North American Supply Chain Executive Summit

The North American Supply Chain Executive Summit is a premier gathering of industry leaders, supply chain executives, and experts dedicated to exploring innovative strategies, emerging trends, and best practices in the dynamic world of supply chain management.

September 16 - September 18, 2024

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort | Phoenix, AZ

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NASCES gathers Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, and Directors of Supply Chain, Sourcing, Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Operations, Planning, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Inventory and Fulfillment to share insights, foster innovation, and build invaluable connections. Dive into a thoughtfully curated environment that brings together today’s thought leaders, allowing you to explore new ideas and engage in meaningful discussions. Join the conversation at NASCES and be part of a community dedicated to pushing the limits of supply chain success.

Featured Speakers This Year

Year after year, we bring to the stage today's thought leaders and innovators

Dave Clark

Dave Clark has more than 20 years of business leadership experience at Amazon. Throughout his career, Dave has built a reputation for logistical excellence, strategic and long-term thinking, a high degree of integrity, and a deep commitment to serving customers.

Dave began his career at Amazon in 1999 as an Operations Manager, working his way up to become the CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business in 2021. While holding significant leadership roles, Dave was the driving force behind the development and expansion of Amazon’s fulfillment and logistics programs, which have become the backbone of the company’s retail business.

He also oversaw several key divisions, including online stores, physical stores, third-party seller marketplaces, and the Amazon Prime subscription business, generating more than 75% of Amazon’s revenue in the first quarter of 2022. Dave helped define the vision for Amazon’s commitment to carbon neutrality as well, presenting a TED Talk in 2020 entitled: Amazon’s climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040.

Currently, Dave is a member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors as a long-time advocate for the organization. His accolades include the 2016 University of Tennessee Accomplished Alumni Award and the 2018 Seattle Business Magazine Executive Excellence Award. He also returned to his alma mater as Auburn University’s 2022 Commencement Speaker. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Dave Clark

Former CEO, WW Consumer

Amazon

Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at General Mills. He is responsible for all facets of supply chain strategy & execution, including Sourcing, Planning, Manufacturing & Engineering, Logistics & Customer Operations, and Healthy, Safety & Environment.

Paul joined General Mills in 2019 as VP of North America Supply Chain, where he was accountable for operations in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. with 30+ sites and 10,000 employees. His responsibilities for North America – and his focus on transforming the network to drive competitive advantage for the business – continue in his role as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Paul is also the Executive Sponsor for General Mills’ Black Champions Network.

Prior to joining General Mills’ in 2019, Paul worked for Diageo for 26 years in a number of senior leadership roles, building an end-to-end global supply chain and procurement experience. Originally from Ireland, Paul started his profession brewing Guinness and grew his experience to taking on global supply chain roles across Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Asia Pacific.

Paul is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He has a passion for sports, especially soccer, and spends his spare time restoring classic cars. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and has four children.

Paul Gallagher

Chief Supply Chain Officer

General Mills

Monique Picou

Monique Picou currently holds the position of Global Executive -Vice President Cloud Supply Chain & Operations, Google. She is accountable for creating a transformation organization that will center on delivering customer requirements in the Technical Infrastructure organization within Cloud. Her organization’s mandate is to make Alphabet the trusted partner for customers by delivering unmatched speed, unwavering reliability, and unparalleled efficiency of our technical infrastructure. Picou’s global remit includes new product innovation, server operations, integrated planning, manufacturing, 3rd party data centers, warehousing & logistics, and strategic sourcing for data centers. In addition to operational excellence, her organization also includes a COE for Vendor Management, Technical Writing, Process Excellence, Synchronization, Quality, E2E systems, and Sustainability.

