Jeff O’Rourke, CEO of O’Rourke Sales Company, leads the purchasing, sales and marketing divisions of the company. Creating O’Rourke Sales Company with his brothers in 1965, Jeff’s many years of hands-on experience allow O’Rourke Sales Company to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Graduating from St. Ambrose University with a BA in Accounting, Jeff believes that working for both the manufacturers and dealers gives him a unique perspective on providing win-win scenarios for everyone.
Jake O’Rourke oversees the accounting division of O’Rourke Sales Company from the corporate offices in Davenport, Iowa. He provides accounting support and tax structure to all facets of the company as well as helps facilitate overall company project management. Though his background is in accounting, Jake has taken a role within the operations side of OSC as well. Jake is a National Honor Society Scholar and recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Educational Excellence. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Augustana College in 2013; Jake furthered his education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Accounting from St. Ambrose University in 2014. While attending college, he worked at Deloitte to gain valuable insight on corporation operations and upon graduation, worked full-time with Deloitte in their Eastern Iowa location as an auditor dealing with large market clients. After Deloitte, he accepted a position at Hammar and Associates in Rock Island where he focused on taxation and consulting for small to mid-market companies. He and his wife, Jane, reside in the Quad Cities with their dog, Maverick, where they enjoying boating on the river and spending time with their friends and family.
Andrew Terry, is President of Sales and Operations for O’Rourke Sales Company. With a proven track record of results-oriented sales management, Andrew brings expertise from a manufacturing standpoint and integrates that into a solid pricing and programming platform for our sales teams to offer our national network of dealers. Overseeing purchasing, vendor relations and company-wide operations, Andrew co-ordinates OSC team efforts from the Flower Mound, Texas facility. He enjoys life with his wife, Tabitha, and their two young children.
Karen brings 29 years of experience to the O’Rourke Sales Company team. Graduating from St. Ambrose with a BA in Business Administration, she started in sales and soon transitioned to managing a large department and variety of programs. She found her true passion with the implementation of a full blown supply chain management software suite which handles all facets of distribution management across our multiple nationwide branches. Overseeing all aspects of Finance for the company, she enjoys working as a team to find efficient solutions. Karen is actively involved with her community, and also serves on the Pink Pajama Party Committee, which supports breast cancer awareness. Some of Karen’s hobbies include spending time with her family and baking.
Tom earned a degree in marketing and business administration and has over 31 years of experience in the industry. Starting out as a Territory Manager and moving up through various roles, Tom eventually became President of a family-owned distributorship. He has also served as President and Chairman of the Board for the Independent Distributors Association. Tom joined OSC in 2011 and enjoys collaborating with the sales team and encouraging professional growth. He likes to spend his time boating, cooking, playing tennis, and selling, of course! Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Tom is excited to explore his new community in Iowa.
As VP of Electronics, Tracy Locke assists in communicating the O’Rourke Sales Company vision to his national team of territory sales managers. He brings decades of industry experience in consumer electronics sales and management to the OSC team. One of his favorite quotes is from Sophocles stating, “Success is dependent on effort” and Tracy is determined to prove that his efforts will impact your success. Tracy has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Tarleton State University. He and his wife, Aimee, have a son, Colin.
A native of Aurora, Missouri, Bill has over 44 years of experience in the electronics and distribution industries. As Region VP of LG Electronics and Zenith Electronics, Bill brings extensive vendor knowledge and expertise to the sales team. For more than 13 years Bill has been a skilled problem solver for OSC, and he supports everyone he works with by helping them build their careers and grow their success. Bill is an avid reader and golf player, and he enjoys developing his faith and spending quality time with his family.
A University of Georgia graduate, Jay has spent the last decade serving on several of the industry’s vendor committees, including APRO and TRIB Group. He feels fortunate to have vendor and client relationships that include some of the most recognizable consumer product and retail companies, such as Dell, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, Sharp, and Rent-A-Center. Jay has spent his time at OSC crafting his skills in sales management, supply chain optimization, purchasing, and vendor relations. Outside of OSC, you’ll find Jay enjoying life with his family.
Rick is a 21 year veteran of OSC who has worked in various departments, performing numerous roles. In every position, Rick has overcome numerous challenges to improve operational efficiencies. He has never turned down an opportunity to make things better. Not only does he understand operations, but he is also very “pro-sales”; garnered from several years of previous employment in sales at Bose, Echosphere and as the International Sales Manager for Universal Antenna Manufacturing. He is an expert on OSC internal systems and works diligently on improving them on a daily basis. Those that have worked with Rick know his passion and commitment to OSC and his respect for his fellow team members. Rick works out of the Flower Mound, Texas branch.
Ben heads up a team of IT professionals who keep national OSC systems up and running on customized “state of the art” distribution software. The dedicated IT department oversees in-house infrastructure and provide customization to reporting, processing and transactional functionality. They provide instantaneous information and data exchange for our dealers. They also provide the ability to interact with various vendors and dealers via EDI, FTP and flat rate. Ben lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his family.