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Player Avatar trackjakeambrose (55.38) Submitted: 1/16/2013 7:54:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $37.42 SPSC Score: +39.73

studied and still am studying the bejesus out of this one.
am impressed with the staff. long full staff descriptions following copied from website- show all

Archie C. Black
President & CEO
As SPS Commerce's president and CEO since 2001, Archie Black has led the company to become a leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions with more than 38,000 customers in more than 40 countries. During his decade as CEO, SPS Commerce has experienced 40 consecutive quarters of increased revenues and expanded its international presence to include offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Black is committed to delivering innovative supply chain solutions, superior customer service and a rewarding workplace for SPS' employees. Over the years, SPS Commerce and Mr. Black have received numerous industry accolades and awards including 2010 Hot Companies, Best Places to Work, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and more.

Prior to joining SPS Commerce, he was a senior vice president and chief financial officer at Investment Advisers, in Minneapolis, Minn., where he directed both the Minneapolis and London organizations. While at Investment Advisors, Mr. Black helped the company grow from $3 billion under management to $17 billion. He also was as PriceWaterhouse for several years and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Jim Frome
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at SPS Commerce, Mr. Frome oversees global strategy, sales, marketing and operations. Since joining SPS in 2000, he has secured and expanded the company's leadership position in cloud-based supply chain management. Mr. Frome has been named a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain, written numerous white papers, and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events.

Mr. Frome has more than 24 years of experience in technology marketing and management positions. Previously, he served as a divisional vice president of marketing at Sterling Software, and director of product management at Information Advantage.

Prior to Information Advantage, Mr. Frome held several marketing and product development positions in which he focused on building business partnerships and resellers for IBM's AS400 division.

Kim Nelson
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining SPS Commerce in 2007, Ms. Nelson led Amazon.com's investor relations department and held other financial leadership positions that focused on financial planning, analysis and forecasting. During her seven years at Amazon, the company grew more than 400%. Before Amazon, she held financial management positions at Pillsbury (now General Mills) and Nestle's beverage division.

Ms. Nelson has a Bachelor's of Science in Finance from Babson College, and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

David Novak
Executive Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Mr. Novak is focused on expanding the SPS Ecosystem by developing new markets and establishing strategic relationships with our logistics and transportation partners, channel partners, alliances, integrated solution partners.

Mr. Novak has over 21 years of industry experience in business development and sales leadership roles at companies such as Oracle, Siebel, Sterling Software, Accenture. He has also contributed to the success of several startup companies such as nQuire Software and Information Advantage. Mr. Novak has a history of managing high-growth businesses in North America and the Pacific Rim. He most recently served as the Vice President of Sales, North America Business Intelligence for Oracle. Prior to Oracle's acquisition of Siebel, Mr. Novak was Vice President of Sales at Siebel, running the Western US and Asia Pacific for the Business Intelligence division.

Boyd C. Johnson
General Counsel
As General Counsel , Mr. Johnson is responsible for leading all legal aspects of SPS’ global business, including strategic guidance, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansion.

Prior to joining SPS Commerce in 2012, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Merrill Communications, an information management company with $1 billion in annual revenue. In this role, Mr. Johnson managed corporate legal functions and worked alongside business leaders to establish strategy, policy, and culture. Before Merrill, Boyd served as General Counsel at several organizations, including Xiotech, a global manufacturer of data storage software, and ADC Telecommunications, a Fortune 500 company and manufacturer of broadband network equipment.

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Jim Kieley
Vice President, Integrated Implementation
Mr. Kieley brings more than 20 years of experience in professional software development, software architecture, consulting, and leadership positions to SPS Commerce. He has a proven track record of directing and managing Service delivery teams to quickly and efficiently deliver customer value, while maximizing customer satisfaction and utilizing the latest technologies and methodologies.

Prior to joining SPS Commerce in 2010, Jim spent 13 years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently leading the largest Microsoft Consulting Practice in North America, where he was responsible for more than $51 million in annual consulting revenue. He has been recognized for his technical and leadership skills by participating in Microsoft's worldwide High Potential Leadership Development Program.

Mr. Kieley graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, and minor in Mathematics.

Anne Knapp
Vice President, Technology
Anne Knapp joined SPS Commerce in 1998 and is responsible for setting and overseeing the strategy of the company's EDI operations, development, program implementation and professional consulting services.

Previously, Ms. Knapp directed product management and development efforts at Mortara Instrument, a manufacturer of diagnostic cardiology equipment. During her tenure at Mortara, Ms. Knapp played an integral role in the introduction of a data management system for the Windows NT environment and the management of client implementations.

Charles Hackerson
Vice President, Enablement
Prior to SPS Commerce, Mr. Hackerson held various consulting and sales positions at Andersen Consulting and Information Advantage. In addition, he was employed by Hewitt Associates where he co-architected a web-based financial reporting data warehouse and developed a series of educational training sessions. Most recently, Mr. Hackerson was regional sales engineer manager at Kana Communications, a leading provider in solutions for Service Resolution Management (SRM).

Mr. Hackerson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Deb Ratelle
Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Services
Her goal is to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable work environment for SPS' staff through facilities management and administrative services. Recognizing that people are SPS' most important asset, Ms. Ratelle helps attract, motivate and retain a staff of skilled professionals. In recent years, SPS Commerce has been named a "Best Places to Work" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal three times.

Prior to joining SPS Commerce in 2002, Ms. Ratelle had more than 17 years of human resources management experience in the financial services and public accounting sectors. Most recently, she was vice president of human resources at Investment Advisers, Inc. where she established the HR Department for the company and managed the domestic and London human resource functions for nine years.

Ms. Ratelle completed the course work for a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and has more than 20 years of human resource consulting and industry experience.

David Verette
Vice President, Partner Sales
David Verette joined SPS Commerce in 2000 and held several sales and management positions. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of Partner Sales. In this role, he has created and continues to expand a sales organization that works alongside merchandising, supply chain, operations and IT executives at retailers, etailers, grocers and distributors to optimize their supply chain processes through improved trading partner connectivity and insight. He is dedicated to serving the needs of traditional and e-commerce retailers as they benefit from SPS' cloud solutions to improve visibility, increase vendor compliance and reduce inventory operating costs, as well as identify qualified new trading partners.

Mr. Verette's leadership has led SPS Commerce to establish and strengthen key retailer relationships across the globe that result in thousands of new suppliers using SPS' cloud-based integration and intelligence services every year. As a result of his organization's efforts, more than 600 retailers, etailers, grocers and distributors endorse SPS Commerce's enablement, Point of Sale (POS) analytics, catalog services and the Retail Universe online community throughout their supplier networks.

Prior to joining SPS Commerce, Mr. Verette was in sales management at Lucent Technologies, where he was frequently recognized with top sales and leadership honors.

Mr. Verette has a Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communications from California State University Long Beach. His articles on the retail supply chain have been frequently published by several industry publications.

Brian Wilson
Vice President of Customer Operations
As Vice President of Customer Operations, Brian oversees all aspects of customer support, continuing to focus the company on delivering the highest level of customer service to each and every customer. Since joining SPS Commerce in 2008, Mr. Wilson has built an organi

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