Executive Team

Dan Rieman, Vice President, Operations

Dan cut his teeth after graduating from the UMSL as an inside sales and customer service rep for Tools and Supplies in the late 70’s.  From there, he moved onto Tri Star Industrial Supply as Vice President and when Tri Star became IDG joined their corporate computer conversion team and performed other management roles spending his last 14 years as Vice President where duties included operations management, inventory management, purchasing, integrated supply, customer supply chain management, MIS and administration.

For the past 11 years, Dan has served as VP and most recently Senior VP of Business Systems for Midwest Medical Supply where he leads a large team of go-getters.  He joined Vizsla to serve as the VP of Operations and lead the search for strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Dan is married with 3 daughters and 2 grand-kids that keep him busy when not in the office!  Hobbies include restoration and driving vintage muscle cars, reading, trivia, golf, and baseball.

Ed Warren, Vice President, Sales

Ed has been in sales for the better part of 35 years. During this time, Ed has worked in many fields and oversaw numerous reps throughout the US. In addition to his leadership at Vizsla, Ed serves as a consultant for several other companies which he has helped grow or taken an ownership stake over the years. Ed’s primary role is to lead the manufacturer reps of Vizsla while also nurturing the relationships he has developed over the years and still travels quite often finalizing and closing deals around the country. During his spare time, Ed likes to spend time with family and friends and tinker around on the farm.

Dan Reilly, VP/Sales & Marketing – Eastern Region

Dan has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing. Before coming to Vizsla, he was a Managing Partner at D&D Marketing working with some of the largest consumer products companies in the country. Prior to D&D, he oversaw marketing and promotional projects for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. As a National Program Manager of Special Events, he seasoned his knowledge of the marketing industry while managing numerous high profile events that included multiple Super Bowls, NASCAR events, the X-Games, World Series, NCAA Championships, and his last serving as Lead Manager for the 2002 Winter Olympics and Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Considered an idea guy, Dan focuses much of his attention on securing new business while developing marketing programs and strategies for many corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s, Crown Imports, Ameren, including work with college and professional sports teams and advertising firms. Expertise in new brand roll-outs, image development, experiential marketing and activation will continue to be key components he will focus on.

Dan holds a BA degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He remains active with several organizations, including Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Cystic Fibrosis, The Dream Factory, Boys and Girls Clubs and several military charities. Dan mentors college students by serving as an adviser for the career placement centers of the University of Missouri-Columbia, St. Louis University, and Webster University. He has also served on the Executive Committee for St. Patrick Center’s Sports Trivia Championship; WYMAN Center’s Youth Committee Derby Board, Shriners Hospital, MDA, as a liaison for the IDPC (Impaired Driving Prevention Council), and for the Team Jesse Foundation.

Dan’s interests include golf, outdoor activities, time with family & friends, and working with non-profits.

David Squires, VP/Sales & Marketing – Western Region

David has over 20 years of marketing, management, and sales experience. Prior to coming to Vizsla, David wore many hats as a Managing Partner at D&D Marketing and also at Anheuser-Busch prior to that. At D&D, he learned to adapt to all situations and expanded his knowledge of the day to day workings of a business. In addition to sales and marketing efforts, he focused on much of the administrative initiatives which needed to be in place for managing large numbers of contract employees and corporate contracts while also staying on top of the human resource needs for over 20 in-house employees.

David served numerous roles at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. prior to starting D&D. During his time with A-B, David was involved with the East Coast Resort Marketing program. In this role, he was in charge of promotional teams that supported the company’s resort marketing efforts, including Pro Beach Volleyball and Downhill Skiing. After a six-month stint in Los Angeles working on Latino Marketing he moved back to St. Louis to work in the corporate offices. While there, he handled the execution and distribution of print and outdoor advertising for the Budweiser, Busch, and Michelob families of beer. David oversaw national billboard roll-outs as well as print ad concepts that were printed in publications like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Kansas State University where he played for the Wildcats football program. While a member of the team, he was selected by his peers as a player representative. As a player representative, he was responsible for meeting with NCAA officials and rules committee members to discuss problems and concerns facing student athletes.

David currently lives in St. Louis and is active in many local organizations such as the MDA, Caring Bridge and The St. Louis Dream Factory. David also serves on the advisory board for the Department of Marketing at Kansas State University and is on the board for the IDPC (Impaired Driving Prevention Council) and is active in the development of Safety NET which is a non for profit group working with regional law enforcement agencies focused on preventing web based crimes against youth.

His interests include hunting and fishing, being an “exploratory chef”, travel, and spending time with family.

Tim Murphy, VP/Digital

Tim serves an advisory and consulting role for the company while working on other programs with members of Vizsla’s Executive Team. Tim is a seasoned veteran in many aspects. Tim is a dynamic marketing and brand development professional with over 12 years of experience in aligning products and services with customer demand in the digital marketplace. Additionally, while working at Anheuser-Busch, he became extremely versed in driving revenue and profitability objectives through strategic planning.

Tim established a reputation as an innovator, launching highly successful marketing programs that include Bud.TV, online access to Anheuser-Busch Super Bowl commercials, and the “Bubbleboy” concept, featuring Wayne Gretzky. He has a proven track record in directing all aspects of brand strategies, retail/point-of-sale promotions and Internet marketing. Additional skills include evaluating, summarizing and reporting key performance metrics to ensure timely marketing strategy and planning adjustments to meet changing market and competitive conditions. Lastly, Tim is very strong in understanding the importance of analyzing sales, market share, and brand health to determine ROI which makes him a great asset to the team.

Tim’s spare time usually has him coaching one of his daughters in numerous sports, meeting with others about the next ‘Big Idea” or relaxing with his wife.

Jeff Hunter, Webmaster

Jeff came out of Endicott College in 2001 holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications. After graduation Jeff quickly began pounding the pavement of Boston and its suburbs for a graphic design job opportunity. However, due to the abundance of unemployed designers with years of experience that had fallen victim to the Web 1.0 bubble burst and the plethora of eager graduates also out searching he settled for a sales position at one of Apple’s retail stores to pay the bills as life in the “real world” began.

While quickly learning everything he could about Apple, Jeff began teaching himself back-end web development and database management. This led to front end design and dynamic web based applications. Language after language was added to the arsenal and his skills became vast. Jeff’s portfolio includes a number of websites, blogs, shopping carts, small social networks, Facebook applications; computer based training programs, mobile apps, and native iPhone and iPad Apps.

Jeff comes to Vizsla after being a key cog at D&D Marketing, and partnering up on a web development project which created a spinoff company. Since day one, the partners of D&D and Jeff worked hand in hand on many successful projects and have started a company together, LTA Software Partners. It is that reason that he agreed to assist in developing a web arm of Vizsla for clients needs. Currently, Jeff lives, breathes, and dreams writing code and consider himself lucky to work in a field that is truly more like a hobby.

Each member of the executive team truly has a passion for the roles that they serve. Working with great clients and being able to work in a fun industry makes our jobs that much more rewarding. It is our hope that we can continue to grow the business with new and exciting organizations.

Thanks for reading and we hope that these little snippets about us will entice you to give us a chance to work with you in the future.

Regards,

Team Vizsla…