Picou previously held the position of Chief Strategy & Supply Chain officer for Sam’s Club. Picou was in charge of guiding the Sam’s enterprise through strategic choices to enable profitable growth. She masterfully positioned the company to win pre and post covid. For the first time in more than five years, the company delivered ahead of its key competitors in market share and year on year sales comp with Picou’s leadership. This was achieved by accelerating the unique “win” choices for the business with member centricity at its core. Picou was also responsible for the global call
centers and the Sam’s club supply chain. From a supply chain perspective, Picou worked to meet the needs of her direct-to-home members, which are serviced primarily from fulfillment centers. The new growth strategies (including covid-related demand) accelerated the dotcom supply chain requirements. Joint business planning with suppliers, productivity, automation, digitization, and last mile delivery choices were critical elements in the growth. Cold chain, dotcom, and ambient networks delivered double-digit growth for the company. Picou was featured in Diversity Inc, Fortune’s Next Gen, and Savoy. Prior to her role at Sam’s, Picou was SVP Flow, Reverse, Imports, & Fashion for Walmart US stores. She was accountable for the efficient movement of product from supplier to shelf of more than 100K skus. Reverse logistics and the management of imported merchandise was also part of her remit. Picou led an organization of more than 20,000 associates between field operations and home office. She also led the digitization efforts between merchandising & supply chain that enabled reductions in time, touches, cost, and cash. Her financial responsibility was more than $5B direct spend.

Before arriving at Walmart, Picou also spent one year working in beauty care private equity. She was the Chief Operating Officer for VeePak. Picou was tasked with transforming a family owned business into a robust full service Beauty Care CPG organization. In this capacity, Picou created and was accountable for Human Resources (including compensation & benefits), Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Customer Service & Logistics, and Research & Development. Picou was also a key leader in delivering the single largest product contract to the business. This contract doubled the size of the business and delivered modular automation with innovative product designs. In addition, she completed the due diligence on two acquisitions that became integral into the growth of the company. Picou spent more than 25 years with Procter & Gamble, delivering strong results across a variety of assignments. She concluded her career with P&G as SVP Global Health Care. She is an accomplished global executive with experience designing and leading large organizations. She is a transformational leader with experience in leading multi-site operations, front end innovation, platform life cycle management, human resources, quality assurance, supply network design, sourcing, last mile delivery, direct to home, and contract management. She has proven ability in CPG, private equity, retail, and now big tech. During her P&G career, Picou lived and worked in Europe for six years and was promoted while living abroad. She has served on numerous boards throughout her career.

Monique holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She completed her MBA at Florida Tech in 1993. She and her husband Brian have been married for more than 25 years and have three children.

Monique Picou

EVP, Cloud Supply Chain & Operations

Google

Reginaldo Ecclissato

Reginaldo has a rich history at Unilever spanning over 30 years with extensive supply chain experience in both developed and emerging markets.

After graduating from Universidade de Sao Paulo as an electrical engineer, Reginaldo started his journey at Unilever Brazil as a trainee in 1991. Just two years later, he was responsible for building a new factory and the production of a new category – powder detergents.

Since then, through leadership positions across Unilever’s supply chain in North America, Latin America and Central America, Reginaldo has been at the forefront of transforming our supply chains, ensuring they are future-fit.

In his most recent role, Reginaldo served as Executive Vice President of Unilever Mexico, Central America and Greater Caribbean overseeing 11 countries, 12 product categories and high levels of growth despite the pandemic. Before this he oversaw our supply chain in North America and Latin America, generating double digit growth in the profitability of one of our largest regions.

Reginaldo Ecclissato

Chief Business Operations and Supply Chain Officer

Unilever

Ernest Nicolas

Ernest Nicolas is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for HP Inc., whose global supply chain delivers more than 100 million products to customers each year through a sophisticated network of HP and ODM factories, logistics providers, and other valued partners. As Chief Supply Chain Officer, Ernest also drives the social and environmental sustainability efforts tied directly to HP’s global reputation and business growth.

Ernest joined HP in 2022, bringing more than 25 years of global experience in end-to-end, integrated supply chain functions.  His experience includes industrial engineering, production management, and supply chain planning with General Motors, where he was awarded the General Motors Graduate Fellowship to pursue full-time graduate study. In 2006 he joined Rockwell Automation, serving in Lean Six Sigma project management, supply chain planning, manufacturing operations, strategic sourcing, logistics as well as customer service functions in North America and Asia before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2019.

