14th Annual North American 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum June 21-23, 2016 | Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago
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2015 Speaker Line-Up

The speakers at this year’s 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum were hand-picked for their expertise, influence and leadership.  2015 was one of the most prestigious speaker line-ups to date. Contact Research Director Haley Garner at hgarner@eft.com to get involved for 2016!


 

 

Viju Menon Viju Menon
SVP Supply Chain
Verizon Communications

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Verizon Communications
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Chris Taylor Chris Taylor
GM Chicago
Uber

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Uber
Chris Taylor, General Manager of Uber Illinois. A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Business School, Chris cut his teeth at the Boston Consulting Group, rising through the ranks from Associate to Consultant to Project Leader, and spent time in Thailand running logistics at an e-commerce company. In his current capacity as an Uber GM, Chris ensures the daily business and health of one of Uber's fastest-growing markets.
Reuben Slone Reuben Slone
SVP Supply Chain
Walgreens

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Walgreens
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Soon James Welch
CEO 
YRCW

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YRCW
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Soon Luis Erana
Global President, Technology
Exel/DHL Supply Chain


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Exel
Luis oversees supply chain operations and business development activities for Technology industry customers. Luis began his career with the Deutsche Post DHL organization in 2003, and has held a number of positions in both operations and sales
Steve Sensing Steve Sensing
President
Ryder


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Ryder
J. Steven (Steve) Sensing is President of Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) at Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. In this role, Mr. Sensing is responsible for management, operations, sales, and the financial performance of Ryder’s SCS business segment.

Previously, Mr. Sensing served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Technology and Healthcare industry groups for Ryder SCS.  He served customers in the electronics, telecommunications, medical, technology, and appliance manufacturing industries, and his responsibilities included strategic planning, developing new products and services, and leading tactical execution for global operations. 

With a Ryder career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Sensing joined the company in 1992 as General Manager leading the operations of Dedicated Contract Carriage solutions for regional accounts.  He subsequently served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Group Manager for Ryder Dedicated; Director of Customer Logistics Distribution Management; and Director of Operations for Ryder Integrated Supply Chain Solutions.  His experience includes overseeing the development and operation of Ryder solutions in dedicated transportation, transportation management, network optimization, distribution management, sales, operations, engineering, LEAN, and IT.

Before joining Ryder, Mr. Sensing served as Transportation Manager for Trans Fleet Enterprises/ Northern Telecom, where he was responsible for managing private fleet operations in the United States.

Mr. Sensing earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he majored in Logistics and Transportation.  He also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a strategic innovation session at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Sensing is a member of the Eye for Transport's Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Advisory Board.
Soon Gautam Grover
VP, Logisitcs Services
US Foods

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US Foods
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Soon Kurt Doelling
VP Supply Chain
Oracle

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Oracle
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Bradley Jacobs Bradly Jacobs
CEO 
XPO

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XPO
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Soon Sheila Taylor
Vice President of Logistics
Sam's Club

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Soon Neil Swartz
VP and GM Parts Operations
Toyota North America

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Toyota
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John Carr John Carr
CEO
MIQ Logistics

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MiQ
As president and CEO John works closely with MIQ’s Executive Team to provide strategic direction for the organization that ultimately drives day-to-day operations and long range plans, as well as participates on the company’s Board of Directors and engages frequently with our strategic partners, Austin Ventures. John have - has been in the logistics industry the majority of his professional career (30+ years!) and still gets excited about how supply chain solutions dramatically impacts our MIQ customers’ business. He stays active in the industry by participating in many MIQ customer meetings, business reviews and forums. As part of his role, he enjoys the opportunity to visit many MIQ offices around the world to address and support all the dedicated and hardworking MIQ Logistics employees doing their very best every day to exceed customers’ expectations.
Soon Larry Hartley
SVP Supply Chain
Office Depot

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Office Depot
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Soon Tod Webster
President of Transportation Management
UPS Freight

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ups-frieght
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Soon David Wilkins
VP of Contracts and Supply Chain
Raytheon Company

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Raytheon
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Soon Chris O'Brien
CCO
CH Robinson

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CH Robinson
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Soon Don Hnatyshin
SVP Chief Procurement Officer
Jabil

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Jabil
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Soon Tom Sanderson
CEO 
Transplace

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Transplace
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Soon Kevin Jones
Vice President Inbound Transportation
Wal-Mart

