Executive Team

The Smarte Carte® Executive Management Team is committed to providing exceptional leadership to our employees, partners and customers around the world.

Drew Niemeyer

Chief Executive Officer

Drew joined Smarte Carte in 2019 as President and Chief Operating Officer, before transitioning to the position of CEO and joining the Board of Directors in 2020.

Prior to joining Smarte Carte, Drew worked for 15 years at gategroup (Gate Gourmet), the largest global provider of in-flight catering products and services with ~$5B in sales and 43,000 employees across more than 200 operating units in 60 countries. At gategroup, Drew served in both functional and operational roles across North America and Europe in both corporate and divisional capacities. His roles included Chief Commercial & Corporate Development Officer where he was responsible for global sales, marketing, M&A and President North America where he had P&L leadership for the $1.2B division with 13,000 employees across 40 locations. He also served as a member of the Executive Management Board and played an integral role in the turn-around, stabilization, and growth of the company.

Prior to gategroup, Drew worked for Oliver Wyman (Mercer Management Consulting) where he advised senior leadership on critical strategic and operational issues in several different industries (Aviation, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, Private Equity, and Banking) and focus areas (M&A, Growth Strategy, Channel/Brand, Operational Efficiency, Organizational Design, Procurement).

Drew has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar.

Scott Warren

Chief Financial Officer

Scott joined Smarte Carte in 2008 as a Senior Accountant.  He has served in several different finance roles throughout the company, including Finance Manager, Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis, and VP of Finance, before moving into the CFO role in 2020.

In his years with the company, Scott has been responsible for overseeing financial reporting, accounting, financial planning & analytics, treasury, business intelligence, insurance, and financial due diligence across the global enterprise.  He has also advised numerous cross-functional areas and established operational reporting visibility to drive margin improvement through analytical influence and insight.

In addition to his Smarte Carte experience, Scott has served in roles across a variety of industries at companies large and small, including Target Corporation and Andersen Windows.  Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Thor Osteboe

senior Vice President, Operations

Thor came to Smarte Carte in late 2016, as the Senior Director for Central Operations and North American Retail Operations.  Since then, he has taken on increasing levels of responsibility before taking on the role as SVP, Operations where he has ownership of driving worldwide Operations strategy and execution across all Smarte Carte’s product and service lines.

Thor’s career began as an officer in the United States Navy where he served as a naval aviator and later as an operational test pilot and test director, mission-qualified in all models of F-14 and F/A-18 tactical aircraft.  His active / reserve military career successfully concluded after serving as the commanding officer for an unmanned aerial vehicle unit in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters in 2011.

Thor developed a deep understanding of Lean / Six-Sigma continuous improvement strategy, and team development as he progressed through increasing levels of leadership in multiple manufacturing and supply chain leadership positions at Visiontek LLC, Lithonia Lighting, and W.W. Grainger Inc.

In 2005, Thor’s took a position W.W. Grainger Inc. as the first lean six-sigma black belt in the supply chain operations division, leading strategic, cross-functional process improvements across multiple functions including finance, information technology, product development, merchandising, inventory planning, purchasing and branch / distribution operations.  Thor was promoted and relocated into successive leadership positions at Grainger’s largest distribution center in Kansas City, MO.  His final role was leading the distribution and fulfillment operation for Grainger Global Sourcing, Grainger’s internal and largest supplier for privately-branded product lines.

Thor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, and an MBA from The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Steven Wagner

senior Vice President, business development

Steve joined Smarte Carte in 2009 as a Business Developer before moving his way up through the ranks of Smarte Carte in various operations and business development roles. As the SVP, Business Development, Steve is responsible for developing and driving Smarte Carte’s sales, marketing, and product strategy for the entire enterprise.

Prior to joining the company, Steve worked at BI Worldwide as a Project Manager selling and creating incentive and engagement programs to Fortune 500 companies such as Best Buy, Verizon and AT&T. He also became a Product Line Owner as he created and managed a new product platform to create, route, and compensate on referrals within large, complex organizations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurial Management from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management and an MBA from University of St Thomas, Opus College of Business.

Greg Schultz

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Greg has over twenty years of legal experience in a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, medical device and manufacturing. Prior to joining Smarte Carte, Greg served as senior corporate counsel at Sherwin-Williams, where he provided legal support to several business units, including general industrial, packaging, automotive, and supply chain. Greg received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Anise Grajeda

Director, Human Resources

Anise joined Smarte Carte in 2016 as the HR Manager and in 2020 was promoted to Director of HR.

She has nearly 20 years of human resources experience working in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, and construction.

Prior to joining Smarte Carte, Anise spent 7+ years working at Backus Hospital in Connecticut where she moved up through the ranks, holding several roles throughout her time there supporting 1800 employees across the organization.  At the end of her tenure, she and was promoted to HR Specialist with an emphasis on HRIS reporting, workers compensation, policy administration, and management of the organizations loan forgiveness program. After relocating to Minnesota in 2010, she spent 6+ years as the HR Manager a family-owned construction company managing the organization’s initiatives in performance management, recruiting, health & welfare benefits, compensation, and payroll.

Anise holds an Associates of Science degree and obtained her Society of Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification in 2019.