• Our People

    Who are you going to call in the West? No one has more friends in the right places than Philip J. Boren, Inc.

    Strong buyer relationships are the foundation of our success. Our independence and self-sufficiency keep manufacturers from having to “baby-sit their reps”. Our retail friends need your new ideas, new lines and new items. We understand you need exposure, sales development and profitable new markets.

    Contact us now for more about what Philip J. Boren, Inc. can do for your company.

     

    Sales Team


    Jim Boren – President

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    Jim Boren joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in June 1978. He has personally worked with every account in the territory during his tenure. He has been instrumental in all phases of the company’s growth and management for over 35 years. He has a hands-on management style and enjoys working with customers. Jim studied at University of Pacific and holds a B.A. from the University of Washington.

    Jim’s other pursuits include mountaineering, skiing, tennis, trail running and the arts.


    Mike Koplitz – Senior Account Manager

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    Mike Koplitz joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in July 1992. Mike has been in the home improvement industry since 1984. Prior to joining PJB, Mike spent over 8 years working in retail hardware and grocery industries working his way up to store management. Mike’s wealth of product knowledge makes him a go to person on product related issues. Mike’s goal is to grow the business for both our manufacturers and customers while having each ones best interest in mind. Mike handles various E-Commerce and brick and mortar accounts.

    Mike’s other interests include camping, hiking, sports and he is a big fan of the Seahawks and Mariners!


    Karina Ceron – Account Manager

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    Karina Ceron joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in February 2013. Prior to joining PJB, she served four years in the U.S. Navy, where she provided administrative support to the Chief of Staff and Executive Officer of Commander Submarine U.S. Pacific Fleet. Karina background includes 5 years of administration support in the construction industry, working alongside engineers, distributors and contractors. Karina received a BS in Business Administration Management from Hawaii Pacific University.

    Karina’s other interest include: Traveling, running and staying active.


    Rob Dixon – Account Manager

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    Rob Dixon joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in May 2013.  Rob has over 20 years experience in Home Improvement products and account management.  He comes with a strong background of Electrical, Plumbing & Hardware categories.  Rob covers Oregon and Southwest Washington accounts.  He handles all aspects of the accounts he calls on, including sales, marketing and customer service, while representing the manufacturer’s need to reach their goals.

    Rob’s other pursuits include playing soccer, music and traveling.

     

     


    Alex Simon – Managing Director, eCommerce

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    Alex Simon joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in July  2016. Alex brings strong experience in CPG Sales and Marketing most recently as Senior Vendor Manager in Retail Home Improvement at Amazon. Alex’s strengths lie in analytics and helping brands achieve their marketing and e-commerce objectives. Alex earned a BS in Business from Indiana University Kelley School and an MBA with a specialization in brand and product management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Alex’s other interests include tennis, sailing, and collecting PEZ dispensers.

     


    Administration Team


    Emmy Murano – Controller


    Emmy Murano joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in December 2017. She brings over 20 years of public and corporate accounting experience. Emmy has worked at various companies – large and small, but found her true passion is working for privately held companies where she could implement ideas for improving processes and procedures. Emmy graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Business Administration with an option in Accounting and is a California CPA (inactive).

    Emmy’s other interests include dog rescue, home remodeling, and playing board games.


    Aaron Paul – Associate Account Manager

    AARON-PAULAaron Paul joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in April 2016. He brings over 10 years of experience in customer service, and 6 years in the world of eCommerce and website management. Prior to joining PJB, Aaron worked for two of the largest sports organizations in their respective leagues. Aaron graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University.

    Aaron’s other interests include football, camping, music, computers and anything food related

     


    Patty O’Dea – Asst. Account Manager

    Patty joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in March 2017. Prior to joining PJB, Patty worked for over 15 years with The Hertz Corporation where she supported accounts encompassing mid-size up to Fortune 500 accounts. Patty brings extensive experience in customer service, sales, and account management. Patty graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Portland State University.

    Patty’s other interests include hiking and watching football.


    Tony Lim – Associate Account Manager


    Tony Lim joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in March 2017. Prior to joining PJB, Tony worked for Amazon, Starbucks, and Google, where he specialized in data management and quality assurance. Tony is a quick learner and embraces opportunities to gain a new skill. He attended the University of Washington and earned a B.A. in Geographic Information Systems and Architecture.

    Tony’s other interests include: his dog, new technology, and exercising.


