With diverse management experience in growing international businesses across multiple industries, Rory Welch is ushering WaLa!, Inc. into the next phase of the Company’s lifecycle with emphasis on expanding global sales, marketing and distribution strategies. A senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategy, supply chain, sourcing, distribution, logistics, marketing and sales management, he has success in expanding profits throughboth revenue growth and cost savings.
Prior to joining WaLa!, he managed his own consulting firm, and before that held leadership positions at Movado Group, Inc., including COO for the boutique division and Senior Vice President of wholesale operations. Earlier in his career, Welch served as VP of strategic planning and analysis at Arrow Electronics,where he was responsible for building performance models across all aspects of the organization. While at Arrow, Welch also held positions as VP of product management for Asia-Pacific, with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of product management for the $1 billion division; as well as general manager of aerospace/military program accounts; product manager; and asset and logistics manager.
A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a master’s degree in business administration, Welch holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Furman University.