Both Robert Coopman and Victor Alessandro are experienced internationally with multiple companies on multiple continents. While with HEB, Robert was actively involved in developing and opening the first HEB stores in Monterrey, Mexico. Pharmacies, public access laboratory testing facilities and expanded over the counter health aid assortments were the focus of Robert’s activity.

As a consultant, Robert has worked with senior management of Alliance UniChem headquartered in London, England. Alliance is Western and Eastern Europe’s largest pharmaceutical wholesaler as well as the owner/operator of approximately 1000 drug stores located principally in the U. K., Italy and Switzerland. The most notable of the Alliance chain pharmacy brands is Moss Chemists
of the U.K.

As well as business strategy consulting, he has contributed to Corporate Executive Conferences and Key Customer Conferences in Rapallo, Italy, Scottsdale, Arizona, San Juan, Puerto Rico
and Borneo.

On the South American continent Robert is engaged with the Farmacias SAAS unit of Cobeca, headquartered in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Cobeca holds a dominant market share in pharmaceutical distribution in Venezuela while Farmacias SAAS is a group of commonly branded community pharmacies franchised to independent owners, now totaling some 130 units.

Together, Robert and Victor are the U.S. Drug Store consultants leading the development of SuperPharm Ltd., based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. SuperPharm is a green field development in which Robert and Victor have taken the project from proof of concept through all developmental stages including a corporate support center, distribution center and multiple store designs and openings.

Victor Alessandro has an ongoing consulting relationship with Shell Global Lubricants, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell based in the Netherlands. Victor continues to be instrumental in developing category management and retailing expertise with Shell Global Lubricants. This activity has included training seminars on four continents outside of North America.