About us


VISION

We aim to provide industry-leading brand management services to our manufacturing and retail partners. Our purpose is to help brands navigate digital retail channels with our best-in-class strategic capabilities. We apply disruptive, proven practices to propel online retail sales skyward.

mission

We are on a mission to drive compounded, annualized returns for our partners. We provide 360-degree solutions: optimizing assortments, marketing strategies, and fulfillment of goods in virtual marketplaces. We deliver excellence by combining extreme attention to detail with a customer-centric approach.


meet Our Team


 leadership 


Colin A. Jones

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER                                             SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Mr. Jones brings 30+ years of experience in introducing new products, brands and concepts to global markets. He is an expert in developing creative promotional and go-to-market strategies.

Mr. Jones was the founder and a former Director of the Board of Premium Cigars International Ltd. (PCIG), a public NASDAQ-listed company. He was instrumental in the implementation of the $11MM Initial Public Offering for PCIG. Before PCIG, Mr. Jones was founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Can-Am International, a corporation in British Columbia, Canada. Currently Mr. Jones drives projects that involve real estate, corporate finance, and the import of various product lines to both Canada and the United States.

Mr. Jones attended Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jodi and two sons Oliver and Elliot. His interests include golf, hiking, reading, cooking and traveling.

 

David Johnson

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER                                                     SEATTLE, WA

David brings seasoned expertise from both sides of retail, brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. At Target and Amazon, he worked across diverse categories including technology, home, and consumables. This multi-faceted background gives David a unique vantage point for strategizing and developing solutions for retail business.

David has helped Target source trendy international brands like Liberty of London, John Derian, and Missoni. At Amazon, he launched a store for consumer electronics accessories. He also managed retail vendors for the grocery beverage and personal computers divisions. He loves to play tennis, read, travel, dine and hike. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

 

James Tonkin

CO-FOUNDER                                                                                            SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Celebrating more than 42 years in CPG and Beverages, James Tonkin has served the private-sector as a brand and marketing development professional. He directs the building and design of national infrastructures for food and beverage industry clients. Tonkin has successfully created and implemented over 450 business and financial strategies for domestic and international players—focusing from production to branding, marketing through sales implementation, distribution, capital formation thru the exit! 

In his free time, Jim enjoys hiking, golfing or reading a good book. 

 

Mark Oakley

CONTROLLER                                                                                              SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Mark brings strong technical skills in accounting, auditing and finance to OMNI. Mark offers a profound knowledge of financial management, stemming from over 20 years of experience in the area. His previous positions include Country and Regional Manager, Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, Division Controller and Audit Manager.

Mark graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. In addition, he has taken several executive MBA courses, with a strong focus on strategic planning and analysis. In his free time, Mark enjoys listening to jazz and running marathons.


Brand management team


Jennifer Carroll

SENIOR MANAGER OF BRAND MANAGEMENT                                       SEATTLE, WA

Jennifer brings over 15 years of retail experience, with a focus on merchandising, category management and go-to-market strategy. She is passionate about e-commerce., and has spent the last several years working for industry leading e-tailers including Amazon.com and Bluenile.com.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family, running, yoga and paddle boarding.

 

Diana Raimondi

SENIOR BRAND MANAGER                                                                              

Diana has a an extensive background in product development and e-commerce brand management, bringing to the team strong experience in online product launch strategies, campaign management and promotions marketing (digital & offline channels). While living abroad, Diana completed a master's degree in International Management in Italy.

In her free time, when Diana is not traveling, hiking, snowboarding or doing yoga, she can be found in the kitchen cooking and entertaining friends and family.

 

Suzanne Arons

SENIOR BRAND MANAGER                                                                        SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Suzanne began her career with OMNI ePartners in the spring of 2011 and brings with her a diverse background in brand management and marketing, as well as 15 years of retail purchasing, merchandising and management experience for such companies as Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap Inc., The Limited, Inc., Marshall Field & Company and Carson Pirie Scott & Company.

She handles all facets of brand management including, but not limited to: brand setup, merchandising strategy, sales support, brand negotiations and maintenance.

Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds two bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Textile and Design Science. Suzanne is a busy mom of two girls, ages 14 and 17. Her outside interests include her family, traveling, reading, cooking, attending her children's activities, running and keeping fit.

