Harvest Group Leadership

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  • ross cully Ross Cully CEO
  • james farmer James Farmer President
  • Steve Blair square Steve Blair Director, People & Culture
  • Ashley Knight square Ashley Knight Business Unit Director, General Merchandise & Grocery
  • mike harvey Mike Harvey Business Unit Director, Consumables
  • Nick Spicher square Nick Spicher Director, Kroger
  • Pat Bryant Pat Bryant Team Leader, Data Agency
  • Ronald Walker square Ronald Walker Director, Data Agency
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    ross cully Ross Cully CEO

    Ross Cully is Co-Founder and CEO at The Harvest Group. Ross leads the Sales Agency Division of the company, developing high performing teams and strategic plans that deliver remarkable growth for Harvest clients. He also is responsible for daily company operations, including oversight of legal, finance, and people functions. He began his career with Procter & Gamble in a variety of category management & sales positions and then joined Northstar Partnering Group as a Sales Director. Ross graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S.B.A. in Management. Ross serves on the board of directors for two non-profits, Lightbearers Ministries International & 99 Balloons and is active in Christ Community Church. Ross and his wife, Kate, live in Fayetteville, AR and have three kids. Ross loves the outdoors, entrepreneurship, reading, & traveling.

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    james farmer James Farmer President

    James Farmer is President at The Harvest Group. James leads the Data Agency Division of the company, developing insights from patterns and relationships in data that lead to business building ideas. He began his career in forensic and financial auditing with Hogan Taylor (formerly Arthur Anderson) and then moved into a variety of category management & sales positons at oneCARE and The Harvest Group. James graduated from the University of Arkansas from a B.S.B.A and MAcc in Accounting. James services on the Board of Latitude Imports and is active in his church Fellowship Bible Church. James and his wife Kristi live in Fayetteville, AR with their two kids. James loves all things Warren Miller, has too many books and recently completed his fourth marathon.

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    Steve Blair square Steve Blair Director, People & Culture

    Steve Blair is Director, People & Culture at The Harvest Group. Steve is passionate about bringing personality into the workplace with an understanding of the value of culture and customer experience, and the importance of executing with excellence. With a BS/BA in Marketing and Management, Steve began his business career with Procter & Gamble and held a variety of sales roles, including category management, account management, and team leadership and ultimately serving as Associate Director of Sales Capability Development for North America. He went on to serve as Director of Sales for Ghirardelli Chocolate and Russell Stover Candies as well as a career broadening opportunity leading Sales at Walsworth Publishing where he also served on the board. Steve is also passionate about integrating Faith and Work and has served as WorkMatters Board Chairman since 2013 and Leadercast emcee since 2010. Steve and his wife, Ashley, are excited to be back in Northwest Arkansas with their daughter, Kennedy, where they enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors.

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    Ashley Knight square Ashley Knight Business Unit Director, General Merchandise & Grocery

    Ashley Knight is Business Unit Director at The Harvest Group. Ashley leads the Grocery and General Merchandise Business Units of the company, building customer teams that deliver significant growth for our clients through strategic planning and business intelligence. She began her career with Walmart in a variety of merchandising and buying roles and then joined oneCare as a National Account Manager and Team Leader, before joining the Harvest team. Ashley graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a B.S. in Biology. Ashley and her husband, Scott, live in Rogers, AR and have two kids, Parker and Beckett. She is active in her church, Fellowship Bible Church, particularly in children’s ministry. Ashley enjoys playing sports with her boys, reading, traveling and party planning.

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    mike harvey Mike Harvey Business Unit Director, Consumables

    Mike Harvey is the Business Unit Director for Consumables at The Harvest Group, leading strategic plans and relationships that deliver growth for Harvest clients. Mike began his career at Walmart working in Internal Audit and International Logistics. After Walmart, he spent over 15 years in the CPG arena, holding a variety of logistics, replenishment, category management, and sales positions with Merck, Schering-Plough, and Wrigley. Mike received a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He serves on the board at Lightbearers in Fayetteville and the La Aljaba Orphanage in Leticia, Colombia. Mike and his wife, Shannon, live in Rogers, AR and have three kids. Mike enjoys running, outdoors, and spending time with his family.

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    Nick Spicher square Nick Spicher Director, Kroger

    Nick Spicher, Director Harvest Group Kroger, has led our rapidly growing Kroger business since its inception in 2015. Nick utilizes the unique combination of 13 years of experience in accounting, finance, sales to enable our clients to develop a comprehensive go-to-market strategy, leading to sustainable long-term growth. Prior to Harvest Nick spent the majority of his career with Procter & Gamble, with experiences including leading national go-to-market strategy and innovation development for the Charmin brand. Nick received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Miami University, and his MBA from Xavier University. Nick is passionate about developing entrepreneurs through a faith-based curriculum with Unpolished (www.unpolishedcincinnati) and as a board member of the Honor Run Half Marathon of Northern Kentucky which is dedicated to serving veterans and their family members.
    Nick and his wife, Nicki, have three children (Kennedy, Beckett, & Emerson).

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    Pat Bryant Pat Bryant Team Leader, Data Agency

    Pat Bryant is Team Leader, Data Agency at Harvest Group. He comes to Harvest with a multitude of talents. Born in Savannah, GA, Pat graduated from Davidson College with a BA in Economics. He went on to work for Procter & Gamble in Sales & Marketing for 11 years, be a VP Team Leader for Campbell’s Soup, a Director of Sales Development for Kodak, VP of Marketing at Evercare, Executive Consultant at Meridian Consulting Group, and the Chief Sales, Marketing, and Broadcasting Officer at Jewelry Television. Pat hopes to leverage his diverse background in leading the Data Agency to help clients imagine new possibilities in their businesses through thoughtful analytics. He and his wife, Lynda, have two grown boys (Stanley, Spencer) and one younger daughter (Annie). Pat, Lynda, and Annie make their home in Knoxville, TN.

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    Ronald Walker square Ronald Walker Director, Data Agency

    Ronald is Director, Data Agency at Harvest Group and is passionate about leading strategic plans and relationships that deliver growth for Harvest clients. After receiving his BS and MS degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Ronald began his career at Mercy Hospital working in Supply Chain. He then went to work on Walmart’s Innovation and Global Business Process team; focusing on supply chain efficiency, optimizing store labor, improving On-Shelf Availability, and improving perishable areas of a Walmart store. He and his wife, Kendra, live in Springdale, AR and have two boys -- Isaac & Owen.

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    Integrity

    Doing what is right in all things

    Relationship

    Pursuing depth, trust & collaboration

    Excellence

    Delivering extraordinary performance & results with humility

    Journey

    Embracing our past & planning our future with faith

    Legacy

    Leaving a positive & everlasting impact

     

    The members of Harvest Group live out our values intentionally in our approach to business and the interpersonal connections that come with it.

    Embrace the Journey

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    The members of Harvest Group seek to live out the value of Legacy—leaving a positive & everlasting impact.

    One way Harvest Group supports Legacy is through the 2:1 Charity Matching Program. Harvest matches every $1 an employee gives to charitable organizations with a $2 gift.

    Another way we seek to live out the value of Legacy is highlighted through partnerships with organizations such as Compassion International. Members of Harvest Group have joined together to sponsor more than 20 children in El Salvador. The company pays 2/3 of the sponsorship cost. These children are given access to health care, education, spiritual encouragement, and coaching to break the cycle of poverty in their homes. As Harvest team members celebrate five years with Harvest Group, they are given the opportunity to take a fully funded trip to El Salvador to visit their sponsored children.

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