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Johnna Hobgood

Seattle, WA
Johnna is an angel investor and member of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors.

I'm an energetic global supply chain, channel operations and international business development executive with demonstrated results improving profitability and implementing strategies for long-term growth. I have over 20 years of experience at global companies with iconic brands including Gillette, Microsoft, and Outerwall (redbox & Coinstar).

My passion is solving complex business problems that span multiple disciplines for world-class technology and retail companies. Because of my Engineering and Operations Research (OR) training, I focus on data and business intelligence to inform prioritization and decision-making.

My forte is building customer, supplier and channel partner relationships, and driving strategy and execution of high impact programs to grow loyalty as well as drive revenue. I enjoy working hand-in-hand with product, sales, marketing and finance teams to build a fully integrated channel strategy. I conducted business with customers, suppliers and partners on location in 35+ countries, and remotely in many more.

As a continual learner, my operations and supply chain experience is very broad and spans channel partner management, category management, supply & demand planning, material requirements planning (MRP), buying, raw materials & finished goods inventory management, operations strategy, finance and quality management / Lean 6-Sigma.

I am a strong team builder with exceptional ability to recruit, hire, and develop strong managers and individual contributors across multiple disciplines. Many of my prior direct reports continue to reach out to me for career advice and mentoring.

Specialties: strategic partnerships, retail, tech devices, consumer products, international business development, category management, program management, global supply chain, supply and demand planning, systems selection and conversion, Tableau, business intelligence, analytics, operations research, statistics, quality, Lean 6-Sigma, Salesforce.com, SAP/APO.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 16

12:00pm PST