Executive Vice President, Energy
Project Management, IT Organization, Retail Automation, Process Management, Fuel Management/Pricing/Logistics, Convenience Retail Leadership, Technical Standards and Interfaces, Legislative Affairs
Gabe Olives is a POS and payments guru and an undeniable industry expert in the convenience channel for technology, analytics, fuel and energy management, logistics and accounting, legislative affairs, retail automation, and payments. Gabe has applied his industry savvy to many projects. He has engaged in transitions for large retail and fuel acquisitions, to include refining, fuel pipeline and logistics, fuels wholesale/transportation, retail automation (merch, food, fuel) Distribution (wholesale, commercial bakeries/commissaries), with specific emphasis on the migration of IT, accounting, financial reporting, and treasury. He assists 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 technology, energy management and government relations and his 35+ 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 currently 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 currently serves on the Transportation Energy Institute (formerly Fuels Institute) Board of Advisors.
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 and logistics. 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 a 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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