SHELTON, CT – Kelly Marion, a 20-year veteran of the consumer products industry, has joined TABS Group where he will lead the firm’s new Bentonville, AR office.
Marion, 50, has worked with manufacturers and retailers from Fortune 500 giants to nimble start-ups, representing a wide variety of channels, including food, drugs, natural foods, vitamins and nutrition, specialty beauty, value and alternative retail. He will also lead the firm’s recruitment, training and businesses development initiatives.
“Kelly has distinguished himself throughout his career as an innovator and strategic-minded manager. He is the perfect person to interface with our largest Bentonville client, Unilever, as well as expand our presence with other multi-national FMCG companies,” said TABS Group Founder and CEO Dr. Kurt Jetta.
Prior to joining TABS Group, Marion operated his own consulting firm where he interacted directly with major retailer chains and distribution sources. In addition to his sales and marketing experience, Marion has been involved in multiple branded transactions on both the buy- and sell-side involving private equity groups. Marion began his consumer packaged goods career at Playtex Products, holding a variety of Sales and Trade Marketing positions over an 11-year period, culminating as national accounts manager. Marion has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Marketing with a minor in Finance.
TABS Group, a leading provider of research, data analysis and consulting services to the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, is headquartered in Shelton, CT with offices in Bentonville, AR, Boca Raton, FL, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo, CA. For more information visit, www.tabsgroup.com.