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Soon TBC
TBC
Unyson Logistics

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Unyson
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Soon Jim Hourigan
COO
BuildDirect

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BuildDirect
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Soon Brett Bissell
COO 
CEVA

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CEVA
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Soon Scott Spata
Vice President Supply Chain Development
The Home Depot

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Home Depot
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Soon Doug Waggoner
CEO
Echo Global Logistics

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Echo
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Soon Kehat Shahar
VP of Supply Chain Planning

SanDisk Corporation 

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SanDisk
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Soon John Hextall
President, North America
Kuehne + Nagel


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Kuehne + Nagel
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Soon Mike P. Fleming
VP, GISC & Operations
Johnson Controls


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Johnson Controls
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Soon Jose Ubeda
SVP
Expeditors

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Expeditors
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Soon Emmanuel Cambresy
Global Supplier Performance & Innovation Manager
Novartis

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Novartis
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Soon Scott McWilliams
Executive Chairman
OHL 

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OHL
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Soon Fred Hartung
VC SC Solutions and Global Logistics
Jabil

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Jabil
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John Costanzo John Costanzo
President
Purolator

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Purolator

John T. Costanzo has served since 2001 as President of Purolator International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Purolator Inc. John is a member of Purolator’s Senior Executive Team, reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He leads the company’s $200 million Third Party Logistics business and the development and execution of Purolator’s strategic growth plan for markets outside of Canada.

John has extensive experience in the logistics industry. He began his 40-year career with the Emery Air Freight Corporation, where he initially served in the company’s sales and marketing division. He was later promoted to senior vice president of Emery’s Eastern Division, which was the company’s largest and most profitable business unit. Following Emery, John held several positions with the TNT Post Group - a provider of global express, mail and logistics services. He began his career with TNT as a Senior Vice President of the Express Products Division, and was later named president of the company’s International Mail Division, Americas Region.

Professionally active, John served as president of the logistics industry trade organization, Express Delivery & Logistics Association, from 2008 to 2011.

Regionally, he serves on the board of the Long Island Association, recently chairing the LIA’s Global NY Work Group, which focused on growth of Long Island’s economy and promotes development of manufacturing and exports.  He also advocates on issues that provide enhancements to Long Island’s air and ground transportation.  Constanzo has been instrumental in building Purolator International’s corporate responsibility program.  As a member of the board of United Way, Long Island, John and his employees collect goods and donations each year, and dedicate many hours to nonprofit organizations such as Long Island Cares.

Soon Paul F Nehlen III
SVP Operations
Neptune Benson

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Neptune Benson
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Soon Allan Smith
CEO
BCG Logistics

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BCG
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Soon Ryan Bloor
Global Head of 3PL Division & ‎Director of Global Logistics
Celestica

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Celestica
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Soon Rick Jordan
SVP Logistics
Panalpina

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Panalpina
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Soon Joel Glende
Category Manager - Global Strategic Sourcing
Abbott

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Abbott
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Soon Michael Fahy
President
syncreon Technology

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syncreon
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Soon Chris Smith
Director Device Supply Chain
US Cellular

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US Cellular
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Soon John Wagner
Owner & Chief Customer Officer
Wagner Logistics

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wagner
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Soon Bob Lecinski
Dir., Customer Logistics
Avery Products Corporation


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Avery
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Soon Judy Clark
Senior Vice President
Food Away From Home Sales & Marketing/Bay Valley Foods


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Bay Valley Foods
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Soon William Wascher
CEO 
Seko Logistics

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Seko Logistics
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Soon Pat Lalonde
SVP Supply Chain
CareFusion (retired)

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CareFusion
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Scott Temple Scott Temple
Managing Director, Contract Logistics and Shared Services
Norbert Dentressangle

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Norbert Dentressangle
Scott Temple began his career in in 1994, gaining valuable experience at companies such as FedEx Ground, Exel , and finally Arnold Logistics, which later merged with Jacobson Companies. In 2012, as President of Jacobson’s Contract Logistics Services, Mr. Temple was responsible for transforming Jacobson into a decentralized, regional operations structure, providing customized, innovative solutions for their clients. This strategy created a significant competitive advantage for Jacobson and proved to be a perfect cultural match for the verticals and markets Jacobson served as well as for logistics leader Norbert Dentressangle. Mr. Temple continues as the President of CLS, following Jacobson’s acquisition by Norbert Dentressangle in 2014. 
Soon Nancy Marino
Partner
Columbus Consulting


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Columbus Consulting
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Soon Marcelo Wesseler
CEO
SingPost eCommerce

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SingPost
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James A. Tompkins, Ph.D. James A. Tompkins, Ph.D.
CEO
Tompkins International


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Tompkins International
Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on supply chain strategy, focusing on implementation of end-to-end supply chains that are demand driven. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins globally.

