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SYKGroup, LLC is a private investment and growth advisory group founded in 2010 by Samuel Y. Kim. SYKGroup, LLC advises and invests in diverse companies and industries including eCommerce based online retail and distribution networks, health and wellness product solutions, and software platforms.
Mr. Kim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SYK Group, LLC with an extensive experience and expertise in accelerating profitable growth in distribution and online eCommerce based retail platforms.
Prior to founding the SYKGroup, Mr. Kim retired from W.W. Grainger, Inc, a Fortune 300 global distributor of industrial supplies and services, after 25 years where he held the position of Corporate Officer and Vice President, Internet Commerce Business Group.
At W.W. Grainger, Mr. Kim was responsible for the success of Grainger’s multi-billion Internet Commerce business channels. Grainger internet business group was named 15th largest online business in the US by Internet Retailer Publications in 2011.
Mr. Kim received his Masters in Business Administration from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science also from Northwestern University.
Mr. Kim has served on a variety of boards as a director or in advisory roles:
Gerson Lehrman Council Advisor and Educator – Current
Board Member Advisor, InstaSupply, London UK – Completed 2018
Board Director, Laboratory Analytics dba MouseHouseApp – Completed 2017
Board Director, Tizaro Supply, London UK – Completed 2014
Board Member – Oak Grove School Education Foundation Completed 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison Ebusiness Advisory Board – Completed 2010
Google B2B Advisory Board – Completed 2009
Alumni Admissions Board for Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Completed 2007
The Cisco Technology Advisory Board – Completed 2006
Samuel Y. Kim
Founder and CEO
Liberty Health Supply, LLC
(www.LibertyHealthSupply.com) – B2B/B2C global online distributor and retailer based in Chicago area provides solutions to protect, assist, and enhance health and quality of life including those related to hearing, mobility, and vision.
(www.InstaSupply.com) – InstaSupply is a digital network platform designed to make B2B trading smarter. An open marketplace featuring mobile purchasing, e-invoice processing & spend analysis.
Sleep Research, LLC
Slammers Baseball &
Softball Training Academy
(www.SlammersIllinois.com) – High performance Baseball & Softball Training academy and online merchandiser of baseball performance gear. Slammers offers youth and HS programs and travel teams including Professional Instructions, Training Programs and Camps/Clinics and the facility is easily accessible from anywhere in the North Suburbs of Illinois.
(www.PizzeriaDeville.com) – Authentic wood fired oven pizzeria offering pizzas, gourmet salads, and unique appetizers. Pizzeria DeVille is located in the heart of downtown historic Libertyville across from Cook Memorial Park.
Labriola Restaurant and Cafe
(www.labriolacafe.com) - In a beautifully modeled 9,000-square foot restaurant on Michigan and Grand Avenue on Chicago’s famous magnificent mile, Labriola brings the textures and tastes of Italian tradition to an innovative dining experience that is invitingly familiar while always offering new options to explore.
La Barra Restaurant
(www.labarraristorante.com) - Innovative dining experience offered by Rich Labriola and LabriolaRestaurant Group. Located in Oak Brook offering pizza pies from neapolitan artisan ciabatta bread style to pan pizzas. Besides pizzas, the 8,500-square foot restaurant with an outdoor patio serves homemade pastas, small plates, wines, specialty cocktails and craft beers, with 14 on tap.
on Internet Commerce Market
Often the best first step is to step back and look at the big picture. SYKGroup can provide your company’s top executives a customized briefing on the state of e-commerce in your industry and related industries. Sam Kim has briefed dozens of executive teams in this way, answering and exploring their many questions about Internet commerce and setting the stage for strategic plans to be developed for their companies.
Investment and Growth Strategy: An in-depth look at your organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, both in e-commerce and in a wider business context. We help formulate the relevant time based investment and implementation plans.
Session Facilitation and Workshops
The larger your company is, the more important it is to include all relevant stakeholders in the strategic-planning process. It’s also essential that the process not be biased toward any one group . . . which is why a knowledgeable “outsider” is often the best person to lead these planning sessions. With SYKGroup’s decades of e-commerce and multi-channel experience, we’re ready to step into the facilitator role with you.
and Capabilities Assessments
As customers and prospects embrace more and more channels for interacting with your company, how can you ensure a consistently satisfying experience for them? SYKGroup can help you discover not only their “cross-channel expectations,” but also the issues your organization needs to address in order to meet those expectations.
Organizational Design, Alignment and Change Management
Even if your organization has operated across multiple channels for years, its structure may not be ideal for the e-commerce-driven future that’s fast approaching. SYKGroup helps clients align their people, processes and technology to ensure that maximum growth goes hand-in-hand with the ability to manage it as efficiently as possible.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Metrics Development
The larger and more functionally diverse your operations are, the more likely it is that different departments are focused on different goals. Or, different departments will often use entirely different metrics from one another to track their progress toward the same or similar goals. SYKGroup can help your company identify these inconsistencies in reporting, and develop a standard set of key performance indicators (KPIs) for use across multiple, related departments.
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