Digital Summit 2021 Speakers

Your Guides to the Top

Meet the thought leaders and visionaries you’ll be learning from at the Digital Summit.

Chris Adderton, Vice President, CSCMP

Biography

Mr. Adderton brings more than 25 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods with accomplishments in organizational development, change management, technology implementation, sales and operations planning and trade promotions management. Mr. Adderton led a successful sales and marketing agency, held sales and operational leadership positions with ConAgra Foods and the led the US Client Service organization for the Nielsen Co. Mr. Adderton has also been involved in senior executive and development roles with a number of early stage companies. Since 2013, Mr. Adderton has served as Vice President of the Council of Supply Chain Management professions responsible for operations, HR, IT, and industry relations.

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)
North America | Europe

Jess Billedo, Director, Operations – Mexico, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Jess is the Director of Mexico Operations at Coyote Logistics. She started with the company in 2012 and held various positions within the Operations Department, working primarily with Enterprise customers. In 2018, she joined Team Mexico and moved south of the border, overseeing strategy development and implementation, process improvement, and organizational restructuring in our Guadalajara office. Jess has extensive knowledge leading cross-cultural teams and has played a crucial role in expanding Coyote’s cross-border footprint.

Don’t Break Down at the Border: International Shipping Mistakes to Avoid
North America | Europe

Paul Bingham, Director, Economics and Country Risk Transportation Consulting, IHS Markit

Biography

Paul Bingham is Director, Transportation Consulting, Economics and Country Risk for data and analytics firm IHS Markit. He has over 30 years’ experience in transportation and global supply chain consulting, covering all modes of freight transportation. Paul leads business advisory services project teams for clients analyzing and forecasting freight demand, international trade and supply chain risk.

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North America | Europe

Rick Blasgen, Advisor, CSCMP

Biography

Rick D. Blasgen is the former president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in Lombard, Illinois, USA. Rick retired in March, 2021. Blasgen began his career with Nabisco, working in a regional customer service center in Chicago, Illinois. While at Nabisco, he held various logistics positions of increasing responsibility in inventory management, order processing, and transportation and distribution center operations management. Blasgen became vice president, supply chain, at Nabisco in June 1998, then vice president supply chain for Kraft in June 2002. He joined ConAgra Foods in August 2003 as senior vice president integrated logistics.

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North America | Europe

Christina Bottis, CMO, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Christina Bottis joined Coyote in 2018 and has leveraged over 15 years of experience in integrated marketing, product development and project management to create lead-generating marketing strategies for the organization. In her tenure at Coyote, she has re-engineered the corporate marketing function into a demand generation team that drives sales leads and incremental revenue via strategic integrated marketing programs.

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)
North America | Europe

Brian Brenner, VP, Sales and Operations – North America, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Brian Brenner has been with Coyote since 2006 and held various leadership positions in both Sales and Sales Operations.  He is currently the Vice President of Sales & Operations for the East Region of North America responsible for strategy and execution of all customer facing activities.  In addition to his passions for transportation, Brian is also an avid runner as well as an environmental savage.  He currently leads Coyote’s internal Sustainability team ‘The ECOyotes’ in their mission to drive the transportation industry, Coyotes, and our local communities to a greener future.

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Jaap Bruining, SVP, Head of Europe, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Jaap Bruining is the Head of Europe at Coyote Logistics. In this role Jaap oversees the expansion of Coyote’s European business, whilst finding the right balance between people and digitization. Jaap has been working in the industry for over 20 years in a wide range of functions (including strategy consulting, supply chain and general management) and geographies (Europe, Thailand and China).

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North America | Europe

Nick Burton, Creative Director, Product Development, Bootstrap Farmer

Biography

Nick Burton is the Creative Director of Bootstrap Farmer, capturing the story of the company’s journey and highlighting their clients on farm tours on film and video. Nick came to Bootstrap Farmer from a farming background. He has used that experience to design Bootstrap Farmer’s American-made hoop house and he has contributed to additional product designs and R&D. He works with the warehouse overseeing special projects and expansions as the company continues to grow in sales and product for the farmers that feed their local communities.

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Pat Campbell, COO – United States, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Pat has been with Coyote for over 12 years. Starting his career on the carrier side, Pat later moved on to collaborate with Todd Souder on building what we now know as enterprise operations. Pat took over as Head of Carrier Sales in 2015, and in 2018 transitioned to lead LTL and IMDL operations. Pat now oversees the carrier sales and CTM departments, in addition to LTL and IMDL operations.

