Meet the Group O team


Executive

Robert Ontiveros
Robert Ontiveros

Chairman & Founder

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Robert Ontiveros is the Chairman of Group O, a company he founded in 1974. As Chairman, Ontiveros oversees the entire Group O family of companies, which is composed of marketing, packaging and supply chain divisions. Ontiveros has grown Group O to more than 1,500 employees across 40 national locations, making it one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.

Ontiveros learned about the large-scale packaging industry early in his career. After seven years with Dun & Bradstreet, Ontiveros joined a small family-run packaging company, where he developed his entrepreneurial drive coupled with important business values, eventually leading to the development of his own firm, Bi-State Packaging. Today, Ontiveros continues to advance a culture focused around business ethics and family values, which has enabled Group O to thrive and grow amid the competitive nature of business.Bob’s leadership is evident by his numerous honors, including:

  • Order of Lincoln — the state of Illinois’ highest honor, recognizing his professional and community achievements
  • Outstanding Community Leadership  State of Illinois Comptroller 
  • U.S. Department of Commerce — Legacy Award
  • Minority Business Hall of Fame — Inductee
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Chicago Minority Business Development Council
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Negocios Now
  • Honorary Doctorate — Augustana College
 
Ontiveros is trustee of Augustana and an active member of both the Illinois and U.S. Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, along with a number of other community and business organizations.  An Illinois native, he dedicates time to serving as a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley, as well as being a Junior Achievement whole school sponsor, which supplies classrooms with educational materials. He also supports many organizations throughout the Quad Cities, including Niabi Zoological Association, Community Healthcare and many more.
 
Bob resides in Moline, Illinois, with his wife Blenda.
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Gregg Ontiveros

Chief Executive Officer

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Turning Group O from a startup business into the $710 million diversified services firm it is today is due in large part to Gregg Ontiveros’ entrepreneurial spirit and can-do philosophy. As principal owner and CEO of Group O, he has provided the vision necessary to attract marquee clients that represent a veritable who’s who of America’s most respected brands, including AT&T, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Best Buy, Caterpillar, John Deere, Staples and Michelin. By creating innovative marketing, packaging and supply chain solutions, Ontiveros and Group O have helped these and many other Fortune 500 companies turn their most complex business challenges into centers of profitability and efficiency.

 

Ontiveros leads with a hands-on approach, remaining very involved in all facets of Group O daily operations. Through his efforts to establish and expand key financial partnerships and client relationships, Group O has become one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in North America and the recipient of the 2011 National Minority Supplier of the Year award (nmsdc.org).  Group O was also recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 5 Latino-owned businesses in the United States (ushcc.org).

 

Ontiveros also has a deep commitment to the community, proudly serving on a variety of non-profit and corporate boards including Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and US Bank. In addition, he has put his passion for youth development and sports to work by coaching basketball and baseball.

 

Throughout his career, Ontiveros has mentored Hispanic and other minority and non-minority business owners and entrepreneurs. He has been candid about his lessons learned and supportive in offering advice, referring individuals to other key contacts, collaborating to determine business opportunities with Group O, or matchmaking them with other businesses. He was able to share his knowledge on a more global level, when he had the honor of being selected to speak at a recent President’s Hispanic CEO Roundtable discussion at the White House.

 

In recognition of his leadership and contributions to the Hispanic business community, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce selected Ontiveros as its 2012 HBE Hispanic Businessman of the Year.  He also earned a place on the 2013 50 Influentials list, published by Hispanic Business.  And Ontiveros' competitive spirit and drive also extends to the golf course, culminating in a 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am championship.

 

Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado State University and resides in Davenport, Iowa, with his wife, Carolyn, and their three children.

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Corporate

Bob Marriott
Bob Marriott

Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Kim Fox
Kim Fox

Vice President
Human Resources

Mike Huntley
Mike Huntley

Vice President
Chief Information Officer

Dottie Tubbs
Dottie Tubbs

Senior Vice President

Operations

Candy Wise
Candy Wise

Vice President
Marketing Solutions

Paul Flemr
Paul Flemr

Executive Director
Marketing Solutions

Mike Horan
Mike Horan

Executive Director
Business Analytics

Mark Herbert
Mark Herbert

Director
Reward Solutions

Eric Salisbury
Eric Salisbury

Vice President
Packaging and Supply Chain Solutions

Jeremy Aune

Vice President
Mobile Device and Retail Operations

Business Development

Mike De La Cruz
Mike De La Cruz

Senior Vice President
Business Development

Kieran Keddy
Kieran Keddy

Vice President
Sales

Richard Resch
Richard Resch

National Sales Manager
Packaging Solutions

Nikki VenHorst
Nikki VenHorst

Executive Director
Sales

Eric Vyncke
Eric Vyncke

Executive Director
Sales

Group O is a Top 5 Latino-owned Business and National Minority Supplier of the Year.