RLPSA Member Spotlight: Calvin Quan, Envysion CEO
Meet Calvin Quan, CEO at Envysion, a leading provider of video-based business intelligence solutions, in our RLPSA Member Spotlight.
- What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for?
My strategic vision coupled with decisive action. I am able to share a clear and compelling vision with my team, and make the decisions necessary to get us across the finish line.
- What would you consider to be your area of expertise?
Building value in companies and managing change to help them flourish. I’m proud to say we’ve achieved significant growth at Envysion since I’ve started—we’ve already created over 100 jobs in less than 2 years!
- What is your greatest professional achievement?
I thrive on the impossible! When I was hired as the CFO at Verio, a $300M internet service provider built through acquiring 67 companies, the company had never been profitable. I led Verio to its first profitable year within my first 9 months—something neither the Board of Directors nor the company thought this was possible.
- How long have you been working in the food industry?
While I’m a newbie to the food industry, I quickly realized that the core principles that drive success in software and SaaS businesses still hold true here: it’s all about listening to your customers and providing the best experience possible.
- When did you first become involved with RLPSA and what benefits have you gained as a result of this partnership?
I became involved with RLPSA when I joined Envysion. Our relationship with RLPSA has proven very valuable because it offers us a window into the lives of loss prevention professionals across the restaurant industry, helping us to learn about the challenges they are trying to overcome firsthand.
- What would you consider to be your organization’s area of expertise?
Definitely our suite of loss prevention solutions for restaurant and retail operators. Since the company was founded over 10 years ago, we have focused a lot of our efforts on helping restaurant and retail leaders protect their businesses and boost their bottom lines by leveraging the video & POS data in their stores. Our motto is: “see at scale and act on what matters.”
- What is on the horizon for your organization whether it be product development, pilot programs, etc.
We are relentlessly focused on finding ways to help our customers be successful. This led to our acquisition of Next Wave last year, as their solutions and expertise were an excellent complement to our strengths and presented a great opportunity to significantly increase value to our customers. Stay tuned! Very soon we will be releasing our combined solution, featuring a new and improved incident management platform, which will drive substantial behavior change and yield sustainable food cost savings.
- If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Out in my fields! When I’m not behind a desk I’m behind the wheel of my tractor working at my farm. I guess you could say I have a green thumb whether I’m growing corn or profits.
To learn about Envysion, click here.