His 35-plus years as CEO of a consulting / integration firm and his focus on helping companies achieve profitable growth give him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better. As a high-level business and supply chain strategy advisor, his unique perspective prepares corporations and executives for the future.

To share his knowledge and provide up-to-date information on supply chain and business trends, he developed his blog called “Creating Supply Chain Excellence.” Jim is also a thought leader, sharing insights on business strategy through his presentations and videos, including his most recent on The Alibaba Effect.

He has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon, Bold Leadership, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing, The Supply Chain Handbook, No Boundaries and Facilities Planning. Jim has been quoted in hundreds of business and industry magazines such as The Journal of Commerce, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and FORTUNE, and he has spoken at thousands of international engagements.

Jim has served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Materials Management Society, and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education, and Purdue has named him a Distinguished Engineering Alum. He has also received more than 50 awards for his service to his profession.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1969, his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972, all from Purdue University.
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APL Logistics

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APL Logistics
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Soon Todd Johnson
GVP, Global 3PL Strategy
JDA

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JDA
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Soon Lora Cecere
CEO & Founder
Supply Chain Insights

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supply-chain-insights
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Soon Robby Nathan
CEO 
Load Delivered

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Load Delivered
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Soon Bruce Rogers
CCO 
Forbes 

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Forbes
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Soon Louis Schneeberge
CEO 
Panther

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Panther
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Soon Tim Stratman
President, Stratman Partners Executive Coaching
Former President, RRD Direct

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Stratman
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Soon Jeff Thomas
President & CEO
Priority Logistics

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priority-dispatch
President and CEO of Priority Dispatch, Jeff Thomas is an accomplished corporate strategist and marketer. As the chief executive, he is committed to establishing a strong strategic direction and expansion of the company. His ultimate vision is to enhance Priority’s overall operating performance through a sustainable and predictable business model. Jeff’s interest in the transportation industry has also extended outside the realms of the corporation. He is a current Shareholder, and serves on the Board, of Diamond Expedited, Inc., in Chicago, Illinois.

He is one of the founding members of the Ohio Same Day Transportation Association (OSTA) of which he presently acts as President. While still remaining an active member, Jeff previously served on the Board of Directors for the Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA). Jeff’s has a passion for charitable causes and the belief that each company should build upon and strengthen the communities in which they reside. This belief inspired him to chair the 30th running of the American Heart Association Mini-Marathon, an annual event in Cincinnati that Priority has been affiliated with and supported for 34 years. Although he leads an active life, Jeff insists that his most important roles are that as husband to wife, Connie, and father to his children, Jake and Grace.

Experience

President/CEO Priority Dispatch
January 1989 – Present (26 years 2 months)

 

Owner, President & CEO

Priority Dispatch, Inc.
1990 – Present (25 years)Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Michigan, Kentucky
For almost 40 years, Priority has been recognized throughout the Midwest as a leader in delivery and logistics services. With an impressive network of more than 90 associates, a fleet of more than 850 vehicles, and delivery centers stategically located in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago, Priority guarantees personalized service.

 

Advisor

Priority Logistics Group (PLG)

2005 – Present (10 years) Throughout the Mid-West
Logistical recommendations, along with operational efficiencies that ensure products will arrive safely, securely and on time. Delivery options throughout the lower 48; internationally through networks.

Owner, Member of the Board

Diamond Expedited, Chicago, IL
2000 – Present (15 years)Chicago, IL
Diamond Expedited provides superior quality service and innovative solutions to meet your individual needs. We provide on demand courier and distribution services in all of Greater Chicagoland.

