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Leadership:

 

Jimmy Haverstick,
CEO & Co-Founder
With an extensive history developing and utilizing web-based services for the animal health and pet industries, Jimmy Haverstick heads the Atlanta office of FTG and leads the company's sales and marketing efforts nationwide. Jimmy’s experience includes founding the first business-to-business pharmaceutical and supply management portal for the veterinarian industry. Jimmy was responsible for the design, business development and virtually all aspects of daily operations of the company. Jimmy has 20+ years experience in the animal health industry and has developed extensive experience in business development, integration and content management within the animal health supply chain. Jimmy’s experience includes service as a territory manager for a major animal health distributor.

Phone: 404-888-0734
E-mail: jhaverstick@focustg.com

   
Chris Glaser,
COO & Co-Founder
Chris is responsible for the operations and delivery of FTG offerings. Chris’ team will lead and deliver the implementation of the FTG offerings. Prior to helping start FTG at the beginning of 2001, Chris gained technology and operational experience in healthcare materials management and supply chain. Prior to FTG, Chris helped start and run an e-commerce company for Healthcare procurement called empactHealth.com (now Global Health Exchange). As one of the initial leaders of the company, Chris was responsible for developing and executing the operations plan, including leading the plan for managing item and vendor data files for the largest human healthcare provider, HCA. Chris holds an MBA degree from Tennessee Tech University and has extensive experience in customer support, employee training, information technology solution implementation and product definition.

Phone: 615-353-0836 ext 300
E-mail: cglaser@focustg.com

   
   
Nick Streams,
VP of Operations
Nick is responsible for guiding FTG’s strategic and tactical technology efforts. Before joining the FTG team, Nick was the Director of Product Development at Medibuy, Inc., where he managed the supply chain software development group for two flagship products, handling over $1B of EDI transactions at over 200+ hospitals for procurement of acute care supplies. Nick is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received a degree in computer science.

Phone: 615-353-0836 ext 301
E-mail: nstreams@focustg.com

   
   
Phil Lawler,
VP of Business Development
Phil heads the business development efforts of FTG and possesses nearly 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and management in the animal health industry. A graduate of Iowa State University, Phil brings expertise in business development, data-driven sales and marketing strategies, and management training. Immediately prior to joining the company, Phil founded Lawler Consulting and worked with various companies and organizations in the animal health and agricultural industries. He was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing at Neogen Corporation and also worked in marketing and sales for Fort Dodge Animal Health and Walco International/Holt Products. Phil and his family raise horses on their farm outside Lexington, KY.

Phone: 859-421-1566
E-mail: plawler@focustg.com

   
   
Chuck Buie,
VP Sales Agriculture
Chuck heads up our sales efforts in the crop protection and seed business. Chuck is a seasoned and well polished Ag Executive with over 16 years experience in Ag Communications, Media, Consulting, and Operations Management. Chuck was previously employed as International Sales Manager for Meister Media Worldwide, and more recently as National Accounts Director, and later, Business Unit Operating Manager for Farm Progress Companies, the US division of Fairfax Media, Australia. Chuck has also consulted on a 10,000 acre cotton, rice, corn and soybean farm in Mississippi and Arkansas for the past 9 years, and has experience in supply chain management.

Phone: 912-604-0941
E-mail: cbuie@focustg.com


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