project44 Welcomes Two Supply Chain Industry Veterans as Executive Advisors

CHICAGO — SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 — project44, the global leader in real-time supply chain visibility, today announced that Michelle Grose, vice president of global logistics at Unilever, and Tom Linton, senior advisor at McKinsey & Company, have joined the company as executive advisors. Their notable supply chain and logistics industry expertise will help guide project44 through its next phases of global growth, product expansion, and strategic development.

“We are delighted to have Michelle and Tom join us as advisors at a time when visibility and customer experience rank among the highest priorities for supply chain executives worldwide” said Jett McCandless, founder and CEO at project44. “Their experience will be a tremendous asset to project44 as we continue to scale our business to deliver the broadest visibility and the most accurate real-time data to our customers.”

Grose is a globally-recognized leader with more than 20 years of industry experience in operations and logistics leadership roles with top brands including Walmart Canada, Starbucks and Microsoft. With a focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement, Michelle will work alongside project44 leadership to maximize value to customers as the company continues to expand into new global markets.

“Even as supply chain issues have become a household conversation, businesses struggle to realize the full competitive value that visibility technology can bring to their operations,” said Grose. “I’m honored to join forces with project44 because the value their supply chain visibility technology delivers is truly transforming business operations and the customer experience across the industry.”

Linton is a recognized supply chain and procurement expert, author and visionary spokesperson with deep experience in the electronics industry. In addition to his advisory role at McKinsey & Company, Linton is on the Board of Directors for Sierra Wireless and is a senior consultant for a number of firms globally, providing counsel in supply chain and procurement matters. Prior to that, he held executive officer positions at leading companies including Flex®, LG, Freescale Semiconductor and IBM ®. He has served as vice-chair on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility and is a member of the MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics Advisory Board.

“In supply chain, you compress time through increased visibility and the application of technology – and time is money,” said Linton. “Nobody understands how to shift supply chains from being merely effective to being efficient enough to improve their financial posture the way that project44 does, and I’m thrilled to team up with them to shepherd the supply chain industry into the next generation.”

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