2024 Speakers

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

Sanjeev Majoo

Sanjeev Majoo joined AbbVie in 2023 as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), where he and his team are responsible for enterprise procurement strategy and implementation to unlock and deliver increased value across AbbVie globally.   In his first year as CPO, Sanjeev initiated a multi-year transformation journey that is guiding the evolution of the Procurement organization so that by end of 2025, the function is equipped to be a strategic business partner and positioned as competitive advantage for AbbVie.

Sanjeev has over 25 years of experience in R&D, Operations, and leading global Procurement organizations at Merck, Amgen, and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).  In Procurement, Sanjeev has led global teams across R&D, Manufacturing and Supply, Commercial, International Markets, and Strategic Outsourcing. In his most recent role prior to joining AbbVie, Sanjeev led BMS’ Procurement function where he managed all aspects of Manufacturing, Supply, and Commercialization. In this role, he also led the transformation of BMS’ procurement function and integration activities with Celgene.

Sanjeev holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.

Sanjeev Majoo

Chief Procurement Officer

AbbVie

Daniel Myers

  • Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee;
  • Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group;
  • Board of Director Member for Three Companies;
  • Retired Executive Vice-President, Global Supply Chain, Mondelez International;
  • Former Executive Vice-President, Global Supply Chain, Kraft Foods;
  • Former Global Senior Vice-President, Product Supply, Procter & Gamble

Daniel Myers is currently a Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business teaching as a guest lecturer for both graduate and under-graduate studies. He currently serves as a Senior Operating Executive for the Carlyle Group, one of the largest Global Private Equity firms and is on three company boards. He is the retired Executive Vice President of the Global Integrated Supply Chain of Mondelez International where he led the Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Customer Service & Logistics groups, which represent more than 70,000 of the company’s employees. Daniel held the same position at Kraft Foods Inc., the predecessor to Mondelēz International, since he joined the company in September 2011. The spin-off of the company’s North American grocery operations occurred in October of 2012. Under his leadership, Mondelez funded a major reinvention of its worldwide supply chain delivering more than $3 billion in savings over 3 years. He has extensive experience in investor management including representing Mondelez in the investor presentations at CAGNY and Barclays.

Prior to Kraft Foods, Daniel worked for Procter & Gamble for 33 years, serving in roles across all areas of the Supply Chain. Most recently, he served as Sr. Vice President, Product Supply, where he led the supply chain function for P&G’s Global Hair Care business. He was also responsible for coordinating the company’s $28 Billion Beauty & Grooming business. He had responsibility for P&G’s Customer Service and Logistics operations globally for four years and while in this role he led the integration of the operations of the Gillette company, a $56 Billion acquisition.

Daniel has strong experience launching new brands and building operations in emerging markets. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering winning innovation leading major global expansions. He has worked in 54 countries and lived outside the U.S. for more than 10 years. Daniel has mastery in the successful implementation of best practices including building High Performance Organizations and Lean Six Sigma. During his successful career, he has had responsibility for over 250 manufacturing plants and 400 warehouse and distribution centers.

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and served on the Board of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee for over 10 years.

Daniel and Karen, his wife of 40 years, are Christians who have led music and youth groups for 5 churches in three different countries over a period of 25 years. They have been active in mission work helping support and build schools or orphanages in Venezuela, Romania, Nigeria, Kenya, India and Myanmar.

Daniel Myers

Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain & Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business

Mondelēz International & University of Tennessee

René Buck

René Buck completed his study in Economic Geography and Planning (cum laude) at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 1985. After his study he started the research and consultancy firm Buck Consultants International. Through more than 30 years of experience, René knows the backgrounds and concerns of many stakeholders and he speaks their ‘language’: from international to regional companies; from universities and to specialized research institutes; from broad interest groups to sectoral sector organizations; from (real estate) project developers to investors/investors; and, from municipalities and provinces to ministries and the European Commission.

René is a leading consultant in the areas where BCI Global is active and he is a prominent speaker at conferences throughout the world. He is seen by international news media as a leading expert.

René Buck

CEO

BCI Global

Thomas J. Goldsby

Thomas J. Goldsby is the Dee and Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. He is also the co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Evansville, an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in marketing and logistics from Michigan State University.

