Founder & CEO: Wes Guillemaud
Chief Financial Officer: C. Thomas Daulton
Business Development VP: Dan Hooper
Marketing VP: Cheryl Duda-Harte
Operations Director: Rick Cope
Technology Director: Matthew Frohman
Webmaster: Katie Aron
Wes Guillemaud, Founder & CEO
Wes Guillemaud founded Sorcity.Com Inc. on May 7, 1999 with a revolutionary concept to dramatically improve supply chain efficiency while providing significant value to both buyers and sellers. With 25 years business experience as entrepreneur, consultant at EDS and Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he spent the past 20-years specifically focused on e-Business. Mr. Guillemaud has developed and implemented e-Business strategies, process improvement and innovative technical solutions for Fortune 500 companies nationally and abroad, while more recently specializing in eProcurement. Initiatives include B2B, B2C, and B2G solutions for several industries including; retail, manufacturing, high-technology, consumer products, transportation, food & beverage, government and energy. In addition to his practical experience, Wes has written and presented on numerous eBusiness topics and is considered a visionary in the eBusiness arena. Sorcity.com is the second company Mr. Guillemaud founded which is designed to significantly improve the sourcing process by helping buyers source more at lower prices and sellers sell more at lower sales cost. Sorcity (sourcing at a higher velocity) is a long-standing Internet success.
C. Thomas Daulton, Chief Financial Officer
Tom Daulton has over 30 years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses, primarily in the Dallas Ft. Worth metropolis. This includes eight years as a lending officer for MBank Dallas where his loan portfolio reached in excess of $100 million. Subsequently, he held the position of CFO at a medium sized printing company. The last nine years he has been an equity investor in small businesses either for sale or in need of growth capital. Mr. Daulton earned his Master of Business Administration in 1981 from the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis in finance and accounting. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1977.
Dan Hooper, Business Development VP
Dan has over 25 years experience building and growing companies focusing
energy and commitment around the principle that nothing really matters
until a sale is made. Dan grew the top sales and marketing division of
ePartners in Dallas, ranked number 3 in the Inc 500 fastest growing
companies in 2000. Prior to ePartners Dan built the sales and marketing
arm for a startup professional services organization to become a
regional leader in the Southwest. Dan has successfully delivered on
numerous turn-on/turn-around assignments, both domestically as well as
Cheryl Duda-Harte, VP Marketing
Over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including 7 years
of executive positions in marketing. She gained a breadth of experience
with a large multinational corporation and several startups, two through
IPO. Cheryl has worked in a variety of companies from IT services to
enterprise software to retail. She has consulted emerging companies in
the identification, shaping and communication of their brand, marketing
and product strategies in addition to helping shape their business
models and navigate the fund-raising process. Cheryl received her MBA
from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Rick Cope, Operations Director
Rick Cope has close to 15 years of business experience initially concentrated in finance and accounting. Over the last decade he has led many domestic and international procurement teams to achieve tens of millions of dollars in spend reduction across hundreds of millions of dollars in procurement spend, across over 40 categories of goods and services. Mr. Cope has been an integral part in developing the high performance Sorcity ebid Center of Excellence and the teams, procedures, processes, tools and system development in order to enhance client results and eliminate spend reduction risk. Rick held a Board position with the Dallas ISM chapter, contributing ideas and resources to meet the local purchasing community needs. He has presented to procurement forums on vital spend reduction topics to help supply managers substantially increase their value. Rick received a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1995.
Matthew Frohman, Technology Director
Mr. Frohman has over 30 years experience in software development including 11 years at a leading telecommunications firm. He developed database applications for both land line and wire line telephone networks of many long distance carriers throughout the world. These systems were developed using C++ using relational and object oriented databases. In 1995, he began operating his own Web server. Mr. Frohman developed several database driven Web sites and led the development of others to meet specific client business applications. Web site development includes a job search system for a high technology recruiting firm, an online newspaper, and a sales quote system for a major computer manufacturer. These business sites have provided these companies a competitive advantage.
Katie Aron, Webmaster
In addition to her other experience, Ms. Aron has spent the last seven years focused on Internet web design and development. Her experience includes the development of corporate Intranets, Internet web sites, customer demos and other unique solutions to the leverage power of the Internet. Ms. Aron has been featured in Internet World and other publications discussing her success in creating efficient and functional web solutions. Katie has applied new Internet technologies as they emerged to take early web sites from simply a "presence on the Internet" to create "true e-commerce solutions" for business, making them more interactive, dynamic and revenue generating. Ms. Aron has knowledge in marketing and advertising strategies for all types of web solutions. She has done work for several prominent companies. Ms. Aron also teaches web design and development courses.