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.
Vice President, Logistics and Distribution, The Container Store
In her 30+ years with The Container Store, Amy Carovillano has been instrumental in the formation of its culture and business philosophy as well as the company’s strategic growth, direction and operational excellence. The Container Store, a nationwide specialty retailer, offers over 10,000 storage and organizational products through their stores, online and B2B channels that help consumers accomplish organizational projects, maximize their space and make the more of their home.
Soon after joining the company, Amy opened The Container Store’s first Houston location in 1988 as Store Manager. Under her guidance the store instantly became the company’s highest volume location as she set new standards for store operations. With Kip Tindell, the co-founder and Chairman, Carovillano helped develop and communicate for the first time the company’s Foundation PrinciplesTM. These core philosophies are the heart and soul of the company’s unique culture – a culture that has led to The Container Store being honored as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” for an unprecedented 19 years in a row.
Today, as Vice President of Logistics and Distribution, Amy directs all areas of supply chain, distribution, logistics, vendor performance, imports and transportation. Regarded as a leader in the logistics and distribution field, she has served on the Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) executive board, was featured in a cover story by Modern Material Handling, and has been highlighted as one of DC Velocity magazine’s “Thought Leaders.” This March, Amy was named a recipient of the inaugural Great Place to Work For All Leadership Awards presented by The Great Places to Work Institute. She was chosen as a leader who has consistently played a critical role in helping The Container Store deliver on strategic growth and business goals by creating a high-trust culture that makes TCS a great place to work for every employee.
Amy has a BS from the University of Minnesota in Microbiology and Biochemistry. She and her husband have four grown children and split their time between Dallas/Fort Worth and their vacation home in her favorite place, Walt Disney World.
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.
Senior Vice President, Global Logistics Fulfillment, Gap, Inc.
Kevin oversees the company’s 14 fulfillment centers, including those in Asia and Europe, which process online and retail orders for Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta. With a heavy focus on innovation and automation, Kevin is transforming Gap Inc.’s Global Logistics network to an elevated omnichannel operation.
During his 30 years with Gap Inc., Kevin established an excellent track record of launching and remodeling fulfillment centers, implementing warehouse management systems, and partnering with third party logistics vendors. His ability to drive change and execute on innovative process improvements continues to result in year-over-year cost savings.
Kevin first started at Gap Inc. as a seasonal merchandise handler in the Kentucky fulfillment center at 17 years old. Over the years, he steadily progressed into leadership roles of increasing responsibility within Gap Inc.’s Logistics and North American Transportation divisions.
Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Thomas More College. As a strong advocate for youth mentorship and job readiness, he is active in the Gallatin Shalom Zone and serves as a volunteer captain of his local high school’s fishing team.
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.
Eight-Time Olympic Medalist & The Most Decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in History,
“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.
Senior Training and Development Leader, CFI
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.
Annie joined Floor and Decor 4 years ago, and has been the key leader in implementing WMS,TLM and OMS solutions at F&D. She is responsible for the Supply Chain & omni-channel initiatives in the IT space. With a background in IT development and retail integration, she has partnered with the business to come up with solutions that bring speed to delivery for the customers while minimizing cost, and a fluid online to in-store support experience.
She is a dynamic leader with 20 years of experience in the IT industry with IT management in retail/eCommerce/mobility and global supply chain development.
Chief Information Officer (CIO), vineyard vines
Karen Beebe is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for vineyard vines. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all facets of technology for the organization and driving the unified commerce/omni-channel vision to deliver an “Every Day Should Feel This Good” customer experience.
Prior to joining vineyard vines, Karen held the position of Senior Vice President, Application Development and Delivery for Chico’s FAS, Inc. She joined the company in June 2009 providing Enterprise-wide technology solution direction and transformation programs bringing Chico's FAS to their current platforms of SAP, JDA, SAS, and PTC. She also directed the strategy and
delivery of Shared Inventory across all channels (stores, catalog, and web) allowing for Omni- channel operations.
Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Inc., she was at Limited Brands, Inc. (now L Brands), where she held various positions including Chief Technology Officer for Bath and Body Works and Vice President, Business Solutions Group for the multi-brand, international enterprise. Throughout her career she held many management and operational positions in Technology as well as Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Internal Audit. Over the years she has been engaged in start-ups including Victoria's Secret Beauty and Pink and many mergers and acquisitions including spinning off Abercrombie & Fitch, Limited TOO (Tween Brands now Ascena), Express, and The Limited.
Karen has been part of Executive Leadership teams that have won two CIO 100 Awards and she has served on many Technology Vendor User Boards in global leadership positions. She has also served her community on non-profit boards. She was most recently featured in the January 2018 editions of both RIS News and Chain Store Age “Top Women in Retail Tech”.
Sr Manager IT Ecommerce, Levi Strauss & Co
Varun serves as the Senior Manager at Levi’s IT organization and has been instrumental in their US as well as their Europe implementation of the Manhattan EOM solution. He brings in industry experiences spawning across multiple retailers in the Ecommerce and Supply Chain domain.
Manager, Warehouse Systems and Operations, AmerisourceBergen
Manage the warehouse systems which include WM, Slotting, LM, and SCI for our Dallas, Shakopee, Denver Human Health, and Denver Animal Health distribution centers. I've been with AmerisourceBergen for 12+ years and have used Manhattan's products for the past 22+ years. I am the current Slotting Product Council President.
Director of Distribution Operations, Vineyard Vines
Craig joined Vineyard Vines in 2016. He is responsible for driving functional strategy as well as overseeing day to day execution, process efficiency, metrics monitoring, peak capacity management, budget and overall department planning. Craig is growing a service culture in the 3PL that continues to innovate in the delivery of value to both the customer and Vineyard Vines. He is tasked with delivering exceptional customer service to internal and external customers while creating an “Every day should feel this good” experience. Craig took part in the current design for Manhattan WMOS at the 3Pl and oversaw the on-site testing prior to go-live.
Craig has over 30 years of leadership experience in retail distribution and store operations. Most recently, he worked with Gap Inc. at the Fishkill, New York campus for 16 years. Craig helped open the Old Navy distribution center and later supported the go-live of the Gap & Banana Republic fulfillment building. He was part of the leadership team that earned the 2009 and 2010 Distribution Center of the Year award based on key cost, service and people metrics. Craig was part of cross functional teams and supported International efforts during his tenure at Gap Inc.
Craig earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from State University of New York at New Paltz. He is active in the community and supports various organizations and charities (Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Domestic Abuse Prevention & Coaches against Cancer Hockey Tournament).
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.
Sr. Manager IT, Tapestry (Coach)
I have worked with Coach, now Tapestry for 13 years. My main focus has been supporting WMi, TE and Labor Management. I also assisted with the install of WMOS in Coach's 3rd party warehouse in Shanghai, China. Previous to Coach, I worked for APL Logistics a 3rd party warehouse provider. There I also supported WMi and TE for many different and diverse accounts. All together, I have been working with Manhattan Associates software a total of 18 years.
Industrial Engineer, Urban Outfitters Inc.
Originally from Mexico City, I have been in the US for 5 years now. May 2017 graduate at Indiana Institute of Technology. Started at Urban Outfitters on June 2017 as an Industrial Engineer at the west coast campus to help with the LM implementation and roll out at the fulfillment center.
Vice President, Supply Chain, SP Richards
S. P. Richards (5 years): VP of Supply Chain
Coca-Cola (16 years): Director of Logistics Strategy, Planning and Initiatives, Director of National Transportation and Warehousing and Plant Materials Manager / Production Scheduler
Georgia-Pacific (7 years): Purchasing Manager, Production Planner and Inventory Manager
Vice President, Information Technology, LEGACY Supply Chain Services
Jim is a technology and business executive with over 25 years of experience leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance dynamic supply chain solutions.
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.