Goldsby serves as co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. He is a former co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics and Transportation Journal. His research interests include logistics strategy, supply chain integration and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published more than 90 articles in academic and professional journals and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars and professional meetings.

Goldsby is co-author of five books: Logistics Management: Enhancing Competitiveness and Customer Value, The Definitive Guide to Transportation, Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success ( and The Design and Management of Sustainable Supply Chains.

A recipient of multiple best paper awards, Goldsby has been recognized for excellence in teaching at UT, The Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University. In 2019, he was named a Rainmaker by DC Velocity and received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA). Goldsby delivered a course on business operations for The Great Courses’ Critical Business Skills series in 2015, which continues to rate as a bestselling nonfiction/business title at Audible.com and was ranked by Newsweek as No. 27 on its list of Top 50 bestsellers (#27) among all audiobooks for summer 2020.

Goldsby has supervised more than 100 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners, chaired eight doctoral dissertations and served as an investigator on multiple federally funded research projects exceeding $3.5 million in grant proceeds.

Thomas J. Goldsby

Chair of Logistics & Professor of Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Marc Andraca

Marc Andraca joined Clarios in January of 2018, and currently serves as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain. He has more than 25 years of experience driving growth strategies from concept to action in the energy, buildings and battery industries. He joined Johnson Controls in 2009 and held roles of increasing responsibility within the company. Mr. Andraca earned a bachelor’s degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Michigan.

Marc Andraca

VP, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain

Clarios, LLC

Becky Crane

Becky Crane has 20 years’ experience at General Mills working across the company’s end-to-end supply chain, in multiple U.S. and international locations. Highlights include plant manager at one of our largest facilities (Hannibal, Mo.), as well as standing up a global procurement organization in Switzerland as an expat. She’s known for leveraging her breadth of experience to build bold strategies and highly effective cross-functional teams to solve problems and create long-term advantage for our businesses.

Crane leads manufacturing, engineering and global safety teams with accountability for over 9,000 employees (approximately 30% of the company’s employee base). This includes responsibility over $1B in capital across the enterprise, standardizing processes and establishing strong business partnerships to enable advantaged agility and accelerate innovation. In less than one year, her team stabilized line performance, reduced open headcount to less than 4% (industry leading), while delivering the capital plan.

Becky Crane joined General Mills in 2003 as a Distribution Management Associate at the Buffalo, N.Y., Flour Mill. Over the next 10 years, she held various roles with increasing responsibility moving around the U.S. in the process. Roles included Logistics Operations Planner (Minn.) for Yoplait, implementing a new planning system (Minn.), Logistics Manager (Avon, Iowa, and Buffalo, N.Y.), Operations Manager (Hannibal, Mo.) for Progresso Soup and Chewy Bars, and Supply Chain Development Manager (Walmart Sales; Bentonville, Ark.).

Crane stepped into two Plant Manager roles – first in Vineland, N.J., and shortly thereafter was approached to lead one of General Mills’ largest facilities in Hannibal, Mo. Continuing to broaden her experience, Crane embraced a unique opportunity as Director of Global Sourcing Packaging for Sourcing in Nyon, Switzerland. Upon her return stateside, Crane joined an executive leadership team, leading Supply Chain Transformation and Business Performance Management (BPM) for the North America Retail segment.   Crane then stepped into an executive business leadership role as the Supply Chain Leader for the Morning Foods Operating Unit where she had accountability for the end-to-end supply chain.

Crane grew up in Golden Valley, Minn. and attended the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management where she holds degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. She and her family currently reside in the Minneapolis.

Becky Crane

Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering

General Mills

Justin Sorkin

Justin is a commercially focused, end-to-end supply chain leader with extensive experience with both customers and suppliers across businesses and regions. Justin has worked at P&G for 14 years and is currently serving as the Vice President, Head of North America Commercial Operations. Prior to joining P&G, Justin worked at Dell in operations and customer experience.

Justin has a strong foundation in supply chain planning, manufacturing, and logistics. He is known for leading transformational change, developing winning culture, and building strong organizations. Justin prides himself of being a genuine, approachable leader that listens and has a relentless focus and desire to win.

Justin Sorkin

VP, Head of North America Commercial Operations

P&G

Todd Greener

Todd Greener joined Tupperware as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in December 2023. Todd previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Foot Locker, Inc. from 2018 to 2023. Prior to Foot Locker, Todd was Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Advance Auto Parts from 2015 to 2018. Earlier in his career, he served in various supply chain and operational roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric for more than two decades.