Honors & Awards

April 2013-2013 Blue Ash Business Of The Year
August 2011-Goering Center 2011 Family Business Of The Year
April 2013-Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber - Small Business Of The Year Finalist
Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association; Featured speaker at both the Goering Center and Cincinnati Business Courier events; Winner of the 2011 Goering Center Small Business of the Year Award; President of the Ohio Same Day Transportation Association (OSTA); Former Member of the Board for the Messenger Courier Association of American (MCAA); Member of the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce; Recipient of the Cincinnati USA "1992 Small Business of the Year"
Soon Rich Sherman
President
Gold & Domas Research

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golddomas
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Soon Bobby Harris
CEO
BlueGrace Logistics

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Bluegrace
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Greg Aimi Greg Aimi
Research Director
Gartner 

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Gartner
Greg specializes in supply chain research at Gartner including a focus on global logistics and distribution strategies, leading processes, organizational structures, performance measurement, and logistics outsourcing. Greg advises clients on the how to leverage these functions to contribute to positive company performance.

Greg was a pioneer of Supply Chain Execution software systems – the integration of transportation, warehousing, supply execution, and order fulfillment across an integrated supply chain network. His work has focused on balancing logistics cost and service tradeoffs in the face of changing dynamics of daily execution. A former Chief Technology Officer and software business GM, Greg holds a degree in Computer Science from University of North Texas.
Jett McCandless Jett McCandless
CEO 
CarrierDirect

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carrier direct
Jett McCandless has been in the transportation industry for almost two decades, working with both asset and non-asset companies across the U.S. He got started in Portland, working graveyard with Roadway to pay his way through college. As he made his way through various roles at Roadway, he landed a position in sales at Yellow Freight in Phoenix and went on to manage the Wal-Mart account. In that role they won many awards, including Carrier of the Year for Wal-Mart.

After Yellow Freight, Jett went on to a non-asset third-party logistics company, GlobalTranz. Known for hyper-growth in the LTL brokerage space, GlobalTranz was a three-time Inc. 500 Award winner during his time there. After becoming a Principal and Executive Vice President in the company, Jett left to take what he learned and help other companies achieve great results.

Now at CarrierDirect, Jett is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and working with other executives in the transportation industry to help them grow their businesses. He’s selective about who he works with on their businesses, but enjoys helping good companies become great with the right strategies.
Soon Ken Ackerman
CEO 
KB Ackerman 

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KB Ackerman
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Soon Chuck Moyer
CEO 
Express Courier, Inc.

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APL Logistics
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Soon Tom Craig
President
Ltd Management

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LTD-management
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Soon Karl Siebrecht
CEO
FLEXE

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FLEXE
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Soon Wolfgang Hall
Global Industry Manager, Transport & Logistics
Esri

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Esri
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Soon Laurel Nelson-Rowe
CEO 
ASQ

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ASQ
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Soon Nikhil Sathe
CFO
GenPro

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GenPro
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Soon Dr Steve Brady
CEO
Supply Chain Innovations Today

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Soon Tom Madine
CEO/President
Worldwide Express

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Onur Uranli Onur Uranli
3PL Business Director
Sealed Air

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Sealed Air
A Former Maritime Captain and awards winning sales, marketing, and operations leader with over 19 years of management experience helping companies improve their cash conversion cycle in global supply chain optimization, third party logistics, industrial packaging, finance, visibility and inventory control.
Soon Thomas D. Jowers
Vice President and COO
ADL Delivery

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ADL Delivery
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Soon Richard Sharpe
CEO
Competitive Insights

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competitive-insights
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Soon Steve Howard
President
Esquire Express, Inc. / Esquire Logistics Company

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APL Logistics
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Soon Steve Banker
Supply Chain Services Director
ARC Advisory Group

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arc advisory
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Soon Mike Stark
COO 
Home Delivery Link

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Home Delivery Link
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Soon Ben Gordon
Managing Director
BGSA

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bgsa
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Katrin Zeiler Katrin Zeiler
Senior Project Manager - Trend Research
DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation

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DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation
Katrin Zeiler holds a degree in Business Administration and has been working for the DHL Innovation as a Senior Project Manager since 2011. Within the Trend Research Team she is responsible for initiating and managing international innovation & research projects for DHL in a joint approach with key research institutes and technology partners. Katrin will introduce the approach how a large organization like DHL leverages on trends and bring buzzword to life. She will bring along trend insights as well as best practices on how trends move into real innovation.
Soon Jason Tham
CEO
Nulogy


