Marsha McVicker, Founder and CEO

 

 

Errand Solutions Founder and CEO Marsha McVicker has an extensive background in supply chain management, communications, strategy and channel development, financial analysis and marketing. Prior to founding the company, she worked as a public affairs consultant and more than six years as a communications director on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Ms. McVicker received her Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Logistics Analyst for Jewel Osco, a division of Albertson’s in Chicago, Illinois.

As a result of concepts covered in her academic study and her logistics experience, Ms. McVicker came to the realization that many concierge models in the market were inefficient and expensive. As a participant in the Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE) program at the University of Wisconsin, Ms. McVicker was able to test the feasibility of Errand Solutions and develop the company's current model, which is both efficient and affordable. As a result, Errand Solutions received Wisconsin's first ever e-commerce technology development loan from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

Since then, Ms. McVicker has been featured in i-Street Magazine and The Chicago Sun-Times as one of Chicago’s “Women in Black”, 26 most prominent women in Chicago’s high-tech community; she is profiled in two books, “You Need To Be A Little Crazy”, and “Bounce” by serial entrepreneur, Barry Moltz. Ms. McVicker has also been published as a case study in the textbook “Mastering Management Skills” by R. J. Aldag and L. W. Kuzhara (Southwestern Publishing).

Additionally, Ms. McVicker has been interviewed by Robert Reich for National Public Radio’s “Future of Success” series; and she has been featured/profiled in many publications including the following: Business Week, In Business Magazine, Crain’s, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, and 62 other nationally recognized publications.

Ms. McVicker is also a proud member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), SHRM, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and she has been a guest lecturer at a variety of conferences and in academic settings, including Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Women’s Business Development Center, Premier Patient Services Conference and Springboard, the platform for top female owned businesses in America.

As Errand Solutions' CEO, Ms. McVicker’s focus is on creating and sustaining corporate growth, managing investor relations, and identifying expansion opportunities.