We founded Taiga with a goal to bring enterprise quality business intelligence and analytics to all levels of the convenience store industry. We believe that data is the key to understanding and without taking advantage of all you have access to, there's no way to see a full picture.
Taiga's core team of entrepreneurs previously built a successful software company that worked with some of the largest resorts in the hospitality industry. In their experience working with large resorts, they developed a unique expertise in managing large amounts of data as they integrated with reservation, point of sale, housekeeping, tee time, catering and other complex systems. After exiting in 2016, we've joined forces again to develop Taiga's business intelligence platform for the convenience store market.
My team was skeptical about adopting a new software system, but now that we have experienced the power of real-time data in our business, we will never go back
It’s so much easier to keep an eye on my stores as I travel around the region.
My suppliers always knew more about my stores than I did. It’s changed my entire assortment strategy.
Anthony CowartSenior Software Engineer
Tony has nearly a decade of experience developing highly sophisticated distributed technology systems. Prior to joining Taiga, Tony managed a fleet of nearly half a million connected devices while maintaining millisecond precision. Tony lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoys fitness, beer, and a good tenderloin sandwich.
Bill IversCRO & Co-Founder
Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and investor focused on SaaS companies disrupting underserved markets. Prior to joining the Taiga team, Bill was President and Co-Founder of Clubessential where he led sales, marketing and business development. Bill is an avid golfer and loves the great outdoors. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Conner WiegandMarketing Manager
Conner is an accomplished sales professional, offering skills in customer relations, project management and a drive to achieve. Prior to joining the team at Taiga, Conner worked in property management where she started in leasing and grew to head property sales and administration. She currently lives in North Carolina and enjoys exploring, hiking and spending time with her husband and their dog.
Greg OakleyCOO & Co-Founder
Greg leads implementation, finance, human resources, and customer service at Taiga. If you have partnered with us, there’s a good chance that you've worked with him. Prior to founding Taiga, Greg led Clubessential's software initiatives in resort technologies and helped to open a new market for the company. In his spare time, you can find him at one of his kids sporting events, trying new barbecuing recipes, and boating on one of Cincinnati's nearby lakes.
John OakleyCEO & Co-Founder
As Taiga's CEO, John is aligning disruptive SaaS technology, operational strategy, and AI to bring SaaS BI the independent c-store industry. Under John's leadership, Taiga is rapidly becoming the thought leader and market leader in this category within the c-store industry. He started his career at Clubessential where he grew from Software Engineer to become the company’s Lead Architect prior to exit. John lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and enjoys spending time with his family, camping and hiking.
Matt GattikerCTO & Co-Founder
Matt drives all of Taiga's technology initiatives while focusing on effective scaling and long term success. Prior to founding Taiga, Matt spent over a decade with Clubessential where he became the lead developer for the company’s software and managed all aspects of the company's internal and hosted infrastructure. In his spare time Matt likes to smoke meats, tinker with electronics and enjoy the Cincinnati brewery and restaurant scene.
Miguel MataBusiness Development Representative
Miguel is an International business professional with experience in sales and marketing strategy development. Passionate about making connections with others, new technologies and forward-thinking industries. Adaptable and efficient team player with excellent communication skills at all levels. Miguel loves to travel, surfing and electronic music.
Vanessa KosloskiDirector of Sales
Vanessa is a dynamic sales director who has a proven track record cultivating win-win partnerships and exceeding expectations from revenue, marketing, and branding. She previously worked in tourism and hospitality and is excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm to Taiga. Vanessa resides in Chicago and enjoys volunteering, spending time with her crazy pup, and a day on the water.