Eddie Capel serves as Manhattan Associates' president and chief executive officer, and is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Capel helped lead the company as president and chief operating officer prior to transitioning into his current role in January 2013. Previously, Mr. Capel served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Capel brings more than 20 years of experience to overseeing supply chain organization strategy and operations.
Former NFL player, Survivor. Professional magician.
Few have taken a life journey as unique as Jon’s. After losing his parents at the age of 12, he worked his way through the foster care system to college and ultimately the National Football League. His career as a long snapper spanned 14 seasons, three teams, two Pro Bowls and a nomination as Walter Payton’s Man of the Year for his charitable work.
Open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve may have ended his career, but not his perseverance. Jon redirected his passion into magic, making the finals on America’s Got Talent and then appearances on Ellen and The Today Show.
Known for his positive outlook and sense of humor, Jon enthralls and inspires with his one-of-a-kind keynote. There are sure to be lessons about teamwork, heart and the power of optimism that everyone in our Momentum audience can take home to their companies and their own lives.
Bob Howell is Manhattan Associates' senior vice president, Americas. In this role he oversees sales and account management activities for the Americas. Mr. Howell is an experienced software executive with more than 13 years of sales and marketing experience in the supply chain industry. Mr. Howell joined Manhattan’s America’s sales organization in October 2006 as director of sales and was promoted to his current position in 2012. Prior to joining Manhattan, Mr. Howell served in various sales executive roles at Logility, Inc., a publicly traded provider of collaborative supply chain planning solutions, from 2000 until 2006. From 1995 to 2000, he was an Account Executive with Measurex, Inc., a provider of computer process control software and scanning sensors primarily for the pulp and paper industry that was acquired by Honeywell International. Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Paper Science and Engineering from Miami University.
Dr Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physicist, Best-Selling Author , and Popularizer of Science
Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, renowned futurist and bestselling author. His work directly connects to Albert Einstein’s as he seeks to uncover a single, grand unified theory of everything. To that end, Dr. Kaku is the co-creator of string field theory. Starting his education at Harvard University, he has lectured at Princeton University, City College of New York and New York University.
Dr. Kaku delights in making science accessible and relatable, starring in a host of shows in Discovery Channel, Science Channel, the BBC, ABC and History Channel. His Facebook site has more than 3 million fans and 600,000 followers on Twitter. He has been the subject of many articles and even an award-winning documentary, Me & Isaac Newton.
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Manhattan Associates
Nicole O’Rourke serves as senior vice president and chief marketing officer and is responsible for marketing, analyst relations and communications. Prior to joining Manhattan Associates in 2016, Ms. O'Rourke was chief marketing officer and a member of the executive council at Covance Inc., a global pharmaceutical development firm, where she led all aspects of marketing and strategic planning. Following the company’s acquisition by Laboratory Corporation of America, Ms. O'Rourke led the commercial integration between the two companies, including sales, client services, sales operations and marketing. Prior to Covance, Ms. O’Rourke served at Aetna Inc., the health insurer, in leadership roles of increasing responsibility including vice president of advertising and brand management and vice president of member and brand strategy. She also spent more than seven years in product management roles at McNeil Consumer Products, a Johnson & Johnson company. Ms. O'Rourke has been a past local Board member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Rebuilding Together, and has been a corporate trustee of the Marketing Science Institute. Ms. O’Rourke holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
IT Director, Wolverine Worldwide
Ethan Brackley is an IT Director at Wolverine Worldwide. With responsibility for global warehousing and distribution systems, Ethan partners closely with Wolverine's Engineering, Distribution Operations, Logistics and Ecommerce teams to identify and advance technical solutions to business challenges in a rapidly changing landscape. Since 2015, Ethan has been focused on defining and executing an improved upgrade roadmap for distribution systems.
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Vice President Information Technology, CalArk
Matt Braslavsky entered trucking in 1996. He started as a dispatcher and moved around in operations and customer service as a service representative and planner. He became a project manager for American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) installation on the fleet and eventually moved into IT.
Global Project Management Director and Co-Founder, ProShip, Inc.
