With more than a century of combined experience in the retail grocery industry—from the loading dock to the board room and every position in between—our team of professionals understands the specific challenges you face. With those challenges in mind, our mission is simple: form proactive partnerships with you, our client, centered around the mutual goal of making your operations more efficient and more profitable through better decision support. Following is FMS’ leadership team:
Robert Graybill, President & CEO
Robert Graybill joined FMS in 2000 and has over 25 years of experience in the retail grocery industry. Currently, Mr. Graybill leads the FMS team in meeting their goal of helping retailers to succeed through benchmarking, best practices, and decision support.
Mr. Graybill spent 9 years working with A&P serving in various positions including, Director of Pricing, Group Accounting Manager, Inventory Control Manager, and store operations. Prior to joining A&P, Mr. Graybill worked for a local independent grocer in the Baltimore market. He has authored the FMS/N.G.A. Independent Grocers Survey and FMI’s Annual Financial Review for the past four years. He has also served as a speaker at the N.G.A. Financial Symposium, N.G.A.’s annual conferences, FMI’s International Food Show, FMI Audit and Loss Prevention Program, FMI Future Connect, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, and various state association food shows. In addition, he has taught at the IGA Coca-Cola Institutes Supermarket Management Program which serves both domestic and international retailers and Presented at MIDA in Puerto Rico. Mr. Graybill holds an MBA from the Executive Program at Loyola University Maryland and has completed the N.G.A. Executive Management Program at Cornell University. He previously served on the Accounting Advisory Board at the University of Baltimore and currently on the Deans Advisory Board at the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore and the Parents Advisory Board at Babson College.
Jon Cline, COO
Jon joined FMS in 2009. He has been instrumental in overseeing the company’s impressive growth and geographic expansion since joining the FMS team. FMS has during Jon’s tenure expanded its presence in the west coast, opening a regional office in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, the company commenced servicing clients in Canada. Jon joined FMS from Supervalu where he was Vice President of Assistant Controller Supply Chain. He enjoyed a wide span of experiences during his nearly 30 years of grocery industry experience including product manufacturing, a grocery wholesaler, and retail in professional capacities including accounting, finance, treasury, planning, credit, internal audit, sales, marketing, logistics, procurement, and consulting.
His professional experience has been earned in companies that varied from very small to Fortune 500 and with very successful organizations as well as in dire financial condition. A large portion of Jon’s career has involved working at retail (beginning in high school and working through college) as well as working with retailers through their wholesale affiliation.
Additionally, Jon spent nearly a decade interfacing with retailers in a DSD capacity (Tree of Life). Accordingly, he has critical experience with the retail operation from the back door to front end systems as well as the back office. This experience has enabled Jon to work with retailers served by FMS to better understand their financial results and effectuate change and improve their results via the FMS services suite. Jon is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Tatyana Levy, CFO
She graduated from Temple University, Fox School of Business with Bachelor degree in Business Administration and major in Accounting. Then, she got her CPA License in Philadelphia, PA while working for a big 4 firm – Deloitte & Touché – providing Audit and Assurance services. Her main focus was audit of investment management publicly traded companies – mutual funds, fund of funds, hedge funds along with private equity clients. After 2 years with Deloitte & Touché in Philadelphia, she got transferred to Miami office where she was serving Real Estate industry clients. Later, she joined H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. In H.I.G. Capital, she administered active private equity funds with combined commitments of $4 billion and managed day-to-day accounting department operations along with quarter end and year end financial close and reporting process.
She came aboard FMS Solutions in March 2020 with a mixture of public and private experience in financial accounting such as audit of financial institutions and managing private equity funds with different strategies as well as international banking and investment transactions and funds of investors globally.
Stan McClintock, VP of Sales
Stan McClintock previously served as a Key Account Executive for FMS. Stan joined FMS in May 2016 with over 45 years of experience in the grocery industry, both retail and wholesale. Stan started working as a teen at a grocery store in Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Marketing. In the following years, he worked with Kroger and Bi-Lo in different management areas and store operations.
He left retail for wholesale, working with Malone & Hyde, Fleming, and Associated Wholesale Grocers. He worked in many different departments, including Education & Training, New Business Development, and Pricing, to name a few. Stan completed several courses with Cornell University Food Industry Management program and has also been certified by FMI/Cornell University as food safety and sanitation instructor.
Gary Bickmore, VP of Strategic Alliances
With over 30 years of professional management and business development experience, Bickmore most recently served as Senior VP/General Manager for C&S Wholesale Grocers. At C&S, he oversaw all aspects of the West Coast and Hawaii operations, including warehouse, transportation, sales, profit, and loss. He previously served as Senior VP and Division Manager for the Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc and currently, performs on the board of Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC). FMS Solutions hired him originally to support the team as Key Account Executive for the Western US and then transition to this leadership position. Gary has a tremendous level of experience in wholesale and grocery retail for the past 32 years. In addition, he has worked with companies that utilize FMS services and products themselves.
Matt Short, VP of Client Support and Acquisition Integration
Mr. Short was most recently with Weight Watchers Australia/New Zealand, which he joined after his time with E&Y in Sydney. Prior to his time in Australia, Matt earned his degree from the University of Florida and was in the Marine Corp Reserves before getting his CPA License and Joining Deloitte in the US. He brings over a decade of public accounting experience from two of the most respected public accounting firms, along with solid corporate accounting experience. A native of Florida, Matt joined the FMS team in its Ft Lauderdale Florida office in 2018.