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2022 Starts Strong with 49% Increase in 2021 Booked Sales



2022 Starts Strong with 49% Increase in 2021 Booked Sales

January 26, 2022

New Clients, New VPs, and New PGA Sponsorship Add to 2021’s Highlights

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 26, 2022) – Open Sky Group, award-winning, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, announces a strong start to 2022 on the heels of significant growth in 2021. The company saw an impressive 49 percent increase in booked sales. Other 2021 growth areas included adding eight new clients, increasing headcount by 22 percent, adding new leadership team members, and a PGA TOUR sponsorship, featuring world-ranked golfer, Cameron Smith.

Eric “Mac” McPherson joined as vice president of client services, adding 25+ years of supply chain experience and 10+ years with Blue Yonder, doubling down on Open Sky Group’s commitment to focusing on the customer. Casey Winans joined the team earlier in the year as senior vice president of advisory services, bringing 20 years of customer-facing experience in the supply chain and software industries to the firm. Its partnership with golfer Cameron Smith, an Australian native and first PGA TOUR winner of 2022, emphasizes the firm’s Australian ties with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.

“We have much to be proud of and thankful for over the past 12 months,” said Open Sky Group CRO, Chad Kramlich. “Our performance is a true testament to the strength of our teams, efficacy of our approach, and most importantly, the trust our clients put in us to deliver successful projects that add demonstrable value, even over the past few more challenging years.”

Open Sky Group specializes in WMS, Labor, and TMS software implementations and upgrades, having completed 37 implementations in 2021. Thanks to the company’s proven, agile methodology and proprietary, pre-configured solutions, clients average a four-to-six-month turnaround on projects, lowering costs and reducing risk.

Open Sky Group celebrated its 15th anniversary as a company on February 14, 2021. “We have a saying at Open Sky Group,” said Sardeson. “Enjoy what you do, who you do it with, and how you do it, and good things will happen. May our 16th year follow suit.”

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Jeremy Hudson

Vice President of Client Services

Jeremy’s focus is on the products and services clients need to stay competitive. Open Sky Group’s mission is to deliver technology-enabled solutions that allow our customers to achieve more while having the flexibility to adapt to change. Jeremy lives the core values and mission by bringing the best experience possible to our clients. He is an essential member of implementation teams, working alongside clients, and encouraging them to use innovation and best practices instead of customizations for success.

Jason Yantiss

Vice President of Client Services

Jason provides leadership to a variety of teams focused on implementation and integration. With 27+ years of experience holding operational and technical management roles in transportation, billing, and warehousing across a vast array of industry verticals, Jason is adept at driving multiple complex projects, understanding customer needs at all levels of the operation and providing viable solutions. Jason’s resume of 150+ implementation projects include Warehouse, Labor, Transportation, Yard Management and multiple AR/AP Freight Pay and Customer Billing systems. 

Eric McPherson

Vice President of Client Services

Mac works to oversee implementation and integration projects. A former Marine officer and military police officer, he brings over 27 years of supply chain experience, including 11 years at Blue Yonder in both delivery and service sales. Mac is a dedicated, team-oriented professional with a background in business management, professional services, customer service, and supply chain technology. His specialties include sales support, supply chain execution systems, project management, fulfillment operations, distribution operations, and GSA contracts.

Shannon Caflisch

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Shannon is responsible for the strategy and management of all sales, business development, and marketing programs. With over 25 years of sales experience and 15 years focused in the supply chain space, Shannon focuses on building strong relationships with clients and partners and strives to deliver the right software solutions to help conquer supply chain challenges. Shannon believes in learning by listening to understand clients’ goals, struggles, and what is important to their business to build lasting, successful relationships.

Alan Prillaman

Senior Vice President of Client Services

As Senior VP of Client Services, Alan oversees all consulting services and account management at Open Sky Group. Possessing over 30 years of combined industry and consulting experience, Alan leverages his unique background in IT, logistics, quality management systems, manufacturing and distribution operations, and facility and strategic account management to provide clients with creative resolutions to complex challenges. His core philosophy and passion are to deliver tangible value for and establish long-term trusted partnerships with our clients.

Mike Noble

Senior Vice President of Technology

As Senior Vice President of Technology, Mike leads Open Sky Group’s Managed Services, Software Services, Infrastructure Services, and Information Technology teams bringing 35+ years of experience in Supply Chain Execution and Information Technology. Mike and his teams ensure we maintain the highest levels of customer service in a secure and reliable environment, constantly reviewing and evaluating new technologies, their appropriateness and applicability so we can safely and securely transact our own business – and help our clients accomplish the same.

Chad Kramlich


Joining Open Sky Group in 2015, Chad, served as Chief Revenue Officer for three years prior to his appointment to CEO in 2022. With over 25 years of experience delivering results for high-growth software and consulting organizations, Chad is leveraging his background in building efficient and effective implementation teams, establishing high-impact services operations, achieving revenue growth, and deepening executive-level client relations to help propel Open Sky Group into a very successful future.

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