Meet Our Leadership Team
Meet Our Leadership Team
Matt Gresge, Chief Executive Officer
“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
Matt Gresge is the Chief Executive Officer of Archway. He is an entrepreneur, respected leader and a seasoned sales executive with more than twenty-five years of executive-level experience.
Prior to becoming an executive leader, Matt began his career as a commissioned sales rep and quickly worked his way up to sales management and leadership positions where he managed large accounts, industry vertical teams and large sales teams for new business units and startups.
Most recently, Matt was CEO of AIA Corporation, a leading franchise network for promotional product distributors. Under Matt’s guidance, the company made a significant number of advancements to keep pace with the ever-changing market. These efforts paid off in substantial growth.
Before Matt’s tenure as Archway’s CEO began, he served as Archway’s Executive Chairman of the Board where he achieved an in-depth understanding of the company’s history, strengths and challenges.
As CEO, Matt is responsible for Archway’s overall performance with an emphasis on creating value for Archway clients, employees, other constituencies and shareholders. He believes extraordinary performance comes through building and leading healthy, high-functioning teams and closely collaborating with Archway’s stakeholders.
“Our goal at Archway is to help clients solve complex problems and provide them with value greater than any competing alternative. To achieve this, our company prioritizes collaboration, connectivity, teamwork and efficiency.”
Matt earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Business Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Matt’s interests include spending time with his family, travel and reading history.
“We have so much to learn through others ̶ whether we experience them in present day in our local communities, in other countries and cultures, or through history. As a parent to my four children and partner to my wife of 28 years, there’s nothing more fulfilling than sharing these new adventures and learning experiences together.”
Jim Ellward, Chief Commercial Officer
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
Jim Ellward is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Archway. He’s responsible for developing and executing the company’s go-to-market strategy to ensure we reach our revenue goals and meet or exceed client expectations.
Starting his career as an Account Representative, Jim has previously served as Vice President of Sales and President for TOPS Products, a division of RR Donnelley. Prior to joining Archway, he was the CEO of Rowmark®, an Ohio-based manufacturing company.
Jim’s career is deeply rooted in sales where he’s a successful collaborator, embracing his teammates and learning from each of them along the way. He leads by example and isn’t afraid to roll up his shirt sleeves and do whatever he asks others to do. A problem solver at heart, Jim is passionate about solving challenges for Archway clients. He attributes his ability to drive solutions to a need for understanding how things work – and in the process, discovering innovative strategies that benefit clients.
“What I love about working at Archway is that it gives me the opportunity to provide new solutions for clients through our robust portfolio of value-added services. The ultimate reward is helping our clients achieve higher levels of success. It’s exciting to be part of a team that drives companies forward.”
Unstoppable in his leadership work, Jim believes “team” is the key word in every organization: “Establishing a team culture is essential to our success because how well we work together is critical to everything we accomplish. As Lou Gerstner, former IBM Chairman of the Board said, Culture IS everything.”
A graduate of Michigan State University, Jim is a loyal Spartans fan whose interests include golfing, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Andy Larew, Chief Financial Officer
“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." – James N. Watkins
Andy Larew is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Archway and leads the Company in all fiscal matters, including setting financial vision and supporting strategy. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he works to ensure long-term fiscal stability while enabling sustainable growth. With over 18 years of experience, Andy has facilitated successful business and financial restructurings, cross-functional communications, and process improvements that enable organic and inorganic growth. He has leveraged his unique background to collaborate with B2B and B2C companies along the entire business spectrum, from start-up to international corporations within the manufacturing, retail, software and financial services industries.
As an executive, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge leading and growing organizations. Throughout his career, Andy has exhibited the ability to capitalize on sound accounting fundamentals and pair them with business strategy to efficiently achieve short-term and long-term objectives. He launched his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, later served as Director of Finance for the Regis Corporation, and prior to his current position, held multiple roles of increasing responsibility at Graco Inc. including international management positions in the United States, China and Australia. In all of his roles, Andy delivered impactful leadership that enabled operational excellence and increased revenues, margins, and when applicable, shareholder value.
As Archway’s CFO, Andy is always looking to drive value for internal and external stakeholders. He prides himself as a tactical business partner and financial leader with expertise in financial analysis, reporting and modeling, budgeting, auditing and regulatory compliance. At Archway, he oversees accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury and tax. As a client liaison, he enjoys building and refreshing financial, operational, and logistical strategies to solve complex problems with inventive and creative solutions.
“I’m passionate about delivering profitable growth for Archway, our investors, employees and clients. Collaborating with Operations, IT and our exceptional internal financial teams, we’re meticulously tracking and analyzing all costs, transactions and ROI. It’s exciting to be part of a company that’s developing financial processes that result in refined analysis, reporting and projections for the future.”