Sales Director, Newcastle Systems
Kevin Ledversis serves as Sales Director at Newcastle Systems and helps customers identify where and how process improvements can be made in warehouse operations. Mr. Ledversis has over 20 years of experience within the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. Prior to joining Newcastle Systems, he worked in sales for Weber Labeling Solutions, Intermec and Printronix where he developed solutions for complex labeling applications in a variety of verticals such as distribution, manufacturing, healthcare and retail. Mr. Ledversis earned his MBA degree from University of Hartford and a bachelor’s degree from Bryant University.
He received his Lean training from GBMP and his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Leancor and sits on the New England Board for AME and WERC.
Founder, M2 Collaborative
Matt Marcotte is an accomplished leader with over 26 years of experience in multiple aspects of the retail business. Starting out with May Department Stores, Matt had a varied buying career in the women’s, young men’s, accessories and home areas, learning the importance of customization and intense consumer insights.
Matt joined Gap Inc to explore the specialty store and operations side of the retail business. He worked through the field structure to VP before taking a lead role in a major brand reinvention project, reimagining every aspect of the retail experience – from store design to merchandising strategy, marketing approach, store experience and infrastructure.
Matt led the North American stores organization for Apple. Focused on how to successfully scale luxury technology retail stores during explosive growth, improve the employee and customer experience and ultimately become the most respected retailer in the world.
Most recently, Matt spent 6 years as the EVP of the Direct to Consumer business at Tory Burch defining the employee, customer and retail growth strategy for the fast emerging luxury brand.
Matt has leveraged his diverse experience with some of the best brands and companies in the world to shape his perspective on how the employee and customer is evolving and how retail companies need to proactively address this evolution in order to build and scale a business, drive profitable growth while also staying true to the brand.
VP of Operations, Keeco
2014 Paul joined Keeco as part of an acquisition after working for another import / distributor for 20 years. At that time the Keeco team was joining three organization, increasing their 3pl service and looking to move out of our 250,000 sq ft and into the new 677,000 sq. ft facility. At the end of 2015 Keeco converted to Manhattan SCALE. In 2018 Keeco converted from SCALE 2015 to 2017.
Director of Distribution and Operations Applications, American Eagle Outfitters
I've worked for AEO for 17 years, focusing on Distribution Systems and Applications. Current responsibilities include Distribution System teams embedded at each facility, Corporate Distribution Systems, Transportation System and I-Series Development.
Director, IT Service Delivery, Under Armour
Experienced Director of IT Service Delivery with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and beverage industries. Currently responsible for support and project delivery around Distribution, Product, Marketing, and Talent Management systems.
IT Director of Supply Chain Systems, ULINE
Doug is a Marquette University graduate with 18 years of experience in the IT field. His career consists of 14 years working at Aon Hewitt and the past 4 years working at Uline across many types of IT projects. His focus has always been to provide the leadership needed to build best in class systems that provide a modernized scalable platform for the business. Communication of the IT world to the business world has always been one of his most important skills.
Constantly reading and learning new technologies and being aware of the latest tools are important to his development and personal growth. Doug also makes time to volunteer thru Code.org to educate schools and students on the value and need for future developers.
Warehouse Management Systems Business Analyst, Republic National Distributing Company
Over 20 years financial, operations, IT management and project leadership experience with results driven focus that seeks to provide continuous improvement and sustainable value to the organization. In depth knowledge managing personnel in production facilities. Relational ability to work with end users ensuring training provides demonstrable improvement in business outcomes and performance. Ability to lead teams, effectively plan schedules and training initiatives as well as strong understanding of business ERP and ability to effectively plan resource requirements for various projects.
Director of Business Systems, Vineyard Vines
Suzanne Ranta is the Director of Business Systems in the Technology department at vineyard vines. She has been a part of the vineyard vines family for 13 years working in several areas including sales, business analysis and Technology. Suzanne is responsible for the management, support and maintenance of key business areas including ERP, Product Lifecycle Management supporting all product development, Supply Chain including Warehouse Management, Planning & Allocation, and Business Analytics and Reporting. More recently, Suzanne was the technology lead in the implementation of Manhattan's WMOS for all business channels - Retail, Outlet, eCommerce, and Wholesale.