 

KRISTIN mCDONALD

SENIOR BRAND MANAGER                                                                        SEATTLE, WA

Kristin joins Omni with experience working with major online retailers such as Amazon and Nordstrom. Fresh out of college she moved to NYC and started her career as an intern under the fashion designer Betsey Johnson. Since then she has moved back to her beloved Seattle and has worked on various projects with major Brands such as REI, Nuna, Baby Bling, TOMS, PUMA, Patagonia, Capezio, Storksak, & glassybaby. She is passionate about new product launches, creating promotional strategies and marketing campaigns, and is an expert in synthesizing customer behavior, translating that in how to merchandise products.  

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kristin likes all things outdoors. Top passions include skiing, yoga, hiking, backpacking, traveling, and her most recent interest, bouldering. 

 

BRANDY BRAZEALE-TOBIAS

BRAND MANAGER                                                                                              SEATTLE, WA

Brandy is an Arkansas native and data analysis ninja with expertise in bridging the gap between finance and merchandising planning. She spent over six years at Sam's Club where she held multiple merchandising and planning roles in various grocery categories.

Prior to joining the team, Brandy was a Sr. Sales Analyst at Abbott Nutrition where she supported accounts in the Adult and Pediatric Nutrition accounts for Costco. At OMNI, Brandy helps brands with building trust and loyalty through effective brand positioning strategies that improve customer lifetime value and boost profits.

When Brandy isn’t working on a winning digital marketing strategy for brands, she can be found at the gym, hiking or kayaking with her two dogs.

 

ASHLEY SANDWITH

BRAND MANAGER                                                                                              SEATTLE, WA

Ashley is an ecommerce and brick-and-mortar pro with over 10 years' experience in retail, business operations and sales. She brings a wealth of knowledge and resources in insight-led decision making, assortment optimization and category marketing from previous years working in merchandising and vendor management from retail giants as Nordstrom and Blue Nile. She knows a thing or two how to achieve optimum sales and profit performance for our partners.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys exploring new cities and countries, shopping for killer deals and boating in the Pacific Northwest with family and friends.

 

James Huckabay

BRAND MANAGER                                                                          SEATTLE, WA

In 2015, James graduated from Seattle University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish. While pursuing a career in law enforcement, he found his niche in customer relations. Prior to OMNI  ePartners, James was a Customer Service Representative with Expeditors International of Washington, and he brings this customer-centric approach with him as he helps to develop brands. 

When not in the office, you can find James in the gym. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and discovering whiskey bars around Seattle.

 

ELIOT LOW

BRAND MANAGER                                                                         SEATTLE, WA

Prior to Omni, Eliot worked at Amazon as a vendor manager in musical instruments before joining Fender Guitars as a director of sales.

Eliot happily returned to Seattle 2.5 years ago after time in St. Louis and Madison, Wisconsin. He grew up in Kirkland and loves the traditional Seattle activities - hiking, coffee, the Seahawks, seafood, etc. He is passionate about cooking and spends much of his free time in the kitchen, hosting dinner parties, and trying new restaurants. When he’s not immersed in a new recipe, he plays on a surprisingly competitive co-ed flag football team and also enjoys playing tennis.

 

RYAN SHIM

ASSOCIATE BRAND MANAGER                                                                         SEATTLE, WA

Ryan previously worked as an Assistant Site Merchandiser and Brand Management, aligning content marketing and product page optimization strategies for brands on Amazon and Overstock. He earned a B.A in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in International Business from Western Washington University.

Ryan’s marketing expertise helps brands achieve greater profitability and growth by focusing on marketing initiatives that increase traffic and sales across online marketplaces. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading, working out, hanging out with family and friends, and playing with his dog, Bentley.

 

JEREMY ERRICO

ASSOCIATE BRAND MANAGER                                                                          SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Jeremy recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Science degree in Business Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. After interning at OMNI in 2017, Jeremy joined the team full-time in June 2018 as an Associate Brand Manager. 

In his free time, Jeremy loves watching Diamondbacks baseball, reading, fishing, & enjoying the warm Arizona weather.

 

TYLER FOSTER

ASSOCIATE BRAND MANAGER                                                                          SEATTLE, WA

Tyler joined OMNI ePartners after graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Business MIS and a minor in International Business. During Tyler’s final year at Western, he worked for DOWS, Inc. and found a passion for the eCommerce industry.

