Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Erik Bush has led the growth of Demand Driven Technologies since its formation in the fall of 2011. Under his leadership the company has experienced exceptional growth and now supports clients on 6 continents around the world. He has led the development of a global network of channel partners who represent DD Tech solutions in their respective markets while overseeing the migration of our solutions to a predominantly cloud based offering.

Erik retired from IBM in 2010 after 31 years of experience with the company, the majority of which was in executive and management positions. He was the executive responsible for the rapid growth and expansion of IBM’s Network of GBS Global Delivery Centers. Erik also served as the Vice President of Operations for IBM’s Global Business Services units in Europe and the Americas.

Erik has extensive experience working with clients in the production and distribution industries. He leads through a deep commitment to delivering tangible benefits to his clients through a pragmatic, results oriented approach. He holds a BS degree in Economics from Miami University of Ohio.

Demand Driven Tech VP of Channels and Product Management, Bradley Mitchler
Vice President of Channels and Product Management

Bradley Mitchler directs the Demand Driven Technologies Channel Partner network, and is responsible for product management.  Bradley brings a wealth of supply chain industry expertise to his role at DD Tech.

Most recently, Bradley was Operations Manager at Carter’s / Oshkosh B’gosh where he led a team responsible for planning supply for the OshKosh business unit. While at OshKosh, he had multiple escalating roles of responsibility within the company.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Demand Driven Tech CFO, Tom Barham
Vice President, Software Engineering

Ty Norton is Vice President of Software Engineering. He oversees the software creation behind R+, R+ NS, and DBR+ as well as the support and operations infrastructure. Ty joined Demand Driven Technologies in 2014 as a software architect where he led the re-architecture of Replenishment+ into an Azure based SaaS offering. Since then, he has served in many roles, including Engineering Director and Vice President of Engineering. He earned a Bachelor of the Arts from Evergreen State College.

Vice President of Sales

Chris Knapp is Vice President of Sales.. He brings extensive senior leadership experience in enterprise technology, with particular depth in ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise software applications.

Chris started his career as a consultant for SMB manufacturing software solutions and has drawn on this experience—and a deep understanding of operations management challenges—to advance his consultative sales approach. Before joining Demand Driven Technologies, Chris had a 7-year career at Infor, where he was responsible for driving net new business and managing key accounts in Food & Beverage manufacturing.

Throughout his 20+ year career, he has represented both financial and manufacturing software applications, with broad industry experience in Food & Beverage, Chemical, CPG and Life Sciences. He brings insight, advocacy, and trust to clients who are looking to innovate and disrupt in their marketplaces, helping executives craft and execute winning digital transformation strategies.

Chris previously held sales leadership roles at NetSuite, Sage Group and Aptean. He holds an MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Vice President of Marketing

Melissa Wendt leads the Demand Driven Technologies Marketing Department. She brings twenty years of marketing and leadership experience, and has worked across multiple industries.

Most recently, Melissa was a Marketing Manager at Avanos Medical, where she developed and implemented an integrated marketing plan to generate opportunities, identify leads and build pipeline.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from SUNY Buffalo, and is a proven business leader that takes great pride in shaping the strategic and creative direction of Demand Driven Technologies’ products to deliver and measure results.

Managing Director Europe

Bernard Milian has more than 35 years of experience in developing agility within industrial and distribution supply chains. He has held Supply Chain Leadership positions for multinational groups in the fields of hi-tech, automotive, furniture, medical devices and metallurgy.

Since 2014, Bernard has been a leader in the growth of DDMRP adoption in France. He has accompanied the Demand Driven transformation of multiple companies in Europe. Bernard is certified by the Demand Driven Institute as a DDP Master Instructor, DDL Instructor and DDI Adaptive S&OP.

Bernard took over the responsibility of Demand Driven Technologies Europe in early 2020, he and his team provide local support to accelerate our growth with our customer base in the region.

Vice President of Finance

Clarkson Jones is V.P. Finance, responsible for finance, accounting and administration. He has a diverse background serving as Controller, VP Finance and CFO in both large, public companies and small, private companies. He was most recently CFO at Reliable Heating & Air and was instrumental in implementing their Comfort as a Service business model. Clarkson also has manufacturing experience in flooring, apparel and industrial fasteners, and at NCR’s Retail Solutions business. 

He holds an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Georgia Tech. He is also a CPA.

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