He serves on the Board of Directors for Avient Corporation and is an Advisory Board member for Wahl Clipper Corporation. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Ernest is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an organization focused on advancing and preparing the next generation of diverse corporate leaders. He is also an Executive Advisory Board member for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business’s Supply Chain Management program.

Ernest grew up in the southern suburbs of Chicago and is married with two children. He holds an MBA in Operations Management and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Kettering University.

Ernest is based in Houston, Texas.

Ernest Nicolas

Chief Supply Chain Officer

HP Inc.

Tanja Dysli

Tanja Dysli is currently the Chief Supply Chain Officer at IKEA US. She has worked in various roles with IKEA since 2003, with placements in Sweden, China, Germany, and Poland. Tanja has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from the University of Applied Sciences in Olten, Switzerland.

Tanja Dysli

Chief Supply Chain Officer, President IKEA Distribution Services LLC

IKEA US

Ricardo Moreiro

Ricardo Moreira is AB InBev’s Chief Supply Officer. Appointed in January 2024, Ricardo was most recently CEO Africa Zone since January 2019. Born in 1971, he is a Portuguese citizen and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in Brazil. He also holds an Executive MBA from Ambev University, and has participated in various management specialization programs in the U.S.

Ricardo joined Ambev in 1995 and held various positions in the Sales and Finance organizations prior to becoming Regional Sales Director in 2001. He subsequently held positions as Vice President Logistics & Procurement for Latin America North, Business Unit President for Hispanic Latin America (HILA) and Vice President Soft Drinks Latin America North. In 2013, Ricardo moved to Mexico to head AB InBev’s Sales, Marketing and Distribution organizations and lead the commercial integration of Grupo Modelo. Prior to this role, Ricardo held the role of Zone President Latin America COPEC until 31 December 2018.

Ricardo Moreiro

Chief Supply Officer

AB InBev

Patricia Covington

Patricia Covington currently serves as the Executive Director of Global Integrated Aftermarket Supply Chain for Cummins, Inc. Over her 26-year career at Cummins, Patricia has effectively led and supported various parts of the business across multiple functions including Planning, Marketing and Operations.

Grounded in Planning and Logistics, Patricia is a key global leader for Cummins. With a successful track record in Integrated Supply Chain, Patricia shares her career journey as an example for underrepresented employees to know they can flourish in and contribute to building and nurturing the right environment. Over her career, Patricia has effectively contributed to leading and supporting various parts of the business across multiple functions remaining focused on attracting and cultivating the best and most diverse talent. She continues to focus on recruiting and developing talent in and outside of the Supply Chain field currently serving as the executive leader for Memphis chapter of the Cummins Black Network and engagement lead for the Howard University Supply Chain Centers of Excellence Advisory Board.

Patricia obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Memphis, a master’s degree in human resources management from Webster University, and an Executive MBA in Global Supply Chain from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Patricia is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteering and supporting the less fortunate and youth. With the commitment of serving others, Patricia has served on the Board of Trustees for LeMoyne-Owen College and the University of Memphis’ Multi-cultural Affairs Advisory Board. She has spent a great deal of time working with other organizations such as the Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow Up (JIFF) as well as the One Step Initiative which is a non-profit organization focusing on education beyond borders aiming to bring global education opportunities to the nation’s most underserved high school students. She also holds a seat on the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Circle continuing to support opportunities in and around the Memphis, TN area.

Patricia is also a 28-year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. currently serving in the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter.

Patricia Covington

Executive Director - Global Integrated Aftermarket Supply Chain

Cummins

Rajnish Kapur

Rajnish Kapur serves as senior vice president and chief sourcing and supply chain officer, leading a team of over 9,000 people located throughout the U.S., U.K. and Asia. In this role, he is responsible for delivering the owned brand portfolios of Walgreens, Boots and No7 Beauty Company as well as the retail supply chain and inventory management for Walgreens. Rajnish and his team play a vital role in bringing joy to patients and shoppers all over the world through quality, trustworthy and value-rooted products that are widely accessible.

