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.
THE MOST-DECORATED U.S. WINTER OLYMPIAN OF ALL TIME,
“Zero regrets. It’s a philosophy not just about sport but about life. School, business, academics, love—anything and everything.” –Apolo Ohno
Before becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Apolo Anton Ohno was recognized for his prodigal sports talent after becoming the best short-track skater in the United States in less than two years. At fourteen years of age, after training under Pat Wentland in Lake Placid for just six months, Ohno claimed his first overall title at the U.S. Championships. He is now an eight-time Olympic medalist, including two gold medals, and the new Ambassador to the Winter Olympic Games in the U.S. and around the world.
At the podium, Ohno discusses his journey from a rambunctious and rule-breaking teenager to an Olympic gold medalist. His anecdotes are endearing and heart-felt, but also emphasize the importance of finding one’s path, committing to it, and reaping the benefits of hard work. Using the philosophy instilled in him by his father to always give 100% of yourself in whatever you do, Ohno imparts to audiences that there are no shortcuts to success. Ohno, whose father is Japanese, also discusses embracing his identity as an Asian-American.
Author, Explorer, Adventurer,
Robert Swan has earned his place alongside the great explorers and adventurers that have tested their physical and mental strength to the limit in the planet's most hostile environments.
As with the great explorers and adventurers in history, Robert Swan is the first man in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. The successful completion of his North and South Pole expeditions marked the beginning of a new phase in his life. On both expeditions, he experienced, firsthand, the effects of environmental damage on the Polar icecaps. This shaped Swan's lifetime goal - to work for the preservation of the Antarctic as the last great wilderness on Earth. He then founded 2041, an organization dedicated to this goal. With his presence and integrity, accomplishments and reflections, Robert Swan has an extraordinary ability to move people and motivate audiences.
It is through his expeditions and lectures that Swan works to inform, engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, be sustainable, and know that now is the time for action in policy development, sustainable business generation and future technologies.
Since 2002 Robert has taken his 67' racing yacht named '2041' around globe on missions including sustainable development, educational campaigns, renewable energy and most recently the Climate Force Challenge to clean up 326 million tons of CO2 before the year 2025.
Swan has served as Special Envoy to the UNESCO Director General and as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth. In recognition of his work, Her Majesty the Queen awarded him the high distinction of OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire and the Polar Medal.
Jonathan is a Senior Training and Development Leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan. Jonathan is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable business environment that supports learning. Previously, Jonathan was Senior Planner where he strategized and made decisions focused on the continual improvement of the company’s network. Jonathan was brought into his current role to facilitate and manage the training of CFI’s Operation’s personnel. He has worked with a small team to create the Training Department “from the ground up,” leading functions such as budgeting, needs assessment, curriculum design, planning and a complete digital learning library. Prior to this role, Jonathan worked at UPS supporting their Supply Chain Management in the brokerage division for 5 years. His work has always been focused on meeting the strategic needs of the CFI organization.
IT Operations Liaison, PRIME Inc
Jackie's first experience with transportation was coordinating flatbed shipments for a construction supply company. In 1996, she joined PRIME inc as a Sales Planning Assistant for the southeast region in the Refrigerated Division. Over the course of the next ten years she transitioned between multiple regions and positions gaining valuable experiences about PRIME's overall freight network. In 2007 she took on the role of IT Operations Liaison, working closely with the IT Department as well as the Refrigerated, Flatbed, Tanker, Intermodal and Logistics divisions implementing new technology to improve efficiency, training and profitability. In addition, she currently helps supervise 16 sales planning regions, EDI support staff, Accessorial Auditors and Fuel PO Desk. Her efforts have lead to the development and launching of many new successful programs including integration of the Manhattan project.
Vice President of Sales and Business Development, ProShip, Inc.
Jim Holden is a visionary sales leader who works to advise mid-to-large retail, manufacturing and distribution companies with their shipping and logistics growth and efficiency plans. He believes there are always ways to improve your processes in order to enable the growth of sales, profits, and customer satisfaction. Jim has over 25 years in the process improvement industry, specializing in both software and hardware solutions. He has worked at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Epicor and now ProShip to help their customer change, improve and grow.
IT Product Manager, Ryder Logistics
I am a Product Manager at Ryder Logistics based out of Akron, Ohio. In this role I have the privilege of waging a war on “old standards” and the “same old” way of doing things when it comes to using the Manhattan SCALE product. My team has a collective 30 years of using, implementing, and managing the application. I have been a part of many large projects that range from automotive, healthcare, food and retail industries in the 3PL world. I strive to bring innovative and cutting edge solutions to complex business problems in an effective, timely, and costly manner.
GFLS Global Release Leader, Nike, Inc
I have been a MA customer for over 20 years across 3 different companies and too many versions and applications to count anymore. Currently, I am utilizing that MA knowledge and experience working for Nike guiding Code and Release Management across our Global WMOS platform, with 3 sites upgrading and 2 new Greenfield deployments on v2017. Always happy to share my experiences and insights with others - just ask!
