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Open Sky Group Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Open Sky Group Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Open Sky Group Rises Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

An impressive growth rate of 174.97% places Open Sky Group at its new all-time high ranking.

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 25, 2020) – Open Sky Group continues to gain ground among the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America with its all-time high ranking of 2377 among firms that have demonstrated significant growth since 2016. Some past honorees include Intuit, Under Armour, Microsoft, Pandora, and Oracle, placing Open Sky Group in rare company.

All companies listed must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2016, $2 million in revenue by 2019, and be a privately held, for-profit, independent company based in the U.S.A.

Officially launched on February 14, 2006, Open Sky Group has become one of the first WMS accredited partners as well as a global specialist in Blue Yonder’s supply chain platform. The company is headquartered near Raleigh, NC, and entered the Australasian market in 2017 with a joint venture, Open Sky Group PTY LTD, significantly expanding the company’s global reach.

“It takes quality people dedicated to a high level of service excellence to generate and sustain the kind of growth we’ve seen over the past several years,” said Open Sky Group CEO, Curt Sardeson. “We take pride in associating with the best and creating an environment where top talent thrives together – and that includes not only our management and staff, but our trusted partners and valued customers around the world.”

Open Sky Group has completed more than 700 supply chain projects worldwide since its founding 14 years ago. Matson Logistics has been one of its loyal customers since its early days.

“We have been a customer of Open Sky Group since 2008. Their ability to implement and upgrade our critical WMS software with virtually no issues or downtime is why we have enjoyed a long and successful partnership,” said Mark Ferzacca, vice president of warehousing and distribution at Matson Logistics. “We congratulate everyone on the team for this honor and look forward too many more years of serving our customers with software supported by Open Sky Group.”

The Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America was started in 1982 and expanded in 2007 to the Inc. 5000, to honor the broad entrepreneurial landscape that characterizes American commerce. All 5000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com.

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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

CEO

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.