Richard ManoogianChief Executive Officer
Richard Manoogian brings an extensive management career to PlanIT Group spanning over 30 years. He was one of the founders of Bergensons Property Services, Inc. (now Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC) which focused on providing integrated facility services to “big-box” retailers, such as Target, Sears, Home Depot, and JC Penney, across the USA. The company’s service lines included light industrial staffing, contract cleaning and security. In his 13 years, the company grew to be one of the largest service providers focused on retailers through both internal growth and key acquisitions until its sale to Kohlberg Capital in 2013. Prior to Bergensons, Mr. Manoogian held executive sales and marketing positions with several FORTUNE 50 companies.
At Bridgestone Tire, Mr. Manoogian headed the consumer tire division, developing marketing plans to broaden the product line and increase brand awareness. While at Bridgestone, his work led to being recognized by Business Week magazine as one of America’s “Fast Track” business executives. At Nestle USA, he headed huge household brands such as Friskies Cat Food and Carnation Ice Cream. After many years in the marketing/management world, Mr. Manoogian moved to Armor All Products, and subsequently The Clorox Company to lead the sales efforts with major retailers across the country.
Mr. Manoogian has consulted with many companies in the areas of marketing, professional services, and organizational development. He brings a wealth of experience in customer service, marketing, organization development, corporate systems and has extensive international business experience. At PlanIT Group, he will be focusing on growing the customer support team, implementing best practices within the administrative team, and developing the senior management team.
Mr. Manoogian holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California, and is a frequent lecturer at USC’s highly rated Marshall School of Business. He is also active in Junior Achievement and is on the Board of the Humanitarian Outreach Foundation which assists urgent needs globally.