Research Director, IDC
John Santagate is a Research Director at IDC responsible for the service robotics market. Mr. Santagate’s core research coverage includes market trends and forecasts for service robotics, business process evolution through the use of service robots, and the integration of robotics into business processes and business IT architecture. Mr. Santagate’s research looks across industries and seeks to deliver actionable intelligence to organizations around the deployment and use of robotics as well as related technology areas that are helping to enable wide spread adoption of robotic technology.
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!
Manager of Driver Job Creation, CR England
Orion has over 15 years of experience in the trucking industry. He joined CR England almost 7 years ago as a fleet manager and has worked in multiple operational positions. For the past 3 years at CR England he worked as a pricing and network manager responsible for optimizing the freight network for profitability and utilization.Most recently he has spearheaded the roll out of Load Analyzer at CR England including the training of management and front line users while using feedback to continuously refine and improve the tool.
Alin Taranga is the Sr. Director of Supply Chain Technology for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.
His career with Southern Wine and Spirits began in 2004 as a Warehouse Technology Analyst. In 2009, Alin became part of the WMI project team when the decision was made to move from PKMS/LogPro to WMI. He now leads a team of 5 talented individuals. Together they have implemented WMI in 21 sites, consisting of multiple LogPro conversions, integrations with various vendor automated systems including both pallet- and case ASRS’s as well as the customization and rollout of WM’s voice picking application with Vocollect devices across all SWS sites.
Alin’s educational background includes a BA in marketing from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.
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.
App Dev Manager - Supply Chain, 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.
Senior Manager Supply Chain Application, Olympus Corporation of the Americas
24 Years of IT experience in Finance, Payroll, Sales and Distribution applications. Exposed to work in multinational companies in South Asia, Middle East and East Asia region. Started working for Olympus America in 2009 Managed the supply chain application as well as the supporting team for the last 10 years. Involve in implementation of JDEdward, SAP and PKMS systems which includes two PKMS upgrades.
Sr. Manager IT Technical Architecture - Distribution, Under Armour
Rebecca is the Senior Manager for IT Distribution Systems Architecture at Under Armour based in Baltimore, MD. With 18+ years working in distribution, 11 of which have been at Under Armour, much of her time has been spent working with the Manhattan Associates Suite of Products. Rebecca has been intimately involved in every aspect of the warehouse including WMi, WCS and process improvements. The IT Distribution Systems Team is responsible for all systems used in the Under Amour US domestic warehouses. Prior to coming to Under Armour, Rebecca worked for Manhattan Associates in multiple rolls including Product Development, Professional Services, Customer Service and Government Services. Rebecca currently serves as the WMi Product Council President.
Senior Industrial Engineer, Urban Outfitters
Graduated from Penn State University in 2002 with a degree in Industrial Engineering; Worked for Jones New York for 8 years in several positions. Operations, Engineering, Project Management. Spent 5 years at Burlington Coat Factory in charge of the East Coast Engineering team. Currently at Urban Outfitters for a year and half and am responsible for the North American Industrial Engineering, Training, Packaging Engineering, and Quality Process Audit teams. Experience includes classic IE disciplines such as standards build, labor and productivity systems, process improvement, and capacity analysis. Also experience in operations management, quality audit, training, packaging engineering, and forecasting/planning.
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.
Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.
