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Open Sky Group Merits Another Inc. 5000 Award as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies


Open Sky Group Merits Another Inc. 5000 Award as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

August 23, 2022

New Ranking of 2,363 Fueled by 248% Growth over 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AUGUST 23, 2022) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, once again ranks among the fastest-growing privately held companies in America in the Inc. 5000 listing. Their 2022 award marks the sixth time the supply chain software implementer has made the list, posting year-over-year revenue growth of 248% from 2021.

“We are grateful to be counted among such a prestigious group of companies once again,” said Open Sky Group CEO, Chad Kramlich. “Sustaining this level of growth consistently is never easy, but we have a very talented team and a great roster of cherished clients who make it possible and without whom we would not be where we are today. The credit goes to them.”

The list traditionally honors the entrepreneurial spirit of company founders who grow privately owned or independent businesses through hard work and dedication. Ranks are determined by revenue growth over a three-year period, focusing on small- to medium-sized businesses, each individually profiled. Microsoft, Patagonia, Under Armour, and other leading brands also gained their first national exposure as Inc. 5000 honorees.

Blue Yonder GM, North America Partner Success, Umar Ausaf, says, “It’s always exciting to see our partners get industry recognition for their accomplishments, in this case, for sustained growth. Open Sky Group has been and continues to be a very strong partner for us.”

Open Sky Group was founded in 2006 and specializes in warehouse, labor, and transportation management software implementations and upgrades, with over 1,000 successful projects to date. The company has expanded its consulting offerings in recent years, designed to help warehouse and transportation managers lower costs, increase throughput, and enhance revenues in the face of ongoing, global supply chain challenges, whether that is through process change or adding technology such as robotics or other automation.

Open Sky Group began 2022 by continuing their partnership with Australian PGA TOUR golfer, Cameron Smith, elevating their brand on the international stage behind Mr. Smith’s winning performance; he currently ranks second in the world. The company also received Blue Yonder’s Top Channel Partner Award for the fifth time and was named to SupplyChainBrain’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” for the tenth time in 2022, adding to their accolades going into the Inc. 5000 ranking.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

About Inc. 5000

In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.  The entire Inc. 5000 listing for 2022 can be found here.

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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.