Bill Bub has been a member of the NEST team since 2013. He brings to the company over 30 years of experience in sales and operations, with particular skills in strategic planning, profit and loss management, mergers and acquisitions, and creating customer loyalty. In his work, his guiding philosophy has always been to create service-oriented, customer-friendly stores.
Before joining NEST, Bill spent 11 years at Party City Corporation, serving as Vice President of Sales and Store Operations for 5 of those years in Rockaway, NJ. Under his leadership, the chain grew from 100 to over 750 stores, eventually surpassing over $1 billion in sales with profits increasing every year. Moreover, he worked for years to prepare the company for private sale, and his efforts paid off in 2012 when the company was bought for $2.6 billion. Bill also began his relationship with NEST during his time at Party City, hiring the company as one of his vendors. He is not only an accomplished member of the executive team today but also a highly satisfied former client.
During his career, Bill has successfully increased his responsibilities and leadership roles and has held the following positions: Store Manager, District Manager, Divisional Vice President, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. He was a former board member of a privately held family company in St. Louis, MO, and was instrumental in overseeing the company’s sale to Altana AG, a specialty chemical company headquartered in Wesel, Germany.
Bill graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with concentrations in Finance and Economics. His work in retail has brought him from his native St. Louis to cities all across the country, including Tampa, Dallas, North Jersey, Louisville and Denver.
He is particularly involved in his parish, Christ the King Catholic Church in Haddonfield, NJ, serving as an usher during weekend Mass. He has been married to his college sweetheart and better half, Celeste, for over 30 years, and raised two children with her: his daughter Kelly, an attorney, and his son Brandon, a history teacher. He especially enjoys getting to travel for work, exploring the city of Philadelphia, and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.