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John Ames Jr.

VP Business Development

As vice president of business development, John is responsible for building strategic partnerships with the consulting community and works with global organizations to develop repeatable solutions for their supply chain design organizations.

Prior to Optilogic, John was part of the leadership team at LLamasoft, helping the company go from 12 employees to over 500 across 10 years, with roles in pre-sales, professional services, alliances, and country manager. John also worked in pre-sales and business development roles for several small supply chain companies focused on inventory optimization, demand planning and causal forecasting, network optimization, S&OP, and finite capacity scheduling.

John holds a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Fun fact: John has climbed Mt. Fuji twice! He also loves fly-fishing and running his climate-neutral certified activewear company part-time.