Leadership Team at Quality Packaging Specialists International

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Leadership Team at Quality Packaging Specialists International

Mike Ricketts - CEO

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Mike (Kenneth) Ricketts founded QPSI in 1992 and has grown the company to its current global position, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. As a result, QPSI is currently the largest privately owned contract packaging company in the USA.

Mike's keen eye for innovative businesses has driven his involvement in a variety of projects that span beyond the QPSI enterprise. That includes the successful startup of PEP, a project management company skilled at executing marketing promotions from award to launch.

Similarly, he has channeled his passion for leadership beyond his companies, by mentoring young athletes and aspiring business people toward achieving their personal and professional goals. Mike is the majority owner of QPSI and serves as the Chief Executive Officer for QPSI's Board of Directors.


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Shawn Smith - President

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Previously as QPSI’s Chief Financial Officer and now as its President, Shawn is a proven leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes, helping to drive the Company’s operational efficiencies and bottom-line results.

Shawn has over twenty years of experience working as a finance and operations professional in various companies offering high-volume, complex goods and services. His career path has afforded him a rich mix of knowledge of various aspects of an organization, including finance, operations, sales, marketing, administrative, internal and external processes and information technology, all of which he now brings to QPSI.  In addition to decades of experience, Shawn holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance as well as a M.B.A. from Rowan University, and is a certified public accountant.

Shawn is committed to providing QPSI with strong team leadership to ensure the Company achieves its short and long-term goals, plans and strategies, and remains an industry leader of delivering superior quality products and services at competitive prices.

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Jamara Davis - Chief Financial Officer

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Jamara was named QPSI’s Chief Financial Officer in January 2019.  In this position, she is responsible for developing financial and business strategies to support business objectives and growth.  As CFO she provides strategic leadership and oversight of the company’s Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments.  Before being named CFO, Jamara was QPSI’s Director of Finance, responsible for leading the Finance & Accounting Team. 

During her tenure at QPSI, Jamara has held positions with increasing leadership responsibility that includes Project Management, Operations, IT, and Marketing. Prior to joining QPSI in 2003, Jamara worked in Financial services, earning her Series 6 License.  Jamara holds a B.S Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from Drexel University and her MBA from Rowan University.



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Dave Skowronski - Director of Corporate Quality

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Dave comes to QPSI with over 25 years of experience in areas of supply chain management, manufacturing and packaging of clinical trial supplies, as well as quality management. Dave has held leadership roles throughout his career, making significant impacts at companies like UPS, Merck-Medco, Quest Diagnostics and most recently, Catalent Pharma Solutions, as the Director of Operations & Supply Chain within their Clinical Supply Services division.

Dave will be leading the Quality Team to elevate and drive Quality and Compliance at QPSI, with the commitment to enhance the horsepower to accelerate and deepen that culture across the organization.


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Marcus Glover - Chief Strategy Officer

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Mr. Glover has almost 20 years of operations, marketing, and development experience within the casino gaming and hospitality industry. He has designed and developed several properties from the ground up in new jurisdictions and his experience extends across hotel, food and beverage and casino operations. Marcus’ functional knowledge and efforts have included operational improvements through revenue generation, expense reduction and productivity enhancements by leveraging LEAN principles, in addition to brand positioning, direct marketing, government and labor relations in highly regulated industries.

Marcus has provided leadership to two flagship regional integrated resort destinations, first at Beau Rivage Hotel and Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi and most recently, Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Prior to his career with MGM Resorts, he served as senior vice president and general manager for Caesars Entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio and as assistant general manager and vice president of operations for Harrah’s in St. Louis, Missouri. Marcus has also held several leadership positions with Caesars (formerly Harrah’s) in Gulf Coast Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to entering the hospitality and leisure space, Marcus spent time in the consulting practices of Accenture and Deloitte.

Marcus earned a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Morehouse College. Marcus is a former trustee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio and the Mississippi Economic Council.

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