President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric D. Belcher is President and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc. (INWK), headquartered in Chicago, IL. InnerWorkings is a pioneer in the print management industry, generating record revenue of nearly $800 million in 2012. With a global footprint extending across the Americas to Europe and beyond, InnerWorkings has become the preeminent international print management provider in an environment where multinational corporations are increasingly seeking one global print procurement partner.
Eric is a major advocate for outsourced print management services, a solution that is revolutionizing the global print supply chain by leveraging information and technology to eliminate inefficiencies and bring transparency into an insular procurement process. He continues to make his presence known as a leader within the print, technology and business services industries as a frequent guest speaker with the national media and at major industry conferences. Eric has also testified before the U.S. Congress, providing print procurement best practices for the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Eric has had a significant impact on InnerWorkings geographic expansion. Upon his arrival in 2005 as the head of operations, the Company's presence was concentrated almost exclusively in Illinois. Accelerating since he assumed Chief Executive Officer responsibilities in 2009, Eric has taken InnerWorkings from a regional to a national and now to a powerful international provider of print management. Today, the Company has more than 25 offices in the United States alone and conducts business in dozens of foreign countries. Over this same period of time, the business has quadrupled in revenues and the employee base has grown from just over 100 to nearly 1,000.
Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Eric served as Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer of manroland North America, a printing equipment manufacturer and distributor. Previous to that, he led project teams at Marakon Associates, an international management consulting firm. Eric holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph M. Busky has served as Chief Financial Officer of InnerWorkings since July 2008. From November 2006 to November 2007, Mr. Busky served as Corporate Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer at Dade Behring, Inc. Upon the purchase of Dade Behring by Siemens Healthcare in November 2007, Mr. Busky assumed the role of Vice President, Corporate Controller for the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics division. Previously, Mr. Busky served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Dade Behring, including as Vice President, Treasurer, Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Vice President, Corporate Planning. Before joining Dade Behring in 1997, Mr. Busky worked in the audit function of Price Waterhouse for nine years. Mr. Busky is a CPA with BBA in Accounting and MBA degrees from Loyola University in Baltimore MD.
Chief Operating Officer
John Eisel is the Chief Operating Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc., a publicly-traded global marketing supply chain corporation. InnerWorkings delivers value to its clients by efficiently creating, procuring and delivering marketing materials and campaigns. As COO, John is responsible for all of InnerWorkings US operations and new business development. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, John was the Divisional Vice President of Pharmaceutical Strategic Operations for Walgreens Corporation. There he oversaw cross-functional growth initiatives as well as cost reduction measures aimed at financial and staffing optimization within the pharmacy division. John also spent six years with McKinsey & Company, where he rose to the position of Associate Principal. At McKinsey, he consulted on operations, logistics and procurement initiatives for Fortune 500 organizations, mostly focused on the transportation, logistics, and hospitality industries. John began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in a range of roles over 4 years with the firm.
For the past 15 years, John had developed core skills and extensive knowledge in the area of strategic operations. He brings this expertise to UCAN's President's Board in an advisory capacity aimed at further growing UCAN's strength in Chicago. John holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he also earned his CPA, and he holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. In addition to sitting on UCAN's President's Board, John is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
John lives with his wife and rescue dog in Chicago, IL. His hobbies include home improvement projects, golfing and traveling.
President, Central Region
John P. Calzaretta has served as President, Central Region since February 2012. Prior to this role, Mr. Calzaretta was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Before joining InnerWorkings, Mr. Calzaretta ran SBC Communication's Midwest Global Markets division. Mr. Calzaretta is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Communications.
President, Southern Region
Richard L. Doss has served as President, Southern Region since October 2010. Mr. Doss began his career at UARCO Business Forms, the second largest print manufacturer at the time. In 1985 he left UARCO, established DFMS, and led the company's development of web-based supply chain print management solutions as part of their print management offering. In 2007, InnerWorkings acquired DFMS. Mr. Doss received his BBA degree in Marketing/Management from Stephen F Austin State University.
President, Eastern Region
David Freundlich has served as President, Eastern Region since 2009. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Mr. Freundlich was a Principal of Graphography LLC, a print management firm based in New York City, which was acquired by InnerWorkings in 2006. Prior to Graphography, Mr. Freundlich worked on both the creative and strategic planning sides of various advertising agencies. Mr. Freundlich holds a B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Senior Vice President, Global Strategy
Seth M. Kessler has served as Senior Vice President, Global Strategy for InnerWorkings since October 2010. He joined InnerWorkings in May 2006 as Vice President, Strategic Sourcing. Mr. Kessler has served in various senior management roles in print management and the related enabling procurement technology sectors since 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Kessler served in various management roles at The Wharton Small Business Development Center, Marakon Consulting, and Purchasing Magazine. As the first employee of BuyerZone (which is now operating as a division of Reed Elsevier), Mr. Kessler played a critical role in its original mission: to help define the way successful business transactions are created and conducted online. Mr. Kessler holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and an MBA in entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received fellowships from the Price Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Milken Institute.