Joel Garza launched Brangea in 2012 to use his expertise and background in the consumer packaged goods industry to help brands establish and grow their retail presence. Joel is passionate about all things retail, with specific interests in product development, merchandising, new business development, inventory control, and category management.
As Brangea’s President and CEO, Joel directs the overall direction of the company and plays an important role in supporting the success of our clients.
Joel works directly with Buyers and Replenishment Managers when introducing new vendors or product offerings, looks for opportunities for clients to participate in the Walmart and Sam’s Club private label or Made in the USA programs, and seeks out grocery retailers beyond Walmart and Sam’s Club that might be a good fit for our client’s products.
Prior to starting Brangea, Joel worked for Walmart Inc. in Bentonville; LaLa Foods, Inc., in San Antonio; and HEB Grocery Co. in San Antonio and Houston.
In addition to his more than 25 years of retail experience, Joel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Science degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas.