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Seth Patin, Founder and CEO
Seth started his career in supply chain software over 15 years ago as a software engineering intern at RedPrairie while he finished his degree in Computer Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Despite being classically trained in systems engineering, his early work at RedPrairie gave Seth his first introduction to global logistics and operations management and kindled his passion for the application of technology solutions to maximize supply chain efficiency.
After several years working as RedPrairie system lead for a major video games publisher, Seth joined the consulting world in 2007 as a Principal at Open Sky Group and spent four and a half years building and managing a team of consultants to deliver solutions for over 30 customers.
In 2012 Seth started Accelogix and has grown the company from four employees at founding to over 50 employees in five years while developing relationships with leading supply chain software vendors and managing a team that has delivered implementations, enhancements, and support for over 40 companies across a broad array of industry verticals.
Seth lives in the Raleigh, North Carolina area with his wife and three daughters.
2019 Milwaukee School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
2020 Triangle Business Journal – CEO of the Year
Ryan Kirklewski, Chief Operating Officer
Ryan started his career at RedPrairie in 2004 working in Product Development. He led onshore and offshore teams that implemented new features for the 2006.1 and 2006.2 versions of the RedPrairie Warehouse Management System (WMS). In 2006, he moved into Implementation Services where he worked his way up from Software Engineer to Senior Project Lead. He has led projects for Georgia Pacific, xpedx, Wegman’s Food Markets, and BuySeasons.com. Ryan also contributed to many other projects during his time at RedPrairie including Best Buy, Amway, Bare Escentuals, Proctor and Gamble, Technicolor, and Dick Blick Art Supplies, among others.
In 2013, Ryan joined Accelogix as a Managing Consultant, helping to expand the company into a new Milwaukee office and building an experienced team of senior JDA implementation consultants. In 2014, he was named Practice Director of JDA Consulting and given responsibility for the delivery of all JDA solutions. In June of 2015, Ryan was promoted to Vice President of Consulting Services and led the services team through significant growth while sustaining the quality and personal service Accelogix clients value. As Chief Operating Officer, Ryan oversees operations for all services and products delivered by Accelogix, including system implementation, operational consulting, managed private cloud hosting, and enterprise software development.
Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Computing and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a Business minor, both from Marquette University. He currently lives in Waukesha, WI with his wife and two sons.
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2019 Supply Chain Pro to Know
Michael Enright, Chief Financial Officer
Mike joined Accelogix in 2017. He leverages his successful executive experience in midsize company finance and management to help set the strategic course as well as manage all financial systems and controls. His prior work experiences include navigating a biometric staffing company to a profitable global CRO as CFO before his appointment as President. As President of the global oncology CRO, Mike led his team through two acquisitions and a successful exit.
John Stikes, Vice President, Automation
John is a 20-year Supply Chain executive with a background in technology engineering and operations in the areas of global logistics, supply chain optimization and warehousing and distribution solution design. He has held leadership positions at global 3PL company DB Schenker, Walmart and John Lang LaSalle where he managed the ATS portfolio for Amazon.
John is currently the Vice President of Automation at Accelogix where his team designs flexible automation and robotics solutions to predictably incorporate new processes and technology into each client’s digital transformation journey.
Chris Positano, Vice President, Implementation Services
Chris started his career in 2000 as a software engineer implementing a global Order to Cash Data Warehouse to support an Oracle ERP and a global Supply Chain Data Warehouse for Motorola. This was followed with the implementation of a Financial Planning Cube at Motorola. In 2006 Chris transitioned to RedPrairie as a Software Engineer and was eventually promoted to a Senior Project Leader.
During his tenure at RedPrairie, Chris led over 20 implementations, most of the time focusing on the pharmaceutical industry, with customers such as Alcon Labs, Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc., DDN, Ciba Vision, Vistakon, and Johnson and Johnson. Chris has made it his goal to design and develop optimal WMS solutions that can help the pharmaceutical industry succeed under new compliance laws and ePedigree.
Chris joined Accelogix in 2013 as a Senior Project Leader and was promoted to Managing Consultant in 2014 and Technical Director in 2015. At Accelogix he continues to focus on the pharmaceutical industry with customers such as MD Logistics and Pharmaceutical Associates.
Diane Jordan, Vice President, Product Strategy and Process Improvement
Diane is a seasoned process improvement expert, implementation specialist, and project manager in the WMS/TMS/TE space. She has many years of experience leading large, multi-site implementations for Fortune 1000 companies in the retail, redistribution, CPG, apparel, 3PL, and DTC industry verticals. Her past project roles have included system design, process improvement recommendations, warehouse layout and slotting, data analysis, system configuration / testing, and implementation support.
In her role at Accelogix, she brings a unique expertise and focus in merging system design with business process while helping with the culture change management that is required during implementation of WMS systems and distribution optimization.
Tim Short, Vice President, Professional Services
Tim started his operations career in 2000 with LSG Skychefs, managing teams responsible for in-flight services & reverse logistics at Logan Airport in Boston. In 2002, Tim joined LSG’s corporate Lean Team, working to implement Lean principles at JFK & Logan Airports, helping to transform LSG’s operations at a time of significant disruption in the airline industry.
Tim spent over 12 years working for Wegmans Food Markets in various capacities across the Supply Chain. As Supply Chain Systems Manager, Tim was responsible for implementing the RedPrairie (now JDA/Blue Yonder) WMS across Wegmans’ network of Distribution Centers, servicing CPG and Perishable product lines, both in existing facilities and green field installations.
Tim has experience delivering projects involving automation integrations, labor standards implementation in union and non-union environments, in-store picking for e-comm & industry innovation, including piloting new technologies. Tim has also had the opportunity to speak and learn at multiple industry conferences on topics he is passionate about, creating value and sharing best practices.
Tim joined Accelogix in 2019, and is passionate about helping client’s realize their supply chain vision. As Vice President of Professional Services, Tim is responsible for helping to lead and grow Accelogix’s Operational Improvement practices.
Tim lives outside Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children.
Travis Smith, Vice President, Managed Services and Support
Travis has degrees in computer programming and networking from CCCC in North Carolina. He started his career in Technical Support over 15 years ago as a support specialist in the imaging industry. In 2008, he was promoted to Global Technical Manager and lead support teams across the US, UK, and South Africa solving complex customer problems. Travis has travelled the world helping customer’s improve product quality, manufacturing, facility design, production, and customer service.
Travis joined Accelogix in 2019 as the Vice President of Managed Services and Support. With his assistance, Accelogix has industry-leading SLA’s and has developed an Enhanced Support offering to include more robust technical services that leverages the team’s deep experience in WMS, WLM, and TMS.