At GC, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes life meaningful – building connections, sharing experiences and making the most of life’s important moments. We believe in celebrating small victories, saying “thank you,” and encouraging success at every opportunity.

We also know that simplicity is key in an ever-busier world, which is why more than 5,000,000 consumers and 30,000 corporate clients have relied on us to provide straightforward yet personalized gifting solutions – whether you’re celebrating a birthday or rewarding an entire team.

We know recognition has the power to change lives and transform businesses. From a well-deserved high-five to a meal with good friends, our rewards are designed to make a positive impact on those who matter most.

Our Team

We are each driven by the fact that we can bring joy to thousands of people every day.
Here is our team supporting National Wear Red Day for the American Heart Association in February of 2016.

Our Leadership

Rick Buer

President & CEO

As president and CEO , Rick Buer leads GC with a deep commitment to the company’s growth, mission and impact. His 25+ years of experience directing sales, operations, technology and finance at Maritz and The Designery, LLC – combined with a strong belief in the value of recognition in enhancing performance – have driven GC’s success since 2015. Rick infuses his passion for wellness and nutrition into his work at GC. He holds a degree in Marketing from Missouri State University, and enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his wife and four children.

Kevin Cory

Vice President of Enterprise Technology Strategy

As vice president of technology and strategic planning, Kevin leads technology, product and business strategy initiatives for GC with a focus on enhancing service delivery and offerings to promote growth and innovation. Kevin joined GC in 2015 after spending 25+ years leading IT, e-commerce and business strategy development at successful companies including Deloitte.

Rob Gregersen

Vice President of Finance & Administration

As vice president of finance and administration, Rob Gregersen has directed accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis functions at GC since joining the team in 2012. He has 30+ years of experience as a financial executive in the technology, services and manufacturing industries at prominent companies including Thomas & Betts, Teledyne, Accuship, and GT Exhaust. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Systems from Buena Vista University, and enjoys golfing and boating with his family.

Paul Hubert

Vice President of Operations & Merchant Services

As vice president of customer operations and merchant services, Paul Hubert ensures GC’s end-to-end fulfillment, support and customer service functions put the customer first every time. Paul employs his 22+ years of experience managing operations and customer service at Omaha Steaks International and Sitel to lead his team to success. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Midland University, and spends his free time restoring and driving his WWII Jeep and spending time  with his wife and seven children.

Cindy Mielke

Director of Marketing & Sales Operations

Cindy Mielke is GC’s director of marketing and sales operations, and has spent more than 20 years perfecting the art of marketing within the incentive and gift card industry. Prior to joining GC in 2015, Cindy led integrated sales and marketing teams to success in large national companies such as Staples and Omaha Steaks, including serving as vice president of marketing at Marketing Innovators. Cindy has a love of animals and nature and enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her family and pets.

Paul Sherman

Vice President of Sales Strategy & Alliances

As Vice President of sales and strategic alliances, Paul Sherman drives his team to expand GC’s partnerships and pursue growth opportunities with new and existing clients and alliance partners. Paul has over 20 years of leadership experience, and an outstanding record of successfully delivering high-value solutions for business and consumers across the globe. Paul brings to GC his extensive experience from key executive positions with leading national and international corporations that included overseeing sales in North, South and Central America. Paul is actively involved in his community and serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity and the Urban League. He and his family reside in Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Our Mission

GC empowers our customers to drive engagement as they celebrate life’s moments, award achievement and incent positive behavior.

Empowering Appreciation. Driving Engagement.

Our Vision

To facilitate a worldwide culture of appreciation and celebration by offering the market’s most impactful, easy-to-use and innovative recognition and reward services.

Core Values

People are at the heart of what we do – from our employees to our customers, we embrace the power of human connection.

We believe in celebrating the moments and accomplishments that make life meaningful.

Our success is built on our willingness to expand our knowledge and pursue the truth.

We work to build connections and strengthen relationships to make a difference in the lives of our customers and employees.

We embrace creativity and are always challenging ourselves to aim higher, go further, and do better.

Life is busy, which is why we put a priority on making it easy and straightforward to celebrate and recognize important moments.

Trust is essential to relationships, which is why we are committed to honesty, accountability, and transparency in everything we do.

We love our work and the opportunity to bring joy and appreciation to those around us - in our own workplace and beyond.

We know our work makes a difference because we measure our results to ensure we achieve excellence.