bioPURE™ Leadership Team
bioPURE™ Leadership Team
Jim Wilson – CEO
Jim Wilson spent the majority of his corporate career (27 years) in the chemical industry. He has an extensive background in engineering, executive level project management, large account chemical sales and global procurement. His experiences in the chemical industry are crucial in the oversight of all bioPURE operations and expansions.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Jim went on to earn Summa Cum Laude honors getting his MBA at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) while working for Raytheon Company. Soon thereafter, Jim went to work for Eastman Chemical where he held several positions overseeing numerous projects and receiving multiple awards and recognition throughout his career; primarily in commercial leadership roles. Jim’s final role for Eastman Chemical was Director, Global Procurement. He and his team were responsible for over $2B in raw material strategies and purchases around the world for multiple manufacturing locations.
Jim joined Retail Service Systems (RSS) in 2018 to help with supply chain management and to begin the buildout of the bioPURE team and franchise system. Jim is married and lives in Johnson City TN where bioPURE is headquartered. He has two adult sons who are both successfully engaged with RSS as business owners.
Brandon Kinder – President
A native of South Carolina, Brandon Kinder was born and raised in Sumter and attended The Citadel graduating in 2006 with a degree in Business Administration. While attending The Citadel Brandon held several leadership positions and was also a member of The Summeral Guards. After The Citadel, Brandon moved to Greenville, SC and began working for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as an outside sales representative. He then transitioned into medical sales working as an independent medical rep and also working with other small medical startups. While completing his medical sales career working for 3M, he founded the original bioPURE™ in Greenville SC on the side of that full-time job. Brandon joined the RSS family of businesses when he sold bioPURE™ to RSS in 2018 and became the corporate President as well as the owner of the Greenville affiliated bioPURE™ location.
Brandon Kinder: Our mission statement is to “change the standard of clean.” Getting to share with our community that there is a better, more efficient, and more effective way to do something they’ve always done (cleaning and disinfecting) is really fun. Creating a new industry is challenging and rewarding all at the same time, but seeing and hearing the benefits businesses and homeowners experience after partnering with bioPURE is always top on my list. An equally rewarding part of my job is now helping our team members in our other locations become more successful by changing the standard of clean in the communities they are serving.
David Wilson – CMO
David’s education in business started early in his life when his father taught him to analyze financials for their seven restaurant chain of Golden Skillets while also working retail at the family’s wholesale/retail clothing outlet. David continued his business education at North Carolina State University and graduated number one in his class. He then obtained an MBA at the UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. His thirst for knowledge includes Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management prestigious certification in data-driven marketing along with over ten years’ worth of leadership and business management training in the Vistage CEO leadership program. David spent his first three years in the business world with Accenture in consulting. He then made his first move into the entrepreneurial world by co-founding a marketing company. As the Executive Vice President of that first company, David lead it through multiple roll-up mergers and acquisitions until it was ultimately sold for $200M to a large public company. Several other business ventures highlight David’s career prior to joining bioPURE. He co-founded a venture backed “mobile marketing” business that was sold to Nokia; built and sold an ATM business that grew to over 300 locations in the coastal Carolinas; became the CEO of a marketing research and analytics firm; and was the co-founder and chair of the Alliance Medical Ministry in Raleigh, NC (an award-winning non-profit providing medical care to the working uninsured in Wake County). David’s experiences in high level data-driven marketing and entrepreneurship are a boon to advancing bioPURE’s advertising and marketing strategies.
Hayley Andrew – Vice President
Hayley is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Public Health (Pre-Health Professions) and Biochemistry. During her time at ECU, Hayley was awarded a work-study grant by the College of Health and Human Performance. She spent terms abroad at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge while completing Public Health research at Kings Cross Hospital.
Hayley has sought out Sales and Business Development roles that fall within her public health and physical & biological sciences scope since college. From clinical health settings, healthcare IT business development, and national sales, to building a Dermatopathology laboratory sales force and operating protocols. She has helped to elevate an eight-person group into a 100+ personnel laboratory that currently services 400+ physicians and physician groups across the US. She strives for business advancement and strategic sales expansion, which have allowed her to see start-up companies through extensive growth, one of which became a publicly-traded company. In previous roles, Hayley has helped to develop operational strategies, as well as B2B and B2C sales tactics that are now recognized as proprietary information. Hayley’s focus is on getting to know every member of a team. She states, “I take great pride in cultivating a community mindset for business. There is nothing a cohesive yet dynamic team cannot achieve together”!
Luke Stewart – Medical Research Officer
Luke graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at East Carolina University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Exercise Physiology. He then went on to complete medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Throughout his medical training, Luke grew actively involved in the North Carolina Medical Society as the Brody student representative, and as a delegate to the American Medical Association. Business and Medicine have long been passions for Luke. From the creation of small businesses during high school and college to current involvement with bioPURE, Luke continues to exhibit the entrepreneurial spirit. During his training in Vascular Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Luke completed a multitude of health outcomes research projects. His focus and interests are centered around the reduction of preventable complications and improving patient satisfaction within the healthcare system. He is actively involved with the design and implementation of continued clinical trials with bioPURE.
Gerrod Bede – Chief Legal Officer
Gerrod serves as the lead attorney for RSS and all franchise brands and subsidiaries, including BoxDrop and bioPURE. Prior to joining RSS, Gerrod served as outside counsel to the company and represented both Fortune 500 and small business clients, always with an eye toward streamlining issues and finding a way to accomplish his client’s goals.
As RSS’s Chief Legal Officer, Gerrod is tasked with protecting the mission of RSS and helping the company enable its rugged entrepreneurs to succeed.
Gerrod received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
When away from work, Gerrod enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and three children.