Board of Directors
Arthur H. Baer serves on the Audit, Compensation, Governance and Special Subcommittee of the Board of SGRP. Mr. Baer was formerly the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Drexel University in Philadelphia. During his business career he held the positions of President of the $4B Europe/Middle East/African operations for Arrow Electronics, as well as held leadership positions at Standard Brands, Northwest Industries and Cablevision. He also served as a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Seneca Foods. Mr. Baer earned his undergraduate and MBA Degrees from Columbia University.
Arthur B. Drogue serves as the Chairman of the Board of SGRP. Mr. Drogue most recently was Senior Vice President of Customer Development for the Americas at Unilever. Prior to that, he led Unilever's U.S. Customer Development organization through eight years of outstanding growth and earnings success while merging five separate companies into one of the world's preeminent Consumer Packaged Goods companies with over $45 billion in annual sales. His previous professional experience includes senior management positions at Best Foods, Nabisco, Northeastern Organization [NEO] Inc., and General Mills. Mr. Drogue has held positions on several corporate and industry boards and has received numerous awards for his achievements. Mr. Drogue earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stetson University and completed an Executive Management Program at Cornell.
Jeffrey Mayer serves as a Director and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Mayer is currently the CEO of Soluxe Inc., a holding company of three subsidiaries, each with its own management team: Solomon Energy Inc., Solomon Energy Advisors LLC, and Solomon Community Solar LLC. Additionally he is the Executive Chairman of Oasis Charger Corporation d/b/a Juice Bar EV, a manufacturer and distributor of electric vehicle charger stations. Mr. Mayer also serves on the board of two privately held companies; Photobucket Inc. and Sperian Energy Inc., and as Advisor to and venture partner of Oak Investment Partners. Mr. Mayer holds a B.A. from Yale University and an L.L.B. from New York University.
Christiaan (Chris) Olivier serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Board member of SPAR Group Inc. since September 5, 2017.
As President & CEO he fosters a “culture of growth”, focused on innovating services, creating new technologies and spearheading complimentary acquisitions. With over 25 years as a retail executive he has successfully led global organizations bringing positive transformation in the areas of strategy, business development, sales, marketing, client service and operations. His ability to unite groups and executives have continually grown revenue and client base within each company he has served.
Prior to joining SPAR Chris served as President of Retail Activation with the Omnicom Group, during his tenure he considerably increased new business. Before that he was President at Advantage Sales and Marketing managing Sales and Marketing, then Chief Executive Officer at the Smollan Group a Sales & Marketing service firm located in South Africa.
Chris earned his BA and MBA from the University of South Africa, has been married for 28 years and has two daughters. He has resided in several countries and locations throughout the world.