Advisors

Advisory Board


Michael Gimpel

Advisor

Michael has over 20 years of experience creating solutions that address problems in manufacturing and supply chain. His experience spans industries such as steel processing, air and rail passenger transport, high tech manufacturing and retail. Michael started with JDA as a demand forecasting and transportation planning specialist. He spent 18 years at Oracle Corporation as a supply chain consultant and later as senior director of the North America Advanced Planning and Scheduling and Supply Chain Management consulting practices. In the last few years, Michael has worked at independent Oracle implementation partners helping customers address ERP, financial and HCM processes and facilitating migration to cloud-based applications.


Industry Specialization:

Industrial Manufacturing, High Tech Manufacturing, Services Industries, Transportation, Retail


Functional Expertise:

Sourcing and Procurement, Inventory Management, Order Processing & Orchestration, Warehouse Management, Integrated Business Planning, IoT Sensor Data Management, Batch Process Manufacturing, Material Requirements Planning, Human Capital Management



William Haines

Advisor

Bill has spent 35 years designing, building, deploying and managing technology for a variety of industries, including: process manufacturing, office machine sales and distribution, retail, discrete manufacturing and more. For the last 10 years, Bill was the Supply Chain CIO for a vertically integrated global retail brand. Bill has a particular passion for Industry 4.0 technologies and their benefits for global manufacturers.


Industry Specialization:

Discrete Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Marketing


Functional Expertise:

Industry 4.0 Technologies: Process Automation, Additive Manufacturing, Data & Analytics, IIoT, IT/OT Integration; MRP, Integrated Planning, and Diamond Cutting & Polishing



James H. Spann

Advisor

James has over 20 years of experience as a leader in global healthcare companies including Baxter Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Medline, AmerisourceBergen and Aramark, and IBM Watson Health, where he has consistently transformed industries and companies using technology, processes and people. James has multi-brand expertise in biotech, medical devices, lab diagnostics, surgical products, dental, pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy automation, diagnostics imaging, hospital supply chain, and lean/six sigma operational transformation. As an operations and growth executive, James has unlocked over $400M+ in new business development, product commercialization, geographic market expansion, and M&A transactions. James serves as the Vice Board Chair of the University of Oklahoma School of Biomedical Engineering, and a Board Member for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). James began his career in the USMC, serving as an Artillery Officer. He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an executive management certification in mergers and acquisitions from Kellogg.


Industry Specialization:

Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Lab Diagnostics, Surgical Products, Dental, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Pharmacy Automation, Diagnostics Imaging and Hospital Supply Chain


Functional Expertise:

Strategic Planning & Analysis Sales Forecasting, Business Development, Product Development, Operational Restructuring, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Merger & Acquisition, Lean & Six Sigma Implementation, Vendor Management, Pharmacy Automation, Data Analytics and AI

James Spann


Jaco Van Eeden

Advisor

Jaco has over 24 years of digital and ERP system implementation and international strategic IT experience. He has demonstrated success developing and executing digital technology transformation initiatives for many Fortune 500 companies. Over the last 8 years as a partner in Deloitte’s Digital Enterprise Digital Solutions, he focused on enterprise usability, cloud, mobile, user experience (UX) and eCommerce with predictive analytic solutions to simplify the day-in-the-life work experience of users and customers. He founded the User Engagement Practice and is a lead architect for the Cloud Based Enterprise Usability and Mobile Solutions UX platform, which combines business processes, analytics, social/collaboration and content (digital, data and transactions) into intuitive persona-based day-in-the-life mobile and web solutions (e.g. sales, service, trade promotion, procurement, maintenance, logistics, customer self-service, and HR).


Industry Specialization:

Consumer Products, Retail, B2B, Wholesale Food Distribution, Industrial Products, High Tech, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Oil and Gas


Functional Expertise:

Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Enterprise Systems, Digital MarketPlaces, eCommerce, Cloud Sales/Service/Marketing, SAP Cloud for Customer, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Innovation Labs, and Sales Force.com



Pratip Raychaudhuri

Advisor

Pratip is an experienced professional with IBM’s Analytics/Informatica & has strong experience in architecting and implementing enterprise-wide master data management Solutions in various industries bringing business management, technology & leadership competencies together.


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