Kum & Go, operator of more than 430 convenience stores in 12 states, named Terry Montgomery its new vice president of business intelligence.
In this newly created position, Montgomery’s main focuses will be developing the new Kum & Go Business Intelligence department and the expansion and growth of business intelligence function for the West Des Moines, Iowa-based chain. The Business Intelligence department will be responsible for creating a higher level of reporting and business analysis that will lead to more accountable and enhanced customer service.
“Terry will be a fundamental part of the Kum & Go team as he diligently works to build a new department. His extensive knowledge of business operations, analysis and development will help shape not only the business intelligence area, but the entire company’s way of doing business,” said Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go. “Terry’s direction and guidance will help us continue to uphold our standard as being the best in the industry when it comes to providing high-level, quality customer service.”
Montgomery spent 10 years working in the retail business with Younkers and its parent organization, Saks Incorporated, in both senior vice president and vice president roles. He most recently spent the past five years working on three major development projects in Iowa. Montgomery served as chief financial officer of the Science Center of Des Moines and played a key role in the building, creation and coordination of its new, state-of-the-art building. He holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Truman State University and an MBA from Drake University.
“I am thrilled to begin working for such a high quality, top-notch company in the Des Moines area,” Montgomery said. “I look forward to the challenges this position will provide me with and the opportunity to spearhead the creation of the business intelligence department.”