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Marc J. Bodner

Chief Executive Officer – Principal

Marc has over 20 years’ experience in the Distribution industry. He previously held the position of President/CEO at Allied Supply Co. He currently holds the position of CEO and is a member of the Board of Directors. Marc graduated with honors from Touro College with degrees in Corporate Finance and Computer Science. He serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations.

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Jim Athey

Chief Customer Officer

Jim is a highly accomplished sales executive who has held leadership roles in multiple Fortune 500 companies including Kodak, Revlon and Kimberly-Clark. Jim’s most recent executive role was with Tervis Tumbler Company as the Chief Commercial Officer where he launched multiple new products including the companies stainless steel water bottle and recycled tumbler. Jim attended Ball State University graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing.


Richard Grant

Chief Financial Officer

Rich has extensive senior management and leadership experience within Finance, Accounting, CPG and private equity environments. He has expertise and results in business structuring, mergers & acquisitions, international tax compliance and performance optimization. Prior to L&R, Rich worked with Cooper Group as its Chief Financial/Operating Officer where he played a key role in realigning cost structures to achieve a better than 30% sales growth. Rich has a Bachelor’s Degree from Adelphi University, School of Business in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Tom Tomescko

Executive Vice President of Category Management

Tom has more than 15 years of experience as a successful executive leader generating top-and bottom-line impact through targeted operational procedures aligned with emergent business strategies. He has proven experience leading teams in designing, developing, and directing execution of targeted business management strategies, including sales, marketing, customer service, and P&L initiatives to accomplish revenue and profitability goals. Prior to his appointment at L&R, Tom held leadership roles at Allied BioScience and Kimberly-Clark. Tom graduated from Babson College with a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.


Jonathan J. Banegas

Vice President, Human Resources

Jonathan has over 14 years of Human Resources experience in multiple industries that include e-commerce retail, distribution, non-profit, financial services and higher education. Previous experience includes Human Resources leadership roles with Adorama Camera, a leading US camera retailer, and Phoenix House, a nationwide rehabilitation organization. Jonathan graduated from New York University, with a Bachelor’s degree double majoring in Economics & Psychology and from Mercy College, with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.

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David Faust

VP of Operations

David has over 15 years of experience in the Distribution industry. His previous experience was with one of the nation’s largest grocery wholesalers, C&S Wholesale Grocers, in a variety of leadership roles in multiple locations coast to coast. Most recently, David launched and was the site leader for one of the largest break pack GM/HBC locations in the nation. David graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Matt Peoples


Vice President of IT Systems, Data & Architecture

Matt has over 25 years of IT experience in the Distribution industry. He previously held the position of IT Director at Allied Supply Co., Vice President MIS at Toymax and Vice President MIS at Noodle Kidoodle/Greenman Bros. Matt graduated from Syracuse University School of Management with a Bachelor of Science.

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