Get to Know: Bill Whelan
States covered: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island
SUNY Buffalo, BA in Economics
Total years of experience with the independent channel/retail
What motivates you to get up and go to work for the Independent retailer every day?
I enjoy working with retailers on expanding their business and increasing door swings, revenue and margin.
Tell us about your role at NMG.
As an MSM, my goal is to recruit new members while helping my current dealers to maintain and maximize their business.
Why did you want to come work at NMG?
I enjoy working day to day with Independent retailers to review their business plans and assist planning promotions using NMG’s best in class packages.
Why do you think NMG is the best buying group for Independent retailers in today’s climate?
Besides being the largest Buying Group, I feel that NMG is always reassessing and reviewing new systems packages to advance the retailer’s reach to their customers and to offset big box advertising.
Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With more than 5,000 members operating some 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind, representing billions in combined annual sales across the membership. For over 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete while delivering the unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment.