Tony Hessburg is the business-focused, strategy-minded founder and president of both Browse Locally and ELEVEN. With over 12 years of experience providing forward-thinking marketing, branding and interactive services for global brands, including several leading optical companies. Tony has refined a unique vision that facilitates both online and in-retail commerce and interactive retail channel management.
A passion and keen insight for consumer and technology trends, combined with a strategy to support local specialty retailers, led him down a path to disrupt the course of commerce and create a hybrid shopping method that combines the best of the online shopping with local, expert service. By utilizing the strength of internet technologies to better the consumer shopping experience, he developed a solution highly beneficial for consumers, specialty retailers, and manufacturers alike. As a result, he founded Browse Locally, a proprietary hybrid commerce, and omni-channel engagement solution that integrates manufacturers and retailers with their consumers to create a better shopping experience. The patent-pending commerce process and software engages consumers in how they want to shop and will be a new source of revenue for manufacturers and their retail channels.
Brent Leland is an innovative global executive with over 20 years of business, engineering, and information technology experience in fast growing, complex manufacturing, retail, and consumer products companies. He has implemented several transformation initiatives in the areas of business intelligence, supply chain, product lifecycle management, manufacturing, ERP, and ecommerce.
Prior to co-founding Cimphoni, Brent was the CIO at Trek Bicycle Corporation. Previously, he held roles in business planning and analysis, supply chain, engineering and information technology at Spectrum Brands (formerly Rayovac), Hewlett-Packard, Loral Corporation, and General Dynamics.
Glenn Elliott brings 16 years of executive sales and channel marketing leadership with leading global beauty brands with a mission of “Empowering independent salons and stylists to be more successful”.
Glenn is the former VP of New Business Development for Estee Lauder Professional Brands where he led a team of New Business Managers creating new and sustainable business relationships with salons and spas in North America. Prior to that, he was VP of Channel Marketing for Aveda helping build one of the most successful salon branding and affiliation programs by enrolling independent salons.
Kari Rasmus comes to Browse Locally as the Market Application VP with complementary management experience in the optical industry, marketing and interactive technologies.
She brings over 7 years experience as ELEVEN's Senior Account Executive for HOYA optical, Luxottica (parent company of LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban and Oakley), Aveda, Clarins, and Vision-Ease Lens with phenomenal brand and campaign management credentials. Kari is an exceptional project manager and delivers brilliant marketing and creative solutions.
Jeremy Wolfe comes to Browse Locally with 6 years development and IT experience.
Prior to Browse Locally, Jeremy was the technical supervisor and lead developer of ecommerce and retail applications of ELEVEN interactive projects for Aveda, Clarins, Deluxe Corp., Finish Line, HOYA, JBL, Kohler, Laura Mercier, Lumens, Nyakio, Ranger Boats, RéVive and UNICEF.