Jeff Ford is a co-founder of Perks and was the original architect of Perks’ SaaS incentive employee motivation solution. Since the inception of the company, he has spearheaded the direction of everything from IT to Operations to Finance. He is passionate about technology and how the web has truly changed how we work and motivate our employees, partners and customers. Jeff’s background, prior to Perks, was spent as a solution architect, web developer and as a controller in the distribution and logistics industry. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, from the University of Central Arkansas. He brings his dog Xee to work every day and considers himself lucky and proud to be a part of such a great team.
VP of Business Development
Steve Timmerman is a co-founder of Perks and oversees all sales and business development functions. An expert in employee motivation, Steve possesses 30-years of experience building businesses ranging from an internet start-up to a multi-billion dollar manufacturer. He was previously Vice President of Marketing for Electrolux; LLC and was responsible for the development of their sales incentive program strategy, which was responsible for significant revenue increases within the company’s 10,000 member sales force. Steve held the post of President of Oreck Corporation’s licensed retail division developing an ongoing dealer incentive programs while driving record sales. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York.
Vice President, Incentive Management Strategies and Services
Greg Sheldon has pioneered targeted behavior management solutions within the Incentives Industry for more than thirteen years. As a business owner he founded the first company to market loyalty platforms specifically for the financial services and retail automotive industries. He has also leveraged deep expertise designing and deploying a broad spectrum of sales incentive programs and channel reward solutions. In 2006 Greg co-founded a consulting company with Dr. Bob Nelson to assist companies implementing enterprise employee recognition initiatives. Most recently Greg combined his experience with incentives and wellness programs to create Fit Kids, the first web-enabled childhood obesity prevention solution to use targeted incentives to encourage children to increase physical activity and make improved nutrition choices.
VP of Technology and Operations
Chuck Foster joined Perks in 2006. He is responsible for the software development team, technology and operational infrastructures within Perks. Before joining the company, Chuck’s versatility ranged from writing and managing software development in the medical industry, to government work and as a technology consultant. His main focus is in employee motivation web and database technologies and he holds a B.S.B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Arkansas.
VP of Marketing
Deb Broderson comes to Perks with 30 years’ of diverse experience leading channel marketing, marketing operations and program management teams within the technology industry. Deb has provided strategic direction to Fortune 500 clients, developed and executed global, multi-channel, go-to-market strategies and created worldwide field marketing organizations. Deb has worked on both the agency and client-side of the business, providing a well-rounded perspective to client challenges. Deb was honored as one of the Top 50 Channel Chiefs in North America by CRN.