What’s more pivotal to your future supply chain than robotics, AI, blockchain, machine learning and IoT? The advancement and empowerment of women.

At Elevate 2019, HighJump will hold its 3rd annual Women Leaders in Supply Chain Luncheon. Join us for an opportunity to network with your peers and celebrate the achievements and progression of women throughout the supply chain industry worldwide. New this year, we will host a panel of women leaders, from our company and around the globe, to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed to women as they make strides as the leaders of the supply chain of tomorrow. The event is encouraged for both men and women.


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Moderator and Panelists

Kait Vinson | Moderator

Moderator

Kaitlin (Vinson) Peterson

Director, Program Management Office

Kaitlin (Vinson) Peterson is the moderator of the panel and the founder of Women Leaders in Supply Chain at HighJump Elevate. Kaitlin has been with HighJump over 7 years and is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the Director of Program Management Office for HighJump in the Software Business Unit of Körber Logistics Systems. In 2018, Kaitlin spent a year on assignment in Bad Nauheim, Germany as part of the post-merger integration team with Körber Logistics Systems. 

Nominated as a CSCMP Emerging Leader in 2017, Kaitlin has a passion for supply chain technology, millennials in the workforce, and women in business. Kaitlin is a participant in the Körber Global Management Personal Development Program which brings together leaders from throughout Körber for an intensive 2-year training program. 

Previously, Kaitlin led the global marketing operations and corporate marketing team for HighJump out of Manchester, U.K. and Denver, Colorado.

Kaitlin holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Denver and an International Master’s degree in Business from University of Denver. Kaitlin also holds several certifications from Wharton Online, Berkeley, and the Supply Chain MicroMasters courses from MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

Kait Peterson | Moderator

Panelist

Bill Ryan

Chief Operating Officer, HighJump

Bill is the Chief Operating Officer of North America for HighJump. Bill leads a team that is responsible for selling, implementing and supporting software solutions to our customers in North America. Bill joined HighJump as part of the 2017 merger with Vitech. For the 19 years prior as a co-founder of Vitech, Bill and his partners delivered customized supply chain solutions using Vocollect Voice and HighJump software.

Panelist

To Be Announced...

Panelist

To Be Announced...


HighJump Women Leaders

Angie Strouth – Manager, Human Resources

Angie Strouth

Angela Strouth has been with HighJump for four years, and currently leads the Company’s Human Resources function. With more than 10 years of experience in both large and small Companies, Angie has an extensive background in employee benefits, talent management and HR operations.

Focused on scalable growth, employee engagement and leadership development, Angie is a dedicated HR business partner to the HighJump Leadership team and KLS Software Business Unit. With a passion for people, her favorite thing about Human Resources is developing top talent and championing change for future growth.

Angie holds a BA in Mass Communications-Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a SHRM Certified Professional in HR.

Cheryl Reisdorff - Vice President of Enablement

Cheryl Reisdorff

Cheryl Reisdorff has over 20 years of experience in the Supply Chain Software industry. She is passionate about the impact that excellent training has on all companies…especially those in Supply Chain. She began as a WMS implementation consultant and software trainer. As she increased her knowledge of the industry, Cheryl has had the opportunity to lead the Education Departments of three different Supply Chain Software companies. For almost a decade Cheryl was an International Sales trainer, traveling the world teaching sales professionals how to truly take care of their customers. She is excited to be at HighJump, making a difference for the customers, partners and employees.

Christine Hirtz - Senior Territory Manager

Christine Hirtz

Christine Hirtz is a senior Territory Manager covering the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions. Since joining HighJump in 2004, she has worked with a large number of customers spanning across multiple industries in support of their business strategies. She is passionate about enabling and empowering companies the ability to leverage HighJump’s solutions to improve their overall supply chain operations. Through her tenure, she has been Territory Manager of the Year numerous times and with her partnership, has helped a leading online retailer grow from $30M in revenue to $1.2B, while transforming their business in a dynamic industry; a well-branded food manufacturer and distributor realize significant labor cost savings; a parts distributor expand their distribution network of facilities to achieve shorter order fulfillment and transportation times; and a major airline increase visibility and traceability of aircraft parts while streamlining documentation capture and chain of custody/delivery. 

Christine resides (or as she puts it “gets her mail”) in Minneapolis as she is often traveling on a plane or onsite at a customer or prospect’s facility. As a mom of three busy sons, she values the culture at HighJump which provides her with work-family balance. Christine considers herself a “foodie”, enjoys any activity on the water (paddling, fishing, boating), biking, rock climbing and traveling for leisure. 

She is tremendously excited about HighJump’s Elevate conference and is especially an advocate for recognizing the strong women leaders in supply chain.

Gwen Keffel - Design Specialist, HighJump

Gwen Keffel

Gwen Keffel has been with HighJump for over 5 years and is currently the Design Specialist with HighJump Corporate Marketing. Gwen holds a BS in Visual Communications and has over 10 years of experience in graphic and web design. She currently works at HighJump’s Colorado Springs office.

