Our Team

Gary Chatwin Gary is the President-Group I of Consumer Connection, Inc. He founded Consumer Connection, Inc. in January 1982.

Gary specializes in all aspects of the consumer packaged goods industry and in all facets of sales and sales management. He has successfully staffed fortune 500 companies and helped small startup businesses find the leadership necessary to compete in today's market. His expertise encompasses senior management team leadership, national accounts, trade marketing, category management, and all strategic staff planning. He has spent over 30 years building sales teams in direct, brokered, distributor and DSD distribution models. Notable clients are Del Monte, Georgia Pacific, Revlon, Nestle, Chiquita/Fresh Express and numerous others.

Prior to 1982, Gary managed a local search firm. He also has sales management experience in the Toy and Hobby industry.

Gary has four daughters and three grandchildren. Gary resides in Newcastle, Washington.

Howard Robboy Howard is the President-Group II of Consumer Connection, Inc.. He joined Consumer Connection in 1984 and became a partner of the firm in 1990.

Howard specializes in consumer packaged goods sales management recruiting, including trade and category management, national accounts, broker management, private label and direct store delivery. Howard's clients range from Start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies in categories including grocery, beverage, frozen, health & beauty, cosmetics, confection, bakery-deli, and natural.

Howard is a member of the NACDS and IDDBA. He participates at Expo West, NNFA, FMI and WAFC.

Prior to 1984, Howard spent eight years at Johnson & Johnson's Personal Products Company. He held a series of increasingly responsible positions in field sales in the Los Angeles and Seattle Markets. He managed a Pacific Northwest District, supervising a team of 12 employees over a five-state area.

Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Howard and his wife Susan reside on Mercer Island, Washington.

Adrien Agoado Adrien is Vice President of our consumer marketing division. She joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 1994 as a Researcher and became an Account Executive in 1996. Adrien was promoted to Vice President in 1999.

Adrien specializes in consumer packaged goods brand management and consumer marketing recruiting. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies in food, health & beauty, beverage, high tech and telecommunications.

Prior to 1994, Adrien spent several years at Coopers and Lybrand as a Staff Accountant within their audit practice.

Adrien holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington.

Adrien resides on Mercer Island, Washington with her husband, Jay, their two daughters, Alexis and Alyssa, and Treeing Walker Coonhound, Paxton.

Todd King Todd is a Senior Account Executive. He joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 1993.

Todd specializes in the beverage and food service categories in national accounts, sales management, trade marketing, field marketing, and category management. His clients include major wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic suppliers in beverage recruiting. He also works with regional and national manufacturers, distributors, and brokers in food service.

Prior to 1993, Todd's work experience was in distribution at Coca-Cola and Ocean Spray.

Todd graduated from the University of Washington in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was the Intercollegiate Recruiting Assistant for Husky Athletics.

Todd resides in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, Wendy, daughter Cassie, and son Carter.

Peter Koeck Peter is a Senior Account Executive. He joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 1997.

He specializes in Consumer Marketing/Brand Management, Market Research, and Business Development Recruiting. He brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing management in the consumer packaging goods industry. He has spent 17 years at Quaker Oats Company, receiving seven promotions and earning many awards and accolades. He was also a Vice President of Marketing with a company in the Nutraceutical Industry and a Senior Vice President of Marketing in the Advertising Specialty Industry.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and has completed extensive post-graduate work.

Peter lives with his wife, Dyanne, and two Jack-Russell Terriers in Renton, Washington.

Cierra Moore Cierra is a Senior Account Executive. She joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in the fall of 2010.

Cierra specializes nationally in Consumer Packaged Supply Chain & Operations Management recruiting. Her areas of expertise include supply chain management and planning, purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, warehousing, and maintenance. Cierra's clients range from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies in categories including grocery, beverage, frozen, health & beauty, cosmetics, confection, bakery-deli, and natural.

Cierra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance, Law, and Public Policy from Gonzaga University.

A native of San Diego, California, Cierra now resides in Seattle, Washington.

Heather Zindt Heather is a Senior Account Executive. She joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 2006.

Heather specializes in the consumer products industry, with an emphasis on consumer electronics, hardware, housewares and toys. Her clients range from Start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. Her area of expertise includes sales management, trade and category management, and national accounts. Heather has additional proficiency recruiting for the e-commerce channel.

She participates at CES, IHHS, and NHS.

Prior to joining Consumer Connection, Inc., Heather lived in Los Angeles for several years where she worked for Creative Artists Agency in the music department.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a concentration in Media from the University of Washington.

Heather resides in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff Heiberg Jeff is an Account Executive. He joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 2001.

Jeff specializes in consumer product sales and sales management recruiting.

Prior to 2001, Jeff managed the technical and professional branch of Staffmark, a staffing firm in Portland, Oregon. He also spent a year assisting with recruitment in the Human Resources department of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. in Renton, Washington.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Washington.

Jeff resides in Normandy Park, Washington with his wife, Carrie, and their daughter Maya.

Steve Bruce Steve is an Account Executive. He joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 2002. Prior to 2002, Steve recruited in the Engineering industry.

Steve specializes in strategic sales and sales management recruiting for the consumer packaged goods industry. This encompasses trade marketing, category management, and all field sales management positions.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University with a concentration in Human Resource Management.

Steve and his wife, Nicole, reside in Woodinville, Washington with their two boys Gage and Reid and their dog Bella.

Brandy CollinsBrandy joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 2013 as an Account Executive. Prior to 2013, Brandy recruited in the Healthcare industry.

Brandy specializes in consumer packaged goods brand management and consumer marketing recruiting. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies in food, beverage, household goods, health & beauty, e-commerce and high tech, in addition to rapid-growth start-ups.

Brandy attended Western Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management.

Brandy currently resides in Kenmore, Washington with her husband, Nick, and their two dogs, Turbo and Sadie.

Sentoria MitchemSentoria joined Consumer Connection in May of 2015 as a Account Executive in support to Gary Chatwin and Steve Bruce. Prior to joining the team, she worked for Eastern Washington University as an Admissions Recruiter for 3+ years.

Sentoria specializes in strategic sales and sales management for the consumer packaged goods industry. Her areas of focus are in the health and beauty care, food and beverage, cosmetics, confection and natural categories.

Sentoria holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Eastern Washington University.

Sentoria currently resides in Kent, WA with her husband, two daughters and family dog Rico.

Diana NguyenDiana is an Account Executive. She joined Consumer Connection, Inc. in 2016 and specializes in CPG sales, trade marketing, and category management recruiting.

Diana attended the University of Washington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Marketing and Information Systems. During her undergraduate years, she aided in recruiting for UW's Consulting Business & Development Center and for the National Association of Asian American Professionals, UW Chapter.

Diana currently resides in Seattle, WA.

Bear Bear is Chief Canine Officer.

Bear has worked at Consumer Connection since November, 2003. He has logged over 6000 hours of candidate interviews.

He is a market researcher for pet food clients.

His hobbies include herding cattle and sheep.