chief strategy officer
"The one thing we can all count on in business is that change happens. Customers are typically less patient and less loyal, product life-cycles are diminishing at a dramatic pace, and global outsourcing has become pervasive. Because change happens, manufacturers must build better plans and be in a position to respond to the unplanned in order to maintain their competitive edge. RapidResponse is the breakthrough cloud service required to support this goal."
As chief strategy officer, John is responsible for directing a senior team of technical and industry experts in capturing strategic opportunities for the company. With an extraordinary depth and breadth of expertise, the individuals that make up the strategic operations group are a highly-leveraged strategic resource for some of the company’s most critical initiatives across both the global sales and marketing organizations.
Having started as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis supply chain management solutions in early 1994, John has held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, marketing and customer support.
Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect positions in research and development at Enterprise Planning Systems, FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.
John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design.