy of excellence, enabling us to shape strategy and drive results for our vendors, retail partners, and clients.
Portu Sunberg is excited to announce that we have acquired AG Retail Group, a firm specializing in eCommerce consulting services and the development and execution of client strategies to drive profitable growth on the Amazon platform. Amy Schlesinger, AG Retail Group’s CEO and Principal Consultant, has joined Portu Sunberg as the Vice President of eCommerce. Amy and her team will provide a suite of services that will enable our clients to leverage and optimize the eCommerce and digital distribution channels to grow their businesses. Amy has nearly 20 years of retail experience across a variety of retailers and within both brick-&-mortar and online channels. Prior to launching AG Retail Group, she ran the Baby Apparel business at Amazon. Earlier in her career, Amy held a variety of merchandise buying, planning, and allocation roles with Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Follett, Express, and TJX. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications [...]
Portu Sunberg is thrilled to announce that Drew Miller has joined us as a Vice President of Sales, with a focus on Seasonal and Hardlines. Drew has over a decade of retail industry experience in both sales and merchandising. Prior to joining PS, Drew worked at KitchenAid as a Senior Sales Manager. He also spent 11 years at Target in various merchandising and planning roles across Baby, Small Appliances, School and Office, and Grocery. He holds both an MBA and a BS in Economics and Finance from Southern Illinois University.
Portu Sunberg is excited to announce that Lara Bollweg has joined us as the Director of Consumer Insights. Lara has nearly 20 years of retail market research and insights experience, most recently at Advantage Solutions, where she was the Director of Strategy Planning for a shopper marketing division. She held various roles at Target, including Research Manager in Guest Insights and as a Multi-language Strategy Manager for Target Canada. In addition, she worked with IBM as a Managing Consultant for Target’s Shopper Insights platform. Lara holds an MBA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a BA in German from St. Catherine University and spent two years studying in Munich and working in Berlin, Germany. She serves as a county election judge and volunteers at the International Institute of Minnesota advising refugees and immigrants applying for citizenship. She was a founder of both Net Impact Minneapolis and [...]
Portu Sunberg is thrilled to announce that Stacey Morton has joined our Chicago office as the Vice President of Sales for Beauty and OTC. Stacey has over 20 years of experience in the HBA and Drug industry and has held senior sales roles at L’Oreal, Lumene Oy, Johnson and Johnson, and Alberto Culver. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from DePaul University and a BS in Economics from the University of Florida. In addition, she serves as the Chicago Coordinator for The Shoebox Project, is a member of the Chicago Southside Community Art Center, the National Sales Network, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and has been a Chicago Women of Excellence Award Honoree.
Portu Sunberg joined the global celebration of International Women’s Day (“IWD”), highlighting the social, economic, culture and political achievements of women. We hosted a variety of events throughout the week aligned to the 2018 global theme, #PressforProgress, culminating in a discussion and lunch with Dr. Rose M. Brewer from the University of Minnesota for employees, their families, clients, and vendors.
The PS team remains committed to supporting our communities. We recently partnered with Catholic Charities and spent a day assisting in a large-scale warehouse clean-up and move.
When March Madness comes to Portu Sunberg, we get into the spirit with a little friendly competition of our own! The annual March Madness ping-pong tournament provides a chance for us to let off some steam, show off our skills, and one lucky winner wins bragging rights for the entire year!
Meet Jordan Cespedes! Jordan attended the University of North Dakota and enjoys watching college hockey (as long as the Sioux are playing). She enjoys going to local different breweries, especially if her dog can tag along. In her free time, she likes to go to new walking/hiking trails, read, listen to music, go to concerts/shows and re-watch episodes of Parks and Rec. Fun fact: In college, she planned a concert for Wiz Khalifa.