Our Team

We stand to partner with you in delivering
a best in class channel solution


Michael Sears
President & CEO

Michael is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is now residing in New Jersey. He has years of expertise in the C-Store, Travel Retail, and the Higher Education classes of trade. After leading our sales team in all channels for many years, Michael took the role of President and CEO in November of 2021.

Christa Oderkirk
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Christa Oderkirk lives in Western New York. She has a background in management, sales and marketing coupled with over 30 years of convenience store experience and product knowledge. Christa took over role as Vice President in December 2021.

Lisa Kelly
Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Kelly joined the S&S family in September of 2021 with 19 years of financial experience in accounting, financial planning, financial modeling, system implementations, and M&A. She is graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received her MBA from Sage Colleges of Albany.

Travel & Higher Education Team

Patrick Corcoran
National Account Manager for Travel & Higher Ed

Patrick lives in Pennsylvania and comes to us with experience from C-Store distribution, Travel retail and C-Store broker areas of our industry. He brings strong relationship building, promotion development, and data analysis.

Chris Mower
Marketing & Retail Coordinator

Chris Mower resides in Central New Jersey. He brings over 8 years of experience with him from demanding, fast paced retail outlets such as grocery stores and travel. Chris has a strong background in relationship management, merchandising and data analysis.

Convenience Team

Peter Buchas
Sales Manager

Peter Buchas lives in Eastern Upstate New York and has been in Sales within the C-Store industry since 1999. Through the creation and development of strong customer relationships, he is heavily relied upon for customer guidance in category management.

Stephen Huneau
Sales Manager

Stephen Huneau was initially hired on to S&S as a Merchandiser, though through his energetic and quick understanding of the industry, he was promoted to Sales Manager. Since then, he has demonstrated an outstanding ability to develop and maintain wholesaler and retail sales relationships.

TR Barritt
Sales Manager

TR joined our team in December of 2021. Residing in Pennsylvania, has years of experience in the industry coming over from the beverage side. We are happy to welcome him to our team as he offers tremendous expertise and relationship skills in the Mid-Atlantic Market

Marketing Team

Jordan Buchas
Marketing & Retail Coordinator

Jordan Buchas resides here in the Capital Region of NY state. In January of 2020 he joined the team to specialize in Retail Space Management. Jordan can create a POG based on sales and innovation, then execute it at store level. In addition, he creates and maintains marketing tools for our sales team.

Administrative Team

Sara Roberts
Manager of Customer & Brand Success

Sara Roberts joined our team in February of 2009. Bringing to S&S a wealth of knowledge and experience in office operations. In addition to her multi-faceted position, Sara assists in responding to manufacturer and customer questions, concerns and order processing.

Kelly Sweet
A/R Specialist

Kelly Sweet joined our team in November of 2014. Transitioning from 4 years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy, Kelly has extensive training and experience in maintaining account receivables/payables, and tracking databases.

Colin Murphy
Order Processing Specialist

Colin Murphy joined our team in November of 2021. Coming to us with a background in customer service. He ensures that orders are processed and updated in a timely manner, as well as addressing any customer or manufacturer concerns.