Doug Keller
Doug KellerPresident
Doug founded IPG in 1997 and is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations of IPG. Doug has spent his entire 20 year career in the retail and consumer products industry. Doug began his career with Walmart Stores, Inc. as an Assistant Buyer and Merchandise Planner. In 1996, at the age of 25, Doug started his own consulting firm and quickly enlisted a number of Fortune 500 companies as clients, including Phillips Electronics, Schering-Plough, Linear Health Products, US Cotton, and Brown Wooten. Under his leadership, IPG has grown from a startup company in 1997 into a premier manufacturer, marketer and supplier of a variety of soft and hardline products across retail channels.

Doug has a BS from Missouri State University.
Derek Travis
Derek TravisChief Financial Officer
Derek joined IPG in 2012 and is responsible for day-to-day accounting and finance activities, including cash management, inventory management, and financial reporting. Prior to IPG, Derek practiced public accounting for 6 years, most recently with Beall Barclay & Company, PLC in Rogers, AR.

Derek has a BS from the University of Arkansas. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
—John Zenger

Our Valuable Leadership

Ryan Stearle
Ryan StearleVP of Sales
Ryan joined IPG in 2016 and is responsible for the company’s sales department including all account management and new business development. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries with a variety of well-known companies including Sears, Procter & Gamble, Rawlings, and Conair.

Ryan received both his MBA and BSBA degrees from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Craig Hanke
Craig HankeVP of Production/Logistics
Craig joined IPG in July of 2007 and is responsible for the production and distribution of IPG’s soft and hardline goods. Craig’s responsibilities include management and oversight of overseas suppliers as well as IPG’s domestic warehousing operations. Craig has an extensive background in the logistics and transportation industries, including holding various management positions at UPS and YRC prior to joining IPG.

Craig has a BA from Lindenwood University.
Gloria Castaneda
Gloria CastanedaVP of Product Design and Development
Gloria joined IPG in 2008 and is responsible for product design and development. In her role with IPG, Gloria works closely with IPG’s design team to research current trends in the retail marketplace, design and develop new products, and ensure products are produced to IPG’s high quality standards. Gloria has extensive experience in all phases of design and development across product categories.

Gloria has an AAS in Graphic Design from Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Our Incredible Team

Drake Taylor
Drake TaylorSales Director
Drake joined IPG in 2013 and is responsible for sales development and managing key accounts. Previously, Drake held the role of Licensing Manager, overseeing all aspects of IPG’s licensed business, including contract management, business development, compliance and social responsibility. Prior to IPG, Drake worked in the operations division at JB Hunt Transport, developing expertise in management, customer service and logistics.

Drake has a BS from Baker University.

Debbie Lee
Debbie LeeSales Support Manager
Debbie joined IPG in 2015 and as a Sales Support Manager. Debbie’s responsibilities include working with IPG Sales team and Walmart. Debbie has spent her entire career in the retail and consumer product industry. Debbie began her career with Walmart Stores, Inc. as a Buyers Assistant and Replenishment Manager. Debbie has extensive experience and background in the retail industries, including holding various management positions with other Suppliers.

Debbie has 20 years of experience with Walmart and other retailers.

Chris Merrit
Chris MerritSenior Programmer
Chris joined IPG in 2013 and is responsible for development of IPG’s internal software and data management systems.
Chris works closely with the production and warehouse teams to build software solutions for inventory management, customer order processing, and reporting.
Prior to IPG, Chris worked as a programmer and EDI coordinator with Outdoor Cap Company in Bentonville, AR.

Chris has a BA from Bethany Lutheran College and is currently working toward a MS in Software Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Vickie Emery
Vickie EmeryAccountant
Vickie Emery joined IPG in 2016 and is responsible for day to day accounting activities including accounts receivable, accounts payable, chargeback recovery, and invoicing. She is also responsible for submitting royalty reports to IPG’s various licensors. Prior to IPG, Vickie most recently worked as a plant manager at a manufacturing plant and as a business manager in the non-profit industry. Vickie has a BA in Accounting from Arkansas Tech University.
Beth Goff
Beth GoffProduction Coordinator
Beth joined IPG in March of 2013 and is responsible for the daily tasks in the distribution of IPG merchandise. Beth’s responsibilities include the flow of goods from overseas ports to domestic warehouses as well as processing and shipping customer’s orders.

Prior to joining IPG Beth held various support roles in merchandising and replenishment at Walmart.
Maggie Alexander
Maggie AlexanderProduct Developer / Designer
Maggie joined IPG in May of 2012 after a brief stint at Crystal Bridges and is one of the members of the IPG Design Team. Maggie’s responsibilities include design of ladies and children’s accessories , is involved in development/production of these products, researches the latest trends and comp shops to ensure we are staying ahead of our competitors. Maggie’s passion in fashion and art shows through her 4 years with IPG.

Maggie is a graduate of Bethany College with a B.A. In Design and concentration in painting
Chuck Robertson
Chuck RobertsonProduct Developer / Designer
Chuck joined the IPG team in August of 2012 and is one of the members of the IPG Design Team. Chuck’s responsibilities vary from headwear design, mascotwear product design, production of sales material, trade show booth and in-store display design. Chuck began his career in the exhibit industry in 2000 with Eclipse Displays, desigining exhibits for trade shows. After that he moved to the printing industry with stints at A&B Reprographics and Postnet.

Chuck has 16 years in the design industry and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Design.
Carmen Carcamo
Carmen CarcamoPhotographer Product Developer / Designer
Carmen joined the IPG team in May of 2016 and is currently a JBU student, graduating in December of 2016 with a BA in Graphic Design. She also has an AAS in Graphic Design from Northwest Arkansas Community College where she found her true passion in photography. She has been taking photos since 2012 and fell instantly in love with photography. She has been published in several magazines and featured in Vogue, Photographer’s Forum, Freque, Beau Nu, and Dark Beauty Magazine. She is driven to learn every aspect of design in any form of art.
Randy Franco
Randy FrancoProduct Developer / Designer
Randy joined the IPG team in 2016 after graduating from NWACC with AAS in Graphic Design. Randy previously worked with local photographer, Joe Wittop, and local artist, Big Bot. He has a passion for photography and graphic design and is actively working to improve his skills in various mediums. His goal is to become a community oriented artist. .