Steve Dollase named Executive in Residence

1.6.2016 News Release, School News

Inmar, Inc. has announced that Steve Dollase, President, Supply Chain Network, will join the Wake Forest University School of Business as an Executive in Residence. In this role, he will help lead the School’s Center for Retail Innovation Retail Learning Labs, and support other related strategic initiatives. The Center for Retail Innovation is a unique destination for retail collaboration, innovation and practical learning, with Retail Learning Labs providing a physical environment for exploring new retail technologies, practices and analytical techniques that will shape the future of retail. Inmar is a founding sponsor of the School’s Center for Retail Innovation.

Dollase brings more than 30 years of experience in retail operations, product and operations management, strategy and technology to this new role. He joined Inmar in 2010 and has served in several strategic leadership positions, most recently President, Supply Chain.

Prior to joining Inmar, he was a leader in Deloitte and McKinsey and Company’s Strategy and Operations consulting practices. Steve also served as Senior Supply Chain and Business Officer in the United States Navy Supply Corps, where he was instrumental in the development and adoption of the Performance-based Logistics Business Model, and served in multiple combat operations assignments. He retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander.

Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts said that “Inmar has a strong relationship with Wake Forest School of Business and the Center for Retail Innovation, collaborating on many important initiatives, such as the annual Analytics Forum.” He adds that “Steve’s experience and industry relationships will add tremendous value to Wake’s Center for Retail Innovation and the retail industry.”

Dr. Charles Iacovou, Sisel Distinguished Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, said that the School’s Retail Learning Labs will benefit from Dollase’s leadership. “Having Steve join the School of Business team reflects our deep commitment to partnering with best-in-class organizations to ensure our deep connectivity to the marketplace. Steve offers the unique insights and expertise that will enhance our position as a leader in business education.”

Dollase has been deeply involved with the Center for Retail Innovation since its inception. He holds a BS from Valparaiso University, an MS from the Naval Postgraduate School and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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The Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management, and graduate programs including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Management. Our programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes, and the Financial Times. Wake Forest accountancy graduates earned the highest passing rate in the nation on the CPA exam last year and have maintained the top CPA exam pass rate among universities with accounting programs for 12 of the past 15 years.

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The Wake Forest University School of Business Center for Retail Innovation provides resources for faculty and student-led academic and practitioner-oriented learning, and a unique destination for retailers and their trading partners to collaborate and innovate to help drive the future of retail. The Center arranges unparalleled educational opportunities through engagement and collaboration with industry partners, enabling students to have impact through an ability to think strategically, act practically and communicate effectively.

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