Leadership
Team

Matt Gresge

CEO

[Bio]

Matthew Gresge is an entrepreneur, respected leader and a seasoned sales expert with more than 25 years of executive level leadership in advancing companies and growing profits in the business services industry. Matt possesses a deep understanding of growing independent distributor networks and has long track record of delivering results for customers, suppliers, and stockholders.

As the CEO of AIA, Matt is responsible for the satisfaction of AIA’s distributors, growing AIA’s network of distributors, leading the industry’s best team of service providers, overseeing the development and execution of high impact sales and marketing programs that support distributor sales growth, and ensuring AIA provides distributors with market leading technology solutions.

Matt most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Highlands Group, a service provider to independent distributors and their supporting manufacturers. Prior to that, he was President of Tops Products, a $300 million manufacturer of business products that are sold through leading retailers, e-commerce resellers, and a nationwide network of over 2,000 independent distributors.

He began his career as a commissioned sales representative and advanced to lead a large North American sales force. Matt spent his general management career successfully growing businesses that are driven by independent distributor networks.

Matt believes long term, profitable growth is achieved by building a team of exceptionally talented leaders, having a simple plan that is clearly communicated, doing the math on all opportunities, measuring results, adjusting when necessary, and celebrating victories.

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Matt lives in Western Springs, IL. with his family.

Tom Lehr

EVP and Chief Administrative Officer

[Bio]

Mr. Lehr is responsible for the Finance, Accounting, Legal and Administrative functions of the Company.  Tom Lehr joined AIA in 2003. He has more than 30 years of career experience, including 14 years in the promotional products industry. Mr. Lehr earned Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with emphasis in accounting and management.

Kristy Hesse

VP of Human Resources

[Bio]

Kristy Hesse joined AIA in 2017 and is based in Neenah. Ms. Hesse develops and propels the people and culture strategy, organizational development, and all related practices, policies and technology for AIA. Ms. Hesse brings 20 years of HR/OD experience across diverse industries to the organization. She holds a Business Management degree from UoP and Master’s degree in Human Resources/Labor Relations from the University of Milwaukee.  She is also SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified. 

Rob McGillen

Chief Digital Officer and CIO

[Bio]

Mr. McGillen is responsible for the digital experience for AIA owners, customers, and employees, including eCommerce, digital Sales and Marketing platforms, ERP, CRM, and infrastructure / support for the AIA Corporation.  As a 24-year veteran of the Information Technology industry, Mr. McGillen has previously led global IT departments for billion dollar businesses, founded and owned a successful consulting company, and is recognized as a thought leader, speaker, and futurist on the topics of digital business and global transformation.  Mr. McGillen holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

It's about being
part of a team.

About AIA

AIA cultivates a positive company culture – we understand that a job is more than just the tasks at hand. Being a part of team, cultivating relationships, and overall satisfaction drives our employees to do their very best. Hard work does not go unseen at AIA, where you will regularly be celebrated by means of snack, a high-five from the CEO, or anything in between. Learn more about being a part of the AIA community. Learn More

AIA Culture

We are a company with a small name looking to make a big impact in the community. We encourage a culture of giving, whether it is recognition to a co-worker or time spent giving back to the community. We believe in being happy to come into work each day, and because our employees are encouraged and rewarded for giving back and giving it their all, our organization benefits from the unmatched customer service they provide. Learn More

Job Opportunities

JOIN THE TEAM! AIA seeks to hire creative individuals capable of working both independently and collaboratively, people who are goal-oriented, driven, and compatible with our core values of honesty and integrity. Learn More

AIA Testimonial

“It’s hard to pinpoint just ONE reason that I love working at AIA!  We’re all one big family who even through ups and downs is working together to achieve a common goal … offering exceptional customer service support to our owner community.  The Senior Leadership Team is dedicated to creating a casual and fun environment in which everyone is presented with opportunities to be the best they can be each day!”

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About AIA

AIA cultivates a positive company culture – we understand that a job is more than just the tasks at hand. Being a part of team, cultivating relationships, and overall satisfaction drives our employees to do their very best. Hard work does not go unseen at AIA, where you will regularly be celebrated by means of snack, a high-five from the CEO, or anything in between. Learn more about being a part of the AIA community. Learn More

AIA Culture

We are a company with a small name looking to make a big impact in the community. We encourage a culture of giving, whether it is recognition to a co-worker or time spent giving back to the community. We believe in being happy to come into work each day, and because our employees are encouraged and rewarded for giving back and giving it their all, our organization benefits from the unmatched customer service they provide. Learn More

Job Opportunities

JOIN THE TEAM! AIA seeks to hire creative individuals capable of working both independently and collaboratively, people who are goal-oriented, driven, and compatible with our core values of honesty and integrity. Learn More

AIA Testimonial

“It’s hard to pinpoint just ONE reason that I love working at AIA!  We’re all one big family who even through ups and downs is working together to achieve a common goal … offering exceptional customer service support to our owner community.  The Senior Leadership Team is dedicated to creating a casual and fun environment in which everyone is presented with opportunities to be the best they can be each day!”

Tonya Forer, Manager of Account Services Read More

Contact

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It's about being
part of a team.

About AIA

AIA cultivates a positive company culture – we understand that a job is more than just the tasks at hand. Being a part of team, cultivating relationships, and overall satisfaction drives our employees to do their very best. Hard work does not go unseen at AIA, where you will regularly be celebrated by means of snack, a high-five from the CEO, or anything in between. Learn more about being a part of the AIA community. Learn More

AIA Culture

We are a company with a small name looking to make a big impact in the community. We encourage a culture of giving, whether it is recognition to a co-worker or time spent giving back to the community. We believe in being happy to come into work each day, and because our employees are encouraged and rewarded for giving back and giving it their all, our organization benefits from the unmatched customer service they provide. Learn More

Job Opportunities

JOIN THE TEAM! AIA seeks to hire creative individuals capable of working both independently and collaboratively, people who are goal-oriented, driven, and compatible with our core values of honesty and integrity. Learn More

AIA Testimonial

“It’s hard to pinpoint just ONE reason that I love working at AIA!  We’re all one big family who even through ups and downs is working together to achieve a common goal … offering exceptional customer service support to our owner community.  The Senior Leadership Team is dedicated to creating a casual and fun environment in which everyone is presented with opportunities to be the best they can be each day!”

Tonya Forer, Manager of Account Services Read More

Contact

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