Steve joined the team in 2022, bringing broad, multi-industry leadership experience to ADG. He has over thirty years of operational and financial leadership experience in distribution, services, fabrication, and manufacturing industries earned while serving in executive leadership roles at Distribution International (“DI”), HD Supply, Arrow Electronics and GE. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the DI Board of Directors, having held those positions since June 2017. Steve has a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany and has attended business leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Doug leads all operations of ADG’s 23 divisions and provides senior leadership for the most significant initiatives to achieve our top priorities. Joining as vice president of sales in 2018, then becoming chief commercial officer, and in this role, he successfully implemented sales strategies leveraging ADG’s national relationships – resulting in meaningful contributions to ADG’s growth and profitability. Prior to ADG, Doug spent 15 years at Mohawk Industries in several senior leadership positions. Doug received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, where he also lettered on the Bulldog’s football team.
Sandra is responsible for all financial activities for the company, including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and mergers & acquisitions. She has over 25 years of executive experience, most recently for Tupperware Brands, where she held the dual roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. This followed a tenure of over a decade with VF Corporation where Sandra served as CFO, VP of Global Supply Chain, Retail, & Shared Services, and CIO. She also spent over 10 years in the building products industry in various financial roles for Wilsonart International and Old Castle Glass. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University and holds CPA and Chartered Global management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
Darla joined the ADG team in 2022, bringing a wealth of leadership experience the result of her tenure as CIO at 3 different companies – 2 in the Fortune 500. Her expertise reaches into all areas of enterprise technology, including cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and networks, help desk support, application development, and leveraging new technologies as they emerge. This provides her with the skill and experience to provide a single world-class computer system able to support all ADG divisions as well as for future acquisitions. Darla earned a BS in information science from Christopher Newport University and an MBA from Long Island University.
Michelle joined ADG in 2022 to lead the corporate human resources team and focus on attracting new talent and developing and retaining existing talent – keys to ADG’s reputation as an employer of choice. Training, career development, and creating a culture of learning are hallmarks of Michelle’s past successes and her top priorities at ADG. Previously, Michelle led the full range of HR functions in large, complex companies, including BrandSafway, Keurig Dr. Pepper, and HD Supply. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University, a master’s degree in behavioral sciences from California State and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Walden University.
Bruce was appointed CSCO in February of 2023 to lead our efforts to maximize the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of ADG’s end-to-end Supply Chain – spanning procurement, inbound and outbound transportation and logistics, inventory management, and warehouse operations. Prior to ADG, he spent 12 years as Managing Director of The StratOps Group, assisting a variety of public and private distribution companies with operational excellence and merger integration. Bruce also held executive leadership roles at AlixPartners, IBM and Ernst & Young and led over a dozen successful supply chain transformation projects for clients including Dell, Kraft, and Toyota. Bruce holds a business degree from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Babson College.
Jim joined ADG in 2022 bringing a 30-plus year track record of success leading strategic planning and marketing in 3 publicly traded companies. As an entrepreneur, he twice built and sold companies, before going on to leadership positions in the acquiring company. His contributions are key to ADG’s increased focus on organic growth initiatives to supplement our historical growth via acquisition. Jim ensures strategic initiatives have sound execution plans (and measurements) to drive organic growth. He studied economics at American University and attended finance and strategy leadership programs at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Sharla joined ADG in 2022 after over twenty years of legal experience in multiple industries, as the company’s first in-house legal counsel. Previously she served in general counsel roles for companies including Distribution International, HD Supply, The Home Depot, and Sharyland Utilities. She earned a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
As the leader of our Project Management Office (PMO), Denise works in close collaboration with ADG’s executives and multiple project teams. Her role includes project selection and priority-setting direction for the PMO to drive measurable results and lasting value from company-wide initiatives as well as the integration of new acquisitions. Denise has over 10 years of experience in strategy, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to ADG, Denise was a manager in Deloitte Consulting’s M&A service line, leading project teams on “Day 1 Readiness Planning and Execution” and post-merger integrations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.