Michael A. Farlekas, Chief Executive Officer, E2open
Michael Farlekas joined E2open in 2015 as CEO. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of sales, marketing, professional services, research and development, and strategy. Michael brings to E2open more than 20 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in supply chain management and enterprise software.
Prior to joining E2open, Michael was the VP and General Manager at Roadnet Technologies (now Omnitracs), the leading provider of last-mile routing and mobility solutions to Fortune® 50 clients. Previously, Michael spent 11 years at RedPrairie (now JDA Software) in roles that included SVP and General Manager, Industrial Business Unit, and VP, Industrial Sales. He also has held senior leadership roles at GATX Terminal Corp (now Kinder Morgan), an operator of petroleum and chemical distribution terminals worldwide, and CSX Transportation, a rail transportation provider offering comprehensive supply chain services.
Michael holds an MBA with a concentration in international business from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy as well as product and technology strategy. Pawan works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving supply chain needs while ensuring alignment across customer-specific solutions, E2open products, and the overall company goals and strategic direction. He is also responsible for the evaluation of new technologies and products along with E2open’s acquisition strategy. Pawan has been with E2open for over a decade and has held multiple leadership roles in Product Management, Professional Services and Sales.
Prior to serving at E2open, he spent three years at i2 Technologies in Product Management, where he helped companies in the manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors optimize key business processes for maximum profitability.
Pawan received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi) in manufacturing sciences and engineering. He then completed his master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering and ultimately his Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pawan has also taught graduate courses in manufacturing systems and distributed supply chains.
Ronald Kubera Sector President, Distribution
Ronald Kubera, Sector President, Distribution, E2open
Ron Kubera joined E2open in 2018 as General Manager, Technology Business Unit and now serves as Sector President, Distribution. His role includes all commercial and delivery responsibilities that involve consumer goods, retail, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and aerospace and defense.
Ron has 25 years of success working in various capacities in the enterprise software market, serving at companies such as Manugistics, Infor, Lawson, Vocollect and Lucas Systems in leadership roles that involved sales, marketing, services, product management and development teams. Ron has helped major Fortune® 100 companies drive improvements in global operations while focusing heavily on client satisfaction. Prior to working in enterprise software roles, Ron started his supply chain career at Church & Dwight, where he was responsible for finished goods distribution and manufacturing scheduling.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rider University in New Jersey.
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This will help companies address the dramatic shifts in
Smarten Up Your Visibility: Show Customers Your Intelligence
Wednesday, January 26 | 2:00-2:40 PM PST
The pandemic has highlighted supply chain vulnerabilities that could never have been anticipated and will likely stick around for a while. Smart business leaders are turning to advanced technology to understand the downstream economic impact of unforeseen disruptions leading to missed hand-offs and less-than-five star ratings from customers.
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