Dwight Klappich's research focuses on the strategic role logistics plays in leading-edge SCM organizations and how SCM leaders' technology strategies and tactics are differentiated from their peers. Mr. Klappich is a recognized authority on logistics technologies notably warehouse and transportation management systems. His primary focus is on the role that technology plays in transforming logistics operations. He works with brand-owners, vendors of logistics technologies and the IT related issues with supply chain outsourcing to 3PL's. His focus on outsourcing is on how technology supports, enables and transforms the shipper/3PL relationship. He also studies the challenges of managing a federated supply chain where SCM organizations need to manage multi-enterprise business processes where numerous parties participate in an end-to-end business process. His research finds that, in the majority of global logistics operations, some processes continue to reside within the enterprise and others are increasingly outsourced to third parties, and these organizations are struggling to develop an architecture that allows all parties to collaborate effectively across an extended, federated, supply chain. His research has identified two promising and intersecting models - supply chain execution convergence and multienterprise business process platforms - that are emerging to address the needs of global logistics. He believes that the intersection of these models will help address the need to synchronize end-to-end processes across multiple enterprises.
Bart De Muynck
Research Vice President, Gartner
Bart De Muynck leads the Gartner Research in the supply chain area focused on the delivery processes:
Transportation Management including transportation procurement, transportation planning, transportation execution, freight payment, analytics, visibility
Fleet Management including vehicle routing and scheduling, and fleet telematics
Mr. De Muynck joined Gartner in June 2014. He previously worked as an enterprise architect at a major food and beverage company, where he was globally responsible for the application portfolio and architecture of the deliver area. His focus was on enterprise business applications, with an emphasis on supply chain management. His area covered warehouse management, transportation management, fleet management, trade promotion management and supply chain planning. Previously, he held positions in the chemical industry, the logistics industry and the consulting industry.
Mr. De Muynck has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and 25 years of supply chain technology experience.
Vice President/Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Director of Technical Engagement, Oracle
Mel Beans has been with Oracle over 20 years holding several position his during tenure. For the last four years Mel been focusing on Oracle’s public Cloud for ISVs in an enterprise architect role assisting ISV on their journey to the Cloud. ISVs have huge investments in their IP over the years on premise. Mel assist them an architect role with their current architecture onto the cloud (Lift & Shift) with parallel track to a cloud native path.
Director, Solution Architecture, Software AG
Michael has over 20 years of IT experience in all marketplace verticals, all serving in customer facing roles. In his 12 years at Software AG Michael has lead a team of webMethods Solution Architects focusing on Retail, Manufacturing and Supply chain in some of America's largest companies. Michael also acts as the technical liaison between Software AG and Manhattan Associates.
Since 2015, Chris has been an Industry Architect at Intel for the Retail, Hospitality and CPG markets. Prior to that he worked at PetSmart for 6 years in a number of technology roles all related to Retail operations. His career spans over 20 years, all of it related to technology, software and Retail.
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.
VP, Client Success, FreightRover
Lauren Howard serves as Vice President of Client Success for FreightRover. She joined the company following five years in various senior operational leadership roles at Celadon Group. She has spoken nationally on topics of innovation in transportation, technology integration, and attracting and retaining a Millennial workforce. She writes frequently on the topics of transportation and women in the workplace. She helped earn Commercial Carrier Journal’s 2015 Innovator of the Year, is a two-time Indy’s Best & Brightest Finalist, and a YWCA Women of Achievement nominee. Her employer FreightRover, which specializes in transportation and logistics technology, recently was named Indiana’s 2017 Best New Tech Startup. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Butler University, Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis, and is Accredited in Public Relations.
Director of Business Transformation, Oracle Corporation
David is a 20 year veteran of the high tech industry. He spends time with retail customers helping them utilize technology to create new sources of revenue, streamline operations, and reduce time to market with innovative solutions. Prior to joining Oracle two years ago, David spent 16 years doing similar work at Cisco Systems as a Global Business Transformation Executive.
Director of Training, Veridian
Abby Lozinger, Director of Training at Veridian, is a seasoned veteran in the Supply Chain industry having begun her career in 1998 with Manhattan Associates. Abby brings a wide-range of knowledge to her role at Veridian with experience in all phases of system implementations and having held multiple technical and functional roles. Abby has played integral roles on projects with some of the world’s leading brands including Nike, Starbucks, and QVC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.
