Meet the MonarchFx Executive Team
The team has over 200 years of related logistics experience in operations, finance, business development, implementation, and fulfillment.
Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO
Jim Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. His focus over the last several years has been in the areas of eCommerce, Unichannel, and supply chain reinventions. Tompkins brings with him over 35 years of leadership from Tompkins International, a global consulting and implementation firm, which stresses the requirement for strategy before structure and structure before implementation.
Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) on June 1, 2015. The award is an attribute that recognizes Tompkins through the contributions he has provided to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering. In addition, he has served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Materials Management Society, and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education, and Purdue has named him a Distinguished Engineering Alum.
Gene Tyndall, President
Gene Tyndall comes to MonarchFx from Tompkins International. He is a highly respected supply chain consultant, industry veteran, and thought leader. Prior, he was President of Ryder Global Supply Chain Solutions, Global Leader and Senior Partner of the Ernst & Young Supply Chain Management Consulting Practice, and a United States Navy Officer. Tyndall has over 30 years of experience with over a hundred multinational corporations and domestic companies, in strategy development, new process design, technology, and leading practices. Tyndall has been elected to the Global Logistics Hall of Fame.
Bruce Tompkins, COO
Bruce Tompkins boasts more than 30 years of operations experience, from traditional industrial engineering to manufacturing and materials management. He is an expert in manufacturing and distribution processes, lean manufacturing implementation, Six Sigma methodologies, ISO / Quality Systems, and benchmarking and gap analysis. Tompkins has authored numerous reports and created a variety of presentations that share findings from the Consortium’s benchmarking and best practices surveys. Tompkins is also frequently quoted in industry publications. Prior to his role at MonarchFx he was VP and Director of Marketing for Tompkins International and VP and GM of Operations for Maytag Herrin Laundry Products.
Jeff Kaplan, EVP – Corporate Development and CFO
Jeff Kaplan has 30 years of experience as a CFO, 23 of those years working with public companies. He has been directly responsible for closing over $1.4 billion in transactions, including underwritten public offerings (four IPOs), PIPEs, acquisitions, and bank financings. As EVP and CFO at Rare Medium Group he completed a $186 million underwritten public offering and more than $70 million in private placement funding. Throughout Kaplan’s career as a CFO he has been responsible for building and developing corporate finance and administrative staff to handle growth, and has implemented budgeting and forecasting disciplines to manage growth. During his tenure at Clabir Corporation, a conglomerate that owned 37 restaurants and 100 convenience stores, the company brought the popular Klondike™ ice cream bar to the national market and subsequently spun-off Klondike as a separate public company.
Jim Herman, SVP – Business Development
Jim Herman is an experienced and accomplished global sales and marketing executive within the distribution, manufacturing, and supply chain industries. Throughout his career he has successfully lead sales, marketing, and account management organizations to achieve accelerated growth. Prior to joining MonarchFx Herman was SVP of Sales and Marketing for XPO Logistics, Supply Chain. He has also served as VP of Global Account Management with Flextronics, VP of Global Sales at ITT, Interconnect Solutions, VP of North American Semiconductor Marketing at Arrow Electronics, before starting his career with Marshall Industries. Herman has over 25 years of experience as a thought leader and practitioner of market segmentation strategy, solution selling process, value proposition development, and disciplined global sales execution.
James A. Tompkins, Ph.D.
Chairman and CEO, MonarchFx
Executive Assistant: Debbie Flynn, 919-855-5447