Daymond John

Founder/CEO, Fubu Clothing; Author, Marketing and Branding Expert, Shark Tank Reality TV Judge, Motivational Speaker

Daymond John's Key Accomplishments Include...

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. He continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. This industry leader, best-selling author, and ground breaking entrepreneurial expert has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.

As a dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success. As Founder and CEO, Daymond steered FUBU from a mere concept to a global fashion powerhouse with annual retail sales exceeding $350 million at its peak. Utilizing many of the same tactics commonly used today, Daymond John pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture, and music nearly twenty years ago. From his then unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration, and his expertise on pop culture, Daymond remains a cutting edge business strategist.

Daymond teaches audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today. He shares winning tips for negotiating and negotiating for women, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity, and optimizing staff talents. Daymond’s pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students and entry-level employees to small business owners and corporate CEOs. Each will walk away with invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional endeavors.

As a motivational speaker, Daymond’s quintessential rags-to-riches success story of sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance as well as the unique and charismatic way he communicates it, will inspire any audience. Much more than a business advisor, Daymond shares his unique goal setting and achieving strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success. “The Shark” Daymond John, will reveal how you too can live the American Dream.

Chad Collins

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Collins | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Chad leads HighJump’s global supply chain applications business. Chad leads a team that is responsible for engineering, marketing, selling, implementing and supporting HighJump’s suite of flexible supply chain software solutions. Chad has spent his whole career helping customers streamline their distribution and logistics operations with technology.

Chad rejoined HighJump as part of the 2014 merger with Accellos. Chad spent three years with Accellos following ten years with HighJump. Chad was also a leader in the supply chain consulting practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Chad is a recognized thought leader in the supply chain management industry and was awarded a Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Sean Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

Sean Elliott | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Sean Elliott serves as Chief Technology Officer for HighJump. A 15-year technology veteran, Mr. Elliott has been the principal architect of the HighJump One platform and the technological convergence strategy at HighJump. Sean joined HighJump in 2014 with the merger of HighJump and Accellos, a global supply chain execution software provider.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Elliott served within the architecture group at Infor, where he focused on distribution-centric supply chain. Sean has a passion for bringing leading edge mobility technologies to the supply chain, and enhancing end-user experience within the HighJump customer community.

Supply Chain Experts Discuss the Potential of Blockchain

Of the many technologies shaping our thinking about the supply chain industry, none hold as much promise or create as many questions as blockchain. HighJump Elevate 2018 will be dedicating a special main-stage panel discussion on the topic of blockchain, and the potential this technology has to reshape how we think about the industry.

The discussion will include an overview of what blockchain is, how it can impact the supply chain, how to overcome the challenges standing in the way of its implementation, and the perspective supply chain professionals should have on how this technology will transform their businesses. The panel discussion will be led by Sean Elliott, CTO of HighJump, and joining him are four industry experts:

Steve Banker

ARC Advisory Group

Steve Banker | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Victoria Brown


Victoria Brown | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Dwight Klappich


Dwight Klappich | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Kurt Wedgwood


Kurt Wedgwood | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Piyush Dewangan

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

Piyush Dewangan | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Main Stage Customer Presentations

Kregg Hood, Ed.D.

Convoy of Hope

Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer

Kregg Hood | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Dr. Kregg Hood will take the main stage at Elevate to share how a well-honed supply chain supported by the longtime use of the HighJump WMS Solution empowers Convoy of Hope’s mission to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response.

Hood is a senior vice president and chief business officer for Convoy of Hope in Springfield, MO. He came to Convoy of Hope in 2016 from EDC Communications, where he was president for four years. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president in the Loan and Capital Solutions division at AG Financial Solutions.

Hood’s professional experience also includes work as a CEO, business owner, university professor, and author of five books on stewardship and personal finance. He earned his doctorate in 1987 from Texas Tech University in Instructional Communication and holds two master’s degrees. Hood is an experienced intercultural communications resource, having lived and worked in Europe, Central America, and Korea.

Kenny William

Parts Town

Director of Process Improvement

Kenny William | HighJump Elevate 2018 Speaker

Parts Town is a fast-growing provider of genuine OEM restaurant parts based in Addison, Ill. The company has utilized the HighJump Warehouse Management Solution since early 2015.

Kenny William, director of process improvement at Parts Town, spent the last few years streamlining distribution center operations with HighJump. He has been the HighJump WMS system administrator since its go live. William will outline how HighJump, including upgrading to HighJump One and the recent addition of advanced goods-to-person technology AutoStore, supercharged distribution capabilities and transformed the business.

Along with revolutionizing supply chain operations, he knows how to breakdance for about eight seconds.

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