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HighJump Management Team

Michael Cornell, Chief Executive Officer

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, 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 Accellos 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, 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, 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 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.

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.

Nick Manolis, President of TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Group

Nick Manolis leads the operations, product development and customer relations for the HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solution group, ensuring that all solutions are affordable, robust and easy to use. This includes the end-to-end suite of trading partner connectivity solutions, EDI translation, data-mapping software, the transaction network and on-boarding services.

Mr. Manolis’ experience managing and growing organizations includes leaderships positions as the CEO of TrueCommerce, Inc., CFO of Outsell, Inc., COO for Janus Technologies and managing director of North American operations for Internet Securities. He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Manolis is an elected school board member of the Shenango Area School District and serves on the board of directors of VoxMobile. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and is a certified public accountant.

Joe Couto, Chief Operating Officer

Joe is the Chief Operating Officer of the Third Party Logistics (3PL), Direct Store Delivery (DSD) and HighJump TMS business unit.  The HighJump 3PL business unit is responsible for selling, implementing and supporting the Enterprise 3PL product, which is used by over 100 3PL providers at over 500 facilities in 12 countries.  Joe has over 25 years of 3PL software industry experience and has been instrumental in leading the 3PL sales group to meet the rapid growth plans for the Accellos.  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.  Delfour merged with Headwater Technology in 2005, 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, CMO / Senior Vice President

Bill is the CMO for HighJump and Senior Vice President of the HighJump Transportation business unit.  The HighJump Transportation business unit is responsible for marketing, selling, implementing and supporting the Prophesy Transportation Software product line that is used by over 4,000 small and midsized transportation companies.

Bill joined HighJump as part of the 2014 merger with Accellos.  Prior to Accellos, Bill co-founded Prophesy with a group of business partners in 1986, during his last year of college. 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 25 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.

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