Heather Smith - Communications Specialist, HighJump

Heather Smith

Heather Smith brought more than a decade of communications expertise to HighJump upon joining the company in 2017.

With a passion for technology, smith has executed sophisticated communication programs for companies around the world. Along with developing strong industry relationships with media and analysts, she uses her experience and passion for communications to maintain HighJump’s brand in line with the latest trends in the global supply chain. She’s achieved essentially countless media placements in leading publications across the globe, in addition to inclusions in influential analysts report – all while evolving social media, content and design strategies to meet business objectives.

Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Denver. She also earned a BS in Mass Communications with a Public Relations Emphasis and a BA in Spanish from Black Hills State University.

Janice Wagner – Product Manager/Development Manager, PROFITsystems

Janice Wagner

Janice Wagner is the Product Manager/Development Manager for PROFITsystems. Janice stumbled into the furniture industry while she was earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. She accepted a position as a Software Support Representative at PROFITsystems in 1997. Since then has worked her way through many different areas of the business to include being a prominent member of the development team and acting as liaison between programming and support for over thirteen years.

Janice’s career in logistics started right out of high school while she was stationed in Germany and New Mexico while serving in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm.

Janice is passionate about customer service and spotting opportunities to solve retailer challenges with the use of technology and systematic structure. When Janice isn’t glued to the computer screen, she spends her time in the garden, enjoying the outdoors, and travelling.

Joanne Gulnac – Vice President of Support/General Manager, PROFITsystems

Joanne Gulnac

Joanne Gulnac is the Vice President of Support – North America and the General Manager of our Retail Business Software division of PROFITsystems. Joanne leads support operations for over 4000 customers and brings a strong dedication and focus to delivering quality customer service. In her General Manager role, she is responsible for all facets of the business from managing new client acquisitions to client retention to product development. In all aspects of her job, improving the end user experience is always her top priority.

Joanne is celebrating 19 years with the company and currently lives in Virginia Beach.

Kaitlin (Vinson) Peterson – Director, Program Management Office

Kait Vinson

Kaitlin (Vinson) Peterson is the moderator of the panel and the founder of Women Leaders in Supply Chain at HighJump Elevate. Kaitlin has been with HighJump over 7 years and is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the Director of Program Management Office for HighJump in the Software Business Unit of Körber Logistics Systems. In 2018, Kaitlin spent a year on assignment in Bad Nauheim, Germany as part of the post-merger integration team with Körber Logistics Systems. 

Nominated as a CSCMP Emerging Leader in 2017, Kaitlin has a passion for supply chain technology, millennials in the workforce, and women in business. Kaitlin is a participant in the Körber Global Management Personal Development Program which brings together leaders from throughout Körber for an intensive 2-year training program. 

Previously, Kaitlin led the global marketing operations and corporate marketing team for HighJump out of Manchester, U.K. and Denver, Colorado.

Kaitlin holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Denver and an International Master’s degree in Business from University of Denver. Kaitlin also holds several certifications from Wharton Online, Berkeley, and the Supply Chain MicroMasters courses from MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

Kim Manzone – SaaS Implementation Lead

Kim Manzone

Kim Manzone has been with HighJump for over 12 years starting out as an instructor for the Prophesy Dispatch series software products. Recently, she was promoted to lead the SaaS Implementation team for HighJump TMS and related cloud products. Kim works remotely from a home office in Tucson, Arizona.

Natasha Younge – E3PL Product Manager

Natasha Younge

Sigrid Jung-Salzinger – Director of Marketing & Communications, inconso

Sigrid Jung-Salzinger

Sigrid Jung-Salzinger is the Director of Marketing & Communications of inconso, HighJumps’s European Sister company within the Business Unit Software of Körber Logistics Systems. She is responsible for an European team of 8 charming marketing manageresses located in Germany and France. Inconso marketing activities are focused on corporate and operative marketing in all areas of classical and digital marketing with focus on the countries of Germany, France and Spain. Sigrid is based in the inconso’s headquarters in Bad Nauheim, Germany, and works for inconso 18 years. She holds a Master in Business Studies (focus on Strategic Marketing, Organization & Leadership) and spent one year during her studies at the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK. Sigrid speaks German, English and Spanish and a bit of French.

Sonya Shahi – 3PL Presales Consultant

Sonya Shahi

Sonya Shahi has recently joined HighJump as a 3PL presales consultant based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to that, Sonya spent 10 years in a 3pl facility that specialized in food storage and distribution (dry, fresh, frozen) as a HighJump customer.

Sonya started as a part of the Customer Service team when her organization bought HighJump as a WMS solution to help with the expansion of the business. She was given the opportunity to be a superuser and provide support for internal and external users and was a superuser for 6 years. Sonya’s role in the organization was to onboard existing and new customers, build efficient workflows, train new users and assist with EDI customer integrations.

Although Sonya’s educational background is in Human Resources, she finds software and logistics a lot more interesting. Sonya finds it exciting to show customers how the Enterprise 3PL product can make their lives easier by automating processes and eliminating the reliance of tribal knowledge.

When she’s not working, Sonya is spending time on DIY home improvement projects, working out or playing sports with her friends.


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