Meet the Group O Team.

40+ years of exceeding expectations.

Since 1974, we’ve been producing tailored, results-driven solutions for some of the world's largest companies. Our clients choose Group O for our unique ability to react quickly to new opportunities and driving new standards of excellence.

  • Robert Ontiveros portrait
    Robert Ontiveros
    Chairman & Founder
    Biography

    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 a 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.

  • Gregg Ontiveros
    Gregg Ontiveros
    Chief Executive Officer
    Biography

    Turning Group O from a startup business into the $700 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 who 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's 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 extend 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.

  • Bob Marriott
    Bob Marriott
    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Candy Wise
    Candy Wise
    Senior Vice President,
    Marketing Solutions
  • Eric Salisbury
    Eric Salisbury
    Senior Vice President,
    Supply Chain and Packaging Solutions
  • Jeremy Aune
    Jeremy Aune
    Senior Vice President,
    Mobile Device and Retail Operations
  • Kim Fox
    Kim Fox
    Vice President,
    Human Resources
  • Mike Huntley
    Mike Huntley
    Vice President,
    Chief Information Officer
  • Mike De La Cruz
    Mike De La Cruz
    Senior Vice President,
    Business Development
  • Paul Flemr
    Paul Flemr
    Vice President of Operations,
    Marketing Solutions
  • Kieran Keddy
    Kieran Keddy
    Vice President of Sales
  • Carrie Bryan
    Carrie Bryan
    Vice President of Sales,
    Marketing Solutions
  • Jason Dollins
    Jason Dollins
    Vice President of Sales,
    Supply Chain Solutions
  • Laura Iler
    Laura Iler
    Vice President of Sales,
    Packaging Solutions
  • Scott Shaw
    Scott Shaw
    Vice President of Sales,
    Marketing Solutions
  • Mike Horan
    Mike Horan
    Executive Director,
    Business Analytics
  • Richard Resch
    Richard Resch
    National Equipment Manager,
    Packaging Solutions
  • Mark Herbert
    Mark Herbert
    Director,
    Reward Solutions