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DCKAP SUMMIT 2022 – Speakers


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President at Rigid Hitch Inc.

J.R. Tapper

With over three decades of experience in the distribution industry, J.R. Tapper is the President of Rigid Hitch, a family-owned manufacturer and warehouse distributor of trailer hitches, towing accessories, trailer parts, and truck accessories.

Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Duncan Wardle

As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe.

Global Director, Account Services & eCommerce Operations at 3M

Kathi Mishek

As a kid, I would organize my neighborhood friends into teams for games, my toys into color segments (or functions). Technical operations is my happy place, and I love working for a global and complex company, in an industrial market in need of change.

Vice President, Channel Sales at BigCommerce

Sachin Wadhawan

Sachin is passionate about growing Partner Ecosystems and leads the Headless, B2B, and Back-office partner strategy at BigCommerce. He has gained a unique perspective from a wide range of industry experiences in Nonprofit technology, Healthcare, Ad Tech, Content Marketing, Video platform, and eCommerce. He has contributed to both technical and business development roles and has become a well-respected Technology Solutions leader in the industry.

Director, B2B Strategic Partnerships at Big Commerce

Alec Berkley

Alec is an Ecommerce veteran who started his career at a digital agency, then co-founded BundleB2B which was later acquired by BigCommerce. Alec is currently focused on optimizing BigCommerce’s connectivity into industry leading back-office business systems to help manufacturers & distributors sell more online & improve business processes.

Partner Marketing Manager at Klevu

Rainey Bailey

Up and coming eCommerce alliance maker, Rainey Bailey is a charismatic sales and marketing leader that is enjoying immediate success as she builds her reputation in the industry.

Director of Ecommerce and Digital Development at SRS Distribution

Lijesh Shetty

Lijesh is currently leading eCommerce implementation and Digital Development for two of the major brands at SRS Distribution. Lijesh has a lot of experience leading, designing and building large scale ecommerce and mobile applications during his two decades of technology career. He is also an avid reader and loves learning.

Associate Professor of Instruction at Texas A&M University

Bharani Nagarathnam

Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam is an Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director of Master of Industrial Distribution program at the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Industrial Distribution.

Partnerships Manager, America's at Dotdigital

Damien Kennedy

Damien Kennedy has over 20 years of global business communications experience. He has architected stakeholder engagement solutions for mining, engineering and construction companies globally, and been in SAAS solutions partnerships for 10 years. As partnership manager at Dotdigital he works with system integrators to efficiently engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business working alongside CRM and ERP solutions

Office Manager at Koehler Rubber & Supply

Jenny Sagan

Jenny has been working in distribution for over 10 years in different fields and roles, giving her varied knowledge to lead her team at Koehler Rubber & Supply. Currently she provides the company with P21 system support, and overall operations management.

Co-Founder of Conveyance Solutions

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is co-founder of Conveyance Solutions. Working with distributors across North America, the Conveyance team provides implementation, support and customization of the Prophet 21 ERP system.

Solutions Engineer at DCKAP

Aaron Pallares

Aaron is a Solutions Engineer at DCKAP. He is always looking into the digital fabric of practices and models to better understand the psychology.

Integration Consultant at DCKAP

Justin Zaza

Justin Zaza is an Integration Specialist with DCKAP. He is a recent graduate of the Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University.

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Services Practice Leader at DCKAP

Mohan Natarajan

With over a decade of experience in eCommerce implementations and offering business solutions for distributors, Mohan heads the eCommerce practices and delivery at DCKAP.

Customer Success Manager at DCKAP

Tim Diep

Tim has been with DCKAP for over a decade, with experience in sales, marketing, partnerships, and events. He’s now bringing those skills to his current role in customer success. Though not from a technical background he enjoys offering a user’s perspective and insights. A lover of sports, he is based out of Las Vegas, NV.

Partner Manager at DCKAP

Catherine Sulskis

Catherine works with the marketing team as the Partner Manager, bridging connections, finding ways to co-brand and co-market our solutions.

Founder & CEO at DCKAP

Karthik Chidambaram

Karthik Chidambaram bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois.







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