Quest’s seasoned industry veterans bring a high level of experience and expertise from major Consumer Packaged Goods companies, and have worked with all major U.S. and Canadian retailers across all channels.
Mr. Ryan founded Quest Products, Inc. in 2001 with the goal of developing a company which could bring new and exciting products to the CPG industry. Prior to that Mr. Ryan had management roles with Ghirardelli Chocolate, Celestial Seasonings, Wyeth Laboratories and Revlon Cosmetics. He attended Loras College receiving a BS in Marketing, Computers and Communication. As the founding Owner and Partner at Quest, he oversees all sales management functions, and works with his team and retailers to bring new products and brands into the Quest fold.
Mr. Milliman joined Quest Products in 2001 as Owner and Partner. Prior to his arrival Milliman was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Viewpoint Leather Works, a leading leather furniture manufacturer. In addition Milliman ran sales and operations for multiple family businesses. Milliman graduated from University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business with a BS in Business Management and Marketing. Milliman oversees all Finance and Operations functions as well as key sales initiatives and product development.
Mr. Brennan joined Quest in 2009 as a Partner. Prior to that he was with Novartis with roles as VP of Sales – Medical Nutrition, Director of Drug Channel Sales and Director of Sales – Gerber, over the course of a 16 year term with Nestle. He attended Loras College receiving a BA in Marketing and Computers. As an Owner and Partner at Quest he oversees various functions including E-Commerce Sales, Customer Service and manages brands.
Mr. McGreevy joined Quest in 2011 as a Partner. Previously he was with Reckitt Benckiser as a Team Leader overseeing integration of acquired companies including Durex Consumer Product, where Mr. McGreevy held roles as Vice President of Sales and Director of National Accounts over a 20 year combined career at Durex and Reckitt. He attended the University of Kansas receiving a BA in Journalism/Advertising. For Quest he oversees Marketing, New Product Development, E-tail Sales and manages brands.
Ms. Russo joined Quest in 2010. Prior to her joining Quest she held sales and marketing roles with Ford Motor Company and Bank of America. Ms. Russo received her MBA in Project Management from Cornell University. At Quest she serves as Director of the E-Commerce Sales team and manages brands.
Ms. Knutson joined Quest in 2016. Prior to her joining Quest she held merchandise buying and inventory roles across hardline and softline categories with Target, Marshall Field’s, Macy’s, Kmart, Sears and Mervyn’s. Ms. Knutson received her BA in Merchandising with a minor concentration in Retail Buying. At Quest she serves as the Merchandise Manager and manages brands.
Mr. Slawinski joined Quest Products in 2016. Prior to that he had sales and marketing roles with Ace Branded Products, WC Bradley Co./TIKI and Kraft Foods. Mr. Slawinski attended the University ofWisconsin Stout receiving a BS in Business/Marketing. For Quest, he oversees Sales Management for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Mr. Peierl joined Quest Product in 2014. Prior to that held the Controller role at Active Electric Supply, and the General Manager/CFO role at Haggerty Enterprises. Mr. Peierl attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse receiving a BS in Accounting and Business Management. For Quest he is responsible for multiple departments including the Finance Team, HR, Purchasing & Inventory Control and Warehouse.
Mr. Esselman joined Quest in 2016. Prior to joining Quest, he was with Southcomm Business Media serving as IT Manager, at Scot Forge as Communications & Systems Administrator and is also currently Vice President of the Board of Education for Clinton Community School District in Clinton, WI. Mr. Esselman attended McHenry County College for Business Management & Administration. At Quest he serves as the Director of Information Technology.