Jon Bibo brings over 25 years of retail and education market experience to ThinkEDU. He started his career in 1986 as the General Merchandise Buyer for the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore focusing on School Supplies, Technology and Electronics, and Convenience Items. In 1992, he joined NACSCORP (the distribution arm of the National Association of College Stores) where he ultimately served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role he was responsible for developing NACSCORP’s value proposition and sales/marketing execution to over 3,000 college stores (including independent stores, lease operators, and buying groups) as well as hundreds of publisher and vendor partners.
In 2007, Jon joined Follett Corporation as the Vice President of General Merchandise Sourcing with full category responsibility for School/Office Supplies, Technology/Electronics, Graduation Merchandise, Trade/General Books, and Convenience Food/Beverage/Health/Beauty Items. In this role, he developed and managed Follett’s strategic partnerships with brand leaders such as: Apple, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Dell, Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Bic, Pentel, 3M, Random House, Penguin, Ingram Content Group, Beats, Herff Jones, Jostens, and Frito Lay.
Jon is now a Managing Partner of Bibo-Walsh Retail Consulting Services providing business insight and analysis to a number of retail and education market clients.