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OUR GOALS

We're changing behavior in the retail industry by providing a platform for suppliers to view and analyze their retail point of sale scan data quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to move suppliers away from vacating responsibility over their products once they leave the warehouse toward more proactive engagement with their products until they reach the end consumer.
from the founders

history of the company



Originally developed by two Australian wholesalers with over 50 years of experience in the market, krunchbox has revolutionized the wholesaler/retailer relationship by enabling retailers and their suppliers to not only share the same data, but view that data through the same prism.

Krunchbox team members have spent many years working in the retail industry in inventory planning related roles.

Established in 2006, we've earned the respect of many large retailers around the world who have acknowledged krunchbox's achievement in retail data management.

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the krunchbox team



JOHN PITMAN
Co-founder and CEO

Graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Biological Anthropology, life took the first of many twists, and John spent the next six years with The Dow Chemical Company. After completing an MBA at IMD in Switzerland, the next twist landed him at Coca-Cola Amatil in Sydney, Australia, where he spent four years as Head of Commercial Planning. In 2000, he joined the Sydney based News Corporation- Softbank vehicle, “e-Ventures”, as Chief Operating Officer. John then took on the role of Managing Director at a privately owned accessories wholesale business, where he remained for 12 years. It was during this time that he and his business partner first conceived the concept of utilizing Point of Sale data to drive incremental growth in a wholesale business, and the krunchbox model was born. John is passionate about data visualization and collaboration. When he is not krunching data, John has an alter ego as a professional musician, and has been a Board Member of a number of prominent Australian Arts companies.
Graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Biological Anthropology, life took the first of many twists, and John spent the next six years with The... Read More
Andrew Isles
Co-founder and Chairman

After graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Economics, Andrew worked in investment banking for a number of years with both Bankers Trust and Elders Finance, before joining his family’s business of neck tie manufacturing. Over time A.Royale grew to become a successful wholesaler of Women’s, Men’s & Children’s accessories, as well as a broad range of Homeware products. Andrew has served on a number of public company boards, including FAI and HWW Ltd., as well as a wide variety of charitable and social enterprises. Aside from a period as Managing Director of eVentures, a News International/Softbank company, Andrew has always enjoyed the challenges and freedoms of being a self-employed businessman. Andrew enjoys sailing, skiing, and learning about what he can do better from his children.
After graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Economics, Andrew worked in investment banking for a number of years with both Bankers... Read More
Lesya McQueen
Advisory Board

With over a 30 year career in retail, Lesya has worked for a number of global companies including Reitmans Canada, Walmart, Adidas and most recently Big W in various executive roles across operations, e-commerce, merchandising and buying and as President/Managing Director. Having seen the results of Krunchbox live through her own vendor partners, she is passionate about helping vendors and retailers alike drive GMROI and reduce working capital. Now running her own Canadian based consulting company, Lesya is thrilled to be partnering with Krunchbox.
With over a 30 year career in retail, Lesya has worked for a number of global companies including Reitmans Canada, Walmart, Adidas and most... Read More
Susan Timmons
Country Manager, USA

Susan resides in Dallas, Texas and has over 17 years experience in sales and marketing positions for major brand companies including ATT, Frontier Communications, Verizon and Time Warner Communications. She has a BS degree in Marketing and Journalism, and an MBA in Finance. Recognized as a leader with strong team building capabilities, Susan has a strong track record in launching new product suites in a range of verticals. Susan is at her best resolving critical sales issues, creating sales retention strategies, building sales enablement tools, improving product quality and enhancing productivity in both new and legacy products.
Susan resides in Dallas, Texas and has over 17 years experience in sales and marketing positions for major brand companies including ATT, Frontier... Read More
Doug Murless
Country Manager, Canada

Doug graduated with a business degree from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto and immediately started his entrepreneurial career by opening one of the first Subway fast food franchises in Canada in the early 90’s. The entrepreneurial bug caught up to him again when he purchased a map publishing business in the 2000s (pre-GPS). For the past 10+ years Doug has been working in the North American market promoting a variety of technology solutions to the retail, CPG and hospitality industries.
Doug graduated with a business degree from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto and immediately started his entrepreneurial career by... Read More
LYNETTE O'GRADY
General Manager, Australia & New Zealand

Lynette’s career started at Palmer Corporation (JAG) where she worked in each facet of the business, culminating as the financial manager for the retail division. During her tenure she implemented OTB principles and retail financial management to develop the flagship stores and factory outlets processes. Lynette subsequently moved to Telstra Retail Stores as a merchandise planning and buyer, where she was also a project manager for the implementation of the Arthur buying and reporting system and facilitated Telstra Licensee store communications. With 10 years experience in wholesale business, Lynette reshaped the buying and planning roles through implementation and management of an OTB that focused on customer needs to achieve smarter supply processes and more effective planning procedures. Her subsequent role as Operations Manager enabled the business to significantly enhance logistics and focus on value add tasks. Part of the team since inception, Lynette’s 25 years of industry experience helped develop Krunchbox’s comprehensive reporting facilities and user interface requirements. Her expertise enables her to relate to a varied range of clients and their data management needs and facilitate their growth through simplification of data intensive business processes.
Lynette’s career started at Palmer Corporation (JAG) where she worked in each facet of the business, culminating as the financial manager for... Read More
Ryan Smits
Country Manager, New Zealand

An Auckland native, Ryan was given responsibility for establishing the Krunchbox New Zealand office and building the business from the ground up. With a background in packaging and supply chain for FMCG companies, Ryan has extensive knowledge of how to use data effectively to drive better business decisions. Getting beyond the numbers and teaching people how to use information in their everyday working life is a personal focus of Ryan’s. In his personal life Ryan enjoys the outdoors—hiking, spearfishing, skiing and any team sport as long as it doesn’t involve bats or rackets.
An Auckland native, Ryan was given responsibility for establishing the Krunchbox New Zealand office and building the business from the ground up.... Read More
EDWIN CHOI
Technology and Information Manager

Edwin Choi has been working in the Information Technology and Consulting industry for over 18 years. During his career, he has worked with a number of the top tier consulting firms..
Edwin Choi has been working in the Information Technology and Consulting industry for over 18 years. During his career, he has worked with a... Read More

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Every software company says they’re unlike any other software company, and we are no exception—except that our team culture is not just lip service. People who come to work for krunchbox, stay, because it’s a great place to work. No BS. We work hard and we play hard.

What kind of people work for krunchbox? Well, our team includes ex-pro basketball players, professional opera singers, competitive yachtsmen, disc jockeys, to name but a few. Collectively, we have racked up 1000's of cumulative years of experience with companies like Coca-Cola, Sapient, Bankers Trust, News Corp, Amex, and so on. The common thread is that we are all driven, ambitious, hard-working professionals, with above average EQs. That’s right, we actually enjoy getting on with each other and doing the right thing. We’re always on the lookout for top quality hires, so if you’re ready, check out the job postings below, and give us a call if you have any questions.


TRAINING / CUSTOMER SERVICE

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and energetic individual at our Sydney office. We are looking for a candidate to work directly with our existing clients in a training capacity but also to be a leader to develop and manage a framework for exceptional training and service requirements