ZoomSystems is managed by a team of executives with deep roots in technology, manufacturing, engineering, product development, and business strategy. A pioneer in the industry, the company was founded 2002 and has since become the global leader in automated retail.
CEO Matt Glerum has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer-direct and multi-channel retail sectors. His broad experience includes strategic planning and partnership development, integrated digital and print media marketing, apparel design and sourcing, as well as wholesale program development. His extensive leadership experience has been focused on accelerations, turnarounds and cultural transformation.
He joins Zoom Systems after leading the successful turnaround of TravelSmith Outfitters as its President. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Garnet Hill, where he led Marketing, Business Development and Ecommerce, and as Vice President of Sportif USA, where he was in charge of Marketing and the Consumer Division. During the first decade of his career, Matt gained unique business exposure and experience by working his way through a variety of roles at The Orvis Company, from fly fishing instructor and technical advisor to managing the flagship store, from product development and catalog management to ecommerce programming.
Matt has worked for family-owned, private equity-owned, and publicly traded businesses, all of which helped acquaint him with a wide spectrum of business models and strategies. He played a key role in the final growth-push that positioned a multi-brand portfolio for sale, ultimately marking one of the highest multiple sales ever attained within the sector.
Matt received a BA in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, is an active member of YPO, and holds a variety of advisory board seats.
As CRO, David is responsible for leading Zoom’s Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Account Management, and Locations Development functions. David joined the company in early 2010 and his background includes extensive experience leading sales, marketing, corporate development, and operations in technology companies. He was previously CEO at GoingOn where he led the company in developing a web community platform for education. David has also held executive positions at Corrigo, Andersen Consulting, and Merck Pharmaceuticals.
David holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Joël is the SVP of Technology and Chief Architect and is responsible for the definition and management of ZoomSystems’ proprietary automated retail commerce platform. He is also responsible for managing ZoomSystems’ automated retail hardware platform. Joël joined the company in June of 2009. His background includes extensive experience leading R&D in technology companies. He was previously Chief Architect at ClickCommerce, and held Sr. and Principal Engineer positions at Optum and WorldChain.
Joël holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Davis, an M.A. from San Francisco State University, and a B.M. from Dominican University, San Rafael.