Sawyer Howitt is the project manager at The Meriweather Group, a former business strategy analyst, an entrepreneur, and a racquetball enthusiast. He’s also a 17 year old high school senior.
Young Mr. Howitt has a talent for understanding how a business resonates with consumers. He strives to further a brand without compromising the essence of the business. He was employed as a business strategy analyst for RFID Checkout, a company that provides innovative technology solutions for brick and mortar businesses. He also worked for KURE Juice Bars to hone his customer service skills.
Using his experience at RFID Checkout, the young entrepreneur is developing a radio frequency identification tag (RFID) for use at The Merriweather Group. His goal is to allow businesses to track their merchandise throughout the store. The RFIDs are replacing the soon-to-be obsolete bar codes. Retailers will be able to instantly access information regarding what products or selling, when products need to be reordered, and which products are simply aren’t selling. RFIDs will also make product loss, due to shoplifting, a thing of the past.
Sawyer Howitt also hopes to utilize RFID tags to enhance customer experiences. Sawyer Howitt plans to use the technology in a way that allows shoppers to be automatically charged for their purchases when they leave the store. Consumers will no longer waste time waiting in long lines.
Sawyer Howitt also dedicates time to several charities. He mentors troubled youth, is an advocate for women’s rights, and is a supporter for educational funding for underprivileged students.