Douglas N. Wurl – President & CEO
Doug Wurl is a transformational leader and turnaround architect. Doug has for 30 years worked with Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 organizations to maximize revenue, win market share, and deliver innovative solutions to complex issues in challenging markets. He has a demonstrated track record and proven ability to synthesize financial acumen with marketing and operational savvy, identifying as well as delivering new revenue streams, reinvigorating sales, and reimaging struggling product lines and services. Doug has a reputation for attracting, retaining, and developing world-class talent by cultivating collaborative culture and fostering drive for continuous improvement.
Doug was previously the President of Golf Galaxy, a specialty retail division of Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest retailer in the nation of sporting goods and athletic apparel. Prior to Golf Galaxy, Doug served as the Executive Vice President for Big Lots, the nation’s largest closeout retailer. Prior to Big Lots, Doug was Vice President and GMM, Home Business Unit President at Sears Holdings Inc., one of the world’s largest retailers. Previously, he served as Sr. Vice President for ShopKo Inc., and started his career with Macy’s Department Stores.
Doug is a graduate of the State University of New York, College at Buffalo, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.
Linda Austin – CFO/CAO
Linda joined the Company as CFO and CAO in July of 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Linda was the President and CEO of a repair, refurbishment and reverse logistics service provider for OEM’s of electronic products. During her tenure, Linda provided operational focus and strategic direction to the company. Linda has been involved in almost every aspect of the company – Finance, IT, HR, and Operations. Linda has a BS-Accounting degree from Rutgers University, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Sells award winner.
Jim Schumacher - CRO
Jim Schumacher joins the DRS Leadership Team with over 17 years of experience with many of the leading OTC Consumer Product companies, most recently as Senior Manager of Supply Chain Continuous Improvement at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (formerly Wyeth Consumer Healthcare).
While in this role, Jim’s focus was on root cause analysis and correction. Jim created a niche as an operational solutions provider that was highly valued by the organization, with a focus on unsaleable reduction activities and projects that lessened both the incidence and cost of unsaleables in Pfizer’s end-to-end supply chain. The programs under Jim’s direction delivered savings that averaged over $1 million annually. Jim’s work in this area was recognized by Pfizer / Wyeth with their Global Excellence Award. Additionally, Jim was a member of the Joint Industry (GMA/FMI) Reverse Supply Chain Task Force and a recipient (on behalf of Pfizer) of the 2010 GMA Conference Trading Partner Collaboration Award.
Jim also has extensive experience in Supply Chain and Finance Management functions for organizations such as Abbott, Schering-Plough and Bristol-Myers Squibb. With certifications in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, Jim has broadened his skill sets to where he has become an increasingly effective advocate for organizational excellence.
Jim is a graduate of Iona College earning an MBA in Financial Management & International Business from the Hagen School of Business. Jim is also a graduate of Post College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management.