Leadership Team John Matise, CEO Mr. Matise is a consumer goods veteran with functional expertise in analytics, branding and economics. John holds an MBA and a BA in economics from the University of California. Pat Lockridge, President Pat’s 30 years of retail leadership has earned him a seat on Walmart’s SPARC Executive Leadership Board, the Collaboration Board and the Center of Retailing Excellence at the University of Arkansas. Shawn Beckwith, EVP Ops Shawn, a certified project manager for applications development, combines his IT leadership experience and his analytical skills to drive client-focused innovations. Dan Lyons EVP Sales Dan’s experience spans all aspects of going-to-market, including demand signaling, forecasting, supply chain, operations and merchandising. Javier Escajeda VP Category Solutions Javier brings 16 years of software engineering and development experience to Atlas. Prior to Atlas, Javier managed systems for Unilever’s Global Walmart Customer Team and held solution development roles. Jeff Rice VP Marketing & Communications For more than two decades Jeff has helped companies develop and sustain competitive advantages by blending effective branding practices with analytics and strategic communications. Sean Cline Senior Director Client Services Sean leads the team responsible for transferring client need into Atlas deliverables. His team helps Atlas’ maintain an industry-leading customer retention rate of 96%. Nathan Helton Director of Application Development Nathan’s tech career began in the U.S. Army where he managed tactical data systems. Nathan continues to expand his technical and leadership skills in the areas of software engineering and application development. Aarron Hecksher Director of Innovation Aarron is a systems engineer and architect focused on improving client performance by integrating the disciplines of data science with his rich expertise in consumer goods. Tony Curtis Director of Shared Services Tony specializes in systems design and database architectures, as well as developing multi-platform eco-systems. Ashley Miller Director of Recruiting Ashley is an accomplished technical recruiter and talent acquisition professional specializing retail, IT and engineering.