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Open Sky Group Celebrates 15 Years in Business

February 15, 2021

Open Sky Group Celebrates 15 Years in Business Marked by Impressive Numbers, Expanding Offerings and Growing Client Base

Open Sky Group 15 Years in Business

RALEIGH, N.C. (Monday, February 15, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, celebrates its 15th anniversary as a company February 14, on the heels of an impressive 2020 performance, despite global supply chain challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since its founding in 2006, the company has served over 100 clients and has expanded its services from warehouse management (WMS) implementations and upgrades to include labor and transportation management (LMS/TMS), created managed services for ongoing support of implemented solutions, opened offices in APAC and the UK and is now developing proprietary applications.

“Only 30% of businesses survive beyond 10 years. The fact that we are here and thriving is a testament to the vision, hard work, and commitment of our people and partners, as well as the solidity and loyalty of our cherished family of new and long-term clients,” said Curt Sardeson, Open Sky Group chief executive officer.

Among the 2020 achievements were 33 go-lives across WMS, LMS, TMS, and Enhanced Client Billing solutions, 21 new employees, eight industry and partner awards, and five Blue Yonder accreditations.

Said Charity Barnes, chief information officer & vice president, Information Technology at Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. regarding Open Sky Group’s milestone year, “We have seen them grow as an organization since 2012, and in every engagement they perform for us, they continue to bring more value to the table. Congratulations to everyone on their team.”

“Open Sky Group continues to be a top-performing partner in North America, consistently delivering results for our joint customers,” said Umar Ausaf, vice president, Services Sales & Partner Success, Blue Yonder. “Their agile implementation methodology and minimal to no modifications approach ensures functionally fit go-lives, delivering a faster return on investment and client satisfaction.” Open Sky Group is the largest WMS reseller and gold implementation partner in Blue Yonder’s Partner Advantage Program.

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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.