Drew Bickel

Driven Analytics Executive with expertise in big data, business transformation, and customer engagement

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Drew Bickel is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across the predictive analytics and big data industries. Leveraging extensive experience with point of sale services, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking to transform its purchasing data into information and action. His broad areas of expertise include customer engagement, financial reporting, business process improvement, asset management, technical support, and business transformation.

Throughout his executive career, Drew has held leadership positions with NSC Wholesale Holdings LLC, Party City Corp., Caldor and Lechters Corp.

2002 - 2019

Director of Planning and Special Projects - NSC Wholesale Holdings LLC

NSC Wholesale Holdings LLC

  • Created a planning system using historical point of sale (POS) data
  • Installed and ran a customer engagement system using smartphone technology
  • Created a data analytics process for access to raw data
  • Spoke at several national conferences on data use for customer connection
  • Developed an e-commerce replenishment process

2000 - 2002

Chief Information Officer - Party City Corp.

Party City Corp.

  • Led the first retail company to fully rollout the BlackBerry technology
  • Created a technical support training system
  • Upgraded all systems to the Oracle Platform
  • Installed a new POS system
  • Spoke at several national conferences

1999 - 2000

Vice President of Planning - Lechters Corp.

Lechters Corp.

  • Installed basic replenishment using retail data
  • Served as the lead member of the Oracle Merchandise System install

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Business Transformation

Customer Engagement

Big Data

Information Technology

Due diligence on a significant business purchase

Ability to review or help create presentations, documents or other materials

Input and advice on a key project

Serve as a sounding board and second opinion on a key decision