Meet the OSM Shield Team
Prior to acquiring OSM Shield’s technology in 2010, Mark Walker founded Onesource Global Manufacturing, a global sourcing company that provides OEM work for US brands and retailers in the outdoor products market. In parallel, Mark founded Onesource Gear, a promotional products company manufacturing headwear and other apparel items for the promotional products industry. With offices in Colorado, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, China, Mark expanded his OEM business and made related and strategic acquisitions over the past decade, ultimately acquiring some of the company’s they provided manufacturing services to. Mark began his professional career as the founder and owner of Colorado Mountain Express, a resort transportation service between outlying airports and Colorado Resorts. He founded the company in 1983, and over the course of 14 years Mark grew the business to $20 million in annual revenue, operated a fleet of 235 vehicles, and employed 430 people. In 1997, Mark sold the transportation business. Mark actively participates on outside Boards and is the Co-Founder of the WWTD Chicago Classic, a Make-A-Wish organization that has raised over $250,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memorial of his son.
Steve Scherer joined the OSM Shield team in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Steve has an outstanding track record of performance with multi-faceted, complex matters in both start-up and established company environments. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Steve has held multiple executive roles helping businesses grow to their full potential. After receiving his certification in Public Accountancy in 1983, Steve went on to serve as the in-house counsel for SENCORP, then as the attorney and financial advisor for Sentron Medical, Inc. He went on to become the Vice President of KMK Consulting Company in 2000 in which he specialized in business consulting and advisory services. In 2002 OPG, Inc. hired Steve, where he lead the team as CEO for 5 years. In 2007, Steve became the VP of the Medical Division of Mabis/DMI Healthcare, where he hired, trained, and managed five regional account managers and national sales managers, with the responsibility of over 30 independent sales representatives. Most recently, Steve was the Massa Healthcare and Dyad Medical Sourcing’s Vice President, where he structured, implemented, and managed a joint venture between MHC and the regional healthcare distributor.
After graduating from Miami University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Stephany was hired as a Partner Account Manager at NCSA Athletic Recruiting in Chicago, IL. During her time at NCSA, she managed strategic, logistical, and event quality assurance for world-class athletic recruiting initiatives. In 2011 Stephany was hired as the Media Services Manager for MillerCoors at Initiative, where she was quickly promoted to Media Planner. Managing her own team, Stephany was accountable for the execution of all local MillerCoors media plans for all 35 MillerCoors brands for the entire Midwest. In 2015, Stephany began working for OSM Shield as the Account Executive. She currently manages the relationships of all current accounts, and has taken on a sales role to build the OSM Shield customer base. Stephany is also Co-Founder of the WWTD Chicago Classic, a Make-A-Wish organization that has raised over $250,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation in honor of her brother. She has taken on the Director role, managing a group of 15 volunteers and facilitating 2 charity events per year.
Jeremy graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Jeremy has extensive experience in logistics management, financial modeling, and digital marketing development, as well as OSM Shield technology development. Jeremy works extensively with NC State University to oversee the OSM Shield technology research and development, and has worked closely to open OSM Shield’s new Innovations Center in Denver, Colorado. Jeremy is also OSM’s brand manager, ensuring quality and consistency.
Danny is OSM’s China Country Manager. Danny graduated from the Chongqing Institute of Architecture and Engineering with a Bachelor’s of Business English. Danny has more than 24 years of experience in the home textile industry specializing in merchandise management, mattress ticking, and other bedding products. Danny is well versed in a variety of textile products through his vast experience and extensive knowledge in the industry. He has experience in sourcing, new developments, and special functions of different textile products. Danny helps manage communication, logistics, mill trials, sales, and marketing in China for OSM.
Lena McCord is a graduate of the College of Textiles at NC State University where she earned a BS in Fashion and Textile Management. During her time as a student at NC State, Lena was a dyeing and finishing research assistant. She worked closely with leaders in industry and academia to perform a wide range of research based on textile wet processing applications. Lena has been specifically interested in sustainability and the social impact of textiles and the textile industry since 2012 when she worked for Sustainable Health Enterprises – a nonprofit which taught women in Africa how to produce a banana fiber sanitary pad which created sustainable jobs and an eco-friendly, affordable health solution for small communities. In her new role as Technology and Innovations Manager at OSM Shield, Lena will run OSM’s Denver Innovation Center while exploring new innovations in chemistry and applications technology to make sure that OSM Shield continues to lead the industry in sustainable high performance finishing.
Lee's skill set includes manufacturing, product development, and merchandising with a 25+ year proven track record and brand expertise in all facets of manufacturing process. Special emphasis in optimizing supplier partnerships and reducing lead times across the manufacturing process and cost efficiencies. Lee has a strong understanding of the manufacturing process across all types of products in the outdoor, uniform, and military apparel business.
Lee has extensive garment manufacturing experience with operational emphasis in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lee has managed workforces of over 5,000 people in manufacturing facilities in Dhaka and Chittagong. Lee joined forces with OSM Shield to provide further depth with OSM Shield's end garment production.
Anais Chen Kewei
After graduating from Shanghai University in 1992, Anais began her career with Johnson and Johnson as a Specialist in their Medical division in China. Following Johnson and Johnson, Anais took on a role as an Account Executive for Grey Group China, which is among the largest global communication companies in the world. Anais has been with OSM Shield since inception working as the China Country Manager. Anais is responsible for establishing partnerships and factory relationships throughout China.
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