Meet The Team
With 100+ years of combined industry experience, the ROG Consulting team understands how the Petroleum sector works.
President / Co-Founder
Co-founder and president of ROG Consulting, Mark has over 20 years of convenience and petroleum industry experience. His primary areas of expertise include:
Software – Scanning and back office solutions for retail, wholesale, transport, accounting and more
Store/office process and procedure – Ways to maximize control while minimizing labor and expense
Background screening and drug testing
Mark’s first exposure to the world of retail was working at his family’s 11 grocery stores as a teen. He truly learned the business from the ground up, starting with bringing in shopping carts from the parking lot and then expanding into other responsibilities.
After the family business was sold, Mark became vice president of internet product sales for a scanning and back office software company. In this role, he learned that one shoe does not fit all needs, and no matter how good a software product(s) may be, it doesn’t mean it is the right solution for all retailers. This led Mark to reach out to Bruce Butler, a respected client, and thus sparked the beginnings of ROG Consulting. Mark and Bruce agreed to operate a consulting practice with no ties to the software or hardware suppliers so they could truly help their clients find the best solution for their specific needs without any concern of bias – 100% objective, impartial advice.
A graduate of Lehigh University, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing golf, and helping coach his son’s little league baseball team.
Director of Retail Operations
Nancy has been in the convenience store business for 30 years. Starting as a store manager and working her way to district manager, supervisor of food service and in her most recent role as Director of Retail Operations. Nancy has worked in mid sized chains that included
Gas / convenience store
Instore deli with both prepared to order and grab and go food service
She is also a certified VASC technician on the Commander/Ruby POS. This gives her the knowledge and understanding of how the connectivity to a back office software and the data that can be polled from the POS work. In addition she is able to configuration and set up on the POS.
Nancy is an excellent and patient trainer based her understanding of the flow of information from store level to the office this uniquely positions her for training from beginning to end within an organization.
Nancy has a college degree in teaching and taught pre-school for 6 years, is an active member in her church and loves dogs.
Richard Ficorilli has over 30 years in the Convenience and Petroleum store industry. He has served on both the Connecticut Carwash Association and the Connecticut Shell Dealer Association. He has owned and operated seven gasoline/convenience locations that have included everything from AM/PM Food Marts, ETD Food Marts, car washes and snack shops. His experience dealing with Food Mart franchises is extensive, including being involved in the original focus groups. He opened the first AM/PM Franchises in the state of Connecticut.
Having as many as 60 or more employees, he was one of the first to implement scanning and item level inventory. Over the past 20 years he has helped many of his fellow dealers do the same.
Richard has also been involved in developing programs in the communities surrounding his business. From toy and food drives to helping build and expand high school sport.
Kurt Jasman helps ROG clients move to line-item inventory to streamline and increase profits. He also got an early start in the retail business. At 15, he began working for Supermarc Inventory Services of Connecticut, and joined the company as a full-time employee after graduating high school. Noting how times have changed – technology in particular – Kurt recalls using paper and pencil to count inventory, then progressing to tape recorders, and eventually calculators.
In 1989, he started his own business, DK Inventory Services of CT, LLC, with his partner Denise A. Jasman while still working for Supermarc. His business turned a corner in 2000 when he purchased a handheld scanner and program, a new technology that caught his attention. He landed an account in a hospital gift shop, and continues to service this account to date.
Two years later, Kurt decided to pursue his own business full-time. Soon after, he landed his first major account and began focusing 100% on line-item scan audits.
Companies such as SSCS, CSS, Series2k, Pinnacle, Atlantic Systems and LiquorPOS use his scanners and software packages.
John Strickland Jr.
John Strickland Jr is a former third generation petroleum marketer presently working as a Senior Consultant for ROG Consulting. John started his career after college working as a staff member for Congressman H. Martin Lancaster. Following his work in Washington, DC he moved back to Goldsboro NC and began work as a store manager for his family’s petroleum distribution company, Wayne Oil. The company operated retail, wholesale, aviation fuel sales, lubricants, and transportation companies. After serving in each area of the company he was promoted to Company President in 2007. During his tenure at Wayne Oil he served on the BP Marketers Board of Directors for fourteen years and was the founding member of the BP Technology Committee working to deliver technology solutions to the petroleum industry.
Currently John is a Senior Consultant with ROG Consulting. He is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a graduate of the College of Charleston with a BA in Political Science and has an MBA concentrating in Finance from Campbell University’s Lundy Fetterman School of Business. John is an instrument rated pilot and lives in Goldsboro, NC with his 17 year old daughter.
We needed computers in all of our stores, a new back-office system, and scanning stations. With ROG, we had an upgraded version of our system up-and-running within five or six months. It has helped us cut down on all the paperwork, the storage issues and a lot of the problems we had been encountering
- Lee Holland, Southern Oil