At AccuQuilt, AccuCut, Custom Shape Pros, and MemoryStitch, we constantly strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience and quality products that save valuable time. Quilters, educators, craft retailers, paper crafters, stationery designers, as well as professionals from medical, automotive, packaging and advertising fields experience first-hand the unique culture created by our dynamic and innovative employees.
The TekBrands companies and team are led by a group of experienced and energetic business professionals that each boasts important strengths in their respective areas of expertise. Our management team specializes in guiding our companies to explore and exploit the best new business opportunities, setting the stage for continuous growth.
Also known as our "Chief Energizing Officer", Steve built TekBrands' first company, AccuCut, in 1990. With his outstanding vision and business experience, the companies of TekBrands have grown to be the successes they are today. Steve is a Nebraska Cornhusker who loves his BIG RED football, even with a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Kansas. Steve tends to equate business to coaching a football team and his employees are all too familiar with his quotable sayings, which have been dubbed "Steve-isms". Steve married his high school sweetheart and has two great kids on earth and one in heaven. He is happiest in the great outdoors hunting or traveling with family.
Greg is a veteran of the marketing world with more than 20 years of executive management experience. Greg has enjoyed taking his business experience to the next level over the past three years, allowing his inner entrepreneur to emerge while leading the company in new directions and developing new business ventures. Greg has a diverse background in sales, marketing, finance and consulting as a result of working for world-leading brands such as Speigel Inc., Oriental Trading Company and Infogroup. He has launched, managed and worked at companies and subsidiaries ranging from $100 million to $3 billion in revenue. Greg occupies his free time with hunting, fishing and taking trips to Wisconsin with his family.
Jamie joined the TekBrands team as controller in 2012 after fine-tuning her skills in the manufacturing industry. She loves being a part of a team that is focused on being the best at what they do, which is the very reason Jamie was attracted to TekBrands. Jamie's proven ability to improve operations and maximize profits makes her the perfect fit for TekBrands' forward-thinking culture. Jamie thrives on the new knowledge, challenges and opportunities she faces everyday. Jamie was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She keeps herself plenty busy outside of the office with her two boys and working on her master's degree, yet still finds time to let her creative juices flow with the occasional craft project.
Justin has had the opportunity to grow his professional skills with TekBrands companies since 2009. Originally managing the customer support team, he soon transitioned to the operations and manufacturing side of the business. He was confident this was a natural fit for his skill set and was excited about his next big professional challenge. A problem solver, people person, and process-driven natural leader, Justin believes his role as a manager is to prepare his team members for their next great opportunity. He enjoys learning foreign languages and traveling the world. His love of technology is apparent in his constant search for the "next cool gadget".
As Director of Talent & Organizational Development, Joy is responsible for overseeing all people operations and monitoring organizational climate, culture, and strategies. Her primary goal is leadership and talent development using strategic problem solving, process redesign and performance management to support individuals and the company. She has an education in industrial and organizational psychology and 13 years of experience in recruiting, training and Human Resources Management. Her background has given her a highly analytical approach with just enough understanding of the human mind to be dangerous. Outside of the office, she's a self-proclaimed hermit who is happiest in her living room quilting or reading the latest leadership and development book while her wild bunch of two cats, two dogs, four kids and awesome husband play video games and hang out together.
In 2009, Nick moved from Massachusetts to Nebraska and joined the TekBrands team. He's an easy-going problem solver who is determined to succeed. His wide variety of knowledge in project management, eCommerce platforms, and customer relationship applications has allowed TekBrands to improve their brands and begin new ones. As the IT Manager, he works closely with each employee and provides the support they need to be successful. If you don't see Nick around the office, he's probably at a local pub with his laptop open, typing away.