Paul JarrettCo-Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Paul Jarrett is no stranger to vitamins and supplements. He used supplements to help him gain 100 pounds and become a 307lb D1 starting defensive lineman in the Big 12. When his collegiate football career was over, Paul used vitamins and supplements to lose 100 pounds.
Paul's work experience spans the country. From NYC to San Francisco, Paul has launched million dollar brands such as Neebo and executed multi-facted campaigns for Lowe's and Nike. In 2010, Paul joined Complete Nutrition where he became the Vice President of Marketing and an Executive Board Member. He built the MarComm department, trained dozens of franchises and positioned Complete Nutrition and its products for success in a saturated market. The company's growth skyrocketed. In fact, it was one of the fastest growing startups in the U.S. Paul's experience at Complete Nutrition was the precursor to starting his own company. In 2012, Bulu Box was born.
Adam ChoatePresident, Bulu Box
With almost a decade of big company corporate experience under his belt, Adam leapt into the startup world. This intrapreneur turned entrepreneur created and implemented programs such as textbook rental, and developed custom purchasing and shipping software. Adam proved his ability to identify, increase and manage hundred million plus dollar revenue streams while at Nebraska Book Company with its 250+ retail locations and with the launch of Neebo.com. Choate earned his BS in Finance at Tennessee Tech University and his MBA in Business Administration but the most impressive of all his achievements might be losing 40+ pounds in less than 3 months.
Marcus QuevedoDirector of Marketing
First attracted to Bulu Box because of his love for health and fitness, Marcus quickly fell into place as Bulu Box’s Social Media Manager and Copywriter because of his love for writing and creativity. When he’s not writing content or doing handstands around the office, Marcus spends his time training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, woodworking, or talking about Space with anyone who will still listen.
Kelsey FandersDirector of Brand Relationships
Kelsey started at Bulu Box as an intern and instantly fell in love with the Bulugan lifestyle which is just one of the reasons they snagged her up as a full-time Brand Relationships Director. Kelsey graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor Degree of Journalism focusing on Advertising and PR.
When Kelsey is not scouring the shelves, internet and trade shows for new products to sample, she is training for her next race, eating crab legs, busting out random dance moves, and raising her awesome sons, Kenneth Jude (a.k.a. “The Jude Dude”) and Knox (a.k.a. "The Knox-Star").
Amber WiebeSupport Squad
Amber came to Bulu Box from the human services field, previously working in a psychiatric hospital and with Juvenile Probation. As a Doane College graduate, Amber never stops gaining new work experience and knowledge beyond her psychology and sociology majors.
In her free time, you’ll find Amber watching episodes of The Office for the millionth time, playing board games with friends, or reading Stephen King novels by her fireplace.
Ali PaaschContent Manager
Ali was drawn to Bulu Box because of the culture and fast paced startup life. Ali is inspired by her coworker's will to wear many different hats. Ali brings her fresh perspective as a senior advertising/public relations major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In her free time, you can find Ali sampling tacos and craft beer, attending concerts and petting dogs.
Hank PfeifferChief Operating Officer
Hank brings a diverse and all-around business background to the Bulu team. He possesses a balanced mix of strategic, operational, financial and organizational experience and abilities. Hank has a proven record of helping strong teams build great companies and see all stakeholders realize their goals and objectives.
Hank began his career working for 10 years as a corporate finance lawyer advising a wide variety of private and publicly held companies across the country on numerous aspects of their businesses. He has spent the last 20 years serving as a Chief Operating Officer executing a broad set of C-Level company-wide strategic, financial, operational and organizational responsibilities.
Hank has long standing ties in the Omaha, Lincoln and greater Nebraska business communities. He attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln receiving his B.S. in Business Administration and his J.D. in Law, graduating with Distinction.
Matt BoydChief Product Officer
Since age 13, Matt has obsessed over the evolution of startup culture. As an entrepreneur, Matt has both started and helped build numerous companies from the ground up. In 2013, Matt started Sqwiggle, a company dedicated to helping remote teams work together, better. Having raised $1.1 Million as AngelList’s first ever “Syndicate”, Matt and team designed product that ultimately changed the way people communicate over the internet.
