James Field

James Field Business Development Manager “Shared vision and close collaboration help realize value together.” James joined Ferguson in 2019 after working with some of the world’s most high-profile consumer brands. Previously focusing on leading Service Design, James now takes an approach to corporate venture that combines human-centered designed methodologies with business development to lead innovative…

Shawn Crossley

Shawn Crossley Innovation Engineering Manager “Helping to bring ideas to life.” Shawn leads engineering in the Innovation Lab. He is focused on rapidly prototyping ideas and bringing innovations back to the business. Shawn works with emerging technologies such as machine learning and computer vision to solve challenges and create additional productivity. Prior to this role,…

Dave Nickens

Dave Nickens Director of Innovation “To compete and win, we need to disrupt ourselves before we’re disrupted. Customers are changing, and we need to change with them.” Dave leads the Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab in downtown Atlanta, Georgia in the CODA building next to Georgia Tech. Collaborating with the best minds together from innovation and…