Kinaxis Receives Two Awards at the Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala: Deal of the Year and Outstanding Company

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Kinaxis Best Ottawa Business Awards Company of the YearLast night I had the pleasure of attending the Best Ottawa Business Awards in Ottawa, Canada where Kinaxis was recognized for Deal of the Year and as an Outstanding Company.

As an Ottawa headquartered company and a business that has been very successful over the past few years, we are delighted to be a part of the business growth and success of Ottawa.

I believe our success over the years can be contributed to our strong value proposition to our customers, as supply chain becomes increasingly important to large companies.

Our success can be seen in the 20% increase in head count over the last year – And we are continuing to grow! If you’re interested in joining our team, find out more about Kinaxis career opportunities at the upcoming career fair on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 from 4:00–7:00pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata.

To view the other award recipients, please see bestottawabusiness.com.

Recognition in this category adds to the growing list of accolades Kinaxis has received: 2014 Canada’s Best Small & Medium Employers,  2014 National Capital Region Top Employer, 2013 Canada’s Best Employers for Young People, 2014 Supply Chain Pros to Know, 2014 100 Great Supply Chain Projects and 2013 Great Supply Chain Partner.

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John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over twenty 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.

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