Welcome Aboard, Brad Brettschneider!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Brettschneider as Business Development Director (BDD). As a former Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partner for Hinda, Brad is no stranger to the industry or the company. His deep knowledge of recognition, rewards and incentives includes extensive experience selling Service Recognition Programs (HR), Sales Programs (Sales & Marketing) and Safety Improvement Programs (HR & Operations). 

Most recently, Brad served as Account and Territory Manager for 1157designconcepts in Sidney, OH, where he was responsible for sales development in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and managing 1,240 accounts. Prior to this, Brad was Recognition Consultant and Sales Director for Jostens Recognition Division/MTM Recognition in Minneapolis and then Founder and Sales Director for Corporate Recognition Consultants (CRC) in Birmingham, MI.

An experienced BDD, Brad has proven successful in B2B sales with notable accomplishments among Fortune 500 clients and a strong presence working with C-Level executives. He has experience selling and implementing point-based incentive programs, symbolic recognition programs and merchandise reward programs to consumers and companies with distributors/dealer networks and is accustomed to and comfortable selling large-scale programs of $1 million-plus requiring strategy, problem solving and persistence with long-term sales cycles.

Brad’s in-depth knowledge of distributors and channel markets has served to create broader sales, increased revenue and the vision to recognize opportunities and strategize to seize given opportunities for growth and increased profit. A combination of solid business acumen, dynamic interpersonal communication skills and knowing how to bring out individual strengths within a team has proven Brad as a leader in the industry.

“Brad’s experience in the industry and as a former Hinda Incentives VAR will bring insights and creative solution development skills that will help our VAR partners to be successful,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda.

Brad earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he played baseball and was president of his fraternity. When not hard at work, he keeps busy as an umpire for the Suburban Umpire Association of Chicago and as a manager and player in his men’s baseball league.

"I'm looking forward to helping Hinda increase sales and revenue through its VAR partner network,” Brad says. “With my experience as a VAR who sold to Ford, General Motors and Beam Suntory, I'm certain I can help VARs deliver top-notch programs to their clients."

He adds, “Point-based merchandise programs are a terrific way to engage employees, raise sales and drive performance and I'm thrilled to represent a company that knows how to deliver outstanding measurable results." 

Welcome to the team, Brad!

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Hinda Welcomes Gregg O'Neill to the Team!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Gregg O’Neill as Business Development Director (BDD). In his most recent role as Vice President, Business Development at Brandmovers/Rewardian, Gregg was responsible for the growth of a major client’s consumer/employee platform business. Prior to that, he was in a similar role at Americas Points International, where he led business development efforts and expansion of Points loyalty currency management in the company’s major verticals, as well as opened expansion efforts into the financial sector.  

Gregg also spent 25 years at Maritz, where he held roles including Senior Account Manager, Field Sales Director and Business Development Director (Financial Sector). Some of his accomplishments during this tenure include leading the team effort that led to securing the largest loyalty contract in Maritz history, maintaining all business revenue in 2008 and 2009 during the financial market crisis and leading the project team that launched a major new airline credit card loyalty program which grew to 20,000,000 members over two years. Additionally, Gregg was the recipient of the Maritz Masters Award 18 times and won Account Executive of the Year twice.  

"Gregg is a true industry expert and professional,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda Incentives. “His experience supports our Value Chain approach and his ability to create best-in-industry solutions for his clients makes him a trusted and valued partner."  

Gregg earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He currently resides in Metuchen, NJ. Gregg has been married to Ellen for 36 years and they have four children – Drew, Mark, Cara and Ryan. When not busy with work, Gregg is an avid sports fan and enjoys basketball, baseball and golf. He also loves theater, good restaurants, cooking, wine and travel – he’s been to over 20 countries around the world! 

I have been involved with rewards for the past 30 years of my career, in both the consumer and employee space,” says Gregg. “The power of incentives is incredibly tangible and beneficial in driving real business results when delivered by the right partner. I am most impressed with Hinda's reputation and its forward vision as it continues to bring change and innovation to the market and its customers.”

Welcome to the Hinda team, Gregg!

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