SEKO Logistics has welcomed Mike Powell back to the company, giving him the role of chief technology officer.
He previously spent four years with SEKO as vice president for information technology before leaving in 2010 to become a co-founder of a cloud-based logistics software company used by global and domestic third-party logistics companies, trucking companies and brokers.
In 2014, he joined RIM Logistics as vice president for technology solutions where he was responsible for the company’s corporate technology strategy and streamlining operations to increase productivity.
At SEKO, Powell has oversight and leadership of all matters relating to its technology strategy, products, solutions and operations as well as the development of the next generation of the MySEKO platform in coordination with board sponsor and global chief commercial officer, Mark White.
Powell says: “Technology has always been a differentiator for SEKO in the eyes of its clients. SEKO has been providing technology solutions for many years that some newcomers to the market are only just starting to shout about. While they are doing that, we will continue to push the digital boundaries of the global supply chain process.”
White says: “Mike Powell not only brings a wealth of technology expertise to help us realise our ambitions, he is also very active in terms of client engagement and start-up experience. He understands the customer perspective and why everything we do must be friction-less to improve the way they do business.”
SEKO Logistics has also appointed Matthew Brown as chief financial officer, replacing Dan Sarna who is retiring.
Prior to joining SEKO, Brown worked technology company SUZOHAPP, SAE Towers in the power industry, Latin American mobile phone distributor Brightpoint, and six years at Ernst and Young.
SEKO president and chief executive officer, James Gagne says: “Matthew is a welcome addition to our executive team. Having lived and worked in Australia, Brazil and Mexico, he clearly understands the international market and what it takes to turn global challenges into new business opportunities.”