Justin is the Global Project Management Director and Co-Founder of ProShip Automated Multi-Carrier Shipping Software. He has deployed, designed or consulted on over 300 mid to enterprise-level customer shipping solutions within 4 continents and has designed shipping solutions executing more than 1.1 million carrier-compliant labels a day. Justin has been on the IT side of shipping since 2001.
Director of Industrial Engineering, Wolverine Worldwide
Jeff Haveman is the Director of Industrial Engineering at Wolverine Worldwide. Jeff has responsibility for operational process improvement and labor programs throughout Wolverine's global network of five distribution centers. Jeff internally championed the implementation of Manhattan's Labor Management platform and his team partners with Operations and IT in the implementation and configuration of all WM processes throughout distribution.
VP, Information Technology, Legacy Supply Chain Services
Jim Heidegger is VP of information technology for LEGACY Supply Chain Services, a provider of customized, high-service 3PL solutions for clients with dynamic supply chains in the U.S. and Canada. Jim is responsible for enterprise and customer-facing technology strategy, including design, development and implementation of information systems, software applications, IT support, infrastructure systems and risk and compliance.
Senior Offering Manager, IBM
Jason Tavoularis is a senior offering manager for IBM Business Analytics. Over the last decade, he has been engaging with IBM clients through roles in customer support, demonstrations and enablement, and product management. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa.
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Heidi Waddell has worked on Logistics applications at Tractor Supply for 9 years. She was on the TSC implementation teams for Manhattan TLM and Manhattan WMS 2016. Heidi earned a degree in Business at Belmont University, and lives in Nashville with her husband, 3-year-old son, and many pets.
Director, Technology and Analytics, Cardinal Health
The Pharmaceutical segment of Cardinal Health consolidates pharmaceuticals from hundreds of manufacturers into site-specific deliveries to retail pharmacies, hospitals, mail-order facilities, physician offices, surgery centers and long-term and other alternate care facilities. Cardinal Health offers the most secure, efficient and economical source of pharmaceuticals, specialty plasma products and value-added services to healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
As the leader of Technology and Analytics Erika’s team supports supply chain through ownership of the systems that deliver inventory planning, replenishment, master data management and governance and inventory allocation as well as analytics solutions utilizing network wide supply chain modeling tools and techniques. On a broader scale her team is responsible for partnering with other Pharmaceutical segment teams to deliver analytical technology solutions and support to drive value for the business and our customers.
During her 15 years with Cardinal Health, Erika has worked within several businesses and functional areas. She has held a variety of roles in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Segments including Finance, Demand Planning and Information Technology.
Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Erika spent time with a large healthcare finance company in Dublin Ohio where she led a team of 25 thru acquisition and technology change. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio University.
Jeff Beadle is an 20-year veteran within Manhattan Associates’ R&D organization, spending the bulk of his tenure working on the research and development of science and optimization algorithms that go into our solutions. For the past 12 years, Jeff has focused exclusively on leading the innovation and R&D department (science and math) for our Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting and Inventory Optimization solutions.
Vice President, Professional Services, Manhattan Associates
Olin Broadway is a leader in Manhattan’s professional services organization with 25 years of experience helping our clients realize operational and IT benefits from Manhattan’s supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Manhattan in 2014, Olin managed implementations of Manhattan’s solutions as a third party implementer with IBM, PwC and SysteCon. Olin has supported the Global Warehouse Management program at Nike, Inc. for the last four years and has partnered with Nike to successfully deploy one global solution to Nike distribution sites in the US, Europe and China.
Juan Cora is responsible for the Customer Support of Manhattan’s SCALE & Billing Management solutions. He also heads up our Professional Services team for SCALE & Billing Management deployments in Latin America. With his 20 years of experience at Manhattan, Juan regularly advises customers on streamlining their Supply Chain and building Centers of Excellence to drive competitive advantage.
Director, Customer Training & Change Management, Manhattan Associates
Patrick Curry leads Manhattan’s Education Services Organization as Director, Customer Training and Change Management. He has spent over 25 years in the training and change management space implementing strategies to help clients transform through successful adoption, and utilization of their solution. Pat’s previous experience includes driving change and learning results for IBM, Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Andersen Consulting, and comes to us most recently from Fortna. His goal is to reach out to you directly and engage in your end-user training, change management and Center of Excellence (COE) strategies.
Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Jeff Demenkow is vice president of services for Manhattan. He is responsible for Global Cloud Services and Integration and Business Intelligence in the Americas. Jeff has 17 years of supply chain experience with Manhattan Associates. He has nine years of experience in EMEA supporting international growth and development of European and Partner markets.
Manager Hardware Services and Solutions Architect, Manhattan Associates
Matt Dermody is a Solutions Architect for the Enterprise Mobility team at Manhattan Associates. The Enterprise Mobility team works to define the industry best practices on how to configure, deploy, and support products that we implement so that you can maximize your Manhattan investment. Matt specializes in the evaluation of next generation “edge” technologies in order to determine the best package of solutions to deploy alongside Manhattan Software products. In addition to RF Modernization, Matt has a strong background in Enterprise Mobility Management, Android migrations, voice enablement, and wireless networking. Matt is also the Manhattan Product Manager for the TouchWarehouse application.
Scott is a Senior Director of Product Strategy at Manhattan Associates and has been with the company for over 22 years. Scott has direct responsibility for Manhattan’s Inventory solutions. This includes Demand Forecasting, Replenishment, Planning and Sales & Operations Planning. Scott has responsibility for establishing and executing product strategy and go-to-market plans for Manhattan’s Inventory portfolio.
Senior Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Stewart Gantt is Manhattan Associates' senior vice president of Americas Professional Services. In this role, he oversees all professional services activities for the Americas, as well as cloud operations. Mr. Gantt is an experienced software executive, with more than 21 years of operations experience in the supply chain industry. Mr. Gantt joined Manhattan Associates in July 1995 as a consultant and was promoted to his current position in 2011. During his long tenure at Manhattan Associates, Mr. Gantt has played roles in numerous areas (including R&D, Product Management and CSO), but the majority of his time has been working with clients in various services roles. Mr. Gantt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.
Principal Educational Services Consultant, Manhattan Associates
Fred Gates is a certified technical trainer in the Educational Services Organization (ES0) for Manhattan Associates. Ten-plus years prior to coming to Manhattan, he worked for a number of companies in the wholesale distribution and supply chain industry, including IBM, Mapics Inc, CTG, Infor and Software Solutions – SSI.
Adam Kline is Senior Director of Product Management at Manhattan Associates and looks after the strategy and direction of the company’s Warehouse Management applications. Adam joined Manhattan in 1997 and held a variety of roles in Research & Development prior to assuming a role in Product Management. He has spent time working with customers across the retail, pharmaceutical and life sciences, food and beverage, direct to consumer, consumer goods and manufacturing industries.
Eric Lamphier joined Manhattan Associates in July 1997 and has served as senior director of product management since March 2007. In this role, he is responsible for setting the future direction and strategy for the industry-leading Warehouse Management product. Eric has been responsible for numerous product releases, including new market offerings, cross-application integration, industry-specific feature/function advancements, technology and architecture modernization and integration with complementary partner solutions.
Gregg Lanyard is the director of product management for Manhattan Associates’ Transportation Management solutions. Prior to joining Manhattan, Gregg was senior principal product strategy manager at Oracle for nine years, responsible for defining and executing the strategy for Oracle's Transportation Management solution. Prior to his time at Oracle, he served in senior product management roles at both Manugistics and CombineNet. At Manugistics (now part of JDA Software), Gregg spent 12 years helping the company grow its industry-leading transportation solution, as both a consultant and a senior product manager. At CombineNet (now part of SciQuest), a strategic sourcing software and solutions provider, he served as director of product management. A graduate of Penn State University’s Business Logistics program, Gregg has over 20 years of experience working with logistics professionals to implement and design transportation management systems.
Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Ron Lazo serves as Vice-President, Professional Services, with responsibility for deployment of Manhattan Associates’ TLM, OPTI, SCALE and Carrier Management solutions. Ron joined Manhattan Associates in 2004 and has 30+ years of combined logistics and transportation experience.
