We are a collection of talented and experienced marketing, supply chain, sales and design professionals dedicated to:
Helping manufacturers of consumer products promote and deliver their products through both retail and online distribution channels.
Connecting retailers to the products that their customers are looking for
Providing ahead of the curve product insights
GDG stands for Good Dog Group. We carry that name with pride as it represents our core values:
Trustworthiness: Our founder built GDG on a reputation of integrity. The GDG team strives to maintain reliability and honesty through all of our work.
Persistence: No task is too big or too small for the GDG team to take on. We are driven by our desire to solve problems, using data and creativity to develop new pathways to success.
Loyalty: We sincerely care about our mutual success. GDG Inc is dedicated to supporting you to the best of our ability.
Resilience: Whether it is a shift in the market or a big idea that does not turn out as planned, it can be scary to start over and it is easy to feel lost. At GDG we are responsible for our own motivation. We are creative problem solvers with the confidence to forge a new path to success.
MEET THE TEAM LEADERS
Founder and President
Jim Fiala founded Good Dog Group Inc. in 2008 after decades of experience with sales and marketing in the furniture industry. As a Dorel Industries Representative, Jim focuses on representing the brands of one of the top importers of goods to the U.S. and he works closely with Wayfair.com. Before founding GDG-Inc. Jim served as VP of Sales and Marketing for Carina Furniture where he developed over $32 million of new business in under 3 years, VP of Sales for Bush Industries and National Sales Manager for Atari. Jim has a B.S. from Winona State University and Completed Graduate level work in Marketing Strategies at Harvard University
Director of Business Development & Analytics
Alex Collier joined Good Dog Group in 2018 to expand GDG Inc's Retail Partnerships and Product Development functions. Prior to joining GDG Inc, Alex was a Merchant on the Exclusive Brands team at Wayfair, LLC, where she created and managed new brands across product categories generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. She also spent time on the Central Buying team at Wayfair, where she identified product gaps on site, found products to fit those gaps and led negotiations on new product addition. Alex has a B.A. in Communications from The University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Data Analytics from Cornell University.
Director of Operations & Logistics
Sima Chitrik leads several data-intensive functions and oversees all Supply Chain Operations. She is responsible for forecasting, managing direct import containers and domestic truck building for our largest retail partners. Sima has previously held a leadership role in operations as a co-founder of Chevra Ahavas Yisroel, an organization of over 400 people. Sima has a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Psychology, and is pursuing an advanced degree in Supply Chain Operations at Boston University to compliment her decade of experience managing operations for both Brick and Mortar and Ecommerce Customers.
Director of Product and Catalog Management
As Good Dog Group's first employee, Cat Carey has a deep understanding of the operations of all partners. She oversees multiple components of our integral performance functions including merchandising, quality assurance and pricing. Her detail - oriented approach to product management reduces information error rates across online retail. Cat has a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University.