ROARK JANIS, Chief Operations Officer
Roark Janis has more than 30 years experience in providing logistics services focusing on technology and brings deep supply chain management expertise in sales, solution design, implementation, and operations to SphereWMS. He worked with the company's technology for more than 13 years as a customer and was instrumental in defining the application’s functionality and internet delivery business model.
Roark initially joined SphereWMS in September 2007 as a Strategic Account Manager, responsible for managing relationships with major accounts to expand business and develop new revenue streams. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Among his many contributions, Roark productized the company’s configurable technology, bundling modules into suites that addressed the needs of specific market segments. In addition, recognizing the evolving trends in marketing and the diminishing returns from traditional marketing methods, Roark launched online marketing strategies and established a full web presence for SphereWMS.
Roark joined SphereWMS from Panalpina, where he was Vice President Supply Chain Solutions managing the design, sales, implementation, and operation of logistics services in the hi-tech and automotive industries for global accounts such as IBM, ADTRAN, SMTC, General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, and Hyundai. Previously, Roark worked for Circle International as Director, Logistics, developing and deploying supply chain execution software globally. In that role, as a customer, he was instrumental in applying SphereWMS technology to the supply chain sector to expand Circle’s services, and sold logistics projects that generated more than $8M of revenue annually. He also managed logistics facilities in Mexico and cross border operations with the US. In his early career, Roark worked with Apple Computer, First Pacific Networks, and Verizon in managing logistics audits, directing customer service and field operations, and marketing financial analysis.
Roark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management from Brigham Young University. He lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his wife and the youngest two of his seven children.