Thomas W. Furphy
THOMAS W. FURPHY, age 54, has served on our Board since May 2019. Mr. Furphy serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners, a venture capital and venture development firm. Prior to that, Mr. Furphy served as Vice President of consumables and AmazonFresh at Amazon from 2005 to 2009, where he was responsible for the underlying strategy, development and execution of the company’s grocery and health and beauty businesses. Prior to Amazon, Mr. Furphy was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Notiva, a leading provider of web-based trade settlement software for retailers and their trading partners. Prior to Notiva, from 1991 to 1999, he held various senior management roles at Wegmans Food Markets. Mr. Furphy also serves as Chairman of Ideoclick, Inc., a private full service ecommerce agency. He previously served as a board member of Fairway Group Holdings Corp, a private parent company of Fairway Market, a grocery store operator, and BevyUp, a digital retail-selling platform, which was acquired by Nordstrom in March 2018. Mr. Furphy is a graduate of Hartwick College. He has extensive experience in retail, addressing technological change, cyber issues, marketing, finance and leadership.