Todd Greener

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Tupperware

Karthik Sivakumar

Karthik Sivakumar is the Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations at Stanley 1913. He is responsible for Supply Chain strategy & execution, including Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality, Safety & Environment, Fulfillment, and Transportation.

Prior to this role, Karthik held leadership roles in two different startups, Babylist and Pro.com, bringing in systems thinking, creating scalable and profitable growth models and streamlining investment funding.

Prior to his stint at the startups, Karthik was responsible for Fulfillment Operations at Nordstrom, directly owning the P&L for NA Distribution network for US and Canada.

Before joining Nordstrom, Karthik was with Amazon for almost ten years. He played a critical role in the development and expansion of Amazon’s fulfillment and logistics programs. He had key leadership roles in several divisions, including Amazon Business, third-party seller marketplaces, and the Amazon India country launch.

Karthik spent the first decade of his career in the automotive industry, designing, program managing, and manufacturing complex automotive parts like axles and driveshafts. He developed the skills for business and engineering by building processes, technology, and using tools like standard work and six-sigma.

Karthik has a passion for scaling business and building great teams, leveraging processes and technology. He has extensive experience in leading large global and diverse teams across the world, most notably in the Americas, India, Slovakia, Japan, Costa Rica, China, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He has enjoyed taking on ambiguous initiatives and delivers results consistently.

Karthik holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute, Flint, MI and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Karthik lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Karthik Sivakumar

Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations

Stanley1913

Jason Cawthorn

Jason Cawthorn is a seasoned supply chain leader who has held many roles across a variety of industries during his 20+ years in the third-party space.

Jason is the Head of Sourcing Execution and accountable for the sourcing and contracting of all addressable third-party supplier arrangements.  He manages a team of high performing professionals who strive to not only secure the best outcomes for TD’s lines of business, but also seek to continuously improve the internal customer experience via automation and simplification.

Prior to joining TD, Jason held procurement leadership roles at EDS, Hewlett-Packard, Agrega (ABInBev and BAT), and Ever Corporation, where he was responsible for sourcing across many categories and covering over 170 countries.

Jason does not play golf.

Jason Cawthorn

Vice President, Sourcing Execution

TD Bank

Patricia Marseille

Patricia M. Marseille serves as a supply chain executive at the Walt Disney Company, specializing in trade compliance, import/export operations, trade finance, and trade tech solutions. Renowned for her conscious leadership style, she integrates leadership excellence alongside managing with care. Never neglecting the self care required to lead in clarity. Holding accreditations in leadership decision-making and trade policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, she has amassed over 3,000 hours of professional and personal development, including Tony Robbins’ immersion courses, the Unblinded Influence Mastery program, and Brené Brown lectures. Previously, she held the position of VP at INSCATECH for Africa and the Caribbean, a start-up dedicated to food fraud protection and supply chain integrity. With a rich background spanning roles at AT&T, ICx Technologies, Smith Detections, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies, she actively volunteers with the Special Olympics Organization, including participation in the upcoming World Games in Orlando, FL.

Patricia Marseille

Director, Trade Management

The Walt Disney Company

John F. Mau

John Mau is currently the Director of Operations & Supply Chain Strategy at Ocean Spray Cranberries, a Farmer-Owned Cooperative.  In his role John oversees the Ocean Spray Manufacturing System Deployment focused on Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement across their 6 Food and 4 Beverage Manufacturing Plants along with the Network Optimization and Network Design & Strategy for the end-to-end Global Supply Chain.   John and his organization also own the 2030 Vision for the Ocean Spray Supply Chain as it prepares for the 100 Anniversary of the Cooperative in 2030.

John holds a Bachelors in Finance and Supply Chain Operations Management along with an MBA from Marquette University. He has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is also holds a CPIM and CSCP Certification.  Prior to Ocean Spray he worked for 10 years at Rockwell Automation living 5 years across various international locations through roles of increasing responsibility across their supply chain and manufacturing network.

