CEO, President and Co-Founder
Prior to co-founding DemandLink in 2008, John was a National Account Manager and Replenishment Manager at Kraemer’s Nursery, where he began his career as a Replenishment Analyst in 2005. His previous work experience also includes an Ocean Charter Boat Captain in Alaska while attending university. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business Management with a concentration in Economics and minor in Animal Sciences from Oregon State University.
CFO, Research Director and Co-Founder
Previously, Robin served as Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oregon State University and Chief Financial Officer at Kraemer’s Nursery prior to co-founding DemandLink in 2008. His professional experience also includes a Senior Credit Officer role at Northwest Farm Credit Services. In 2000 he started his graduate work at Oregon State University as Graduate Research Assistant. Robin holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University, and graduated Summa cum Laude with a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.
VP of Analytics
His previous work experience also includes 13 years with Lowe’s Home Improvement, where he began his career as a Distribution Manager. With a passion for data analytics, Nick moved into the Demand Planning and Forecasting organization and also led a Logistics team as Manager of Supply Chain Flow. At Lowe’s, he last served as an Inventory Planning Manager for Live Goods and Building Materials. Nick earned a BS in both Productions and Operations Management and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management from Bowling Green State University.
National Key Account Manager
Before joining Kraemer’s, Kathryn was Lead Statistician at USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, and began her career at Eggland’s Best Eggs as Regional Merchandiser. Kathryn received a BS in Agricultural Business Management from Oregon State University, in addition to minors in Poultry Science and International Marketing, which she completed at the National University of Ireland at Galway.
Architect and Development Manager
Before DemandLink, Susan was a third-party administrator for qualified Employee Stock Ownership Plans, where she maintained a case-load of 25+ clients and performed the annual administration and compliance testing. She also previously spent time managing a retail store, bookkeeping, and can make a mean latte, as she once was a Barista. Susan holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University, in addition to a BA in Sociology and BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.
Marketing and Customer Content Manager
Prior to DemandLink, Alison spent 8 years within the Merchandising organization of Lowe's Home Improvement. As a buyer of Seasonal product for Lowe’s, she was responsible for the planning, selection and performance of multiple product lines including Seasonal Heat and Grill Fuel. In 2017, Alison was named a top Impact Merchant from HomeWorld Business Magazine. She received a B.S. in Communication with a minor in Spanish from Appalachian State University.