As a software designer, Matt is passionate about building great user experiences, saying no to feature ideas and creating clean systems that are simply understood with no explanation. Great product needs no explanation.
Baileigh RodgersDirector of Brand Relationships
Baileigh started with the Bulu Crew as a Social Media Intern, and quickly adapted to working in many areas including customer relations and marketing before settling into her role on the Bulu Marketplace Sales team. Her strategic strengths not only help Baileigh in her role on the Bulu Marketplace team, they help Baileigh crush her fellow Bulu Crew in a game of Settlers of Catan. Baileigh also enjoys de-stressing with a good book, or any sci-fi show on the BBC (she'd give up everything to go time traveling with the Doctor).
Mariah NimmichDirector of Public Relations & Brand Relationship Manager
A Washington state native, Mariah loves to sing everything from musical soundtracks (Hamilton or Funny Girl anyone?) to the praises of the Bulu, Inc. team. Her strategic skill and killer ability to #BangTheDrum cemented Mariah’s role in Bulu Marketplace working with brands and retailers. Mariah also coordinates Bulu, Inc. press coverage nationally, showcasing Bulu Box and Bulu Marketplace in media like CBS, Glamour and Buzzfeed.
No stranger to the startup world, Justin joins Bulu Box after 6 years of engineering and overseeing devops for over 12 different companies. Justin has mastered the art of startup architecture and infrastructure. He is a pro at improving efficiency and scalability for growing companies. Justin got his start in the world affiliate marketing, giving him a competitive edge in the startup game with extensive knowledge of customer acquisition, lead generation, sales funnels, affiliate marketing and overall SAAS applications inside and out.
In his free time, Justin doesn't waste a second of enjoyment. He enjoys R/C Jets, traveling (especially if it's to throw down at the tables in Las Vegas), or anything that looks to be a good time.
After taking a year off, Tobin has returned to the Bulu Box team as a full-time Web Developer. Tobin, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, is a Computer Science student in the Raikes School at the University of Nebraska
In his free time, Tobin enjoys working on his side projects, keeping up with technology, and enjoying Husker football and movies with his friends.
Nicole BauerSenior Project Manager
Nicole was first attracted to Bulu, Inc. because of its company values and culture. She loves the fast-pace, high-stakes, no-two-days-are-exactly-the-same environment of the startup world. Nicole brings over a decade of experience tackling complex projects with her intense attention to details and fearlessness. As a part of the Bulu Crew, she enjoys wearing many different hats.
When she's not working, Nicole can be found learning something new, traveling with her husband, playing board games with friends, or chilling to the max with her two cats.
Zeke WinansAssistant Warehouse Manager
As Assistant Warehouse Manager, Zeke keeps the warehouse organized and running smoothly for Bulu Box and turnkey subscription box services clients. (He’ll always know how many ChocoRite Crispy Caramel Chocolate Bars are around and no, you can’t have any!) Zeke holds the title of Box Packing Champion.
Zeke enjoys reading fiction books and working on his house. With his wife, Zeke owns two cats named Jasper and Remi, but he likes Jasper the best.
Johnny “Juice” GatesMaterials Handler
Juice previously worked for another company in the same warehouse as Bulu Box, then took the opportunity to join the Bulu Crew at the new Lincoln warehouse location. When Juice isn’t acting as Line Lead, he enjoys playing video games.
Drew RiddleFull-Size Fulfillment
With Bulu Box, Drew ensures that full-size orders are packed and shipped to perfection. Outside the warehouse, Drew enjoys golfing, skateboarding and going to his favorite fishing spot in Kansas.
Haley EnglandFloor Lead
Haley’s favorite part about being Bulu Box Line Lead is her awesome coworkers. When she’s not ensuring a swift and safe box packing process, Haley loves to shop and watch Netflix. Her current favorite show is Bates Motel.
Spencer ClevelandBox Packer
A sample packing guru, Spencer enjoys spending time with his daughter and their German Shepherd puppy, Cash.
Remila BoydBox Packer
When she’s not packing up healthy discoveries for Bulugans, Remilia can be found watching the news and other TV shows. Her current favorite shows are Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men and Forensic Files.