Tyler’s eCommerce experience and business technology knowledge has given him the ability to grow brands on Amazon. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys being outdoors, going to concerts, hanging out with friends, and cooking.


  Marketing team


Brad Saksons

MARKETING MANAGER                                                                                        SEATTLE, WA

Brad is an e-commerce advertising strategist and digital media rainmaker with over 10 years’ experience executing cutting-edge marketing strategies across multiple digital channels. As a founder member of Amazon Media Group (AMG), Brad was one of the pioneers of Amazon’s strategic sales (ISO) team where he strategized and launched various CPG client campaigns on Amazon’s owned-and-operated properties, and is well versed in affiliate marketing and targeting strategies from his time at RetailMeNot and Impact Radius.  

At OMNI, Brad creates and implements high-converting marketing strategies that deliver art quality and customer value through perfectly tailored experiences to drive growth and profitability for our brand partners and retailers.

Prior to joining the team, he worked at Google, where he managed Large Customer Sales (LCS) relationships,  providing market analysis and marketing campaign solutions to Fortune 500 clients boosting traffic and e-commerce sales through AdWords, Google Display Network and Youtube advertising.

When he's not busy staying up-to-date on the latest consumer technology, Brad enjoys landscape photography, hiking with his dog and making killer beats with the latest software.

 

Sean Cohen

CONTENT MANAGER                                                                                         SEATTLE, WA

Sean brings strong experience in digital marketing and content creation to OMNI's marketing dream team. Most recently he held a position with a digital marketing agency where he managed online end-to-end advertising campaigns. gaining strong experience in data-driven campaign optimization, writing ad copy, media buying and reporting.

Sean is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, listening to podcasts and building terrariums.

 

ASHLEY PASCALE

CONTENT AND CATALOG SPECIALIST                                                   SCOTTSDALE, AZ

A lover of content, commerce and the customer experience, Ashley is no stranger to e-commerce marketing and visual merchandising — both online and in stores. She has more than 8 years' experience leading merchandising strategies and promotional plans for Stein Mart, Bon-Ton, HDS Marketing and CSE powered by HALO.

Ashley helps brands develop a winning, ROI-based brand content strategy that delivers real, valuable results that positively affect your bottom line. Prior to joining OMNI ePartners, she received a bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

When she's not creating amazing content that converts, you'll find her teaching and practicing Zumba, playing piano, and spending time with her husband and family members.

 

Lin Nakmany

CATALOG SPECIALIST SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Originally from Laos, Lin moved to the United States in 2008. Lin graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. She recently joined OMNI in June 2018. Prior to joining OMNI, she was mostly involved in the retail industry and bring customer service skills as well as administrative skills with her.

During her free time, she enjoys visiting local coffee shops, hiking and taking pictures.

 

ed CIESLAK

CATALOG SPECIALIST SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Born and raised in the state of Wisconsin, Ed moved here to Arizona to pursue furthering his knowledge of Computer Science. He is currently attending The University of Advancing Technology online and is on track to graduate in May of 2019 with a B.S in Computer Science. He has experience working in customer-oriented environments as well as the Information Technology industry.

When Ed isn’t working, you’ll see him hanging out with friends, gaming, watching sports, and programming.


Logistics Team


Scott Bowman

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS                                                                          SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Scott joined OMNI ePartners in 2012 to apply his talents to management, marketing, finance, sales and supply chain operations. He spent his previous 11 years owning and operating his own business.

Scott has bachelor's degree in Economics from Illinois State University. His interests include attending his children's sporting events, golf, horseback riding and cooking.

 

Jace Cordova

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER                                                                                   SEATTLE, WA

Jace brings strategic supply chain and operations experience to the OMNI logistics team, previously holding a position as Logistics Planner at PACCAR. Jace is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.

With OMNI, Jace uses his supply chain skills set to help brands increase sales by improving shipping processes and operations.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and playing basketball.

 

Joseph Farino

SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST                                                                              SEATTLE, WA                                                           

Joe’s background is in supply chain and logistics management. Previously, he held a position at Expeditors International where he gained experience in global logistics. He grew up in Virginia Beach where he went on to graduate from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s in Economics and Supply Chain Management. At OMNI, Joe uses his logistical experience to improve operational processes across all platforms.