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Clare Capstick-Dale, VP, Strategic Projects – Europe, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Clare is Vice President of Strategic Projects at Coyote Logistics, based in Amsterdam. Prior to Coyote she co-founded technology-led logistics business, Freightex, based in the UK which was acquired by Coyote in 2017 and used as a platform to launch the Coyote brand in Europe. Clare has overseen many areas of the business over time including HR, legal and compliance departments. She led the project to prepare for Brexit and has since managed all aspects of the transition including establishing the newly-formed customs team.

Don’t Break Down at the Border: International Shipping Mistakes to Avoid
North America | Europe

Will Chu, CEO and Co-Founder, Vector

Biography

Will Chu is the CEO & Co-founder of Vector, a contactless pickup and delivery platform, that ensures supply chain partners get the right load to the right place at the right time. Prior to Vector, Will was the VP of Engineering at Addepar, a wealth management platform, which manages more than $2 trillion in client assets. Will is a problem solver at heart who enjoys leveraging technology to tackle major industry challenges. In his free time, Will enjoys camping with his family, cold IPAs and swimming in the San Francisco Bay.

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North America | Europe

Steve Denton, CEO, Ware2Go

Biography

A digital technology and AI executive, Steve Denton has spent 20 years reimagining digital sales channels to level the playing field for companies to compete and win. A serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in digital technology, ecommerce and AI and a proven track record of building high-performance organizations, Denton has now turned his focus to creating smarter fulfillment networks and democratizing 1 to 2-day delivery as the CEO of Ware2Go.

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)
North America | Europe

Eric Dolan, Global Logistics Products and Services, UPS

Biography

Will Chu is the CEO & Co-founder of Vector, a contactless pickup and delivery platform, that ensures supply chain partners get the right load to the right place at the right time. Prior to Vector, Will was the VP of Engineering at Addepar, a wealth management platform, which manages more than $2 trillion in client assets. Will is a problem solver at heart who enjoys leveraging technology to tackle major industry challenges. In his free time, Will enjoys camping with his family, cold IPAs and swimming in the San Francisco Bay.

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Eric Fullerton, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, project44

Biography

Eric Dolan has more than 25 years of logistics and supply chain experience and is the Vice President responsible for UPS® Global Logistics and Distribution’s Products and Services. He is passionate about expanding UPS’s global third party logistics (3PL) capabilities with a focus on digital transformations which create value for customers. Eric joined UPS in 1996 and has held multiple roles in various UPS supply chain groups. During his time at UPS, he has also successfully led multiple investments in supply chain services through the integration of modern, digital technologies, as well as the UPS Supply Chain Solutions® introduction of the agile factory model of IT delivery. Currently of note, Eric is leading the SCS investment in UPS Supply Chain SymphonyTM, our customer-facing digital orchestration platform for complex supply chains.

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Paul Gehrig, Director of Freight Forwarding Brokerage Operations, UPS

Biography

Licensed customs broker with responsibility for all freight forwarding customs brokerage offices in the United States covering a span of control of over 900 professionals. Global experience in the sub-Asian continent as well as emerging markets in various countries in Africa. Expertise and experience in US customs brokerage and partner government agency regulations.

Don’t Break Down at the Border: International Shipping Mistakes to Avoid
North America | Europe

Jack Gerstner, SVP, Coverage, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Jack Gerstner has been with Coyote since 2010. He brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the company that he has developed by holding positions that range from Operations Rep through Director of Operations. Most recently, he was promoted to SVP of Coverage, overseeing Coyote’s U.S. carrier sales group. In addition to his great work at Coyote, Jack is also an officer in the Naval Reserves, delivering logistical strategies to the United States Navy and joint forces.

Transportation Policy in 2021: How to Navigate a Complex Regulatory Landscape

Philippe Gilbert, President, Supply Chain Solutions, UPS

Biography

Philippe Gilbert is UPS’s President, Supply Chain Solutions, responsible for Global Logistics and Distribution, Global Freight Forwarding, UPS Freight as well as the technology-driven truckload freight brokerage business at Coyote.

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)
North America | Europe

Sean Gill, Director, Shipping Technology, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Sean has been with Coyote since 2013 and has extensive logistics experience holding positions in Carrier Operations, Information Technology, and most recently within the Strategy organization. He currently serves as the Director of Shipper Technology where he is responsible for Coyote’s strategic investment in technology to support its portfolio of 15,000+ shipping partners. Sean has played a vital role in the growth and expansion of Coyote’s proprietary digital marketplace, CoyoteGO.

