Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Over 60 years of supply chain expertise.

Chad Collins

Chad Collins

Global Chief Executive Officer | Körber Supply Chain Software

As the Global Chief Executive Officer of Körber Supply Chain Software, Chad Collins sets the strategy that shapes the direction of the business and empowers customer success. He leads the teams that build, sell, market, implement, and support Körber solutions that help customers overcome supply chain complexity.

Chad has spent over 20 years in supply chain technology, building market-leading businesses and pushing what’s possible in supply chain solutions to enable customer innovation. Chad began his journey in the industry as a supply chain consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Before becoming a part of Körber, Chad was the President and CEO of HighJump, a global supply chain software company which was acquired by Körber in 2017.

Chad believes it is critical to create a culture where teams and individuals thrive. A culture that encourages individual growth ultimately creates an environment that provides a greater service to customers.

Chad enjoys spending time on his boat with his family, practicing yoga, and wake surfing.

Sean Elliott

Sean Elliott

Global Chief Technology Officer | Körber Supply Chain Software

As the Global Chief Technology Officer of Körber Supply Chain Software, Sean Elliott oversees the global strategy for all solutions. Sean leads Körber’s technological innovation to stay two steps ahead of rising supply chain complexity while ensuring solutions brings value to every region and customer around the world.

A lifelong veteran in IT, Sean has 20 years of experience in understanding customer needs and solving supply chain complexity. Before becoming CTO, Sean held the same title for HighJump, a global supply chain software provider acquired by Körber. He also acted as the Vice President of Architecture and IT at Accellos.

Sean believes that technology creates long-term differentiation for Körber customers. But, achieving this success requires true partnership—humble service and a listen-first approach that turns complex challenges into opportunities and positions customers to evolve as needs change.

Apart from his career, Sean is an avid drummer and musician. He enjoys spending time in the beautiful Colorado outdoors with his wife and three daughters.

Rene Hermes

Rene Hermes

Chief Marketing Officer | Körber Supply Chain

Rene Hermes leads Körber Supply Chain as the Chief Marketing Officer. Responsible for the marketing strategy, product positioning, corporate communications, brand, digital experiences and innovation, Rene’s vision fuels the company’s strength in the market and helps put the right solutions in customers’ hands.

Engineer by education and marketer by heart, Rene brings over 20 years of international marketing experience to Körber, including the launch of three tech startups. His background in technology and passion for marketing helps connect supply chain professionals to a world of possibilities in their pursuit of conquering supply chain complexity. At home, Rene enjoys cooking, mountain biking and street cycling.

Hans-Georg Reichl

Hans-Georg Reichl

Chief Financial Officer

Since 2018, member of the inconso AG Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Business Unit Software in the Business Area Körber Logistics Systems

9 years in management positions as CFO at Atos and IBM as well as Vice President Finance/Controlling at Software AG

Over 18 years of experience in the IT and consulting industries for logistics

Bill Ryan

Bill Ryan

Chief Executive Officer | North America

Bill Ryan, North America Chief Executive Office of Körber Supply Chain Software, is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance in this region.

As a seasoned leader, Bill is known for his passion in helping customers and his teams achieve success and overcome supply chain’s ever-rising complexity. As the primary spokesperson in the region, he works with the other global leaders to create and develop the strategies to achieve Körber Supply Chain Software’s world-wide vision and mission. 

On his way to leading Körber Supply Chain’s North America business, Bill built his career in supply chain—selling, supporting, implementing solutions, and providing leadership for nearly 30 years. This includes Vitech, a WMS professional services and voice-technology business he co-founded and grew for nearly 20 years. Prior to his current role, Bill was also the COO at HighJump, a global supply chain software company acquired Körber.

Bill lives outside of Bellingham, WA in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, son and two Bernese Mountain Dogs. Outside of work you can find him recharging with his family; on his bike, a run, or a swim.

Joe Couto

Joe Couto

Chief Executive Officer | Africa, Asia Pacific & Latin America

Joe is Chief Operating Officer for Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin American Operations. Joe is also our Global Solution area business leader for our 3PL, Transport and Retail Execution products, which sets the strategy and has global responsibility for ensuring Execution Excellence in these business areas.

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.

Wilfried Pfuhl

Wilfried Pfuhl

Chief Operating Officer

Since 2008, member of the inconso Board of Directors

6 years as Managing Director of inconso

14 years in a management position at Heyde AG, 5 of these years as an authorized company officer

More than 20 years of experience in logistics IT and the consulting industry