Jon Liberman joined Manhattan Associates in 1998 and leads the Hardware OneSource division. In working with R&D and Product Management, Hardware shapes the requirements for current and future releases. In addition, this team sells, installs, and supports technology to make the Manhattan solutions and projects better. Mobility, voice, 3rd Party Software, cloud, and analytics are some of the areas of focus for the group.
Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Heather has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and information technology. For the past 14 years, she has worked at Manhattan Associates developing, implementing, and supporting supply chain solutions and strategy for their customers. In her current role, she is the vice president of professional services for Manhattan Associates’ planning, forecasting, and inventory optimization services practices at its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Manhattan, Heather spent several years in supply chain systems consulting and management positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting. Heather attended the Pennsylvania State University and graduated with degrees in Management Science and Information Systems and Mathematics. She and her husband Glenn reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee with their three young daughters and future supply chain gurus, Abby, Emily Jane, and Brooke.
Karthik Marudur is Director of Product Management for Manhattan Active™ Omni. Karthik is the product leader focused on devising product strategies and building products centered around Customer Service and Customer Engagement working closely with both customers and industry analysts.
Engagement Director, Professional Services Organization, Manhattan Associates
John Mills has spent his entire career in supply chain. His experience on the business side includes several years serving in roles as various as warehouse manager and buyer in both wholesale and retail distribution. On the solutions side, his career has included designing replenishment and forecasting solutions enhancements, training clients and associates and delivering solutions in the field.
Product Management Director, Manhattan Associates
Doug Mefford, Director of Product Management at Manhattan Associates, defines the strategy and direction of the SCALE Warehouse Management solution. Prior to joining Doug was a Senior Product Manager at Honeywell Intelligrated where he was responsible for defining the Warehouse Execution System roadmap and market positioning. He previously worked in Manhattan’s Research and Development department performing various Quality and Business Analysis duties. He brings over 20 years of supply experience to the role including his experience as a SCALE Customer where he leveraged the system to run a large automation enabled omni-channel facility for the Dallas Cowboys. Doug has worked in various industries throughout his career including retail, wholesale, food and beverage, third party logistics and manufacturing. He has also held many roles including purchasing, inventory control, vendor management, production planning and warehouse operations management.
Senior Director, Customer Support Organization, Manhattan Associates
Deepak Natarajan is responsible for Customer Support and Post Implementation Services for Manhattan’s Order Life Cycle Management and Manhattan Active Omni solutions. He previously led Customer Support for Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Open Systems solution. Deepak leverages his 13 years of Implementation and Support experience at Manhattan Associates to help customers design and run world-class production support processes for their Manhattan solutions.
Account Manager, Manhattan Associates
Nimesh Patel graduated with a B.S. in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and has been with Manhattan Associates for over 10 years. Starting off in our professional services team, Nimesh implemented our solutions for clients and later moved to the sales team as a solutions consultant.
As a gadget geek and technology guru, Drew has been guiding Manhattan customers through mobile device, voice, and wireless implementations since 2007. Focusing on best practice and custom applications, Drew helps provide total solutions for Enterprise Mobility projects with procurement, Golden Image integration, security, and support.
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Vice President, Science, Manhattan Associates
Dr. Kimberly Ross received her B.S. from Stanford University in mathematical sciences and her Ph.D. from Princeton University in operations research. She has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing mathematical optimization algorithms to solve highly complex, real-world problems in supply chain. She has been with Manhattan Associates since 2004 and is currently vice president of R&D. She is responsible for all optimization algorithms across the product suite, including TMS, WMS, Labor Management, Slotting and OLM.
Peter Schnorbach is the senior director of product management for Manhattan Associates. Peter has responsibility for Labor Management and Slotting Optimization. He has been instrumental in pushing labor management to the forefront as a mainstream supply chain solution. Peter has published numerous articles, has been interviewed extensively and has been quoted in publications such as Information Week, Supply Chain Executive, DC Velocity and Modern Material Handling, among others.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Manhattan Associates
Sanjeev Siotia has spent the last 24 years in the supply chain industry driving technology innovations, especially in the omni-channel space. He is currently responsible for directing technology strategy and direction for Manhattan Associates.
