John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over 23 years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.
Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at 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. John is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
John lives in Kanata North with his wife and two sons, and furry Havanese Kenji. He looks forward to cruising to exotic and culturally rich places with his family, and never gives up an opportunity to relax in his favorite location – Sardinia, Italy. As a life-long drummer, John has a passion for music and enjoys producing music as well as playing with his band, Open Channel D.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Paul leads the Kinaxis Sales, Professional Services, Renewals and Alliance teams to drive revenue growth globally, building directly on the company's objective of assuring the delivery of continuous customer value.
An avid triathlete, Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science/NYU Stern/HEC, in addition to completing the Director’s College Program at McMaster University and Stanford University's Advanced Management Program.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the supply chain and enterprise software industry, Paul comes to Kinaxis having held senior positions at organizations such as IBM, SAP, and Infor, where he held the position of President and Managing Director, EMEA.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Anne is responsible for accelerating Kinaxis strategy development to add further value to customers. She and her team collaborate closely with customers, external stakeholders and the rest of the senior executive team to drive the strategic roadmap, thought leadership and identify emerging technologies and new industry opportunities.
A proven leader in analytics and digital transformation, with expertise in operations, supply chain, and strategy, Anne has extensive experience in managing supply chains for complex, global organizations. As Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy, Analytics and Systems at Verizon, Anne was responsible for the strategic vision of the company’s global end-to-end supply chain, driving excellence through world-class data-analytics, process innovation and employee empowerment. Before Verizon, Anne spent several years at Cisco where she was responsible for managing advanced analytics, business intelligence and performance management teams.
Anne is a past president of INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), a seasoned industry speaker and has served on several advisory boards. Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Anne has a BScH from Acadia University, MASc from the University of Waterloo and an MSc and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Megan oversees the global human resources operations at Kinaxis. With over 15 years of industry experience, Megan has played an integral role in developing the performance based culture at Kinaxis. As part of her role, she ensures that the human resources programs support the goals and objectives of the company, while also cultivating the organization as a top employer of choice, which has led to the company being recognized by a multitude of awards over the years.
Before joining Kinaxis, Megan worked at EMS Technologies/Honeywell, Sedona Networks, and Trillium Photonics. Megan graduated with a BA, Psychology from Carleton University.
Megan lives in a small town just outside of Ottawa, and is slowly getting used to country living with all the woodland creatures. The things she cannot live without include her Kindle, tennis, fast cars, and her dog Cassidy. She spends her time outside of work volunteering for women’s shelters, advocating for survivors of domestic violence, and angel investing.
Blaine joined Kinaxis as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020 and oversees the company’s finance, procurement and corporate IT organizations.
Blaine brings more than 20 years of finance experience to the Kinaxis management team, the majority of which is within the high-tech industry. With a track record of successfully leading teams and scaling businesses, Blaine has in-depth knowledge of the software industry, and balances strong technical finance skills with a wealth of financing and M&A experience.
Prior to joining Kinaxis, Blaine served over 5 years as the Vice President of Finance at e-commerce giant Shopify. During his time at Shopify, Blaine was instrumental in taking Shopify public in 2015 and continued to support the company's rapid growth by building a global team to meet the needs of an organization that scaled to more than $1B in revenue and over 4,000 employees.
As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Blaine started his career with stints at Deloitte and Ernst & Young, while working in Vancouver, Bermuda, Luxembourg and Ottawa. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Simon Fraser University.
Blaine lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and 3 kids. Never one to shy away from hard work, Blaine chooses to spend any remaining free time swimming, biking and running as a competitive triathlete.
As Chief Product Officer, Andrew leads the Kinaxis product management, software design, research and development, quality, certification, and documentation teams with a focus on further accelerating Kinaxis innovations for the market.
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience growing software businesses by building innovative and creative product teams that produce industry-leading solutions for customers. He comes to Kinaxis having held numerous leadership positions at technology companies including President of the Platforms Business Division at Alcatel-Lucent, where he led the $1B/year business in software focusing on innovation and the move to the cloud. As Chief Product Officer of venture capital backed CENX,
Andrew helped guide the cloud-based software company to a successful exit via acquisition by Ericsson.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering with an option in Management Science from the University of Waterloo.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Jay leads global go-to-market strategies to elevate awareness of the company’s breakthrough supply chain vision and drive innovation across strategy, brand, product, demand generation, and global execution.
