March 2, 2017

Associate Member Spotlight: Pedro Ramos, VP Sales at Agilence

Meet RLPSA’s Associate Member, Pedro Ramos, Vice President of Sales at Agilence, the industry leader in cloud-based data analytics solutions for store operations and loss prevention for retail and restaurant organizations, in our RLPSA Associate Member Spotlight.

What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for?
Not sure how to answer. Anything I say will only be a fabricated answer, I don’t spend much time thinking about it.

What would you consider to be your area of expertise?
It has evolved from leveraging technology to drive results to now showing others how to do the same.

What is your greatest professional achievement?
Adapting well to the various business challenges throughout my professional career thus far. Being a creative problem solver. How long have you been working in the food industry?

How long have you been working in the food industry?
34 years, 25 as a food retailer and 9 as a solution provider.

When did you first become involved with RLPSA? What benefits have you gained as a result of this partnership?
2013 was when I first became involved with RLPSA. Learning about the challenges facing the restaurant industry and meeting some great professionals that have helped me expand my knowledge about the restaurant industry.

What advice would you give a millennial as they launch their new career?
Listen, keep an open mind and challenge yourself by doing something that scares you.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my family, very involved in my community by volunteering in sports programs, cooking, and movies.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
Going for a drive with my wife and kids, the location is irrelevant.

What is your favorite book?
From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman, it was relevant then and still remains very relevant now.

Who are your heroes/role models?
My parents who had the courage to leave all they knew behind in their mid-40’s to emigrate to the U.S. to give my brother and I better opportunities.

What keeps you up at night?
Heartburn from acid reflux and the fear of failing.

To learn more about becoming an RLPSA Associate Member, visit: rlpsa.com/join-us.
To learn more about Agilence’s cloud-based analytics data solutions for store operations and loss prevention, visit: agilence.com.

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