Adrian Thomas — President and CEO


As the President of Datascan, Adrian believes the vision for the Company is, “To provide retailers with the greatest value from their inventory process. This means transforming raw inventory data into meaningful, manageable inventory information that can be used to improve how a retailer conducts its business.” The collection of data that traditionally has a very short shelf-life, he says, needs now to be leveraged much more effectively to add value to a retailers investment in the process. “Datascan is on a quest”, Adrian says, “to take the value of the inventory process to a whole new level through utilizing the latest in Self-Scanning.”

Adrian has a long history of helping build successful businesses into leaders within their industries. With over 20 years of experience in the application of wireless and barcode data-collection technologies he is no stranger to the challenges of the retail inventory market.

Prior to Datascan, Adrian was SVP of Fujitsu Frontech Retail Solutions responsible for Point of Sale and Self Check-out solutions. With previous experiences as CEO of ICS Inc., a specialist in Mobile supply chain solutions and of PEAK Technologies, the leading bar-code systems integrator, he has a deep appreciation of the impact of mobile technology in an enterprise environment.

Using mobile technology to improve the flow of business has been an important part of Adrian’s focus and he and the Datascan team are enthusiastic about the mobile revolution that is taking place in retail.

Adrian and his wife have happily relocated to the Dallas area, and when not at work enjoys listening to his eclectic collection of music, adding to his wine cellar and keeping in touch with his family in the UK.

      

Carter Graves — VP Operations


As a Vice President of Datascan, Carter is responsible for the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of our handheld data capture applications and devices.

Carter says, “With the DS1000 platform we became the first and only provider in our space with truly end-to-end ownership of both the hardware and software components within our solutions. This allows us to offer the tailored and easily adopted products our clients have come to expect; not just at the corporate level but in the hands of store-level employees.”

When asked to sum up his team’s objective Carter describes it as “Seamless. Whether improving our supply chain for mature products, expanding our logistics abilities abroad, or designing the next the addition to our product family we strive to deliver a solution conceived out of the box and working out of the box.”

Carter has a strong background in systems integration and software development. Prior to joining Datascan in 2003, he held development roles within HP, Siemens, and XO Communications.
He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Jade and enjoys ultra-running, aviation, and spending time on the family ranch.

      

Jennifer Cusano — VP Business Development


Jennifer works with our business development and marketing teams. After starting with Datascan in 2000 as the West Coast sales manager Jennifer has helped increase the company’s size by six times over the years. In 2005, she relocated to the Texas head office and began overseeing all Client Support and Business Development then accepted a position as Vice President.
Throughout her time with Datascan her focus has been on consulting with retailers on inventory solutions, best practices and seamless implementation.

Jennifer most values the long-standing friendships she has developed over the year with many of our clients worldwide. She firmly believes that not just the sales numbers measure success but by fully satisfying a client with a solution and implementation that well exceeds their expectations.

Jennifer is a California native and loves to travel with her husband, two young sons and friends. Exploring the world, creating adventures and eating amazing food along that way is what she does when she leaves Texas.

      

Herb Billings — VP IT


Herb is responsible for providing technology and services leadership for Datascan. He brings over 25 years of technology and management experience from various industries, mostly in retail services. He works closely with clients to develop industry-leading inventory counting software and services. Prior to joining Datascan, Herb worked in various roles for Mobil Oil and marchFIRST. He holds a bachelors degree in business analysis and MIS from Texas A&M University.

      

Janet Slaton — Controller


Janet’s role as Controller and Treasurer includes management and direction of the Finance and Administration area within the company. Prior to Datascan, Janet served as Director of Finance at Capital One Auto Finance where she managed both Accounting and Operational areas including cash activities exceeding $24 billion annually. Additional areas of expertise included financial integration and related operational integration of two acquired companies with focus on cost savings, efficiencies, reporting, and controls.

Prior to her almost 10 years at Capital One Auto Finance, Janet had over 10 years of progressive accounting experience in the Mortgage Industry ranging from small to medium-size business focused heavily on growth through internal channels as well as acquisitions.

Janet graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.B.A. in Finance. Janet is a workout enthusiast and enjoys being outdoors. She enjoys reading, concerts, sporting events and travel.


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