Transformational IT executive Roopa Sudheendra has joined SEKO Logistics as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Architecture & Product Engineering to help spearhead the continuous improvement and optimization of its market-leading, customer-centric technology solutions.
With 20+ years of experience as an IT leader focused on transformational leadership, Roopa has been integral to strategic IT initiatives that have led to business optimization, as well as impactful revenue increases and cost savings, leveraging Agile transformation, data strategy, technology modernization, and thought leadership.
At SEKO, she will utilize her expertise in digital transformation and emerging technologies to deliver business efficiencies that enforce SEKO’s frictionless client experience and enable the deployment and evolution of configurable technology solutions around changing business needs, including new and diversified suppliers, sales channels, and sales territories. Roopa is based at SEKO Logistics’ headquarters in Chicago and reports to Chief Technology Officer, Mike Powell.
He commented: “SEKO’s reputation for best-in-class technology, which drives efficiencies and growth for clients, is based on our culture of continuously thinking ‘what can we do smarter?’ to benefit our clients and support our record growth across all product channels and geographies. Roopa brings a new dimension and an outstanding track record to our technology team. She will challenge and inspire us and will play a critical role as we execute our technology roadmap.”
Roopa joins SEKO after three years with Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory. There, as Head of Product Engineering, she provided technology leadership and direction to cross-functional product delivery teams, collaborating with C-Suite leadership to manage, strategize, and execute the portfolio roadmap by implementing Agile SAFe, design thinking, Cloud-native development, Analytics & AI/ML strategy and Microservices. Her earlier roles included Director of Application Development at TransUnion in Chicago as well as technology development posts with Medivo Inc., Thomson Reuters, and the City of Chicago.
At SEKO, working within the technology team and collaborating with business, Roopa will establish nimble Enterprise Architecture practice to meet desired business outcomes and manage the complexities while driving SEKO’s data strategy to make data available to the right people at the right time to drive the best decisions. In support of SEKO’s technology vision, she will establish a global frictionless operating model in collaboration with product and business to enhance the product engineering team’s ability to execute on the company’s global forwarding and e-commerce portfolio.
“SEKO Logistics was a digital forwarder years before others jumped on what is now a popular ‘bandwagon’ and it has continued to stay ahead through continued differentiation in technology solutions that underpin its logistics services, especially in areas like e-commerce. Successful technology transformation and continuous improvement are not only based on continuous learning but also inspired by a willingness to question the status quo. SEKO is powered by visionary leaders and passionate people with this ‘No Limit’ attitude. I am excited to join the team during this record growth period and look forward to bringing scale and efficiencies to the organization through product engineering rigor and innovation,” Roopa said.
From sophisticated Omni-Channel Solutions to high-quality White Glove Services and traditional Freight Forwarding, SEKO’s technology solutions are built upon three key platforms – MySEKO, SEKO 360 Demand Chain Management (DCM) software, and SEKO 360 Warehouse Management System (WMS). Together, these industry-leading solutions ensure that SEKO’s services provide clients with exactly what they, their customers, and suppliers need to effectively manage a smooth and seamless worldwide demand chain, offering one system end-to-end supply chain visibility.