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Rob Haddock, Group Director, Planning and Logistics, Coca-Cola

Biography

Rob is a seasoned professional with over 38 years of supply and operations management experience with the Coca-Cola Company ranging from plant management, customer service, transportation, business liaison, vendor managed inventories, operational excellence, transportation management, production & deployment planning, integrated business planning and SAP SME. In his current role, he is responsible for leading all Coca-Cola North America planning, transportation, warehousing and system management teams. Rob is a company-wide driver for innovation and process improvement.

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Tom Jensen, VP, Public Affairs, UPS

Biography

UPS Vice President Tom Jensen leads federal advocacy for all transportation modes at UPS, where his career has spanned operational, business development, human resources and legal roles. Tom began his UPS career in the public affairs department in 1990, and has since held a variety of assignments including operations, business development, human resources and in-house legal counsel.

Transportation Policy in 2021: How to Navigate a Complex Regulatory Landscape

Melissa Jordan, VP, Innovation, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Melissa Jordan is VP Innovation at Coyote. With over 11 years of Coyote experience, she was one of the leaders of the UPS-Coyote post-acquisition connectivity program responsible for the achievement of synergies, technology integrations, and UPS/Coyote operations. In her current innovation role, her team develops proprietary solutions that address current and future unmet needs for our shippers and carriers. Melissa has a passion for sustainability and a desire help our shippers and carriers be more sustainable whether that’s leveraging our sustainable solutions or utilizing our research and insight to make more green decisions.

Go Green, Save Green: How a Multi-Modal Mix Improves Efficiency & Sustainability

Tom Madrecki, VP, Supply Chain, Consumer Brands Association

Biography

As vice president of supply chain and logistics for the Consumer Brands Association, Tom Madrecki represents the collective transportation, technology, sourcing and sustainability priorities of America’s CPG industry. Prior to joining the association, Madrecki served as the director of urban innovation and mobility at UPS, where he led partnerships between the delivery company and city leaders to reduce congestion, increase quality of life and shape policy.

Transportation Policy in 2021: How to Navigate a Complex Regulatory Landscape

Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Biography

Dr. Hani S. Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, where he is Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center, and Director of the US-DOT Center of Excellence on Telemobility. Prior to Northwestern, he served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 35 years of professional, academic and research experience in transportation and logistics systems, supply chain networks, disaster management, large-scale events and intelligent transportation systems modeling and optimization.

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Ryan Maltbie, Founder and CEO, BBQGrills.com

Biography

Ryan Maltbie is the CEO and owner of BBQGrills.com, as well as a father of four and content creator. Over the past 18 months, BBQGrills.com has quickly become the #1 online retailer of gas grills, outdoor kitchens and backyard related items.

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Matt Muntzenberger, Director, Sales Development, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Since joining Coyote in 2009, Matt Muntzenberger has gained experience selling and managing on both the carrier and shipper facing sides of the business, which included an immersive deep dive into all modes and Coyote service offerings.  Throughout these various roles, Matt has continued to be a champion for our learning culture through shared and published documentation, process, and facilitations.  Most recently, as Director of Sales Development, Matt leads our global sales training and development efforts, earning Coyote a Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Sales Training and Performance in 2020. 

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Scott Pulak, Sr. Manager, Carrier Sales, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Scott Pulak is Senior Manager, Carrier Sales – Canada and has been with Coyote for 10 years.  The first 9 years he supported Coyote’s largest customers in a variety of capacities within the Operations Department before transitioning to his new role this past January.  Scott is proud of his Canadian American heritage and loves to go back to visit family in Canada whenever possible. An avid sports fan, Scott prioritizes a team atmosphere with his colleagues and customers alike.  He lives in Chicago with his wife, Amber, and their dog, Ruby.

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North America | Europe

Jessica Robinson, Digital Support, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Jessica Robinson has been with Coyote since 2011 and has spent most of her career working in Operations and Sales. Her most recent role involves supporting our CoyoteGO platform, while also having a heavy focus on our customer ecommerce experience. Her involvement spans across several of our Coyote offices and departments, which has demonstrated her ability to be a proven leader with excellent team building skills.

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Tim Sanders, VP, Customer Insights, Upwork

Biography

Tim Sanders leads customer insights at Upwork, where he helps businesses implement better ways of working through the adoption of on-demand talent solutions. He began his career as an early-stage member of Mark Cuban’s broadcast.com and, once that company was acquired, he became the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller “Love is the Killer App.”

He has delivered keynotes for organizations such as the Global Institute of Leadership Development, Food Shippers of America, Project Management Institute and Bristol Global Mobility.

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Ikram Shah, Group Product Manager, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Ikram is a Group Product Manager at Coyote Logistics. She brings over 13 years of consulting and industry experience delivering process and digital technology solutions across the Logistics & Supply Chain space. She has consulted clients across multiple industries and geographies in areas including logistics planning, inventory optimization, demand forecasting, e-comm warehousing & fulfillment, et al. In her current role she is responsible to grow and scale the shipper facing technology to support Coyote’ diverse customer base.