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Nulogy
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Egil Moller Nielsen Egil Moller Nielsen
SVP eCommerce
SmartCentres

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Penguin
Egil is a global business strategy and end-to-end supply chain executive, who has worked in the most admired and respected FMCG companies in the world. His roles have brought him to Asia, Europe, and North America. Egil currently leads SmartCentres' e-commerce strategy and is head of Penguin Pick-Up, a new initiative which combines the ease of online shopping with the convenience of SmartCentres shopping centre locations, offering customers the option of doing all your online and brick/mortar shopping at one location. Prior to joining SmartCentres, Egil was Vice President at Mattel-Mega Brands, a Montreal-based toy company, overseeing global business strategy and supply chain management. 

Before relocating to Canada, he was working as Executive Director and COO for Bodum Group in Switzerland, the famous coffee and tea maker which brought fashion into home appliances. He also spent seven years at The LEGO Group as Vice President Group Logistics where he was part of the strategic turnaround team lead by the current CEO. His business strategy was so successful that it's been used as a case study in MBA courses at leading universities. He has worked for the famous shoemaker ECCO Shoes, where he was head of Group Logistics and was part of the strategic team entering into retail and opening new markets in Eastern Europe and China.  ECCO was also one of the first companies to open new production sites in Eastern Europe and China. 

After university, Egil began his career at DHL, where he spent three years in South East Asia building up the trade between Asia/Europe and setting up systems to enable international companies to distribute and source products from Asia. Egil has a Master of Business Administration from Leicester University.  He has completed executive education at Harvard and Stanford Universities and earned several honors including Rainmaker of the Year and European Supply Chain Excellence Award
Soon Sheila Hewitt
VP, International
Transplace 

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Transplace
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Phil Guindi Phil Guindi
VP Product Management
Shipwire

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Shipwire
Phil leads product management for the Shipwire platform, and is responsible for product strategy, roadmap, and requirements. Over the last decade, he has held a variety of product management roles in the San Francisco Bay Area. He most recently worked at Adobe as Group Product Manager, Emerging Creative Technologies, a small incubation group focused on developing innovative web services for creative professionals. Prior to that, he led product management for Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard vector graphics software. Phil has also worked in both software development and management roles at CAE Inc., a world leader in flight simulation and modeling technologies. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, and an M.B.A from U.C. Berkeley.
Soon Art Mesher
Ex CEO
Descartes

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descartes
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Soon Dr. Corey Billington
Founder
E3 Associates

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Soon Craig Adkins
Ex VP Supply Chain & Change Manager
Amazon, Zappos

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Amazon
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Soon Jim Eckler
Ex COO
Health Shared Services

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HSSBC
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Soon Mike Mayoras
Ex CEO
Red Prairie

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Soon Scott Rafer
Advisor
Technicolor

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Technicolor
After 20+ years running software startups, Scott Rafer is acting as sidekick to a few great founders in mobile marketing automation, marketplace seller services, and e-commerce delivery. That very oddly includes running the Haulery.com events for logistics founders. There is a also omnichannel retail startup at the intersection of those three burning in his brain, but he's got that urge under control for now. The main work he does every day is in support of Technicolor and Technicolor Ventures.

He is also co-founder and/or director at Mashery (acquired by Intel), Nanigans, ShopPad, Boostable, Delivr, Clark&Kumar, and Zemanta.
Check out linkedin.com/in/rafer, @rafer and rafer.net for more.
Timothy M. Lee Timothy M. Lee
Vice President of Global Strategy/Greater China
SP eCommerce

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SPeComm
Timothy M. Lee is Vice President of Global Strategy / Greater China at SP eCommerce - a part of the Singapore Post Group, which is backed by the Alibaba Group.  He heads up strategic initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, payment services, and China.  He has 17 years of experience managing global e-commerce, and has lived most of the past 10 years in Asia. Before he moved to Asia, he headed up the global e-commerce teams of both Visa and American Express.  He has also done strategy consulting at PwC and launched multiple start-ups in Silicon Valley. He holds 7 e-commerce related patents.  He received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg school and his economics degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Soon Jeff Zisk
Entrepreneur/Advisor to several large family private equity firms

