DSG Technology Panel: An Executive Perspective on eCommerce

Available on-demand

Watch on-demand as ecommerce continues to be a substantial part of company’s business strategies, we will talk with top ecommerce executives in the industry. We are looking forward to covering their perspectives on how distributors are using ecommerce technology successfully. As well as what manufacturers are looking for in their distributors, ecommerce challenges and how distributors have solved them, along with ROI.  

Panelists included, Steven Javor Global E-commerce Director of Schneider Electrics Energy Management Division, Justus Eggers, Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, at Hoffman Group, and Coburn Flannery, Director of E-Business. 

Thank you to our sponsor:

Meet our panelists:

Steven Javor 

Steven is a Global Director of eCommerce (North America) for Schneider Electric, a top Energy Multinational based in Paris, Boston and Hong Kong, he has held leadership positions in Canada, the US and the EU. 

A digital business professional with 20+ years’ experience, Steven has pioneered B2C and B2B digital strategies and solutions for major national and international brands. 

He has worked with companies such as Amazon, Grainger, Graybar, Walmart, Canada Post, RS Components, Bell Canada, RBC, Sonepar, Home Depot and Ericsson and has led two start-ups in the online retail and digital services verticals. 

Steven is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Science (Emmy Awards – Interactive Media Peer Group) and lectures on ecommerce at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. 


Coburn Flannery

Coburn Flannery, Director of eBusiness at The Granite Group, has been with the company for over 20 years helping trade professionals grow their businesses through technology. He works with customers and partners to understand the relationships between their businesses and available technologies so they can benefit from the efficiencies — to make business and their lives easier. Flannery defines and executes the digital strategy for The Granite Group's ecommerce, digital marketing, content management and customer experience initiatives, while leading a cross-functional team of senior leaders to achieve digital transformation. 


Gail Soliani

Gail Soliani is the Digital Marketing & Creative Manager for 2J Supply HVAC Distributors in Dayton, Ohio. Gail has over 20 years of experience in both Business to Business and Direct to Consumer digital environments. She has dedicated her time and focus to keeping brands relevant and improving their online shopping experience with successful marketing and creative strategies.


Brad Rosenthal

Brad Rosenthal has a 25-year background in Marketing, Project Management and team leadership. Brad has successfully directed, marketed, budgeted and managed projects and development staffs for billion-dollar multinational corporations.

In addition to overseeing the life cycle of software products and marketing projects, Brad has designed the look, feel and user architecture of countless software systems, print publications, e-commerce websites and kiosk interface devices. To establish objective design results, he has administered hundreds of design review sessions and usability focus groups. Throughout his career as a software architect, Brad has championed the critical nature of proper design, logical workflow and customer usability.

Brad is a recognized industry expert in omnichannel marketing and has lectured in national venues on subjects such as Digital Transformation, E-Commerce Workflow, Master Data Management, Organic Search Engine Strategies, Content Management Systems, and Social Internet Marketing.

About our hosts:

Dean Mueller 

Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

Dean Mueller is Partner at Distribution Strategy Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing and helps distributors build holistic digital strategies that drive a significant shift to online sales, improve profitability and grow customer satisfaction. Take your digital strategy to the next level.


Dakotah Kirchenwitz

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Distribution Strategy Group

Starting his career as a warehouse worker, Dakotah Kirchenwitz has eight years of sales and marketing experience in the construction and distribution industries. He worked up to warehouse management and then moved into a customer-facing sales role.

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