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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 …

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Andra King – Accountant/IT Support

Andra G. King joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in October 2019. Andra started her accounting career at Ernst & Young, where she worked in the Fraud, Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS) department. Andra’s other accounting roles include work in the healthcare …

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Jim Boren – President

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 40 years. …

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Mike Koplitz – Senior Account Manager

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 …

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Roberto Welcome – Senior Account Manager

Roberto Welcome joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in April 2019. Roberto began his sales career in 1986, selling to military exchanges in Italy and throughout Europe prior to moving to Dallas where he headed the Consumer Electronic division for a …

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Alex Simon – Managing Director, eCommerce

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 …

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Darren Tyo – Director, eCommerce

Darren Tyo joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in April 2019.  Darren brings over 30 years’ experience working in the automotive retail aftermarket.  Prior to PJB, he worked at CSK Auto, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Carquest.  He most recently worked at Amazon …

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Aaron Paul – Account Manager

Aaron 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 …

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Amber Conn – Account Manager

Amber Conn joined Philip J Boren in October 2019. She brings a strong background in eCommerce, site merchandising, and retail management. Prior eCommerce experience includes Account Manager for strategic soft lines (Apparel) at Amazon and Merchandise Specialist at Nordstrom. Amber …

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Austin Bright – Account Manager

Austin Bright joined Philip J. Boren, Inc, in January 2021.  Prior to joining PJB, Austin was an eCommerce Category Specialist at IRIS USA where he managed business for some of the largest US retailers across multiple categories including home, office, …

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Karina Ceron – Account Manager

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 …

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Beth Manke – Account Manager

Beth Manke joined Philip J. Boren in September 2019. She brings extensive experience in eCommerce, business development, merchandising, and data analysis, most recently as a member of the Digital Merchandising Team with Lowes.com.  She earned her BS in Business Administration …

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Maajid Khan – Account Manager

Maajid was a Vendor Manager at Amazon.com prior to joining PJB and has interned at Visa, The Judge Group, Veooz Labs and worked on Jason Ritchie’s campaign for Congress. Maajid grew up in the Seattle area. He enjoys collecting perfumes …

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Rob Dixon – Account Manager

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 …

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Olivia Byron – Account Manager

Prior to joining PJB, Olivia was a Vendor Manager, Brand Specialist at Amazon. Before that she worked at ATGstores.com as a PR Specialist and Vendor Management Analyst. Olivia is a local girl. She grew up in Snohomish. She received her …

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Zach Morales – 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 …

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Patty O’Dea – Office/Project 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 …

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Stan Dotloe – Director, Data Science & Analytics

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. …

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Christiane Herrera – Associate 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 …

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Tiffani Husain – Associate 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, …

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Alexandra Pawlak – Principal Software 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 …

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Chris Ramstad – Site Merchandising Manager

Chris Ramstad joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in July 2019.  Chris brings 10 years of sales and project management experience to the PJB team.  He recently was an e-Commerce Specialist at Baden Sports, building and overseeing Amazon and other online …

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Daniel Ward – Site Merchandising Manager, eCommerce

Daniel Ward joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in March of 2020. With 10 years of eCommerce experience, he brings a strong background in writing, project management, and content development with an emphasis on content optimization. Daniel has extensive experience in …

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Marissa Kobe – Associate Site Merchandising Manager, eCommerce

Marissa Kobe joined Philip J. Boren, Inc in September 2020. Her background is in content strategy and development in tech and Ecommerce. Marissa has over five years of experience bringing customer stories to life through traditional and modern marketing mediums. With …

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Will Giersch – Marketing Manager, eCommerce

Will joined Philip J. Boren, Inc in March 2020.  Will brings a strong agency background in digital marketing and advertising, including content, SEO/SEM, and paid search/PPC advertising.  Will most recently was an Account Director with 9 years’ experience managing prominent …

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Brian Willard – Associate Marketing Manager, eCommerce

Brian Willard joined Philip J. Boren, Inc. in September of 2020. Brian has excelled in digital marketing strategies for both consumer-packaged goods and consumer services, most recently as the North American Marketing Manager for a premium pet consumables manufacturer. Brian’s …

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The Other Northwest Original

From Nordstrom to Starbucks, from Costco to Amazon.com, the Pacific Northwest has been a birthplace to world-class retailers and merchants. The other Northwest original is Philip J. Boren Inc. who has brought national manufacturers together with the country’s leading retailers …

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