Sr. Supply Chain Analyst, Gopher Sport
Lance Voss has been with Gopher Sport for 14 years in various leadership and analytical roles. He has been the main point of contact for Manhattan Scale for the previous 10 years. Lance is currently the Senior Supply Chain Analyst for the Distribution Center.
Java Application Manager, ULINE
David has been involved in technology for 20 years within multiple areas including healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. He has been involved with application development and team leadership in a variety of capacities while navigating the constantly evolving technology landscape. Most recently, he has been at Uline managing their integration development team to streamline and improve their approach to order fulfillment.
In his personal time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids, golfing, and the occasional DIY project.
Karl Lahey has been in the trucking industry since 2004. He has been at Crete Carrier Corporation since 2015, and is in charge of all of the Manhattan products in Operations: Hemispheres and Load Analyzer. He also is the Operations Training Manager.
VP Supply Chain Services, ARC Advisory Group
Steve has been covering supply chain technologies since 1996. He is one of the best known industry analysts covering supply chain management and a frequent speaker at industry events. Steve has a column in Forbes.com covering supply chain management and writes the Monday column in Logistics Viewpoints. Steve's research includes ROI analysis of a variety of supply chain applications and 3PL services, benchmarking, and best practice reports. He has aided users in supplier and consultant selections, and suppliers with acquisitions and product roadmaps. Prior to joining ARC, he was a Professor at Stonehill College and Pennsylvania State University.
Founding Partner, Supply Nexus
Bruce Rae has over 20 years professional experience in Supply Chain consulting; the last 10 of which have been as Founding Partner of Supply Nexus.
Based in Spain and with projects across Europe and the Americas, Supply Nexus provides services in business and systems consulting to its clients to optimize their Supply Chains. As a Manhattan Associates GeoPartner, Supply Nexus has led in successful Manhattan Associates solution implementations with major international food and fashion retailers.
Prior to Supply Nexus, Bruce has worked at Capgemini and Manhattan Associates. Passions include Duke Basketball and Craft Brews.
Product Management Director, Manhattan Associates
Darryl Barr is a long-time member of the Manhattan Associates team, with 27 years in the industry. He’s been responsible for our Manhattan SCALE solution for 12 years. Darryl is currently a director in our Product Management department.
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.
Product Management Director, Manhattan Associates
As part of Manhattan’s Product Management team, Chris Clark drives technology strategy in the areas of third-party software, tools and architecture. Chris has been part of the Manhattan team for almost three years and has 25 years of supply chain solutions experience with three software companies and two consulting firms, including Accenture and Kurt Salmon Associates.
Senior Director, Global Training & Development, Manhattan Associates
Stephanie Crowe is a global organization transformation leader. Her specialty is to multiply the impact of the greatest asset of any organization – its people. Stephanie leads teams dedicated to the achievement of high quality, strategically driven outcomes for expertise-leveraged business. In her role leading Global Learning and Development at Manhattan Associates, she delivers transformative change across geographies for Manhattan and its supply chain commerce clients, facilitating top-line enablement and bottom-line efficiency of the commerce-ready enterprise.Leader of corporate transformation through training and change. Designer and implementer of knowledge management programs, applying organizational change principles, delivering blended learning solutions and initiatives targeting business goals and objectives, increasing profitability. Developed various e-learning programs, advancing enterprise success through effective strategic management. Delivered process reengineering and supply chain solutions.
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 hardware solutions architect for Manhattan Associates. He specializes in researching and evaluating new technologies to determine how they might apply to the supply chain and logistics market. Matt has also developed several solutions that address complex mobility issues, such as dynamic host application server routing and virtual asset tagging. Besides app modernization, Matt has a strong background in mobile device management, AIDC, voice enablement and wireless networking.
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 director of product management at Manhattan Associates and looks after the strategy and direction of the company's Warehouse Management for IBMi (WMi), Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) and Total Cost to Serve (TCS) 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.
Senior Director - Product Management, Manhattan Associates
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.
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.
Karthik Marudur is responsible for defining product strategy and direction for Manhattan’s omni-channel solutions. Karthik is the product owner that interacts with Manhattan’s R&D teams to build world-class products that break into new markets. He also works closely with the Marketing teams to produce collateral for conferences and general distribution.
Engagement Director, 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.
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 OneSource projects with procurement, Golden Image integration, security, and support.
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Vice President, R&D-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.
Senior Director - Product Management, Manhattan Associates
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.
Vice President, Customer Support Organization, Manhattan Associates
Scott Skoff is responsible for Customer Support for Manhattan’s supply chain solutions. He also leads global call center operations, post implementation services, operations advisement teams, and Customer Success Management. In addition, Scott leverages his 20 years at Manhattan to lend his advice to customers when they design their world-class production support processes for Manhattan 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.
Vice President, Professional Services Org, Manhattan Associates
Udai Tennati heads up the Technical Services teams 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). 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.
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.
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.
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.