MPO Is

We believe that supply chain complexity should not be simplified but embraced. Our platform helps businesses turn challenges into game-changing opportunities

Our Mission & philosophy

MPO is about empowerment and Innovation

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.

Meet the Management Team

Martin Verwijmeren

CEO & Co-Founder

CEO & Co-Founder

Martin Verwijmeren

"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.

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Paul Van Dongen

CTO & Co-Founder

CTO & Co-Founder

Paul Van Dongen

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.

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Geert Groenink

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Geert Groenink

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.

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Gabriel Dorobantu

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Gabriel Dorobantu

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.

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Tom Rhoads

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom Rhoads

Tom is an enterprise software sales and business development executive who has been helping organizations build and deliver transformational processes and solutions for over 20 years. An entrepreneurial evangelist, he has been leading industry-wide initiatives across diverse organizations - from Fortune 100 to SMB, consulting for B2C, B2B, B2E eCommerce, OMS, OF, BI, BPM, WMS, WFM, Supply Chain, ERP, Procure-to-Pay, Transportation, Logistics, Visibility Solutions for Tier 1 and Tier 2 company's C-Level Leadership for Business Transformation.

Tom’s passion for omni-channel management and fulfillment is paired with deep domain expertise in value chain business processes enabled by demand and supply side cloud, SaaS, and on-premise solutions. He is adept in helping leadership create value roadmaps that prioritize technology-led business process improvements.
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Pascal Durr

VP Product Design

VP Product Design

Pascal Durr

Pascal is a passionate Product Engineer who believes that the ideal technology should balance both functional and quality requirements (e.g., performance, security, availability, scalability) while allowing for continuous improvement through a dynamic road map of iterative releases.

Pascal earned a PhD with the Software Engineering group at the University of Twente, researching software composition, with a focus on aspect-orientation. In his spare time, Pascal also enjoys photography.
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Joost Fieggen

VP Center of Excellence

VP Center of Excellence

Joost Fieggen

Having spent decades in the logistics field, managing areas of finance, marketing, and quality assurance, Joost specializes in wedding business requirements with IT systems. From translating business requirements in logistics to ICT systems to process improvement.
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Sophia Shats

VP Global Marketing

VP Global Marketing

Sophia Shats

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Vijay Natarajan

VP Solutions

VP Solutions

Vijay Natarajan

Vijay is a supply chain professional with over 20 years of experience transforming supply chains of all sizes and is adept at understanding an organization’s unique needs and real-world challenges. As a former value consultant, he is adept at defining integrated solutions and developing a vision for a holistic approach that drives tremendous business value for both domestic and global companies.

Vijay’s industry expertise spans Industrial Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods, Retail & Wholesale Brands, and Logistics and Transportation. His solution focus covers
Global Logistics & Transportation Management, Advanced Supply Chain Planning & Scheduling, S&OP, Network Optimizations, and Financial Supply Chain.
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John Sicard

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis

John Sicard

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.

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Paul Carreiro

President, Global Field Operations, Kinaxis

President, Global Field Operations, Kinaxis

Paul Carreiro

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.

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Advisory Board

Bryce Boothby Jr.

Bryce Boothby Jr.

Bryce is the former executive of Flex, Celestica, ModusLink, Regenersis PLC, and Lulu.com. His eBook, Making the Case for a Digital Transformation, investigates the topic of “Achieving the perfect order” and how companies can differentiate between solution providers, calculate returns on investment, choose a vendor, integrate with legacy systems, sponsor and sell the business case, and ‘try before you buy.’
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Tom Nightingale

Tom Nightingale

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Kees Jans

Kees Jans

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Origin story article graphic

MPO Origin story

Transforming our Vision Into a State-of-the-Art Global Platform

"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."

 

Access Advanced Value and Opportunity

Our Business Partner Network

Advanced Supply Chain Visibility

project44

Gain access to real-time visibility across all modes (ocean, air, truck, rail, and parcel) and geographies via the world's largest network of carriers, freight forwarders, and logistics services providers - all on one platform (via MPO).

Business Consulting and Software Development

Metafora

Metafora, previously "CarrierDirect," is a business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the transportation, logistics, and supply chain space. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and develop tech strategy to fuel their growth. Metafora+ is their partnership network.

Truckload Freight Marketplace

DAT

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 249 million freight matches and a database of $110 billion of market transactions.

Change Management

Fennimore Group

Fennimore Group helps deploy successful and compliant business and digital transformation on time and within budget, measured by the right indices relative to profitability and operating costs.

Innovation & Transformation Platform

ALKIMIUS Group

ALKIMIUS helps clients from different industries and sectors evolve their value + supply chains according to the new industry 4.0 requirements, from business strategy and process re-engineering to technology evolution via data analytics, managed services, and innovation lab solutions.