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Orchestro Assembles Innovation Advisory Board of Retail and Supply Chain Visionaries
|By Business Wire
|February 5, 2014 05:55 PM EST
Building off momentum from 2013, Orchestro
announced this morning the creation of its Innovation Advisory Board
(IAB), made up of five retail and supply chain visionaries and designed
to infuse external perspective and deep market understanding throughout
Recognizing the dynamic, and often delicate, connections between
retailers, consumers, and the supply chain, Orchestro will focus its
efforts in 2014 on building solutions that help all three audiences,
while keeping an eye on the retail future, specifically, consumer
engagement. The IAB will help navigate these relationships, by meeting
three primary objectives:
Solve and understand problems that have been identified by existing
Identify and analyze disruptive initiatives that alter the competitive
Identify new ways of creating collaboration between retailers and
suppliers for win/win situations
Inaugural members of the IAB include:
Michael Kilgore, President and CEO at Chainalytics
joining Chainalytics, Kilgore successfully led product strategy at
InterTrans Logistics Solutions, which was acquired by i2 Technologies.
Responsible for product strategy, as well as pre- and post-sales
consulting for InterTrans’ suite of supply chain network design and
transportation optimization applications, he also led the market
introduction and successful delivery of the Supply Chain Strategist
network optimization software. Full
Philip Livingston, Former CEO at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
has extensive experience as an operating executive and board member. In
his time at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, he was responsible for the
division that provided ratings and lead generation services, website
construction and optimization, and online marketing services for the
legal industry. This division included Lawyers.com, which served more
than three million visitors a month. Full
Gary Maxwell, Consultant and Founder at MVC
Maxwell is an
innovative supply chain leader with extensive global experience in
logistics, merchandise distribution and replenishment, inventory
management, offshore analytics and engineering. In his current role at
MVC, Maxwell focuses on helping retail suppliers build smarter networks
to better serve customers. Previously, Maxwell served as Senior Vice
President of Global Business Process Engineering at Walmart
International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart's overall operations,
with more than 4,000 stores and 664,000 associates in 24 countries
outside the United States. Full
Daniel Sanker, President and CEO at CaseStack, Inc.
has a 25-year track record of growth in intensely competitive
industries, including consumer packaged goods and business services and
technology. In his time at CaseStack, he's led the company to be
recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work” in the U.S., #1 in the
Deloitte Technology Fast50, #1 as the fastest-growing private company by
the Los Angeles Business Journal. The company has also been
acknowledged by others including: Inc500, Entrepreneur, and
Sanker has held leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, Nabisco,
Deloitte, and KPMG, has raised over $30 million in private equity and
venture capital financing, has sourced and closed numerous transactions,
and has successfully started and sold a company. Full
Dr. Matthew Waller, Department Chair at the University of Arkansas’
Department of Supply Chain Management
An established authority
in the supply chain industry, Dr. Waller invented a patent on assortment
and space optimization, and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of
Business Logistics. Waller focuses his research on algorithms that
exploit available data, however, his studies span forecasting, space
allocation, collaboration and perpetual inventory inaccuracy. Full
"The combined experience of these visionary leaders gives us an
unprecedented level of insight around the relationships between
consumer, retailer, and supply chain, and, more importantly, the depth
of knowledge necessary to build truly advanced, effective solutions,”
said Matthew Waller, chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board. "We are
very excited to have such an accomplished group join our team."
the Orchestro blog and our Twitter
for more through February and March.
Orchestro correlates big data to reveal
patterns, trends and anomalies that provide insight into consumer goods
to shape decisions for competitive advantage. Please visit www.orchestro.com
for more information.
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