Andy attended the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in Iowa City, Iowa where he graduated with a BBA in Accounting and holds his CPA (inactive) license. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. When Andy isn’t working, he enjoys travel, time with family and friends, coaching soccer and spending as much time outside as possible.
Tera Glenn, Vice President of Corporate Transformation
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” – Paulo Coelho
Tera Glenn is Archway’s Vice President of Corporate Transformation. Her responsibilities at Archway are focused on business transformation, encompassing key initiatives that include the Enterprise Program Management Office and Initiative Gating Governance. She’s looking forward to reimagining and refreshing value-adding processes that will be established to last.
A high-impact enterprise Project Management Office (PMO) executive with over 14 years of experience in four different countries, Tera’s experience includes general management, program office leadership, account management, business operations and transformation. She has demonstrated repeated success aligning leaders to a strategic vision and establishing accountability for standardized processes, reporting and governance across an enterprise.
“What I’m most passionate about in my role is promoting and contributing to Archway’s success and strong culture.”
Prior to Tera’s current position, she was Vice President, Head of Program Office, for Global Supply Chain and Operations at Brightstar Telecommunications ― a global leader in adding value to the lifecycle of mobile devices. In addition to leadership positions at Brightstar for over eight years, Tera also served as Product Development Director and General Manager for Innonix Technologies, a Hong Kong biotechnology company that develops products to meet unmet healthcare needs.
A graduate of Western University in London, Ontario, Tera earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Science. When she’s not working, Tera enjoys family time, outrigger canoeing and volunteers for the American Red Cross.
Dennis Odishoo, Chief Operating Officer
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
Dennis Odishoo is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Archway Marketing Services. He has over 20 years of experience leading organizations in dynamic environments across several industries including telecommunications, manufacturing and professional services. He has an extensive supply chain and financial background with proven success in transformational leadership. Dennis is responsible for establishing a supply chain strategy to differentiate Archway from the competition and drive impeccable customer satisfaction.
“What I love most about my role at Archway is the opportunity to use my expertise to solve problems for our customers. To accomplish this, I build solutions by seeing customer challenges through their lens.”
Dennis recently served as Vice President of Operations for Brightstar North American Operations, a multi-billion division. In this role, he led the onboarding of a multi-billion dollar telecommunications client while achieving industry best-in-class customer delivery metrics. He also led major automation and systems implementations while transforming the culture to a customer service emphasis.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. Being active and spending time with his family is a priority. In his free time, Dennis bikes and hikes with his wife and children, coaches his son’s soccer and baseball teams, and attends his daughter’s gymnastics meets.
Jeff Kish, Chief Technology Officer
“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.” – Bill Gates
Jeff Kish is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Archway. As CTO, Jeff provides Archway’s information systems strategies, ensures the high performance of our network and software offerings, oversees the IT team across 13 locations and develops continuous technology improvements for Archway and our clients.
“Technology is going to be a key strategic differentiator for us as we enter an exciting and innovative era at Archway. I look forward to leading our amazing team as we implement new IT solutions and innovations to provide a best-in-business experience to our clients and to their customers.”
Before joining Archway, Jeff was the Director of Application Solutions for Zumiez, a leading global omnichannel retailer. While at Zumiez, he was responsible for technology solutions delivery and support, the company’s business engagement model, program management, team development, IT tools and methodology.
Jeff’s previous leadership roles include Vice President of Application Solutions for Finish Line and Senior Vice President of Information Technology Services for Belk Store Services.
Pursuing a passion for information technology, Jeff earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
When he’s not working, Jeff’s greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Suzanne, and daughters, Mackenzie, Suzanne, and Danielle. He’s a fitness enthusiast who has completed six marathons in cities across the United States.
Kay Ark, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
Kay Ark is Senior Vice President of Human Resources (SVP) at Archway. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance by leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness and elevating team performance through innovative strategies. Kay drives Archway’s growth through her leadership, attracting and developing outstanding talent while building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation.
“I’m passionate about talent – finding it, empowering it, engaging it, developing it, and leveraging technology to be more efficient and accurate in searching for exceptional individuals.”
Kay has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Her expertise includes leading organizational change, shifting corporate culture and introducing new technologies, processes and systems to employees. Kay consistently delivers on commitments and is the quintessential “people person” with sound values and operating principles.
Since joining the company in 2010, Kay has held positions of increased responsibility spanning various aspects of human resources. Most recently, Kay served as Vice President of Human Resources where she partnered with multiple functional areas to assess, organize, and develop the company’s talent, which ultimately has driven growth.
Prior to joining Archway, Kay held various positions at Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing and Kelly Services.
Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from York University. When she’s not working, Kay enjoys reading and traveling.