We believe that supply chain complexity should not be simplified but embraced. Our platform helps businesses turn challenges into game-changing opportunities
As a supply chain SaaS company, MPO's goal is to empower brands and logistics service providers to consistently deliver on the perfect order (on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost). Our philosophy is that businesses shouldn’t have to compromise on customer service to control costs, or vice versa.
MPO's flexible and optimizing cloud platform makes it possible to innovate and consistently deliver an outstanding customer experience while maximizing operational excellence, which is no easy feat in today’s climate. As of July 2022, MPO is officially a Kinaxis company, but our focus on empowerment and innovation remains just as strong.
CEO & Co-Founder
"As a software entrepreneur my objective is to put complex theory into simple practice."
With a PhD in distributed systems for integral inventory management from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Martin teamed up with his lifelong friend, Paul Van Dongen to develop the world’s only natively unified cloud platform for Multi-Party Orchestration (MPO). The mission was to leverage the power of cloud technology to help diverse businesses (manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics service providers) better manage modern industry pressures and challenges.
CTO & Co-Founder
Paul has earned his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and specializes in system architecture and software design. Having over 20 years of experience in logistics, Paul developed a cloud technology that could offer powerful possibilities for giving businesses the tools they needed to rise to new supply chain challenges and better manage their global, multi-enterprise business networks, as well as the demands of omni-channel fulfillment. Paul and his lifelong friend Martin joined forces to establish this platform as one uniquely able to help brands and logistics service providers consistently deliver on the ‘perfect order’ (on-time and in-full as cost-effectively as possible). Their philosophy was that businesses shouldn’t have to compromise on customer service to control costs, nor should they compromise costs when pleasing customers – they could have it both ways.
Chief Operating Officer
With over 20 years of experience driving customer success, growth, and business alignment in global organizations, Geert has cultivated expertise across operational leadership, business development, service delivery, international business, and project management.
In this multinational, multicultural business environment, he works with leadership across diverse organizations and industries to ensure quality software engineering, seamless software implementations and effective digital transformations which drives greater value and process improvement, as well as contribute to a great customer journey and passion for customer success.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 16 years of experience in accounting and finance, Gabriel applies his expertise to continuously improve internal controls, internal and external reporting, and social and environmental performance.
Prior to MPO, he spent 14 years with PricewaterhourseCoopers, managing audit assignments in various industries for large multinational companies.
Chief Commercial Officer
VP Product Design
VP Center of Excellence
VP Global Marketing
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis
John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over 23 years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.
Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.
John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design. John is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
John lives in Kanata North with his wife and two sons, and furry Havanese Kenji. He looks forward to cruising to exotic and culturally rich places with his family, and never gives up an opportunity to relax in his favorite location – Sardinia, Italy. As a life-long drummer, John has a passion for music and enjoys producing music as well as playing with his band, Open Channel D.
President, Global Field Operations, Kinaxis
As President, Global Field Operations, Paul leads the Kinaxis Sales, Professional Services, Renewals and Alliance teams to drive revenue growth globally, building directly on the company's objective of assuring the delivery of continuous customer value.
An avid triathlete, Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science/NYU Stern/HEC, in addition to completing the Director’s College Program at McMaster University and Stanford University's Advanced Management Program.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the supply chain and enterprise software industry, Paul comes to Kinaxis having held senior positions at organizations such as IBM, SAP, and Infor, where he held the position of President and Managing Director, EMEA.
"In a rapidly globalized world, the importance of supply chains has become increasing obvious... Offering a solution to these logistical challenges are the team at MPO, the world’s only natively unified cloud platform for multi-party supply chain orchestration. Having earned the title of Most Influential Leader in Supply Chain Technology 2020 – USA in Corporate Vision’s Corporate Excellence Awards, we look more closely at the company to find out more."
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Our Business Partner Network
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