NA Sales Tech Leader for Cloud and Analytics, IBM
Chris Nystrom is the IBM NA Sales Tech Leader for Cloud and Analytics. Chris has been with IBM for 11 years assisting Independent Software Vendors that embed IBM Cloud Software with their Software Solutions. Chris has been working in the Cloud, Data Warehousing and Analytics software industry for over 17 years. Chris currently lives in Boston, MA.
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.
Director, HDC Partnerships/Services, PCM
Peggy Serena is Director, HDC Partnerships/Services at PCM and is responsible for the program management of strategic partnerships related to the IBM practice with a focus on Cloud and Managed Services. Prior to joining PCM, Peggy worked at Meridian IT (2013 – 2016) and SunGard Public Sector (1999 – 2013) and was responsible for the IBM Power Cloud & Managed Service practices at both companies. Her focus was supporting customers achieve their business needs while deploying their infrastructure in a geographically diverse, compliant hosting/cloud environment.
Partner, Deloitte Consulting
Jeff Simpson is a Partner in Deloitte Consulting's Retail Practice and specializes in Marketing, Digital, and Analytics work. He leads several Analytics, Digital, Data, and Marketing Strategy offerings and serves/has served the Chief Marketing Officer at several large retailers. Jeff has market eminence as a thought leader in Analytics, Marketing Strategy, Loyalty, and Database Marketing. His most recent publication, The New Digital Divide: Digital Influence in Retail, was released in September 2016.
Director Supply Chain Solutions, Zebra Technologies, Inc.
Mark Wheeler is the lead for warehouse and plant floor solutions for Zebra in North American. Mark has more than 30 years in the industry concentrating on warehouse and plant floor operations.
Mark is responsible for Zebra’s manufacturing and warehouse mobility solutions business in North America. In this capacity, Mark works with customer’s supply chain operations teams across all industries as well as Zebra’s product development teams for the plant floor and warehouse solutions space.
Mark has held numerous positions in supply chain execution including strategic consulting, automated warehouse design and build, and complex systems integration.
Mark is a frequent speaker at industry events. He received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Dr Aykagan Ak
Director, Science and R&D, Manhattan Associates
Dr. Aykagan Ak received his B.S. from Middle East Technical University in Industrial Engineering and his M.S and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering with a focus on supply chain optimization. He has over 15 years of experience in designing supply chain systems and relevant optimization algorithms. His concentration is solving large scale complex combinatorial optimization problems arising in transportation and warehousing industries. He has been with Manhattan Associates since 2008 and leads the Scientists group that is responsible for designing all optimization algorithms and engines across the product suite including Order Management, Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Labor Management, and Slotting.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Manhattan Associates
Jeff Cashman serves as Manhattan Associates' senior vice president of business development. Mr. Cashman joined Manhattan Associates in January 2005 from MAPICS, a publicly traded company that specializes in enterprise resource planning software solutions for manufacturing companies, where he served as vice president and general manager of international operations. While at MAPICS, he also served as their vice president of professional services and chief marketing officer. Prior to MAPICS, Mr. Cashman held senior executive positions at Viewlocity, a supply-chain event management software solutions provider and as senior vice president of marketing and business development at McHugh Software (now Red Prairie). Mr. Cashman started his career with Accenture, where he spent more than a decade in their distribution/logistics software organization and supply chain strategy practices. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
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 five years and has over 25 years of supply chain solutions experience with three software companies and two consulting firms, including Accenture and Kurt Salmon Associates.
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.
Senior Director, Global Training & Development, Manhattan Associates
Stephanie Crowe is a global change leader focused on insights and innovations that produce 10X ROI. Her specialty is to multiply the impact of the greatest asset of any organization – its people. Stephanie has helped teams transform across software solutions, geographies and formerly locked silos. Inspiring innovation through creativity, sparking the natural talents within teams, and coaching executives to execute on their vision, Stephanie’s award-winning teams have earned the recognition of Horizon, Omni, Communicators, Stevie Awards, Brandon Hall Group, Association for Training and Development and Training Top 125. Stephanie Crowe is Senior Director, Global Learning & Development at Manhattan Associates.
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.
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, 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.
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.