Our Leadership team is rooted in the office products, office design, facilities management, logistics, information technology, and moving industries. Collectively, senior management has over 200 years of focused, leading edge experience in these business services. We provide the expertise, practical experience, business acumen and results oriented perspective in these areas of business in order to streamline and vastly improve the way our clients run their business.
President & CEO - John Frisk
John Frisk is the President and CEO of HiTouch Business Services. In his role he oversees complete P&L responsibilities while having a direct hands on with all Sales and Operations.
Before joining HiTouch, John was President of MyOfficeProducts from 2005-2010. During his tenure at MYOP, the company experienced successful growth with revenues in excess of $130,000,000 and became the largest national independent office supply dealer in the US.
In 1989 John acquired his first company, Pittman Office Products in Tampa FL. In 1996 he sold his company to US Office Products. At USOP, John was District President until 1999 and then elevated to Southeast Region President covering 5 states and overseeing a P&L of $150 million. In 2001 John left US Office Products to start up an office supply company within the state of Florida, and in 2002 he merged his company with the start-up of MyOfficeProducts. John served as Regional Vice President until his promotion to President in 2005. Prior to the acquisition from HiTouch, in John’s role as President of MyOfficeProducts he had responsibility for Sales, IT, Operations and Logistics.
Executive Vice-President - Butch Johnson
Butch Johnson is Executive Vice President, Merchandising for HiTouch Business Services. In this role, he oversees HiTouch's e-market place activities, purchasing and vendor programs. Most recently, Butch served in the role of Executive Vice President for MyOfficeProducts, Inc. for the period 2002-2010. Prior to joining MyOfficeProducts, Butch spent two years as a financial analyst for Clayton Associates, LLC., a leading regional venture capital firm. During the period 1978 – 1993, Butch worked for Boise Cascade in key marketing, purchasing and operations positions. He also served a brief period as Divisional Merchandise Manager for BA Pargh, a leading catalog wholesaler at the time. For the period 1993-1996, Butch held the position of Executive Vice President for Radar Business Systems, a leading Southeastern office supply independent. During this time frame, Radar quadrupled in sales and was named the 1995 Nashville Business Journal Company of the Year. Butch served at US Office Products from 1996-2000 holding increasingly responsible roles including President of the South Central Region and later as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fortune 1000 corporation.
Butch holds a BS in Experimental Psychology from David Lipscomb University (1978) and a MBA with emphasis in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University (1982). He also held the C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designations for over two decades.
CIO - Jason M. Palmer
Jason M. Palmer was appointed Chief Information Officer of HiTouch Business Services in April of 2010. In this role he oversees all day-to-day IT Infrastructure, Applications, ecommerce, and Analytics. Prior to acting as CIO, Jason served as COO of HiTouch and the CIO of Rentacrate, overseeing the day-to-day operations and the strategic vision for Rentacrate’s Information Technology department.
Mr. Palmer joined Rentacrate in 2007 after working at Office Depot, where he was the Senior Manager for Supply Chain Analytics. Jason was recruited to Office Depot to lead the newly created Supply Chain Analytics department, which consolidated all reporting and analytics for the supply chain in to one team. Prior to his post at Office Depot, Mr. Palmer was the Director of Analytics for Allied Office Products where he managed corporate-wide Gross Margin, Corporate Sales Dashboard, and Analytics. Prior to Allied Jason worked on a consulting and full-time basis for many companies as an analyst and technology consultant – including UPS, IFF, and BT Office Products.
A graduate of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Mr. Palmer resides in Nashville, TN.