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Jeff Zisk is an entrepreneur with unique experience in bringing the cutting edges of technology, retail and e-commerce to market - profitably. Jeff has coupled pioneering vision with the ability to create working solutions that evolve with the day to day needs of an ever changing consumer environment. Jeff has successfully initiated four start-ups over the past 30 years, including American Wholesale Club, Entertainment Foods, TurboChef and most recently Speed Commerce. Jeff started Speed Commerce, an end-to-end e-commerce services company, in 2000 with a $1 million total investment from friends and family and sold to a public company in 2012 for $58 million. Speed Commerce currently has 4 fulfillment centers with approximately 1.9 million square feet, 4 contact centers and a technology team that develops and manages some of the largest web sites in the country.
Jeff lives in Dallas, Texas and currently works in an advisory capacity with several large family private equity firms.
Todd Miller Todd Miller
Principal
Sterling Partners

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Sterling Partners
Mr. Miller joined private equity firm Sterling Partners in 2011.  As a member of the investment team, Mr. Miller works on all aspects of the deal process including identification and due diligence of prospective acquisitions, and management and oversight of the active portfolio.  Mr. Miller currently works with the following portfolio companies:  Innotrac, Foundation Partners Group, and Livingston.

Prior to Sterling, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director at Tri-Artisan Capital Partners.  Prior to joining Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, Mr. Miller was the founder and Principal of an investment firm in Brazil, launching a strategy to establish the first REIT-like structure in the country’s history. He also worked as an Associate in the Leveraged Finance department at Merrill Lynch, managed a portfolio of leveraged loans at ABN AMRO, and began his career in Bank of America’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Miller received a BA in Economics from University of Michigan.
Bruce Welty Bruce Welty
Chairman and CEO
Quiet Logistics

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Quiet Logistics
Bruce Welty is a 20 plus year serial entrepreneur, having partnered on three previous startups implementing warehouse technologies for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Welty started AllPoints Systems in 1987 and sold it to EXE Technologies in 2001. Bruce Welty has been active on boards of NASDAQ companies and non-profits and received a BA in Mathematics from Colorado College.

Bruce Welty is Chairman and CEO of Quiet Logistics, a robotic fulfillment resource for premium-branded apparel and accessories. Bruce’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to eCommerce Logistics, Robotics, Fashion, Luxury Brands, Third Party Logistics (3PL), and Technology.

Quiet Logistics has been featured on the following high profile news outlets: 60 Minutes (1/13/13 and 9/08/14), Bloomberg Business Week (1/7/13), CNBC (7/27/12), and BBC (5/30/12) to name a few.
Jeffrey Unger Jeffrey Unger
Founder & CEO
G2 Capital Advisors

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G2 Capital Advisors
Jeffrey Unger, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of G2 Capital Advisors, is an accomplished CEO, M&A advisor, and corporate restructuring specialist with significant, international experience. Jeffrey has successfully led organizations to profitability and exit strategies through both uptrend and downtrend cycles and has led or participated in over fifty M&A and financing transactions across several sectors to date.
Soon Ron Lentz
Managing Director
G2 Capital Advisors

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G2 Capital Advisors
Mr. Lentz brings over 25 years of experience transforming Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, turnarounds, and consulting practices into highly performing businesses. Mr. Lentz’s experience includes 20+ years culminating in international executive leadership at Ryder Integrated Logistics, as well as ten years of discrete assignments and engagements.

Mr. Lentz expertise spans across all of G2 Capital Advisors’ service practice groups and Transportation & Logistics sub-sectors of focus which include, but at are not limited to the ecommerce fulfillment, final mile, 3PL, specialty hauling, air cargo, and freight forwarding sectors.
Wendy Wadas Wendy Wadas
Sr Director of Customer Service and Logistics
Morton Salt

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Morton Salt
Wendy Wadas is the Sr Director of Customer Service and Logistics (Transportation and Warehousing) for Morton Salt, based in Chicago, IL. She is responsible for leading these teams that consist of approximately 90 supply chain professionals in the US and Canada. Wendy has been with Morton Salt since June, 2014.

Prior to joining Morton Salt, Wendy worked for 2 years at Diageo which is the nation’s leading liquor manufacturer and was responsible for Customer Operations in North America.  Additionally, Wendy worked for over 25 years at Henkel Consumer Goods in various supply chain functions and ultimately occupied the role of VP of Supply Chain and had direct responsibility for Customer Service, Logistics, Demand and Supply Planning, Project Management, and Data Management in North America.