John F. Mau

Director of Operations & Supply Chain Strategy

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Tracy Joshua

Tracy Joshua is the VP External Supply Chain for Kellanova. Prior to this she was VP, Procurement where she led strategic sourcing for $3-billion of indirect spending. She led a cross-functional forum, the Procurement Indirect Action Council, that drives strategic sourcing, collaboration, diversity, and stakeholder engagement across her organization. Before joining Kellanova, Tracy had roles of increasing authority with Detroit Turn Around Team, BMS, and Ford Motor Company.

Tracy Joshua

Vice President External Supply Chain

Kellanova

Danielle Hansen

Danielle Hansen is a Vice President of Global Sourcing at JBT Corporation (a global food tech company) and an adjunct at the University of St. Thomas with extensive experience in international supplier relationship management, negotiation, and continuous improvement. She is also the President of Strategic Training Endeavors, and a published author of Upward: Leadership Lessons for Women on the Rise. A double Tommie, Danielle graduated Cum Laude with a triple major in Legal Studies in Business, Spanish, and Operations Management and completed her MBA with a focus on International Marketing from the University of St. Thomas. She is a certified Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), and Certified in Online Teaching. Danielle has received numerous awards including: 2018 Mentor of the Year Award, 6 Star Financial Results Award, Employee of the Month, People’s Choice Award, and Collaborative Inquiry Research Grants. Danielle continues to train individuals and companies on negotiation, contract management, continuous improvement, emotional intelligence, and strategy while pursuing her passion for empowering and improving people’s lives.

Danielle Hansen

Vice President, Global Sourcing - Directs

JBT

David Ryan

David Ryan

Vice President, Supply Chain

Milo's Tea Company

Katherine Storer

Katherine Storer

Chief Procurement Officer

Berlin Packaging

Val Blatt

As SAP Business Network Chief Revenue Officer, Val Blatt focuses on solutions that help SAP customers and their partners leverage the power of the network to improve collaboration and drive success. She is responsible for SAP Business Network global Customer Success and Go-to-Market teams, delivering on global revenue targets, defining to-to-market strategy, and influencing product strategy to maximize value for both by and supply-side participants.

Prior to her current role, Val was general manager of the Small to Medium-sized Business (SMB) division of SAP Concur. In this role, she led a sales organization covering North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific Japan. Before joining SAP Concur, Val spent 14 years with SAP Ariba. During her tenure with SAP Ariba, she ran the Ariba Network team, and later served as Global Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services.

Val Blatt

Chief Revenue Officer, SAP Business Network

SAP

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

VP, Global Supply Chain

Watlow Electronic Manufacturing

Zach Lauer

Zach Lauer

VP Supply Chain

Trex

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is the Procurement COE Lead at Viega LLC working to build the Procurement processes and tools to support Viega LLC as it continues its exponential growth over the next decade.  Elizabeth started her career with Eaton Corporation in their Supply Chain Leadership Development Program, and then progressed through various supply chain roles of increasing responsibility over 7 years.  She then moved to Hubbbell Incorporated, again, in roles of progressing responsibility, followed by ABB, where she was the Director of Supply Chain Functional Excellence for the $6Bn+ Motion Business Unit.  Just prior to joining Viega, she worked at Carrier Corporation leading a team of 6 category managers and support staff who together managed $1.1Bn across the Electromechanical and Plastics categories.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of South Carolina with 3 concentrations in Global Supply Chain, Accounting and Real Estate.   In 2016, she also received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina with a concentration in International Business.  She currently resides in Charlotte, NC wither her husband, Dustin, and  2 young daughters, Elaina (6) and Everley (2).

Elizabeth Taylor

Procurement COE Lead

Viega LLC

John Fulton

John Fulton

VP, Merchandising & Procurement

ConnSelmer, Inc.

Sasha Koff

Sasha R. Pailet Koff is the Senior Vice President of Digital Supply Chain at Dell Technologies. In this role, Sasha leads the Data, Analytics and Automation organization within Dell’s Global Operations and Supply Chain business. The teams under Sasha are focused on enabling Dell’s Supply Chain to make better decisions through predictive analytics, streamlining business processes to drive productivity through automation, and enabling full data transparency across the organization with the aim of establishing the industry-leading autonomous supply chain.

Sasha has over two decades of experience spanning a series of leadership positions helping organizations solve complex business challenges. Prior to joining Dell in 2022, Sasha spent 20 years with Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as Vice President of Supply Chain Technology for Consumer Health. In this role, she led all supply chain technology activities for data science, planning, procurement, quality, manufacturing, delivery, and cybersecurity. Before Johnson & Johnson, she worked with Rohm & Haas (now Dow), Accenture, and at the White House.

