Meet the people behind Evolve
Before Evolve, Chris was Global Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Logic Information Systems where he led significant year over year growth under his leadership. Chris brings a deep commitment to client success to every challenge.
Chris holds a BS from St. Cloud State University and lives in Eagan where he enjoys coaching his two high school sons in baseball and hockey.
Prior to joining the founding team at Evolve, Jenell was the Director of Operations for Logic Information Systems from 2008 until 2015. While at Logic, she managed global operations during significant year-over-year growth, including large technology programs, business process, financial reporting and analysis, HR, IT, global expansion, and acquisitions. Before Logic, Jenell was a relationship manager with Chrysler Financial where she gained experience in finance, consultative sales, and business process optimization.
Jenell holds a BA from Hamline University and completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. When she’s not at work, Jenell enjoys golf, water skiing and spending time with her family and friends.
Adil’s goal is to do nothing less than help revolutionize retail, starting from the ground up. Before Evolve, Adil worked at Oracle where he doubled the consulting revenue on the programs he managed by providing excellent value and results for customers.
Adil grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Information systems from Peninsula Technikon. Today he lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters and enjoys competitive squash and beach volleyball.
Jerome has lead large and complex transformation programs in North America, Europe and Asia. He has over 16 years of retail-focused consulting experience implementing and integrating systems in merchandising, planning and optimization, point-of-service and business intelligence.
Jerome’s previous experience includes work at Logic Information Systems, Retek, JDA, and Quantum Retail as well as Accenture.
As the Senior VP of Inventory Management at a multi-channel apparel and accessories retailer, Deanna re-engineered the roles, responsibilities and end-to-end processes of the planning organization. This included designing and delivering a best-of-breed planning system that encompassed assortment planning, item planning and merchandise financial planning capabilities.
Deanna has been married for 20 years and is a “Mom” to two 200 lb. dogs.
Whatever Jason works on, he is fueled by finding new ways to help clients utilize groundbreaking technologies. He takes great pride managing in worry-free implementations.
Jason holds a BA in Management Information Systems from Loyola College in Maryland. He has lived in Saint Paul for well over a decade with his wife and two kids where he enjoys cycling and distance running.
Prior to joining Evolve, Margie worked on the client side as an IT Director and Project Manager. She’s driven projects with a variety of vendors and consultants to successfully implement critical retail software systems. Margie’s experience includes working with companies such as Retek, Oracle, Microstrategy, and Logic. This led Margie to many contacts on the vendor/consulting-side, which is what brought Margie to Evolve.
Margie holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas, along with a number of certificates and awards such as Master Project Manager and Corporate Manager of the Year. A true Minnesotan, Margie spends her free time hiking, golfing, paddle boarding, skiing and enjoying the beauty of Northern Minnesota. Margie and her husband have two sons and live in Duluth Minnesota.
Prior to coming to Evolve, Marta spent 5+ years as a Principal Consultant at Veltio. While at Veltio, she focused on Oracle Planning and Optimization implementations. Marta worked with a variety of retailers including AT&T, Forever 21, Disney and Kroger.
Marta holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington. On her off time, she enjoys golf, theatre and taking walks along the Chattahoochee River. Marta resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Zack is skilled in merchandise financial planning, item management, and assortment planning disciplines. He is passionate about helping customers solve today’s complex retail planning problems.
Zack is a Pacific Northwest native who loves the outdoors. When he’s not working with customers, you can find Zack on the ski slopes, fly fishing a river, or living the “#VanLife” with his wife Kate and their chocolate lab Duder.
John is driven by his love of problem solving. Whether it be creating an entirely new solution, helping a client make the most of their existing solution or simply fixing a bug, he truly enjoys all of it.
John holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He has lived in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for 26 years and his free time is spent with his family, running, playing volleyball, skiing or at the local dog parks.