Resilinc Appoints First Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Personnel updates sees new appointments at ParkourSC, Pro Carrier and more.

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ParkourSC Appoints Mark Talens as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Solution Officer

ParkourSC announces that Mark Talens will be joining the company as executive vice president, chief strategy & solutions officer. Mark will be responsible for accelerating the company’s growth in key areas including developing and executing product strategy, product marketing, and unlocking customer value.

Mark Talens comes to ParkourSC with a wealth of experience in all aspects of supply chain management (i.e. distribution and logistics, demand and supply planning and inventory management, and more). Previously, he was an associate vice president of global supply chain operations at Organon where he was a founding member. He was responsible for the de-merger of Merck and Organon, including all global supply chain operations in addition to system disentanglement across the two organizations. Previously he also was globally responsible at Merck & Co for Deploying an Advanced Planning System.            

NAW Announces Promotions of Senior Leaders

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) announces the promotion of two senior leaders who will play pivotal roles in supporting the organization’s continued growth and advancement.        

Chris Greiner – vice president of corporate development: In this role, Greiner leads the Sales Division of the Corporate Relations Team, responsible for growing direct membership among the largest distributors across North America. Prior to joining NAW, Greiner served as Director of Member Engagement and Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for member engagement and retention, and coordination between the corporate relations department on membership and policy campaign initiatives.

Natasha Wells – senior vice president of member experience: In her new role, Wells leads the Member Experience Division of the Corporate Relations Team responsible for the Membership Value Delivery initiative. Before joining NAW, Wells and her team made significant contributions to strategic planning, revenue production, data analytics, and membership engagement at the National Federation of Independent Business as the Director of Sales Operations.     

Resilinc Appoints Sumit Vakil as First Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Resilinc appoints Resilinc co-founder and current CPO, Sumit Vakil, as chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). In this integral role, Vakil will oversee the innovation and integration of AI into all business operations, both internal and external, to drive efficiency and enhance value creation.        

As co-founder and CPO of Resilinc, Vakil has been a leading force in the company’s technology, product development and adoption of AI. He has successfully brought to market many of Resilinc’s AI-powered solutions including EventWatchAI, CommodityWatchAI, autonomous sub-tier mapping, supplier screening, scenario simulators and the Supplier Purchase Order Delivery Delay Prediction engine. Having worked at the forefront of AI in supply chain for many years, Vakil is ready to introduce the next iteration of Resilinc’s leading-edge, AI-powered supply chain resiliency solutions. 

Pro Carrier Drives International Growth with Senior Appointment

Pro Carrier appoints Ben Holmes as head of commercial to accelerate growth across its international markets. Ben will be responsible for Pro Carrier’s go-to market proposition, merging quality customer service with tailored solutions to create a standardized approach to product development and ongoing product management. With this in place, it will streamline the business’ internal processes to allow focus on the service offered to customers.

Ben brings with him a wealth of experience, with an impressive career spanning fifteen years at the Royal Mail, where he worked his way from a graduate entrant through to director of international relations through various roles across Royal Mail’s International Business unit. Ben also served on the board of the Kahala Posts Group (KPG), an international alliance of the lead postal organizations from April 2021, until April 2024, as well as serving as chairman from July 2023. 

QXO Announces Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Brad Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of QXO, Inc. announces the appointment of eight executives and six members of its board of directors, effective immediately. QXO entered the $800 billion building products distribution industry today when Jacobs led a $1 billion equity investment to completion. 

  • Josephine Berisha, chief human resources officer
  • Joe Checkler, senior vice president, communications
  • Matt Fassler, chief strategy officer
  • Austin Landow, executive vice president
  • Mark Manduca, chief investment officer
  • Eduardo Pelleissone, chief transformation officer
  • Chris Signorello, chief legal officer 
  • Sean Smith, chief accounting officer and deputy chief financial officer

Six inaugural members of QXO’s board of directors have been selected:

  • Brad Jacobs, chairman 
  • Jason Aiken 
  • Marlene Colucci 
  • Mario Harik 
  • Mary Kissel 
  • Allison Landry

Falcon Group Appoints New Non-Executive Director

Laurie Mayers is appointed as an independent non-executive director on 1st May 2024. She brings over forty years of experience in financial services, spanning commercial and investment banking, capital markets, trade finance, risk, regulation and governance.

Laurie has held senior risk and regulatory roles at Moody's Investors Service, the Prudential Regulation Authority, Ernst and Young, NatWest and Morgan Stanley. Her previous non-executive experience includes 12 years as a trustee on the main Council of U.K. charity PDSA and chair of the Society's Finance Subcommittee.

PCS Software Announces Promotion of Lori Marwill to Chief Financial Officer

PCS Software announces the promotion of Lori Marwill to CFO, effective immediately. Ms. Marwill will oversee all aspects of the company's financial operations.

Marwill joined PCS Software as VP of finance, corporate controller, in May 2021. She brings over 25 years of experience in the finance and accounting arena, predominantly within the financial services sector.  Her expertise extends beyond traditional controllership, encompassing extensive experience in company consolidations, integrations, system implementations and workflow design.