Sasha is a purpose-driven leader who invests in the career development of her teams and is known for her strong cross-functional partnership in delivering business outcomes in service to external customers. She holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University, an MBA from Columbia University, and professional designations of CPA, CGMA, and PMP.

Sasha Koff

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Data Analytics & Automation

Dell

Nestor de Mattos

Nestor de Mattos is Corporate Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) for Dow. He oversees the global end-to-end supply chain including planning & scheduling, customer service, site logistics, logistics, international trade, sustainability, systems solutions, and innovation to advance
Dow’s strategic growth. He also co-chairs, with Dow’s CIO/CDO, an executive leader team responsible for setting the strategic direction and implementing the Company Digital and End-to-End transformation.

In his role, Nestor is responsible for driving an integrated end-to-end customer fulfillment experience. This includes working across >150 Countries to >35,000 delivery locations and coordinating with over 1,800 logistics service providers. Integrated Supply Chain supports Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses. Together they deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets that include packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.

Prior to his role in ISC, Nestor was the North America commercial vice president for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) and was a member of the global business leadership team responsible for the overall profit and loss of P&SP’s North America region. His responsibilities included developing and driving the business strategy and delivering value-creating initiatives to help better serve customers and the industry at large.

During Nestor’s 20-year career with Dow, he has held numerous leadership positions including senior global business director for Polyethylene & Comonomers, P&SP and North America product director for Solution.

De Mattos joined Dow in 2000 as a customer service representative for the Polyethylene Business in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He moved on to become a TS&D engineer serving the Blow and Injection Moulding market for the PO&E business in Brazil, followed by a TS&D Black Belt leading several internal and external projects for the Plastics Portfolio in Latin America, and then North America development leader for Stretch, Shrink and Agricultural films in Freeport, TX. In 2007, Nestor relocated back to Latin America where he served as product marketing manager for Dow Elastomers, and later absorbed additional responsibility as product & sales manager for Specialty Packaging & Films. He maintained a role as sales director for Plastics in Brazil and in 2011 lived in Mexico City to be the Sales Director for Plastics in the North region of Latin America. In 2012, he relocated to North America to serve as sales director for Pipe & Irrigation, Heavy Duty Shipping Sacks and Industrial Specialty Films and then served as North America group marketing director in Houston, TX.

Nestor earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Sao Paulo University in Brazil and holds an MBA from Northwood University.

Nestor de Mattos

Corporate VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Dow

Bertrand Klehr

Bertrand Klehr

VP Operations NA

Kenvue

Mark Pizov

Responsible for production planning, procurement, and demand planning to support 15 chemical manufacturing plants located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Focusing on aligning manufacturing process and standardization of planning tools to support day-to-day operations.

Mark Pizov

Director Global Supply Chain, Chemical Manufacturing

Avantor, Inc.

Brett Buatti

Brett Buatti

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Aspire Bakeries

Greg McManaway

Greg McManaway

VP Digital Transformation

Schneider Electric

Millissa Flanagan

Millissa Flanagan

Chief Operating Officer

Syre

M. Erin Kelleway

M. Erin Kelleway

Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Tillamook County Creamery Assoc.

Wendy Spratt

Wendy Spratt

Senior Director Global Supply Chain

Intel

Roberto Magana

Roberto Magana

Chief Procurement Officer

Kimberly Clark

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald

VP Business Development

project44

Lloyd Tucker

Lloyd Tucker

Vice President, A&D Strategic Supply Chain

Moog Inc.

David Reeve

David Reeve

Vice President Supply Chain Operations and Manufacturing NE Region

American Red Cross

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Amazon

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Aera Technology

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Logility

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

GAINSystems

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Kinaxis

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Infor Nexus

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

C.H. Robinson | TMC

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

RELEX Solutions

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

River Logic

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Algo

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

CloudPaths

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Protiviti

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

SAP

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

CapGemini Americas

Executive to be Announced

Executive to be Announced

Blume Global

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

"*" indicates required fields

By completing and submitting this form, you agree to receive marketing emails from Executive Platforms Inc. You can opt-out at any time by utilizing the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each email. All data collected will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.