Harvest Group Leadership

  • bill waitsman Bill Waitsman Chairman
  • ross cully Ross Cully CEO
  • james farmer James Farmer President
  • FullSizeRender 00000002 Steve Blair Director, People & Culture
  • Nick Spicher Nick Spicher Director, Kroger
  • ashley knight Ashley Knight Business Unit Director, General Merchandise & Grocery
  • mike harvey Mike Harvey Business Unit Director, Consumables
  • Pat Bryant Pat Bryant Director, Data Agency Services
  • Meagan Bowman website Meagan Bowman Director, eCommerce
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  • bill waitsman Bill Waitsman Chairman

    Bill Waitsman is Co-Founder and Chairman at The Harvest Group. Bill is the directional leader for The Harvest Group, focused on future growth & expansion. Prior to Harvest, Bill was with Procter & Gamble for 14 years in sales management finishing his last 5 years on the Walmart Global Customer Team. He then co-founded NorthStar Partnering Group – a sales & marketing agency serving Walmart suppliers. Bill graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Economics. Bill serves on the Arkansas Athletes Outreach board of directors and is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church. Bill and his wife, Nika, live in Fayetteville, AR and have three children. Bill enjoys following his son in collegiate basketball and his daughters in volleyball and dance. Bill also enjoys wineology, traveling, running, and early morning exercise classes.

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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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    FullSizeRender 00000002 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. He went on to serve as Director of Sales for Ghirardelli Chocolate and Russell Stover Candies as well as a career broadening opportunity at Walsworth Publishing. 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 return to Northwest Arkansas with their daughter, Kennedy, where they enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors.

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    Nick Spicher Nick Spicher Director, Kroger

    Nick Spicher is Director, Kroger Team at Harvest Group. Nick is passionate about leading the creation, development, and growth of the Harvest Kroger business in Cincinnati; - which is where he was born and raised. Nick earned his BS in Accounting and MBA in Marketing, and began his business career as a CPA for Grant Thornton. He then went on to Procter & Gamble to work in both Finance and Sales leadership roles, including Senior Account Executive, Senior Category Advisor, and National Sales Manager. His passions extend to developing entrepreneurs through a faith-based curriculum with Unpolished/OCEAN and as a board member of the Honor Run of Northern Kentucky which is dedicated to serving veterans. Nick and his wife, Nicki, have two children (Kennedy & Beckett) and are expecting their third.

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    ashley knight Ashley Knight Business Unit Director, General Merchandise & Grocery

    Ashley Knight is Business Unit Director at The Harvest Group. Ashley leads the General Merchandise Business Unit 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. She is a member of the Network of Executive Women and is active in her church, Fellowship Bible Church. Ashley and her husband, Scott, live in Rogers, AR and have two kids, Parker and Beckett. 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 is on the board of the La Aljaba Orphanage in Leticia, Colombia, and serves at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ar. Mike and his wife, Shannon, live in Fayetteville, AR and have three kids. Mike enjoys running, outdoors, and spending time with his family.

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    Pat Bryant Pat Bryant Director, Data Agency Services

    Pat Bryant is Director, Data Agency Services 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. With this wide array of training and background, Pat is ready to tackle data with Harvest. 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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    Meagan Bowman website Meagan Bowman Director, eCommerce

    Meagan joined the Harvest Group in September of 2016 after serving as Shopper Marketing Group Director for the MARS Agency’s Bentonville office. Clients included Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, Sun Products, Tom’s of Maine, and US Nutrition. Prior to leading The MARS Agency, Meagan oversaw product development, digital integration, and eCommerce retail strategy for Hallmark subsidiary DaySpring. Meagan’s team ran the total Hallmark Inc. Amazon marketplace strategy. Prior to working with Hallmark, Meagan built and sold 2 startups focused on the intersection of consumer behavior and digital technology. Meagan has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS in Political Philosophy with a focus on Game Theory from Saint Louis University. Living in Rogers, Arkansas, Meagan and her husband Dr. Jon Bowman have 2 boys. They love sports and traveling the west coast visiting family and friends.

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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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