Meet Our Leadership Team
Ian Davis is Chief Executive Officer of Archway Marketing Services. Ian has more than 25 years of experience leading logistics and sales organizations. He will have responsibility for setting strategic direction and driving profitable growth.
Prior to joining Archway, Ian was Vice President U.S. Field, at G&K Services. Ian began his career with G&K Services in 2007, serving as a Regional Vice President in both the Canadian and U.S. field organizations. In 2010, Ian moved to the company’s corporate office to serve as Vice President, Sales and Service Process Excellence and, beginning in September 2012, as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the company, Ian spent 11 years as a senior operations leader with LSG Sky Chefs, a global provider of airline catering and in-flight services. His last role at LSG Sky Chefs was as Vice President, Operational Excellence, where he was responsible for lean manufacturing, facility engineering, quality systems, environmental systems and fleet management across more than 50 facilities in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining LSG Sky Chefs, Ian worked six years with Caterair International/Marriott Corporation, where he held several management positions in finance, sales and marketing, and operations across North America and Europe.
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Ryan J. Damask has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Archway Marketing Services since June 2016. Prior to this role, Ryan was Vice President of Finance with a focus on cost management and margin improvement initiatives.
Before joining Archway, Ryan served in various financial and accounting leadership roles at Fortune Global 500 Companies, including International Paper, Rio Tinto Group, and Compass Group, working within sectors ranging from chemicals and petroleum to healthcare. Ryan has focused both domestically and internationally, primarily in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In addition to his international experience, Ryan has managed over $1 billion in transactions to include the successful integration life cycle.
Beyond his professional commitments, Ryan is devoted to community service. He has served on the Board for Chicago Children’s Charity and spent 8 years serving in the United States Army Reserves.
Ryan has a Master in Business Administration in Strategy and Valuation from DePaul University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Wisconsin–Madison, and is also Lean Six Sigma certified.
Kay Ark is Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership. Kay accelerates Archway’s transformation through leadership, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation.
Kay has more than 18 years of experience in human resources, leading organizational change, shifting corporate culture and introducing new technologies, processes and systems to employees. Kay consistently delivers on commitments and is known as an exceptional “people person” with sound values and operating principles.
Since joining the company in 2010, Kay has held positions of increased responsibility spanning various aspects of human resources. Most recently, Kay served as Vice President of Human Resources, where she partnered with multiple functional areas to assess, organize, and develop the company’s talent, ultimately driving growth.
Prior to joining Archway, Kay held various positions at Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing and Kelly Services.
Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from York University.
Kerry James is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Northern Division, with responsibility for setting strategic direction and driving execution across the distribution network in the North/Midwest U.S. market. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing promotions and product supply chain, he works with clients to develop solution design, drive efficiency and improve productivity.
Since joining Archway in 2006, Kerry has been instrumental in leading the creation and execution of highly successful corporate, business unit, and new market strategies that have produced strong topline results. He is experienced in strategic and tactical planning and has a proven track record in cost control, cost reduction and customer-focused service.
Prior to his current role, Kerry served as Senior Vice President of Client Engagement. In this position, he used ongoing insights and analytics to design and implement optimal solutions for Archway’s clients.
Kerry worked in various roles at Caremark, Accor North America and Hitachi prior to joining Archway.
Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Portsmouth University, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Denmark University and is a Certified Purchasing Manager with the ISM organization.
Barry Polan is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southern Division, with responsibility for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence in the South U.S. market. His strong commitment to operational excellence, innovative approach to business problems, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally have reshaped the distribution network in the South and resulted in greater synergies.
Prior to his current role, Barry was Chief Sales Officer. He employed a consultative and holistic approach to sales to ensure clients achieved maximum return on their investment. Possessing nearly 20 years of sales leadership experience, he was also responsible for delivering high volume profitable sales growth by mentoring, coaching and building an industry-leading sales team.
With extensive experience in the point-of-purchase and point-of-sale market sector and marketing supply chain, Barry has held a number of senior executive positions including General Manager at C2 media, as well as Co-Owner and Director of Sales at Crush Creative. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at Cornerstone Records Management (NKA Iron Mountain). Barry’s leadership and guidance have resulted in additional business expansion for all the companies he has served.
Barry holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Redlands in California.