University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dave Makar

Chief Customer Officer, Rosie

Dave Makar head shot

Dave is the chief customer officer at Rosie, the industry-leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web. He currently heads up all of Rosie’s retailer focused activities including retailer onboarding, customer support, retailer support, operations, marketing services, public relations, data analytics, and account management. As CCO he works with leading retailers to unleash the potential of eCommerce in their communities. He meets with and visits dozens of retailers each year.

 

Prior to his current role with Rosie, Dave served as Rosie’s Director of Marketing for two years building an award winning marketing services platform which helped Rosie have a 10x growth in order volume over just 24 months. In 2016, Dave’s marketing department won both an FMI Gold Plate Award for marketing in support of FMI’s Family Meals Month and an NGA Creative Choice Award for a Rosie Retailer campaign based around direct customer video interviews.

When Dave isn’t helping Rosie grow to be the most successful eCommerce software company for independent grocers, he enjoys spending time with his wife Arjan, six-year-old daughter Natasha, and black lab Tennessee. He volunteers with the Ithaca Lions Club and on the board of the Alternatives Fund of Ithaca.

In the summer, he paddles with the Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club and cultivates grapes, blueberries and apples in his backyard.

Prior to his current role with Rosie, Dave worked as a business owner, marketing consultant, trainer, and international speaker, helping his clients achieve success through word-of-mouth marketing. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

His key to success is “Giving, Giving, Giving”.