    Stan Dotloe – Data Scientist


    Stan joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in August 2017. He has a passion for uncovering actionable insights through advanced analytics and data visualizations. Stan has conducted comprehensive training and brought award winning machine learning solutions to companies of all sizes. Stan comes to us from Northwest Cadence where he was the Data Science Practice Lead. Prior to that he was the Application Lifestyle Management Developer. Stan graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Science, focusing on Computer Science and Mathematics.

    Stan’s other interests include reading, home automation, and resistance training.


    Zach Morales – Associate Account Manager


    Zach Morales joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in August 2017. Prior to joining PJB, he worked at Microsoft, Sprint, and Bell Creek Studio, as an analyst, lead sales representative, and a marketing consultant respectively. He loves unique challenges that enable him to be creative. He graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration, and also studied audio engineering at Fairhaven College.

    Zach’s other interests include eating well, being active, music, and traveling.


    Kristina Beazley – Associate Account Manager


    Kristina Beazley joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in February 2018. Kristina has 11 years of customer service experience and 5 years of retail management experience. Most recently from Target, she brings experience driving sales through vendor partnerships, capitalizing on seasonal trends and understanding the consumers’ needs. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication with a focus in technology from the University of Washington.

    Kristina’s other interests including: traveling, volleyball and exercising.


    Tiffani Husain – Asst. Account Manager


    Tiffani Husain joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in February 2018. Tiffani brings just over 16 years of upscale retail management to PJB. Prior to joining PJB, Tiffani worked as a Manager for LaBelle Salon. Tiffani’s expertise lies in inventory management, marketing, and growing successful client relationships. She earned her BA in Communications from DeVry University.

    Tiffani’s other interest include dancing, writing, and creating art using multiple mediums.


    Kristof Telegdy – Administrative Assistant

    Kristof Telegdy joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in June 2018. Prior to joining the PJB team, Kristof spent 5 years with Aegis Living as the Life Enrichment Director.  He brings a wealth of knowledge in both customer service and administration skills. His responsibilities include customer service, facility, account and sales support.  Kristof received his Associates degree in Business Administration and Management from Bellevue College.

    Kristof’s other interests include skiing, hiking, and 4×4 exploring with his Jeep.


    Alexis Colter – Associate Account Manager

    Alexis Colter joined Philip J. Boren Inc. in July 2018. She has a background working in Marketing, Retail, with emphasis in small business. She brings a diverse educational and professional background that makes her adaptable to any situation. She holds a degree in History from the University of Washington.  She also studied Fashion Business Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

    Alexis’ other interests include: Being surrounded by the people she loves, cinema, trying new restaurants and of course; coffee!


    Anson Chan – Site Merchandising and Content Manager

    Anson Chan joined Philip J. Boren, Inc, in September 2018.  Anson has 6 years’ experience in merchandising, eCommerce, buying, sales, content management, project management and vendor management.  She most recently worked at Nordstrom’s corporate office as an Assistant Buy Planner.  Anson has a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Washington and a Bachelor of Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles from Washington State University.

    Anson’s other interests include: traveling, music, design, dogs and trying new restaurants.


    Alexandra Pawlak – eCommerce Developer

    Alexandra Pawlak joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in September 2018. She has a background in customer service and ecommerce retail. Alexandra holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Systems with a focus in Data Science from the University of Washington. Her graduate projects included advanced analytics and IoT.

    Alexandra’s other interests include baking, reading, Whirlyball, and home improvement projects.


    Christiane Herrera – Assistant Account Manager

    Christiane Herrera joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in October 2018. Prior to joining PJB, she worked at SAVERS, Pacific Sales-Kitchen & Bath (Best Buy), The TJX Companies, Inc., and Big 5 Sporting Goods, as an assistant buyer, merchant analyst, and a merchandising assistant respectively. Christiane graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Marketing Emphasis.

    Christiane’s other interests include traveling, music, art, fashion, and interior design.


    Parni Bali – Digital Marketing Systems Analyst

    Parni Bali joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in October 2018. Prior to joining PJB, she interned at Varian Medical Systems and was a Project Consultant with TechCrunch.  Parni has a strong digital and product marketing background.  Recently, Parni completed the MBA program focusing on Product Marketing at San Francisco State University and previously obtained a Bachelors in Business Technology Management from Ryerson University in Toronto.

    Parni’s other interests include hiking, flying, and glass painting.