Ryan has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management and the apparel industry. His focus at Sequoyah Collective is product development, sourcing, and production management. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, he worked for Walmart in Supply Chain Management. From there he managed many functions at Mahco Inc, in Bentonville, Arkansas, including lead merchandiser, product designer, sourcing, building a factory direct supply chain network, creating the HABIT® apparel brand, quality control, factory certification and compliance, and sales. For the next five years he lived in Ningbo, China functioning as the General Manager of Macho International ltd., working directly with their factory partners, as well as the GP teams for several mass retail customers.
Chad Dickinson is currently working as a Business Intermediary and Financial Consultant. He comes to us after serving as the Controller and Chief Financial Officer at Lauren James Enterprises Inc., where he managed the financial strategy and operations of the company. Chad is committed to maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency for all shareholders and employees. Prior to Lauren James, Chad was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Blackhive Corporation, a privately held company specializing in merchandising and shipping commodity food products. Chad is a CPA who previously worked in public accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Assurance division. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Chad attended Southside High School where he earned an academic scholarship to attend the University of Central Arkansas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Chad went on to earn a master’s degree in Accounting at the University of Arkansas.