Before joining WBA, Rajnish served as managing director of Wilko Asia. He also served as vice president and managing director at Walmart, leading the global home and hardline categories. Rajnish has worked with blue chip companies for over 25 years and aside from various leadership roles has led startups, business transformation, mergers and acquisitions.

Rajnish holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India, and has extensive experience in leading large global and diverse teams across the world, most notably in South Africa, India, America, China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; he thrives on the challenges of the future.

Outside of work, you’ll find Rajnish engrossed in cricket, his favorite sport, and following the progress of his two sons who aspire to play professionally.

Walgreens is included in the U. S. segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and based in Deerfield, Ill.

Rajnish Kapur

SVP, Chief Sourcing & Supply Chain Officer

Walgreens

Jennifer McKeehan

Jennifer McKeehan is a global operations and supply chain executive with more than 15 years of experience across retail and e-commerce channels. In August of 2022 she was named Senior Vice President of End-to-End Delivery at Walmart. In this role her scope of influence encompasses first, middle, and last mile fulfillment while embodying the culture to achieve the common purpose of saving people money so they can live better.

Before coming to Walmart Jennifer served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Supply Chain for Peloton Interactive leading the team responsible for all operational aspects of the Supply Chain including transformation across people, process, and technology. She oversaw sales and operations planning, distribution, transportation, inventory allocation, technology and final mile across all channels including connected fitness, accessories, and apparel.

Jennifer was also Vice President, Supply Chain for The Home Depot leading the inventory planning and replenishment supply chain functions as well as digitization and integrated decision making for all fulfillment channels across stores and online, managing $15B+ of inventory.

Featured on Atlanta Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Georgia Tech 40 under 40, Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business School guest speaker. Jennifer is also a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020.

In her personal time, Jennifer serves on the Emerging Leaders Committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, cheering on Georgia Tech football and spending time with her husband and four children. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and lives in Midtown.

Jennifer McKeehan

SVP, End-to-End Delivery

Walmart

Natasha Gurevich

Natasha is a Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain professional with 25 years of experience across multiple industries.  Her career spans from beginning as a temporary employee at The Gap in 1999 to becoming the CPO of Nike in 2021.  In the Procurement field, she is known as a transformation expert, enhancing the commercial value and improving the financial standing of the companies she serves. Among her teammates, she is known as caring and mindful, a leader with integrity, intention and authenticity.

Natasha has been driving tangible, measurable results for Fortune 200 companies by designing processes that bring dramatic cost reductions, leading the centralization of disintegrated functions, drastically reducing 3rd party risks and improving enterprise technology adoption.  What made her successful is her commitment to creating cross-functional teams, building shared purposes for stakeholders and fostering trust and camaraderie in the people around her. While Ms. Gurevich is driven by delivering the highest results possible, her true passion is elevating the work experiences of the teams she’s been privileged to work with, learn from and lead.

Natasha Gurevich

Former Global Procurement Officer

Nike

Derreck Travers

Derreck Travers is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in transportation, logistics, operations, and project management. As Vice President, Transportation at Saks OFF 5TH, Derreck is responsible for shaping and executing strategic initiatives to drive efficiencies and ensure a seamless, best-in-class experience for customers. Derreck oversees key fulfillment operations across Saks OFF 5TH’s digital and stores business, covering the entire spectrum of supply chain management. This includes a multi-carrier small parcel strategy with direct fulfillment, ship-from-store, and dropship channels, as well as vendor inbound transportation, store transfer delivery and reverse logistics.

Prior to joining Saks OFF 5TH, Derreck held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Amazon, where he oversaw teams in various aspects of operations and project management. Most recently, he served as Sr. Transportation Manager for Emerging Countries. Derreck’s extensive background extends beyond e-commerce, and earlier in his career he held roles in international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and steel manufacturing.

Derreck Travers

Vice President of Transportation and Logistics

Saks OFF 5TH

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