Created By A Former Shift Worker For Shift Workers and Their Management Teams
ShedWool smart shift scheduling delivers an easy to use and affordable employee scheduling software, making it the most comprehensive smart scheduling app on the market.
Everyone on the ShedWool team has a philanthropic heart. The basis of ShedWool’s ideation came from our Founder’s inside management experience in the restaurant industry. He knew first-hand the pains of operations and how scheduling affects the lives of shift workers. It was his helping heart and search for a successful solution to the pain points his fellow shift workers were experiencing that has continued to help drive ShedWool’s features and growth over time.
The ShedWool team promotes values of authenticity, respect, giving, and creative solutions for life and career balance.
Have No Fear, ShedWool is Here!
The ShedWool leadership team has first-hand knowledge and experience in diverse business environments which aids us in providing solutions to an array of needs in many fields of service.
ShedWool smart shift scheduling software is easy to use and integrate. Our Customer Support and Success team will lead you through every detail, so you and your team are confident in your new processes.
Committed to Excellence
Our entire team is dedicated to the success of our clients. In the past four years we have been devoted to creating happy clients and end users of ShedWool smart scheduling, and they haven’t yet seen the big upgrades we have coming in 2021.
Our Fearless Leaders
Cory is an entrepreneur, business leader, mentor, consultant, influencer and philanthropist. His work with BTEC, Founder Institute, and TIR Global Consultants has had impact locally (Chicago) and globally, and he has helped launch and scale more than a dozen companies, serving as a CEO, board member, and advisor to many of them. His expertise spans physical products, software, and business consulting.
With over 20 years in the restaurant industry, Cory knew first-hand the pain points being hurdled daily and with that knowledge built a team to create ShedWool. With an intuitive method ShedWool saves it users the most time, resulting from shortcomings Cory had experienced as a manager using other company’s products.
Cory’s superpower is creative optimism which is welcoming and draws other innovators to his circle.
Cory resides in Chicago, IL with his wife and dogs, Raj and Cora.
“Complexity is easy. Simplicity is the most difficult thing to do.”
Mike brings to ShedWool a diverse industry background, from startups to Fortune 50 Corporations, with years of leadership in the technology realm. Mike is excited for the opportunity to help others make their lives easier with ShedWool. “The broad application of the technology is astounding.”
Mike has the superpower ability to connect the dots quicker than most and handle large-scale deployments with great skill making him a fantastic leader to the team. In all he has achieved he has learned to be understanding but firm. “Business is business, you need to have compassion but be firm.”
Mike resides in Chicago, IL.
Doug is a technology executive with over 30 years’ experience in bringing technology products to market successfully. Some of those successes include Aspect Telecommunication Rockwell International, Genesys Labs, Witness Systems, GuardedNet, Blackberry, and Monet Software.
Doug is an innovative, hands-on executive with record of leading design and development of high technology products, improving processes and procedures to drive revenue, efficiency, and market share. “I’m extremely excited to have joined Shedwool to bring my experience in advanced forecasting and scheduling but also learn some new tricks and work with this outstanding team of people.”
With the exceptional superpower of an almost perfect memory, Doug considers all industries to be service industries. During his educational days working in food service he learned that people are always key and respecting people is paramount. He has taken this lesson with him through life.
Doug resides in Highland Park, IL where he is part of the four D’s- Doug, Debs, Darren & Drew, plus Tiger their indoor cat and 6 feral cats who live in the garden and are considered part of the family.
Dianna brings to ShedWool over 14 years in SaaS Enterprise Sales experience. She is excited to gain speedy penetration into the most innovative and influential QSR, Casual Dining, and Hospitality franchises. Dianna exemplifies thoughtfulness, professionalism, and proactiveness in all she does. She says, “It’s so satisfying to anticipate the needs of someone else so that they are surprised, delighted, and feel truly known.”
Dianna resides in Porter Beach, Indiana with her wonderful husband and two talented black labs. In her downtime she hones her superpower of being a Word Scramble aficionado.
Christy is thrilled to once again be in the adrenaline-infused start-up atmosphere of an organization that is being positioned to disrupt an industry and create meaningful change in the process. Her passion for creating systems and infrastructure utilizes her strategic planning skills which she's honed for the last 30 years in the events industry.
Christy's deeply rooted passion for teaching, learning, writing, speaking, and mentoring remains an integral part of her days. She has returned to teaching, this time for SDSU's new Master's Program in Hospitality Management. In her off time, Christy loves to read, cook, cuddle with her dogs, Roo and Wags, and nap. Her super-power is connecting people.
Dividing her time between the east coast, Chicago, or a United Airlines flight to somewhere, Christy makes time for mission work, family, and exploring new places.
