Speaking From Experience

An excerpt from the CIO Review magazine:

"E3 Retail is a prime example of a self-disciplined organization. With a passion for developing and delivering great retail solutions, we take a slow and disciplined approach in building business, working closely with retailers at all levels of management to deliver consistent high-quality work on-time and within budget."

- Ken Jenkins, President, CEO


Our Story


E3 Retail is a privately held company with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, San Diego, California and New Delhi, India. E3 Retail delivers innovative retail solutions to the enterprise. We have provided solutions to some of the leading companies in the world.

E3 Retail has been recognized as a team of creative specialists who embrace emerging technologies. Our expertise encompasses information technology, complex networks, systems architecture, industry consulting and innovative data solutions.

E3 Retail’s solutions are deployed on premise, at the enterprise, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Our applications include:

  • An offer management solution that provides a retailer with a tool to create and manage offers across the enterprise and all channels.
  • An integrated returns package that can be accessed from any location.
  • A product linking application that allows the retailer to create product relationship between one or more items (i.e. phone, plans and accessories).
  • A device management solution which allows the sharing of POS devices between multiple applications, as well as providing the capability of accessing POS peripherals from wireless devices or web applications.
  • A data exchange manager which enables the exchange of data between the POS and other applications.
  • A retail services process which enables business and technology agility by allowing the passing of messages between services.
  • TouchPointPOS, E3 Retail’s Point-of-Service (POS) application, which may be deployed on the web or on premise on any device. This solution supports failover, with automatically switching to a different, redundant system upon failure or abnormal termination of the current active system.
  • A merchandise locator to search and locate products within a store, another store, a group of stores or a warehouse.

E3 Retail also offers a service practice which includes:

  • A technology practice focused on developing Proof-of-Concepts (POC) and providing independent assessments
  • A .NET Service Center for offshore development
  • A consulting team providing assessments around risk and compliancy

Why Do Business with E3 Retail?

  • E3 Retail = Experience ... Excellence ... Execution
  • The core group at E3 Retail has worked together as a team for more than 20 years.
  • Product support before and after the sale consistently exceeds others in the industry.
  • The team at E3 Retail values its integrity, reputation and commitment to our customers.
  • Achieving a 100% success rate on every customer project ever undertaken. Our success is defined by the customer!
  • Having a 98% on-time project completion rate – “one project delayed by two weeks.”
  • Consistently applying new technologies to ROI and increase our customer’s competitive ADVANTAGe.

Our Team


Ken Jenkins President, CEO

 

Ken Jenkins is president and Chief Executive Officer of E3 Retail, LLC, and has served in those positions since 2008.

Ken is the former president of Integrated Software Solutions (ISS) and led its growth into a multi-million dollar revenue company after joining in 1997. As president, he actively provided consulting expertise to C-level executives on a regular basis regarding strategic decisions and new technology.

Upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Science, Ken joined IBM’s retail industry group. In 1983, he joined Post Software International (PSI) as a shareholder and software developer. At PSI, Ken held various key positions including Director of Research and Development, Director of Marketing (Canadian Business Unit) as well as Director of Strategic Accounts.


Swetank Shekhar Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

 

Swetank Shekhar is the Chief Strategy Officer of E3 Retail, LLC, and has served in this position since 2008. In this role, Swetank defines the vision as well as the strategic direction for the company.

Swetank founded Integrated Software Solutions (ISS) in 1993. In 1997, Swetank became the CTO providing technical and product direction to ISS and their retail clients. Under Swetank’s direction, ISS was the first to deploy a Java™/XML/XSLT-based POS with a major retailer. Due primarily to Swetank’s vision for the future of retailing, ISS received the Executive Excellence Award in 1996 and 1999 from a tier-one Retailer and Vendor Award of Excellence in the year 2000.

Swetank received his Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from BIT Mesra and was the recipient of the University Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude). He worked as a consultant in the telecommunication arena before joining Post Software International (PSI) in 1989. At PSI, he was in charge of systems architecture and development. By leveraging his knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Swetank introduced heuristic-based, self-healing concepts in products to achieve unprecedented reliability and stability.


Barry Henderson Chief Operating Officer

 

Barry Henderson is the Chief Operating Officer of E3 Retail, LLC, and has served in this position since 2008.

Prior to E3 Retail, Barry was the COO of Integrated Software Solutions (ISS). In this capacity, Barry directed the development and rollout of Web-enabled/browser-based solutions. He also established the company’s San Diego office in 1997.

Barry began his computer retail technology career at Post Software International (PSI) after graduating Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a BS in Computer Science. At PSI, he was directly involved with major point-of-service, back office and in-store processor projects with several key retail companies.


Robert Bodily Chief Technology Officer

 

Robert Bodily is the Chief Technology Officer of E3 Retail, LLC, and has served in this position since 2008.

Along with his responsibilities as Chief Technology Officer, Robert is also responsible for overall system and application architecture and user-interface design. He joined Integrated Software Solutions (ISS) in 1996. His first project at ISS was to help spearhead development and implementation of a new POS project - the first Microsoft® Terminal Server based POS / BackOffice system. Utilizing his numerous years of retail experience, Robert also designed and developed a knowledge-based system to proactively monitor the health of a distributed retail environment leading to quicker reporting and resolutions of issues during pilot / rollouts.

Robert, a Cum Laude University of Tulsa graduate with a B.S. in Engineering Physics and a B.S. in Computer Science, has over 25 years of retail POS experience.


Doug Eason Director of Hardware Technology

 

Doug Eason is the Director of Hardware Technology at E3 Retail, LLC, and has served in this position since 2008.

Prior to E3 Retail, Doug was a key member of the development team at both Post Software International and ISS. With Doug’s 25 years of retail experience, he brings a deep knowledge of the retail industry in his role at E3 Retail. Doug has been instrumental in many of the development projects and has successfully led major point-of-sale (POS) development projects. With Doug’s wealth of retail experience, he has been recognized by partners and by many Tier 1 customers as an individual highly capable of solving complex problems and in providing cost-effective solutions to the retail community.

Doug was influential in a pending patent application for an invention in the retail industry involving POS.

Doug graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.