Chief Information Officer
Gabe Olives is a POS and payments guru and an undeniable industry expert in the convenience channel for technology, fuel management, legislative affairs, POS/BOS, and payments. As Chief Information Officer of Impact 21, Gabe has applied his industry savvy to many projects. He has engaged in transitions for a large acquisition of retail sites, a refinery, and a commercial bakery/commissary, with specific emphasis on the migration of accounting. He assisted in the implementation of a multiparty logistics consolidation project for a major retailer, supported a major technology company in a successful new product introduction, and engaged in EMV planning, certification, and execution.
Gabe’s knowledge, gained from his long history in both technology and fuels and his 30+ years in the convenience store industry, is an asset to the industry. He served on the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association and as Chairman of their Fuels Committee. Gabe has been very active as an advocate for process improvement and technical standards including many speaking engagements at NACS, SIGMA and Conexxus. Gabe current leads the BDX committee for Conexxus and serves on the board of Advisors. Gabe served as Chairman of Conexxus in 2015 and served on the Board of Directors of PCATS, as its Chairman in 2009. In 2010, he was honored by CSN magazine as the Top Tech Executive of the Year.
Gabe’s background spanned many aspects of the industry, including operations, marketing, and construction during his first ten years in convenience. He served as a senior executive at Turkey Hill Minit Markets, a best-in-class IT organization and division of the Kroger Company, responsible for petroleum marketing, information technology, and legislative affairs and in a senior position with Rutter’s for petroleum marketing. A self-described marketer with a passion for technology, Gabe advanced Turkey Hill’s processes to support all aspects of retail automation and guided the organization through the transition from major to private branded fuel operator. Over the years, Gabe has worked closely with most solution providers in the convenience channel as either a retailer directly or as the only two-time Chairman of Conexxus with experience in all aspects of retail technology.
A Pennsylvania native, Gabe graduated from the University of Scranton. He takes pleasure in spending time with his family and giving back to his community through active involvement at Bishop McDevitt private high school in Harrisburg, PA. In his spare time, Gabe can be found working alongside his wife on their property, playing sports, swimming, or golfing at any chance he gets.
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