Wendy holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She also enjoys participating in several organizations that support women in Supply Chain. This includes AWESOME, a ground-breaking initiative of leading professionals and educators whose mission is to provide a forum for bringing to the forefront the talents of women with outstanding supply chain leadership potential and Women’s Unlimited, which is a world-renowned organization focusing on developing women leaders in major corporations.  Wendy serves as a Mentor for women participating in the Lead Program for Women’s Unlimited.  Additionally, Wendy is a member of CSCMP.
Kelli Saunders Kelli Saunders
President
Morai Logistics Inc.

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Morton Salt
Getting the right product to the right place at just the right time is a complicated business. Kelli Saunders, President of Morai Logistics Inc., understands the complexities and nuances involved in long term sustainability in the logistics industry. This is why the company she leads is the successful multimillion dollar, multinational business that it is today.

Kelli's experience in the supply chain and logistics field is extensive. In her 30 years in the industry, she has been recognized for her strategic selling, management, and relationship development throughout North America. From her humble beginnings as a telemarketing supervisor for Interamerican Transport to VP of Strategic Accounts of Exel Transportation, Kelli took her team, knowledge, and experience creating Morai Logistics Inc. as an operating agency of Mode Transportation. Since then herself and her company has received numerous awards for her expertise in strategic sales and as a small business owner, including Salesperson of the Year four times (Mark VII, Exel, Mode; 2000-2004). She was also the first recipient of the Chairman’s Award in 2002 (Mark VII) and the former president of the Toronto Transportation Club (2010). Kelli earned WeConnect Canada’s Doing Business International Award for Morai Logistics Inc. (2012) and more recently WBE Canada’s Doing Business Award 2015 as a certified woman-owned business.

Aside from assisting her clients with services including warehousing, management consulting and technology services through Morai Logistics Inc., Kelli's drive also shines through in her other passions. She is active member of the Women Presidents Organization, WeConnect International, WBE Canada and Who’s Who. She also takes time to enjoy spinning, running, golf, boating and travelling. Kelli Saunders’s motivation and drive shows in her company’s performance and inspires her team to succeed.
Soon Paul Matthews
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Topco Assoc

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G2 Capital Advisors
Mr. Lentz brings over 25 years of experience transforming Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, turnarounds, and consulting practices into highly performing businesses. Mr. Lentz’s experience includes 20+ years culminating in international executive leadership at Ryder Integrated Logistics, as well as ten years of discrete assignments and engagements.

Mr. Lentz expertise spans across all of G2 Capital Advisors’ service practice groups and Transportation & Logistics sub-sectors of focus which include, but at are not limited to the ecommerce fulfillment, final mile, 3PL, specialty hauling, air cargo, and freight forwarding sectors.
Laura Behrens Wu Laura Behrens Wu
Founder & CEO
Shippo

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Laura Behrens Wu is the founder and CEO of Shippo. Shippo simplifies shipping for e-commerce companies by offering discounted shipping rates and a streamlines solution across all different shipping providers. It’s Amazon-level logistics for all e-commerce stores.Laura is proud to be a first-time founder currently leading a team of eight people at Shippo. Prior to founding Shippo, Laura worked at LendUp and was educated at the University of St. Gallen & Harvard College. Follow her on Twitter at @laurabehrenswu
Stuart Mason Stuart Mason
Director, Building Engineering, Global Leader, Industrial Sector
AECOM Industrial


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AECOM
Stuart Mason is Executive VP and Global Manufacturing lead for AECOM’s Industrial Sector and has an established a track record of excellence on numerous industrial projects across the logistics supply chain over a 20+ year career. Stuart has a comprehensive understanding of the unique requirements of industrial buildings and the need to recognize the industrial process as the foundation of the engineering design. He has the ability to mobilize key worldwide experience, knowledge and resources t to bring added value to projects.

Stuart brings together a focus on full integrated delivery, quality and performance and is experienced in EPC, EPCM, EPM & Design Build. His well- established team has a wide range of strong and relevant industrial experiences which ensure delivery of robust, world class solutions which represent value-for- money. Based in AECOM’s Global Centre of Excellence for Industrial manufacturing in the Edinburgh office, UK Stuart has also lead strategic initiatives for clients around global standardisation and integrated industrial automation.

