Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Stew Bishop
Chairman & CEO

For almost 40 years, Stew has walked alongside his internal and external clients in their world, discovering actionable opportunities that influence desired outcomes. 

Stew’s career began at Quaker Oats, where he progressed through all aspects of sales management, business unit leadership and P&L roles. Before becoming the CEO of CMG, he was the Vice President of Sales at Bayer Consumer HealthCare. Stew has a unique ability to guide our clients to take the next most important action to reach their goals amidst the chaos of the market, the internal stresses on sales teams and the constant need to deliver improved results.
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Jeff Lovering
Chief Data Scientist

With more than 15 years of leading and developing unique analytical modeling with over 30 clients in the CPG industry, Jeff has developed a high level of expertise and application in problem solving and game theory. 

As Chief Data Scientist, Jeff is immersed with everyone from field sales to CEOs and Board of Directors as he works to create the best outcomes from strategic decisions. Across the industry, Jeff often engages and consults with industry leaders about the application of his pricing and trade analytic expertise in framing problem-solving constructs and determining probabilistic paths that create profit and growth solutions. Jeff holds a MS in Mathematics with an emphasis in Finance and Econometrics as well as a BS in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
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Pat Muldoon
President

Patrick is a C-level executive and business builder with turn-around experience in large public, mid-size private equity, and VC-backed CPG companies. 

He has held CEO or senior leadership positions at Forward Foods/Detour Protein, Healthy Food Holdings, and Zola Beverages. He started his career in the Jewel Food Stores management training program and then progressed on to marketing leadership roles at Quaker Oats, Sealright Packaging, Certive, and RR Donnelley. Pat was CMG’s first client in 1993 as Brand Manager of Quaker Oats’ Near East side dish business. In 2002, he was the first executive to become a Principal Consultant at CMG and has returned to our firm to lead, enable and do the professional problem solving and applied business solution work he enjoys most. Pat holds a MBA from Northwestern University and a BA from Knox College.
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Mike Fitzgerald
GM, Region Operations

Mike brings 25 years of experience from a broad base of CPG companies. His experiences include Unilever, Wrigley, Diamond Foods, Plum Organics, Ferrara Candy and most recently, Mamma Chia. 

He has an extensive background in account management, sales leadership and customer marketing at both large and small companies. His ability to collaborate with customers and cross functional internal departments has driven significant top and bottom-line results for his companies and retailer partners. Mike holds a Bachelor’s in Business Admin, Marketing from Bradley University.
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Robert Calvin
Director

As a Director, Rob oversees content development as well as communication with General Managers and the client sales’ organization. Through management of the analyst team, he provides actionable trade strategies through account planning, promotional and pricing analyses, and overall business analytics. 

Rob has experience in statistical and behavioral economic theory through his work experience and education where he holds a MS in Marketing as well as a BA in International Commerce with a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University.
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Shane Fisher
Business Analyst 2

From complex and vast business data challenges, Shane creates insights, performance clarity and actionable recommendations to guide CMG’s clients to achieve their goals and create successful business outcomes. 

He has a background providing analytical insight across various data sets and planning capacities. Shane holds a BS in Mathematics from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
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Atakan Baran
Business Analyst 2

Atakan assists CMG’s clients in executing successful business strategies through effective account planning, forecasting, and scenario analysis. With experience in econometric analysis and project management, he is highly skilled in translating and applying analytical findings to business decisions. 

Atakan holds a BS in Economics and an MS in Financial Econometrics from Texas A&M.
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Ian Hatfield
Business Analyst 1

As a Business Analyst, Ian provides data-driven insights for strategic account planning and pricing decisions through analysis of company and industry data. 

He built the foundations for his statistical and business acumen over the course of two master’s degrees, receiving an MS in Business Analytics from UT Austin and an MS in Mathematics from the University of South Alabama.
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Mike Stanford
Principal

With more than 35 years experience in CPG, Mike brings broad skills leading sales teams across multiple channels, represented by direct sales teams, and by regional and national sales agencies. 

Mike has over 12 years of customer marketing experience developing strategic plans and implementing tactics that lead to improved efficiencies of trade spending and sales controllable improvements.
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Allison Muhlbauer
Senior Business Analyst
Leanne Donaldson
HR & Services Manager

Leanne ensures that CMG’s day-to-day operations run smoothly. Her many responsibilities include managing HR, IT, and bookkeeping functions. Leanne has a BS in Business from Missouri State University.