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Edward W. Collupy, Jr.

Business History
Information Systems and Technology leader with over 35 years' retail experience collaborating and delivering business system solutions to cross functional teams including Store Operations, Merchandising/Marketing, Accounting. In-depth knowledge of convenience store industry. Entrepreneurial experience ranges from long range strategic positioning to the integration of Information Systems into existing operations, start-up opportunities and store acquisitions. Demonstrated abilities to plan, initiate, implement, and support diverse strategies.

EXPERIENCE
b2b Solutions, LLC, Lake Forest, Illinois
Full service consulting company for retailers and suppliers to retail firms.

Consulting Partner — Present

W. Capra Consulting Group, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago-based W. Capra Consulting Group is a leading provider of strategy and implementation services for retail businesses. The firm has deep expertise in retail technology, payment processing, security and enterprise retail systems and processes. Specialties include: Point of Sale, Retail Systems, EMV, E2E Encryption, Mobile Payments, Security Strategies, PCI, Payment Infrastructures, and Loyalty.

Executive Consultant May 2015 — present

The Pantry, Inc. (1996 — May 2015)
Headquartered in Cary, NC, The Pantry, Inc. was a Fortune 500 convenience store chain in the southeastern United States with $7.7 billion in annual revenue. The Company operated over 1,500 multi-formatted stores in thirteen states primarily under the Kangaroo Express® banner. The Pantry's stores offered a broad selection of merchandise, as well as multi-branded fuel and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) along with other ancillary services designed to appeal to customer's convenience needs.

Vice President, Retail IT & POS Systems
Vice President, Information Services/Technology

Shaw's Supermarkets, E. Bridgewater, MA
Accounting Systems Liaison

Purity Supreme Supermarkets, No. Billerica, MA
Director, Front End Operations

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Delivering Information Services
Harvard Business School Executive Education

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) – Convention Education Content Committee; NACS Show Technology Task Force; Chair - NACSTech 2012; and past Technology Council Special Advisor
Conexxus (formerly Petroleum and Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards/PCATS) – Board Member & Past Chairperson
Council Of Retail Experts (CORE) - Member
Merchants Payment Coalition – NACS appointed retailer representative
Share The Blessings, Inc. – President and Founding Member
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh NC – Chair, Pastoral Council