Founded by a team of industry leaders and entrepreneurs, RISE was created to provide manufacturers and retailers a service oriented product to ease the burdens of sales and distribution. By taking our experience with our business model focused on being your partner, we aim to increase your sales while lowering your investment of time and money put into marketing and purchasing.
Our Leadership Team
Ivan Streit, President
Ivan has over 40 yrs of distinguished leadership in the distribution and brokerage industry. His many achievements include:
-Partner and consultant at Grand Prairie Foods. Taking sales from 5 million when he joined to nearly 20 million. Founder and President of ILS Consulting and Brokerage.
-President and CEO of Mann’s International. Taking sales from 3.2 million to over 30 million, eventually selling company in 2012.
-Consultant and National Sales Manager for Dubuque Packaging Co. Starting the foodservice division within the company.
-President and founder of Institutional Marketing and Sales Brokerage. Representing food and non-food items for Schwans, Basic American Foods, Nestle, Tropicana, Gardetto and others..
Heinrich Klinge, Executive Vice President
Heinrich's vast accomplishments and experience include:
-Vice President of Sales-Retail at Tradavo expanding their business in brick and mortar retailers as well as eCommerce partnerships.
-National Account Manager at Lifestyle Division for Godiva Chocolatier. Took the company into several big box retailers as Godiva expanded their distribution.
-National Account Manager & Director of Customer Care at Marjack Specialty Distribution. Managed retail accounts increasing the business with success as well as turned the customer care department into a high class department that represented the company in the manner in which it deserved.
-New Business Development Manager at The Harrison Company, Bossier City, LA. Increased profits of 34 store C-Store Group by 50% plus was the major win while selling for this Convenience Store Distributor.
Reagan Smith, Director of Communications
Reagan has been successful in his various ventures:
-Major Gift/Development Officer at The University of Washington. Overseeing the development of the Institute of Technology and Center for Web and Data Science.
-Founded Deskfeeder, a web-based start-up based on social media and RSS to bring all web based products to individual portals.
-Founded and eventually sold Augies Dogs, a vending company based in Phoenix, AZ.
-Received his B.S. Degree from Arizona State University.
Our goal as your partner is to have a relationship that focuses on each company and individual. With an understanding of you and your business goals, we are better able to serve you and help bring your business the products and markets it needs to succeed. We don't need to waste your time throwing product after product at the wall hoping for one to stick. We take pride in our understanding of each partner and bring you products and markets that will fulfill your goals and objectives.
To all of you, from all of us at RISE - Thank you!