Tom Buxton : President & CEO
The industry leader and expert in customer analytics. The knowledge Buxton gained during two decades with the consumer electronics retailer Tandy/RadioShack, coupled with his extensive retail experience, led to the founding of Buxton in 1994. Tom Buxton was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2007 in the Business Services category for the Southwest Area. He is often a featured speaker for many organizations, including International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National League of Cities and Texas Municipal League. In 2006, Retail Traffic recognized Buxton as one of three figures "influencing the future of retail real estate."
David Glover : CFO
David Glover started Buxton with Tom Buxton and is responsible for all finance, accounting and legal functions, as well as contributing to the planning and execution of our overall business strategies. Glover is a certified public accountant. He has extensive audit, financial and corporate operations experience, including his former corporate auditor and accounting controller positions with Tandy/Radio Shack. He also has public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Glover received his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Todd Walls : Chief Innovation Office
Todd Walls has been instrumental in the development of our consumer analytics and market research products and methodologies. As Chief Innovations Officer, he is responsible for business development and creation of new vertical divisions at Buxton.
Walls co-created our customer-centric Drive-Time Gravity Modeling and Drive-Time Demand Valuation products. He sits on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Research Task Force board and the Executive Committee of the University of Texas at Arlington MSMR Advisory Board. He has been a featured presenter at the Food Marketing Institute and is a member of the In-Store Marketing Institute's faculty.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in market research from the University of North Texas.
Bill Stinneford : Senior Vice President of Account Management
As the leader of Buxton’s account management group, Bill Stinneford is responsible for client success and ensuring that each customer receives the maximum value from the Buxton’s analysis and services. Stinneford’s team is accountable for customer support, product and services training, and developing long-term relationships with Buxton clients.
Stinneford holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in business administration from Texas A&M University.
Stephen Polanski : Senior Vice President of Sales
In his role as senior vice president of sales, Stephen Polanski leads Buxton’s retail and healthcare consulting teams. For more than six years Polanski has worked to build relationships with retail and restaurant clients to help them get the maximum benefit from customer analytics. Polanski’s clients include Applebee’s, Red Wing Shoes, ALFA Insurance and Title Boxing Club.
Before joining Buxton, Polanski was as a professional golfer. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Texas Christian University.
Brandon Norrell : Vice President of Business Development
In his business development role, Brandon Norrell spearheads the overall growth and direction of the company´s marketing initiatives, channel development, strategic partnerships, brand image, and customer acquisition strategy. Norrell´s primary responsibilities include executing the company´s marketing strategy and improving all aspects of customer interaction. He leads both the marketing and business intelligence departments at Buxton.
Norrell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Jeff Sheldon : Vice President of Operations
Jeff Sheldon is responsible for efficiently communicating all aspects of the company regarding projects, services offered and all other business solutions for the client. He is tasked with streamlining the operations group, including the research, GIS and data departments, to deliver efficient timelines for our clients.
Prior to joining Buxton, Sheldon worked for the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group for 16 years where he held various roles in strategy and sales. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Miami.