Emmitt Smith

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Emmitt Smith | HighJump Elevate 2019 Keynote Speaker

Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 years in the National Football League, Smith amassed many records that still stand today, including the most career rushing yards and the most career rushing touchdowns. Smith’s impressive resume includes three Super Bowl championship rings and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

As a first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Smith was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 seasons. The eight-time Pro Bowler was the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and on October 27, 2002, he surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

After his playing days, Smith served as a football analyst and then took his television career a step further when he won the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, during which he was dubbed “the king of effortless cool.” He also added author to his list of accomplishments, publishing Game On, which outlines the principles that helped him succeed both on and off the field.

Currently, Smith has transitioned to the role of businessman and entrepreneur and runs several companies spanning real estate, construction, and technology. Active in charitable outreach both in the Dallas area and on a national level, Smith founded Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities with his wife to provide unique experiences and educational opportunities to underserved youth. Smith currently resides with his wife, Pat, and their five children in Dallas.


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.

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