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  • Maintaining a Billion Dollar Asset Fleet

    With RJ Zanes, Senior Director, Facilities Maintenance at Sam’s Club

    Taking great care of an asset fleet is a direct way to drive customer loyalty. This episode features an interview with RJ Zanes, Senior Director of Facilities Maintenance at Sam’s Club. Prior to Sam’s Club, RJ held operations roles at JLL, Daifuku, JBT Aerotech. On this episode, RJ discusses maintaining a billion dollar asset fleet, how he drives accountability through quality assurance, and why his number one goal is providing member delight.

  • First-Hand Perspective on Why Skilled Trades are Experiencing Staffing Shortages

    With Chris Lampien, Operations Manager at Lampien Mechanical Services

    This episode features an interview with Chris Lampien, Operations Manager at Lampien Mechanical Services in Atlanta, Georgia. 6 years ago, Chris took over the reins of the family business from his father. On this episode, Chris discusses the talent shortages he and other service provider businesses face, how to offer your clients the best customer experience, and the technical advances service providers must keep up with.

  • How Retail Has Grown into a Hospitality Business

    With Garrick Brown, Director of Advisory Services and Business Development at Lockehouse Retail Group

    This episode features an interview with Garrick Brown, Director of Advisory Services and Business Development at Lockehouse Retail Group. Garrick is one of the United States’ leading retail real estate analysts. On this episode, Garrick discusses why he thinks the retail apocalypse is over, how retail has grown into a hospitality business, and why consumer expectations are higher than ever.

  • How Procurement and Facilities Can Collaborate Effectively

    With Nick Ammaturo, Head of Indirect Procurement at Subway

    This episode features an interview with Nick Ammaturo, Head of Indirect Procurement at Subway. Subway is a $17B+ privately-held business with over 40,000+ restaurants located in more than 100 countries. Nick joins us to talk about why he feels facilities deserves more attention, how the pandemic changed the way consumers interact with physical spaces, and why data will lead the industry into its future.

  • Scaling High Brand Standards Across 2000+ Locations

    Roger Goldstein, Executive Director of Facilities and Energy at Panda Restaurant Group

    This episode features an interview with Roger Goldstein, Executive Director of Facilities and Energy at Panda Restaurant Group. Roger directs facilities for more than 2,200 stores across the US.

    On this episode, Roger joins us to talk about how he invests in experiences, accomplishes what Panda calls “ambience with pride,” and how facilities innovates together with operations.

  • The Brick and Mortar Retail Report

    This report identifies the big and surprisingly simple reasons that consumers aren’t returning to some brick-and-mortar stores, lays bare the financial and reputational consequences, and provides guidance on what retailers should be focusing on in the brick-and-mortar experience.

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