The Rest Of The Team
James comes to ShedWool Inc. with a varied and robust background. He started in the Hospitality field at a very young age working in restaurants and nightclubs and then pursued his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Technology. Shortly after landing his first job with the Hilton Corporation he came to a fork in the road redirecting his journey into the beauty and fashion industry working alongside some of the most brilliant talents and celebrities. As a natural progression from creating highly successful retail driven product launches, events became second nature to his role in corporate America. After making the transition from living and working in New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, James opened his own event firm which quickly gained notoriety as an award-winning event company specializing in high end corporate and social events. His career once again shifted when James joined forces with Strategic Meetings & Events as CMO which ultimately lead him to ShedWool.
“One of the most exciting things about becoming a part of ShedWool is that I can be thankful for the roads I have traveled, they have given me the skills that I can now bring to this amazing team and work on projects that will one day soon be the brand that will shape and forever change the way people live their lives and put the future into the hands of so many.” James brings joy to all who work with him by using his superpower of utilizing the Power of Positivity to combat the evils of Negativity.
James currently resides in Boynton Beach, FL
Charmaine began her creative writing at a young age and since then has surrounded herself with business, marketing, and words. She was previously the editor of a quarterly meetings and events publication which led her to a Creative Content Strategist position with Strategic Meetings and Events and now brings her vast knowledge and experience to ShedWool. “Being a part of ShedWool means so much to me because I know first-hand the obstacles of shift work in the F&B industry. This team and our capabilities are going to change the lives of so many, especially those with families, who need the security and flexibility ShedWool can offer.”
Charmaine has worked in food/beverage service on and off in life as a waitress, bartender, and craft brewery pubkeep. The most influential thing she has taken from her experience is that a smile can go a long way and an apology can go even further. “A customer wants to be acknowledged and appreciated, but that goes for all of us in every walk of life.”
Giving ‘Healing Hugs’ and great advice is her superpower and she is open to giving both almost always!
Charmaine resides in South Dakota with her family, including two teenaged sons, a 9-year-old daughter, Reid the cat, and Cody the Bichon pup. She aspires to eventually move somewhere near a warm beach.
Multi-tasking Extraordinaire, Erin has over 19 years of experience in the financial world and was most recently the “Energizer Bunny” of Strategic Meetings & Events. She loves working with people who are passionate about what they do and are willing to work together to accomplish something great, making ShedWool a great fit. “I think the team we are working with is fun and exciting and we can all bring something to the table.”
Erin works best while gracefully juggling tasks and keeping all our proverbial trains on time. Erin never stops moving forward and thrives on achieving the most of every day. Her attention to detail is beyond expectation, and she has an inner drive that pushes her to excel in all operations and aspects of any job, and always with a smile. She learned early in life to “Always be polite, never raise your voice, and keep your cool at all times no matter what the situation is. Never let them see you sweat.”
Erin resides in New Jersey with her husband, two teenaged children, and two very loved dogs.
Taylor is a successful small-business partner working at installing art in residential and commercial settings. “I am very excited to blend my knowledge of people skills with my attention to detail as we solve a variety of human problems which pertain to efficiency in the workplace.”
In the 10 years Taylor has worked with his clients he has learned that every person is different, and every single person is at a different point in their life at any given time you in which you encounter them. He believes with this knowledge, the keys of empathy and understanding create a true connection and this connection must be made before a problem can be approached. Taylor works diligently to build relationships of trust and compassion.
Taylor’s superpower is his fantastic step-back jumper which helps him while he coaches 8th grade basketball.
Taylor resides in Chicago, IL.
Antonio brings ShedWool his experience in sales management and customer service, working in diverse sales realms. “I have found that people are constantly seeking some extra time in their day and reassurance in life,” which makes Antonio excited to join the ShedWool team where we are striving to become a more direct solution to these everyday problems.
Antonio offers wonderful new perspectives to the team and pride’s himself with the superpower of watching “The Office” religiously. Growing up in a mainly male household of three brothers and three nephews, which he says was fairly calm, he brings with him a sense of Chicago pride, having been born and raised in Chicago, IL.
Cody brings to ShedWool Inc. his robust digital marketing experience including content creation, graphic design, social media management, website development, email marketing, and search engine optimization. “I am excited to be a part of a new technology that will help hundreds of thousands and potentially millions of lives.”
In Cody’s past, working as a waiter, he was greatly influenced by the attention to detail and all the little things he had to do which made a big difference to the customer, taking their dining experience from great to a special and unforgettable time.
Naps, we all need them and taking them anywhere is Cody’s superpower, however, unlike many, Cody can snap awake and be ready to go again in no time.
Cody resides in Summit, New Jersey and remains close with his parents, brother, and family pets, Triddy and Rosie.
Kalina, a Rutgers University student majoring in Communications, has joined the ShedWool family. She had worked for a marketing agency and is excited to be part of ShedWool because, “I get to see all the components which go into getting a startup up and running, including tech and design.”
Organization is just one of Kalina’s superpowers, including event organization for family and friends. In her time working at a restaurant, the most influential learning concept Kalina received was to admit when you have made a mistake and to try and fix that issue in a respectful and professional way.
Kalina currently resides in Wayne, NJ with her family.