Operations & Merchandising Mentorship Session with Ron Vachris, COO at Costco

- Open Calendar Invite for Zoom Link



Open Calendar Invite for Zoom Link


Please join YJP & Ron Vachris, Executive Vice President, COO - Merchandising at Costco Wholesale on Tuesday, July 27th for an afternoon session at 4:45pm EST. In this interactive workshop will explore lessons in leadership with a Fortune 500 company. We will also discuss how to navigate your career with one of largest retailers. Our digital community will have the opportunity to partake in an intimate and candid discussion with a Q&A session.

For questions about the event: please email: amanda@yjpnewyork.com

This event is complimentary for:
Virtual members and above levels.

*YJP has a non-solicitation policy covering all of our conferences and events. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our mentors, sponsors, attendees, and employees, we do not allow solicitation at our events by attendees or unauthorized parties without the express written permission or consent from YJP. 

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Ron Vachris
EVP, COO - Merchandising at Costco Wholesale

Ron began his career in 1982 with the Price Company in the Phoenix, Arizona market. Ron held several management positions in operations before being promoted to Warehouse Manager in Colorado in 1992.

After 7 years as a Warehouse Manager in both Colorado and Arizona, Ron was promoted to Vice President of Operations in the San Diego Region in 1999. In 2010, Ron moved to Washington where he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Northwest Region.

August 2015, Ron started in the Real Estate department, working on International and Domestic New Markets and Expansion.

In July 2016, Ron became the Executive Vice President of merchandising for Costco Wholesale Corporation.

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Barry Cassell
Partner at Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
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Stefan Kalb
Co-Founder and CEO at Shelf Engine

Stefan Kalb is the CEO and co-founder of Shelf Engine. Kalb co-founded Shelf Engine in 2016 to address the global food waste pandemic he experienced first-hand with grocers. Prior to Shelf Engine, Kalb spent 7 years as the CEO of Molly’s, a healthy grab-and-go food company he started in 2009. While Kalb grew the company to more than 400 regional retail locations, food waste was eating into Molly’s bottom line. Hungry for a solution, Stefan and Shelf Engine co-founder Bede Jordan developed a model to considerably improve perishable food forecasting. After successfully cutting Molly’s food waste in half, Kalb and Jordan quit their day jobs to launch Shelf Engine with a mission of transforming the food supply chain by helping grocery stores reduce waste and increase sales through intelligent forecasting and order automation. Today, Shelf Engine has more than 145 employees and manages orders for leading grocers at thousands of locations nationwide.


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