Go Think! Hires Former United CEO as Managing Director

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Go Think! Hires Former United CEO as Managing Director


Go Think!, a retail marketing, customer loyalty and digital technology firm, has hired grocery veteran Dan Sanders as managing director, business development.

“Dan’s vast industry experience and business accomplishments as a seasoned supermarket executive, a leader, and visionary make him a perfect fit for Go Think! and where we are headed,” said Galen Walters, CEO and founder of Woodlands, Texas-based Go Think!.

A seasoned executive in the supermarket industry, Sanders most recently served as a Supervalu division president. During his tenure at Supervalu, he led Albertsons’ Southern California division and ACME Markets in Pennsylvania through business transformations that ultimately resulted in the sale of both companies to private equity investors.

Prior to serving in the publically traded arena, Sanders was the CEO of United Supermarkets, a family-owned independent grocer based in Texas. His early business career included a seven-year stint working at Adplex, a marketing company specializing in advertising production and business consultative services for prominent corporate, retail and entertainment organizations.

In addition to his business accomplishments, Sanders is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. His first book, "Built to Serve," was published by McGraw-Hill in 2007. His second book, "Equipped to Lead," co-authored with Galen Walters, also published by McGraw-Hill, was released in 2008.

Sanders has held leadership positions on the boards of the Food Marketing Institute and Western Association of Food Chains, and he currently serves on Pepperdine’s Graziadio board of visitors. He is also a sought-after motivational speaker on the topic of leadership.