Andrew S. Field
, President and CEO
Andrew founded Express Color Printing in 1996 to serve the Montana printing market. After discovering that Montana has more elk and bison than print buyers, Andrew and his small team launched PrintingForLess.com in 1999, building the first true e-commerce commercial printing company. Andrew was named Montana's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 for his contributions to the local economy, and was recognized by Winning Workplaces and Fortune Small Business as a winner of the 2005 Best Bosses Award for innovative approaches that have created a high-performance workplace.
Andrew cultivates a dynamic culture that both empowers and inspires PFL's people. Leading by example, he embraces challenge and strives to keep PFL ahead of the curve in technology innovation. He serves on the board of National Association of Printing Leadership
, and is active in Young Presidents Organization
Andrew's affinity for the printing business began when he learned to run a press in high school and got a job at a local print shop in his home town of San Mateo, California. From there he worked for print shops in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, until switching careers to sales and business management when he moved to Montana in 1989. Andrew, never one to sit passively, took action to capitalize on his printing knowledge by creating PrintingForLess.com, targeting a niche in both the printing and .com industries.
A competitive swimmer as a youth, he now dabbles in skiing and fly fishing, and enjoys floating the Yellowstone River. Andrew's devotion to his border collie, Jessie, was the inspiration for PFL's dog-friendly environment
. He is inspired by PFL's tens of thousands of small business customers, the fine people he works with and the opportunity PFL creates for them to live their dreams in Montana.
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, Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Dan Rice has perhaps the most diverse background and job role of any member of the PrintingForLess.com management team. Since joining the company in January 2003, Dan has taken on the roles of Legal Counsel, Information Technology Manager, Accounting Manager, Facilities Manager, Community Relations Lead and the project lead for the location, financing, design and construction of our 46,500 square foot facility.
Drawing on his background in recruiting and human resources, Dan also works extensively with the Human Resources team to ensure a continuous flow of high quality applicants and employees. He gained his experience running the day to day operations of a multi-state staffing company and has personally interviewed over 10,000 applicants in his career.
Dan has over 20 years of experience in legal, political, financial, and operational management of organizations of varying sizes. Prior to joining PFL, he served as a Vice-President and CFO of a multi-state staffing company which grew from $2 million to $25 million in annual revenues. During this position he negotiated and completed the sale of the company to a NYSE traded company. Previously, Dan worked as a practicing attorney, stock broker and served as Legal Counsel to the Kansas Secretary of State. He holds a JD from Washburn University and a BA from Wichita State University.
When not wearing one of his many "hats" at PFL, Dan spends time with his wife and two German Shepherds enjoying hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and playing in the creeks near his home.
, Vice President of Human Resources, Strategy and Development
Marne Reed has personally recruited more employees during her HR career to date than many of us will work with over a lifetime. Her role of leading the search for the right people and securing the right benefits to keep them happy is mission critical to the continuing growth of PrintingForLess.com.
Since joining the company in April 2002, Marne has been at the helm of PrintingForLess.com's successful initiatives to provide high-value benefits without breaking a small-business budget. The birth of her son, Nicholas, and lack of local childcare options helped prompt the push for the state of Montana's only company-owned, licensed childcare facility in 2003 to meet the needs of the company's current and future working parents.
Marne has worked heavily with PrintingForLess.com's management team to translate its key people strategy into an effective hiring process and implementing a metrics-based performance evaluation system. Her background in human resources and recruiting has been invaluable in finding top talent from around the country to enable the company to keep up with its steady growth spurt. She gained experience in the field from 1997-2002 working for and winning awards at AppleOne Employment and handling rapid growth needs at a corporate HR department in Boulder, Colorado.
In addition to overseeing the Human Resources and Support departments, Marne has recently taken over leading the Software Development and Business Analyst groups. Delivering intuitive, high value, mission critical software has become Marne's new passion at PFL.
Marne grew up in rural New Mexico and moved to Montana in search of new challenges. Marne attended college in Oklahoma and Albuquerque. As committed as she is to her work, she's an even more devoted family-lover who lives for spending time with her husband, her two sons and two step sons both in Montana outdoor adventures and more home-bound pursuits such as cooking and landscaping.
, Vice President of Technical Services
Wyeth Windham is someone who is never at a loss for words or the wherewithal to get a job done. After starting in the Technical Service department in November 2003, Wyeth quickly wound his way up into production management. As a member of the production coordination team, he developed and documented more efficient processes for pre-press output and plate production. As co-manager of PrintingForLess.com's production facility since 2004, Wyeth has been instrumental in coordinating process development efforts to ramp up the plant's throughput and staff productivity to record levels.
Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Wyeth earned his degree in business marketing and Spanish literature and language from Montana State University in 2003. His degree pursuit included a school year studying in Spain along with his wife, Diana.
Wyeth enjoys cooking, a good movie, being out in Montana and sharing his time with friends and family over great food and good wine. The newest development in his life is his new baby girl, Athalia, born in June 2005. He is grateful to have both a career and home life that drive his passion and challenge him to grow every day.
, Vice President of Marketing
Daniel is a business-driven, entrepreneurial-minded marketer with an extensive background in web-based marketing, search engine optimization, and direct sales. His passion is helping small businesses reach the next level. Since joining PFL in January 2005, Daniel has leveraged his strategic and hands-on approach to business to propel company growth, in his roles as Director of Business Development, Marketing Manager and Technical Service Representative (TSR). He discovered his passion for business and marketing in college when he started developing websites for local businesses and helping them get found online. He has been involved in Internet marketing for more than 10 years.
Daniel earned his bachelor's degree from Montana State University in business marketing with a strong emphasis in computer science. He credits growing up on a cattle ranch in central Montana in helping him develop an early appreciation for rolling-up his sleeves and getting the job done. For personal pursuits, Daniel enjoys officiating high school basketball, boating, water sports, and spending time with his wife Kelly and their yellow lab Daisy Mae.
, Vice President, Manufacturing
After starting in the PrintingForLess.com
production department in May 2007, Emma has worked in
a variety of areas within the company including managing
both the mailing services and finishing departments.
Most recently,Emma was promoted to the Vice President
of Manufacturing,bringing with her a commitment
to developing a work culture based upon employee
engagement, cross training and continuous process
improvement. Her vision of giving employees the right
tools to produce high quality products that lead to
remarkable customer experiences has been instrumental
in the manufacturing department receiving unprecedented
employee satisfaction and team morale scores.
Emma’s extensive experience in hospitality and
management has allowed her to work closely with
her employees to develop and implement process
improvements that have resulted in increased
manufacturing productivity and efficiency.
An avid traveler, Emma earned her degree in political
science and history from the University of Connecticut in
1996 before gaining experience as a manager of Raytheon
Polar Service, a logistics company based in Antarctica.
In her free time, Emma and her husband Jeremiah enjoy
hiking, skiing,cooking, and working on never-ending
home improvement projects.
W. David Bayless
Dave was a founder, principal, and EVP of Hoak Capital Corporation, a Dallas and New York-based private equity firm, where he specialized in industry consolidations and leveraged build-ups. Prior to that, he was involved with the leveraged buyout and venture capital activities of Citicorp in Dallas and Continental Bank in Chicago. Dave holds a MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Economics with highest honors from Montana State University. Dave has fourteen years' of experience in the management of complex transactions. He knows the venture development process from the perspective of investor, lender, board member, and entrepreneur. During the last three years, Dave contributed to the launch or reorganization of a number of early stage businesses including Right Now Technologies, Inc.
(a Web-based customer self-help software and services business) and Off the Beaten Path, LLC
(a specialty travel company). In his spare time, Dave moderates a new e-mail list dedicated to issues of interest to Montana-based entrepreneurs. His personal web page is http://www.wdbayless.com
Steve has co-founded two businesses -- Video Lottery (recently
acquired by Anchor gaming [NASDAQ:SLOT]) and Freemail (acquired by Wam!Net).
He has a strong background in growing entrepreneurial businesses and taking
them public. Concurrently, as an attorney, Steve practices law with Kirwan
and Barrett with an emphasis on commercial litigation. His unique
background of commercial business experience from his days with Honeywell,
Inc. and his executive management abilities are well suited for the growing
internet economy and businesses like PrintingForLess.com.
Gerry is an accomplished business executive with extensive financial, operations, sales, marketing and business development expertise with Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, industry-leading AM International, Inc. and AB Dick Company. He offers extensive experience in repositioning businesses including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Gerry has held full corporate P&L responsibility for the last 15 years.
Gerry brings to PrintingForLess.com his dynamic corporate leadership, offering a broad base of management expertise gained within rapid growth and turnaround environments, with demonstrated skills in global business expansions, consolidations, strategic planning and corporate restructuring. He understands strategies that produce sustainable revenue with a proven record of success in identifying and capitalizing on profitable growth opportunities.
Rich is Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University. He is also founder and Executive Director of the College's Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West. Before coming to Montana State, Rich was head of the Marketing Department at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Rich's expertise is in the areas of marketing strategy, advertising and branding. Rich has delivered speeches and seminars on these topics across the United States and in Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, Germany, France, Belgium and Scotland. Rich has published more than 50 articles and books on advertising and branding strategy. The most recent book, Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion, 3rd Edition
, is the leading text in the area used in over 500 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Rich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.