Technology/Services

Ken Parent Joins Stuzo Board of Directors

Industry veteran brings decades of expertise
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Photograph courtesy of Stuzo

PHILADELPHIA — Loyalty technology company Stuzo has appointed Ken Parent, a convenience and fuel retail industry veteran, NACS executive committee and board member and 2022 CSP Retail Leader of the Year, to its board of directors.

“I am philosophically aligned with Stuzo’s approach to business, its company values, and have tremendous respect for its executive leadership team,” said Parent, senior advisor and former president for Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Co. “Additionally, I am a believer that our industry must transform to retain and grow market share and the core of that transformation resides at the intersection of intelligent loyalty, connected technology and data.”

“We know Ken’s role on our board will further shape how we deliver value for our customers,” said Gunter Pfau, founder and CEO of Stuzo. “Ken has deep domain expertise as a seasoned operator across the convenience and fuel retail industry.”

Parent has a long history at Pilot, having joined in 1996 as a regional manager. Since then, he has held various leadership positions in the company, such as senior vice president of operations, marketing and human resources, COO and president. Prior to his tenure at Pilot, he spent more than 10 years in field and staff management at Mobil Oil.

“Ken will help ensure our business is myopically focused on driving meaningful business results for our customers, greater than any of our competitors,” said Pfau.

“I am excited to bring my expertise and insights to help Stuzo and its customers reach their highest potential,” said Parent.

Parent’s board appointment at Stuzo is effective immediately.

Philadelphia-based Stuzo aims to help retailers know and activate more customers and data in real-time in an effort to generate more visits, more gallons and bigger baskets. Stuzo’s Open Commerce product suite consists of Activate for loyalty, Transact for contactless commerce and Experience for cross-channel digital storefronts.

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