CEO, Edgestone Ventures
Thomas Ordemann (Tom) is a retail, store operations executive and consultant. He is the CEO of Edgestone Ventures (2010–present), CEO of ArrestSOS, LLC, Advisor for Blackmore Partners, and Consultant for Executives in Action. He served as the Executive Vice President for Specialty Retail Operations at BioScrip from 2007 to 2010, Senior Executive Consultant on retail and pharmacy for the Gerson Lehrman Group (2006-2007), the VP of Store Operations for Duane Reade and VP of Duane Reade International (2002-2006), and the Regional VP of Store Operations (and other positions) for the Jack Eckerd Corporation prior to that. Mr. Ordemann is highly skilled at change management, talent development, and process optimization. Tom’s exceptional record of achievement at mid and large cap companies is matched by his accomplishments in small cap and startup organizations where he has proven the adaptability of his skills. With nimble agility, he’s shown a great talent for helping firms of all sizes respond to changes in the economy, the marketplace, competition, emerging technology, and new regulatory demands. Directing all facets of operations for multi-unit locations, Tom draws on a deep reservoir of skills that includes expertise in growth strategies, financial analysis, risk management, compliance, strategic planning, forecasting, loss prevention, training and development, Six Sigma, inventory management, site selection, vendor management, M & A integration, and client relations. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with special honors from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, and a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.