Jay brings an extensive marketing and product background to his role, most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Intralinks where he led a global team through the execution of multiple go-to-market and demand generation strategies. Prior to Intralinks, Jay held CMO roles at IBM and Platform Computing, and was the General Manager of SaaS PLM at PTC (Parametric Technology Corp).
A client-focused product evangelist and relationship-driven team leader with a track record of success in software-as-a-service business models, Jay holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jay lives outside Boston, Massachusetts with his veterinarian wife, 3 children and many many pets. When not parenting, he enjoys playing sports, saltwater fishing, poker, Belgium (high school years), advising emerging companies and rooting for the Bruins ice hockey team.
As Chief Customer Success Officer, Mike leads with a global perspective and directs worldwide customer support, global customer success, and knowledge management functions with a focus on support demand reduction and exemplary client satisfaction.
Prior to joining Kinaxis in 2017, Mike helped build global support and services teams around the world for Quest Software, Dell Software, SkillSoft (formerly SmartForce), and RBC Dominion Securities. With over 20 years of corporate leadership experience, Mike has an established track record of exceeding enterprise-wide service levels with a focus on customer support demand reduction and high customer satisfaction. Mike has earned multiple performance awards for delivering tangible outcomes, helped manage a customer support website that ranked in the top 10 in the industry and is a recognized leader in customer service playing many support roles throughout his career.
Mike lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is married with one child, a 12-year-old gaming enthusiast and YouTube legend (in his own mind!). You can typically find Mike among nature…either looking for his lost golf balls or chasing bass in our many lakes.
Since co-founding Kinaxis in 1984, Duncan has focused on product innovation and matching RapidResponse functionality to customer needs. Acting as the interface between manufacturers, the Kinaxis design team, and executives, Duncan has led the successful fulfillment of several customer requirements.
In his current role as Fellow & Co-founder, Duncan draws on more than 30 years of experience with analytics and software solutions to design next-generation Kinaxis product features to help companies balance supply and demand of everything to drive greater competitive advantage. Prior to starting Kinaxis, Duncan held various positions with Bell Northern Research and Mitel Corporation.
Duncan has been involved with several professional and community organizations and regularly gives lectures at universities and industry events. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a certified Professional Engineer and a Kinaxis Certified RapidResponse Master.
Duncan lives in Ottawa with his wife, a retired school teacher. Their four children are grown up and are spread between Ottawa and California. Beyond work and grandparenting, Duncan enjoys almost any outdoor activity, especially biking and cross-country skiing.
Kerry Liu joined Kinaxis through its acquisition of Rubikloud Technologies in July 2020. He was CEO and Co-Founder of the machine learning company that became a leader in retail and CPG forecasting and optimization technologies.
As Executive Vice President of Product Management and Innovation at Kinaxis, Kerry leads the integration of Rubikloud products and capabilities with the RapidResponse platform. He builds key partnerships and leverages opportunities in the technology ecosystem to drive innovation and customer success and oversees product management.
Prior to Rubikloud, Kerry was an early employee at Strangeloop Networks (acquired by Radware) where he led the channel partnerships business. Kerry currently resides in Toronto but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce and completed a Chartered Accountant designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In his spare time, Kerry is actively involved in the startup community as an advisor and angel investor.
Kerry lives in Toronto with his wife and dog. When not working, Kerry enjoys investing in tech start-ups, traveling, and anything with four wheels and a motor. He used to be an avid hockey fan but has never fully recovered from the 1994 and 2011 Vancouver Canucks losses.
As Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Jamie is responsible for overseeing all legal matters and functions at Kinaxis in addition to overseeing the company’s security, risk, and compliance team.
Jamie brings more than 15 years of legal experience to Kinaxis, primarily focused on the technology sector. Prior to joining Kinaxis in 2015, Jamie practiced law at two international law firms (Dentons and Gowlings) and was in-house legal counsel (Mergers and Acquisitions) at Blackberry.
Jamie holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Science (Biology/Biotechnology) degrees from the University of Ottawa.
Jamie lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and 4 kids. When he is not busy providing a taxi service for his children, he enjoys playing golf, hockey and tennis, and cheering for the Ottawa Senators.
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