When he isn’t practicing yoga, you can find him in Leavenworth, Washington tackling his latest climbing project. 

 

Shelby RusselL

SUPPLY CHAIN ACCOUNT MANAGER                                                                  SEATTLE, WA

Prior to joining Omni, Shelby worked for Valero Energy in San Antonio, Texas, as a product scheduler on the trading floor. At Valero, she gained valuable experience in inventory management and reducing operational costs. Shelby is an Oklahoma native, where she attended the University of Oklahoma and earned degrees in Supply Chain Management and Energy Management.

At OMNI, Shelby uses her passion for improving supply chain processes and operational efficiencies to help brands become more successful.

In her spare time she enjoys bicycling, traveling, baking sweet treats, and spending the weekends skiing at Stevens Pass.

 

PAXTON SCHWARTZ

SHORTAGES AND CHARGEBACKS ANALYST                                                   SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Paxton graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a certificate in International Relations. He joined the team in the summer of 2017, where he supports the logistics team with chargeback disputes, transaction monitoring and risk management for our partners.

Outside of work, Paxton enjoys watching sports, traveling, and playing cards.


operations and engineering team


Greg Pazo 

FULL STACK DEVELOPER                                                                                   SEATTLE, WA

Greg is equal parts technical wizard and creative genius with 7+ years of experience in software development and enterprise resource planning (ERP), bringing with him a proven track record of successfully designing and delivering complex end-to-end system solutions for startups to large corporations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Prior to joining the operations and engineering team, Greg worked as a Sr. Full Stack Engineer and Software Engineer for xTuple's and Cali Style Technologies where he supported clients in improving online hardware and software requirements for major clients such as Dollar Beard Club. At OMNI, Greg is responsible for improving the alignment of IT with business needs.

In his spare time, Greg is a true adventurer. He enjoys surfing, rocking climbing, doing yoga and prototyping with new software technologies.

 

Khyati Shah

DATA WAREHOUSE ENGINEER                                                                         SEATTLE, WA

Khyati recently graduated with a master's degree in Information Systems from the University of Washington and interned with OMNI during her studies. After graduating, she joined OMNI full-time as a member of the engineering team.

Previously, Khyati worked at Accenture for five years in business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) management.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, cook, explore, watch movies and shop.

 

Gage Roland

DATA ANALYST                                                                                           SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gage moved to Arizona in 2014 and graduated with a B.S in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Advancing Technology. His previous work experience includes managing inventory control systems, user experience (UX) optimization using big data and analytics, as well as designing and developing integrated development environments (IDE).

Most recently, the Baton Rouge native worked as a stockroom manager for retailers such as ALDO and Call It Spring. Outside of work you'll find Gage building and modifying computers, programming and gaming

 

BALRAM SIDH

DATA ENGINEER                                                                       SEATTLE, WA

Balram is a technology enthusiast who is passionate about making data accessible for people to use. He started as an intern in the engineering team and ended up enjoying the vibrant work environment and the amount of ownership. He holds a masters degree in information systems from the University of Washington.

Prior to Omni, Balram has worked in Amdocs as a software developer and helped his clients in four different countries to manage their customer data. He is utilizing his three years of rich experience to create a robust infrastructure for data acquisition and reporting at Omni.

When he is not coding, Balram enjoys a few beers, the outdoors, playing cricket and playing badminton. 

 

Kelli welling

ADMIN AND TECH SUPPORT                                                                       SEATTLE, WA

Another wizard from the tech world, Kelli is an Administrative and Tech Support maven with 9 years’ experience in the IT industry, including computing configuration and antivirus solutions. She brings a high-touch, high-value approach to customer service to the team. Kelli is responsible for direct technical support to ensure end-user productivity and satisfaction.

 Prior to OMNI, she served as a PC Support Technician and End-User Computing Specialist where she was HDI Support Center Analyst Certified, a certified Dell Support Technician, and Apple Certified Mac Technician.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, cooking, and volunteering with animals.


meet our interns



Ole

PAWBLIC RELATIONS                                                                                         SEATTLE, WA

Ole joined OMNI ePartners in the summer of 2016. Ole helps celebrate the company culture with his upbeat spirit and positive energy. Always digging into his work diligently with a great smile and never barking up the wrong tree.

On his off-time he enjoys going on long walks, chasing his tail and tinkering with his toys.