Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Over 60 years of supply chain expertise.

Michael Cornell

Michael Cornell

CEO

As CEO and member of the board of directors, Michael Cornell leads the overall corporate strategy and operations for HighJump. Michael joined HighJump in 2014 by facilitating the merger of HighJump with Accellos, a global supply chain execution software provider founded by Michael and his business partners in 2006. Michael brings extensive executive management experience and a proven record of success in building software companies that pride themselves in innovation, customer service and delivering value to their stakeholders.

Prior to Accellos, Michael was CEO of NxTrend Technology, the leading provider of distribution-centric ERP software in North America. During
his tenure at NxTrend, Michael dramatically improved shareholder value resulting in the ultimate sale of the company to Infor in June of 2004.
Previously, Michael was President of JBA Americas.

Michael was a semi-finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


Ross Elliott

Ross Elliott

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Ross Elliott leads the overall product strategy and product development execution for HighJump. Ross joined HighJump in 2014 through the merger of HighJump and Accellos. Ross was a co-founder of Accellos. He brings extensive expertise in supply chain operations and software product strategy. Ross has launched a series of platform technologies and new products to meet the needs of customers and help drive growth. Ross has facilitated numerous acquisitions to broaden product portfolios in support of the corporate vision. Ross is the overall architect for the HighJump One technology platform which consolidates acquired technologies on a common, modern technology architecture.

Prior to Accellos, Ross was the Vice President of Business Strategy for Infor Global Solutions. Ross worked with corporate marketing, sales and engineering to synthesize a strategy that provided value to the company and to its customers. Previously, Ross was the Vice President of
Products and Strategy for NxTrend Technology.

Ross was awarded 2013 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.


Flint Seaton

Flint Seaton

Chief Financial Officer

Flint leads the finance and administration team at HighJump, overseeing all finance strategy, planning, operations and human resources. Flint joined HighJump in 2014 through the merger of HighJump and Accellos. Flint was a co-founder of Accellos. Additionally, Flint leads due diligence, execution and integration of strategic acquisitions.

Prior to Accellos, Flint was the CFO of Xaware, a worldwide provider of information integration, conversion, and exchange solutions based upon eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Flint was previously the CFO of NxTrend Technology.


Chad Collins

Chad Collins

Chief Operating Officer

Chad leads HighJump’s Supply Chain Execution Business Unit. Chad’s marketing leadership includes setting the direction and helping execute lead generation, business development, product marketing and corporate marketing. As Chief Operating Officer of the Supply Chain Execution Business Unit, Chad leads the sales, professional services and customer support activities for HighJump’s enterprise and mid-market warehouse management, EDI and retail management product lines. Chad is experienced in building, implementing, and marketing innovative supply chain software technologies that help customers streamline their distribution and logistics operations.

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.


Nick Manolis

Nick Manolis

President of TrueCommerce

Nick Manolis is President of TrueCommerce, HighJump’s global network business. He is responsible for TrueCommerce’s overall strategic direction and strategy execution, as well as leading its operations, product development and customer relations. Nick has led TrueCommerce since 2009. HighJump acquired TrueCommerce, Inc. in 2010.

In addition to his leadership role at TrueCommerce, Nick has served as CFO of Outsell, Inc., COO of Janus Technologies and Managing Director of North American Operations at Internet Securities. He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and is also a certified public accountant.


Joe Couto

Joe Couto

Chief Operating Officer

Joe is the Chief Operating Officer of the HighJump Logistics Group, which is comprised of DSD, Transportation and 3PL. The HighJump Logistics business unit is responsible for selling, implementing and supporting the software solutions which are in use by over 600 organizations in 17 countries. Joe has over 25 years of 3PL software industry experience and has been instrumental in leading the Logistics group to meet the rapid growth plans for HighJump. Joe is a recognized thought leader in the area of 3PL software including the unique requirements of “concurrent client logistics”.

Joe joined HighJump as part of the 2014 merger with Accellos. Joe was also a founder of Delfour Corporation, a Toronto-based software company focused on solutions for the 3PL industry. Headwater Technologies acquired Delfour in 2004, and under Headwater, Joe and his partners acquired FreightLogix in order to expand the product suite with a complementary transportation solution. In September 2006, Accellos acquired Headwater.

Joe was awarded 2014 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.


Bill Ashburn

Bill Ashburn

CMO and Senior Vice President

Bill is the CMO of HighJump and Senior Vice President of the HighJump Transportation business unit.
Since taking on the role as CMO for HighJump in 2015, Bill has led company-wide messaging, branding and strategic marketing architecture, to establish and refine HighJump’s market-facing profile. Under Bill’s leadership as SVP of HighJump’s Transportation business unit, over 10,000 SMB and mid-market transportation companies have implemented a HighJump solution to successfully manage and grow their businesses.

Bill joined HighJump as part of the 2008 merger with Accellos. Prior to Accellos, Bill co-founded Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc. with a group of business partners in 1986. The company had the distinction of developing the first-ever PC-based commercial mileage and routing software. In his role as Vice President of Prophesy throughout the next 22 years, Bill helped the company become a leading provider of software to the transportation industry, developing a complete, integrated suite of solutions for carriers and brokers including dispatch and accounting, mobile communications, planning and compliance.