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Collin Shammo, Director, Intermodal Operations, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Collin Shammo has been with Coyote since 2011 and benefits from a diverse background and experience in roles including Operations Rep, Business Development, Asset Planning and currently as Director of Intermodal Operations.  In his current role since 2018, Collin has vast knowledge and understanding of rail networks from an asset-light IMC perspective and is a valuable leadership member overseeing IMDL execution, strategy and carrier/customer relationships and development.

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Nick Shroeger, Chief Network Solutions Officer, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Nick Shroeger is the Chief Network Solutions Officer at Coyote, a leading global third-party logistics provider headquartered in Chicago. Since joining the Coyote team in July 2009, Nick has been a key leader in identifying challenges of the supply chain industry and developing and scaling solutions. In his current role, Nick leads Coyote’s research and innovation efforts for both shipper and carrier solutions as well as network connectivity with Coyote’s parent company, UPS.

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North America | Europe

Jonathan Sisler, CEO, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Jonathan Sisler joined Coyote as CFO in 2008 through Coyote’s acquisition of General Freight Services (GFS), where he served as CFO. Until 2015, Jonathan was responsible for the company’s FP&A, and in 2015 he led Coyote through the acquisition with UPS. That same year, Jonathan became President and CEO. He continues to oversee Coyote’s growth strategy and operations.

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)
North America | Europe

Carmen Smith, Chief People Officer, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Carmen Smith is the Chief People Officer at Coyote Logistics. Since joining the company in 2021, she has played a critical role in leading Coyote’s short- and long-term strategic plan and infrastructure for talent retention and acquisition, workplace experience, learning and development, and employee engagement. Carmen holds over 20 years of experience across a breadth of human resources disciplines and industries, including logistics, energy and real estate.

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Claire Torell, Business Development Representative, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Claire Torell is a Business Development Representative, specializing in Small/Medium Business Sales at Coyote Logistics. Her Coyote journey began in 2018, with the initiative to be a helpful advisor, market expert and trusted teammate. She works hard to construct creative, multi-modal solutions for her customers, forecast the ever-changing TL market, and help small businesses thrive.

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Bram van de Burgt, VP, Post Sales EMEA, UPS SCS

Biography

With more than 25 years of experience in the logistics industry, Bram van de Burgt have developed himself into a high functioning, ambitious, and energetic senior leader with a broad experience in different global roles and responsibilities. His core strengths are related to managing complex organizations and P&L’s, coaching and developing people, and defining and executing account strategies. Due to his personal background and his work experiences, he is used to working with different cultures around the globe.

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Kate Van Dyke, SVP, Operations, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Kate is the SVP of Enterprise Operations at Coyote Logistics. Since joining the company in 2010, she has held various positions within Operations, managing an array of Middle-Market and Enterprise Customers. In addition to leading all Enterprise Shipper support functions, Kate is responsible for efficiency optimization, quality management, and supporting several IT & automation initiatives. Aside from Coyote, Kate holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and has a passion for skiing and the outdoors.

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Nick Verceles, President, Sales and Operations, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Nick Verceles is President of Sales and Operations at Coyote Logistics. In his role, he oversees all North American sales teams, focusing on operations, business development and enterprise sales. Nick joined Coyote in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales where he was primarily focused on developing and growing the teams that support Coyote’s largest shipper partners.

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Elizabeth Williams, Director, Operations, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Elizabeth has been with Coyote for 8 years and brings a wealth of experience and perspective as she has held positions from Operations Rep through Director of Operations.  In her current role overseeing Coyote’s managed TMS portfolio, she is responsible for all aspects in the growth, profitability, and service of operations teams & their customers.

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Colin Wright, VP, Carrier Procurement, Coyote Logistics

Biography

Colin Wright is the Vice President of Carrier Procurement at Coyote Logistics. Colin joined Coyote in 2010, and has been integral in building Coyote’s carrier strategy throughout it’s growth.  Colin also leads Coyote’s carrier procurement within UPS, with a large focus on UPS Peak. 

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Brad Youst, CEO and Founder, Bootstrap Farmer

Biography

Brad Youst is a founding partner and managing director of Bootstrap Farmer. He oversees the majority of their operations including purchasing, logistics, financials and technology. Before focusing his full-time efforts on Bootstrap Farmer, he spent 15 years in software development primarily focused on financial modeling. Much of his team’s efforts are focused on providing farmers with sustainable and environmentally friendly products, practices and methods.

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