W. Capra Consulting Group is welcoming Ed Collupy as its new executive consultant. W. Capra Consulting Group is a retail technology, payments, security and strategic implementation firm.
Collupy joins W. Capra from The Pantry Inc., which recently merged with Couche-Tard. At the Pantry, Collupy served as vice president on the IT leadership team, where most recently he directed and supported all of The Pantry retail systems for store operations, merchandising and the fuel teams.
During his career at The Pantry, Collupy led The Pantry’s technology plans through their rapid growth from 400 stores to over 1,500 stores. Under his leadership they implemented several successful strategic project initiatives including Point of Sale (POS), Back Office Reporting and Accounting, Analytics, Workforce Management, and Fuel Pricing systems.
“Ed is a proven leader who possesses a depth of retail systems experience,” said Doug Rodewald, a Partner in W. Capra. “He has a track record of collaborating with business teams and delivering system solutions that drove the business forward.”
Patrick Raycroft, founding partner, added, “Ed joins us as a highly respected and involved resource, an advocate for the Convenience/Petroleum retail industry. He’ll be an asset to our team and the retail clients we provide strategic guidance to.”
Collupy has served as chairman of the Board of Advisors of Connexus (formerly PCATS) and continues to be a member of its Board of Directors. He has also been a member of VeriFone’s Petroleum Advisory Council, Retalix’ Executive Advisory Board, and in advisory roles on the NACS Technology Council.
A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston he also attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program – Delivering Information Services.