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John Abbene

John Abbene

President, BRData

During his 30+ year career at BRdata, John has worked specifically on developing software solutions and best practices for independent retailers and wholesalers in the grocery industry. He is persistently active with all aspects of the software business – immersed in software development, sales, implementations, and client and employee relations. He stays engaged with all stakeholders to ensure the company remains focused and committed to the client base, BRdata team, user group, and growth as individuals and as an organization.

John sits as the chairman of the board of the BRdata User Group (BRUG), leading the share group and advisory committee of seasoned grocery industry professionals, in addition to serving on the NGA board, ROFDA Retail Advisory Council and IGA National Retail Advisory Board. He has a BS degree in Leadership and Management Studies from NYU. John lives in Long Island with his wife Mary, two daughters, three dogs, and two cats. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, beach volleyball, and guitar in a metal rock band.