His project experience includes clients GE, Diageo, Swire, Nestle, Rolls Royce and Siemens.
Sunil Paul Sunil Paul
Co-founder and CEO
Sidecar

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Sunil is a veteran entrepreneur, champion of climate reform and disrupter of the status quo. Under his leadership Sidecar has expanded from the first instant rideshare company in San Francisco to a world-class transportation marketplace. Today, Sidecar offers three services: Sidecar, a ride app which connects riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicle; Sidecar Shared Rides, a discounted instant carpooling app; and Sidecar Deliveries, a breakthrough innovation that combines people and packages for the fastest and lowest cost same-day delivery solution. Sidecar rides are available in ten U.S. markets.

Sunil’s passion to reinvent transportation dates back over a decade. In 2011, Sunil successfully lobbied the California legislature to pass a law for peer-to-peer car sharing, a law that has since been adopted by Oregon and Washington. In 2002, Sunil was issued a patent, now held by Sidecar, for using smartphones to coordinate transportation. As an investor and partner at Spring Ventures, Sunil coined the term “cleanweb” which marries information technology and the social web with green initiatives. Sidecar is the realization of Sunil’s cleanweb vision. Sunil also co-founded and led Brightmail, the leading anti-spam company later sold to Symantec and FreeLoader, the first web based push technology service.
Rock Magnan Rock Magnan
Chief Operating Officer
RK Group


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Rock joined RK Group three years ago after retiring from Con-Way Freight/Menlo Logistics.

Since joining the RK Group, the company has grown 250% in revenues and profits. Total warehouse space has increased from 200,000 sq ft to over 600,000 sq ft.

A key component to the growth strategy and results was a complete overhaul of the company’s marketing strategy. Included in the strategy was a new company name, new website, new logo and new advertising to penetrate the target market.

Rock has a BS in accounting from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Cal – Berkeley.
Michele Carroll Michele Carroll
President & Founder
Carrollco Marketing Services


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Carrollco Marketing Services
For more than 20 years, Carrollco Marketing Services has helped software, technology and service providers gain traction in the Americas and accelerate growth.

Supply chain management and marketing are passions for Michele Carroll, Founder and President.  She directed marketing and research for billion dollar leaders SeaLand Services, Emery Worldwide, American President Lines and Itel Rail, in each case, contributing to planning and launch of logistics services and subsidiaries.

In 1994, she founded Carrollco Marketing Services, which has served 300+ clients with market entry and profitable growth in the Americas and around the world. Michele is president of the CSCMP SF Bay Area Roundtable and looking forward to a ‘best ever’ year to come!  A former President of Women in Logistics, Michele also serves on the Doing What Matters Leadership for Global Trade & Logistics and on the MDUUC board of trustees. She holds an International MBA  and lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrea Hargrave Andrea Hargrave
Senior Manager, Process Improvement
USG Corporation

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USG Corporation
Andrea currently serves as a full-time LSS Black Belt, with a focus on Global Supply Chain projects. Her prior role was Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain - International, leading the development of SCM capabilities for USG Subsidiaries. Ms. Hargrave possesses extensive expertise in transportation management, focused on process, cost /service metrics management, and technology usage. She has experience in Information Technology at both USG and Deloitte Consulting. A graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Ms. Hargrave has been a prior panelist at the eft 3PL Summit, eft Technology Summit, CSCMP Chicago Roundtable, CSCMP Global Conference and the Transplace Symposium. Andrea is a proud mother of two young children, daughter Jayden (7) and son Eliot (5), and is an active volunteer who serves on the Oberlin College Alumni Association and the Merit School of Music.
Jeremy Bodenhamer Jeremy Bodenhamer
Co-Founder and CEO
ShipHawk


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ShipHawk
Jeremy Bodenhamer is the Co-Founder and CEO of ShipHawk, a logistics automation platform that provides instant shipping solutions and helps businesses grow. He is the leading expert at the intersection of shipping and eCommerce, has been featured on TechCrunch, AOL, and SoCalTech, is an active volunteer in the community, and is a frequent speaker on innovative technology and business development. Jeremy lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, educator and youth advocate Bethany Bodenhamer, and their three sons.
Coming Soon Justin Dillon
CEO
Made in a Free World

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Made in a Free World
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Coming Soon Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky
President
Process & Strategy Solutions

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Process & Strategy Solutions
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