board of directors

John Beckcom-President / San Antonio Texas

John Beckcom has served as President of Merchco Services Inc. since 1997. Prior to joining Merchco, John gained experience in purchasing, marketing, retail management and merchandising for PetCare Inc., Malone & Hyde Inc., Sommers Drugs, and Kmart. He has over 30 years of management and merchandising experience in retail food, drug, and specialty stores that have given him a complete understanding of new store and remodel programs. He attended Sul Ross University and serves on the Retail Service Providers Committee for World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards.

J. Michael Riggan-Director / Herndon Virginia

Michael Riggan has over 30 years of experience in specialty retailing, the service industry, and wholesaling. He excels in strategic planning, product development, and market development. His executive experience includes marketing, merchandising, distribution, real estate development, and store operations. He has experience in three different retail industries including: Drug Stores, Automotive Aftermarket, and Pet Food and Supply for AutoZone, Western Auto Supply Company, PetCare, and The Pep Boys. Most recently he was CEO of Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas and Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Board of Directors of two companies and several not for profit company boards.

Joeseph Cirelli-Director / Wayne Pennsylvania

Joseph Cirelli has over 25 years of experience as a Senior Executive building and leading high performance teams at a national level.  He has specialized skills in retail operations, construction, property management, mergers/acquisitions, corporate real estate, store setup and customer satisfaction.  He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Development at Pep Boys.  He currently provides consulting services to select Corporate clients on real estate and construction matters.  Joseph earned a B.A. in Organizational Management from Cabrini College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Drexel University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.


James Cato-Director / Scottsville Virginia

James Cato is currently CFO and part owner of ACEL, LLC, a wholesale distribution business for the retail automotive industry. Jim has extensive experience in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries. He has worked for several privately owned businesses, lending analytical support, fostering profitable growth and helping to formulate and implement successful succession strategies. Jim is an alumnus of the University of Virginia and of the Darden business school.

Nancy Beckcom-Secretary / San Antonio Texas

Nancy Beckcom has served as Secretary for Merchco Services Inc. since 2008. Prior to serving on the Board of Directors she gained experience in human resources, payroll, and purchasing for Factory Card Outlet, AutoZone, and Super D Drugs. Her background has rewarded her with experience in employee relations and policy development. She currently serves on the finance committee at St Marks United Methodist Church.

James Rosenblatt-Council / San Antonio Texas

James Rosenblatt has served as outside general counsel for Merchco Services Inc. since 2010. He currently is the President of The Rosenblatt Law Firm, P.C. His firm represents a number of businesses in the San Antonio and South Texas area. Mr. Rosenblatt graduated with a JD from Emory Law School, and a MBA from University of the Incarnate Word. His practice consists of acting as outside general counsel.