Senior Director, Professional Services Consulting, Manhattan Associates
Tim is in his 20th year with Manhattan Associates and focuses on all aspects of the implementation of Manhattan’s Distribution Management products. He is currently a Senior Director in the Professional Services Organization working with new and existing customers so that they can achieve optimal supply chain solutions.
Kevin Swanwick has thirty years of experience in the retail technology and store systems sector, spanning multiple generations of technology and nearly all aspects of software sales, marketing, design and delivery. He has managed sales and marketing organizations and guided design, focus and prioritization for product development teams. Kevin has maintained strong strategic, consultative relationships with retail clients, focusing on effective solutions to particular problems and has sustained these relationships over many years. Today Kevin serves as product and market strategist for our Point of Sale and Clienteling solution.
Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Udai Tennati manages the professional services technical teams that are responsible for the enablement of Distribution Management (WM, LM and Slotting) and Enterprise Order Management (EOM) product suites. He also manages the delivery teams working on the Manhattan Automated Testing Services (MATS) and is responsible for the overall delivery of Active WM services program. Udai has over 18 years of experience deploying the extended suite of Manhattan Associates products to the marketplace.
Product Management Director, Manhattan Associates
Amy Tennent is Director, Product Management for Manhattan Associates’ Enterprise Order Management. Amy is responsible for Order Fulfillment Optimization, Enterprise Inventory, Available to Commerce and Store Inventory & Fulfillment solutions. Amy has over 17 years experience in Order Management and ecommerce software development and implementation with deep experience and focus in the areas of inventory availability and fulfillment. Prior to joining Manhattan, Amy was a Delivery Partner at Expicient, responsible for Product Development, CoC Center of Excellence and Technical Services Teams. Prior to Expicient, she worked for a leading E-Commerce retailer as Enterprise Architect for Omni solutions focusing on inventory availability and mobile application initiatives.
Amy spent 13 years with the Yantra/IBM Sterling Order Management R&D organization. There she held various roles including Solution Architect and Director of Quality Assurance.
Priya Thinagar is a Senior Director - R&D with Manhattan Associates, a leader in supply chain enterprise software. She leads the Cloud Architecture and Cloud Operations teams within Manhattan Associates. Priya has over two decades of experience leading large technology initiatives focused on enterprise architecture, application development and design. Her recent move to lead and run Cloud Operations for Manhattan Active Omni Suite of products has her focusing on site reliability, making innovation available in a timely fashion to customers and also keeping their production systems running smoothly. Priya’s core skills include bridging technology with business needs combined with growing and building high performing teams within startups and large enterprises. Priya is a well sought out speaker, and speaks globally on Agility, technical craftsmanship and continuous delivery. She has held executive roles at Bank of America, Verizon, Premier Healthcare before joining Manhattan Associates. She loves to spend time coaching and mentoring high school girls to pick an education path and career in STEM. Priya is passionate about making a difference for the homeless and freeing kids out of child labor.
Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Manhattan Associates
Rob Thomas joined Manhattan Associates in August 2010 and serves as senior vice president of Manhattan’s global research and development organization. Mr. Thomas has over 25 years of enterprise software development experience, with a specific supply chain focus for the past 20 years. In this role, he oversees the design, development and release of Manhattan’s broad product portfolio. Prior to joining Manhattan Associates, Mr. Thomas held increasing levels of responsibility at IBM, Manugistics and JDA Software. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY New Paltz and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Director, Support Consulting, Manhattan Associates
Orin Wilcox works with his colleagues on the MA Carrier team to direct customer support, product strategy and R&D for MA's Carrier customer community. His roles on the MA Carrier team have included integration, development, customer support and management. He has been involved with the MA Carrier product suite and its predecessors since the mid-1990s.
Paul M. Van Stedum is the director of industry solutions- DFIO. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian College and has 37 years of experience in inventory management. He has been helping clients benefit from using Manhattan’s Demand Forecasting Inventory Optimization solution for 22 years. Paul is a former buyer/director of purchasing in the pharma, grocery and automotive aftermarket.