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Eddie Opler

Edmond F. Opler (Eddie) has been Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of World’s Finest® Chocolate, a Chicago-based family-owned business, since 2003. Prior to that, he worked in various roles in sales, marketing, operations and general management after joining the company in 1994. Founded by Eddie’s grandfather in 1939, World’s Finest Chocolate is best known for […]


Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. Our Monetization and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and […]

Transportation One LLC

Transportation One is a full-service, multi-modal logistics provider dedicated to meeting the demands of the transportation industry. Our innovative, energetic team understands the constantly evolving needs of shippers and carriers alike. We invest heavily in cutting-edge technology and experienced logistics professionals, allowing us to deliver superior service to all of our clients. At Transportation One, […]

Jamie Teets

With more than ten years of experience in transportation brokerages, Jamie Teets is a knowledgeable and successful businessman. He demonstrated great ambition and a strong entrepreneurial spirit when he co-founded Transportation One LLC in 2010. Jamie’s vision was to build one of the fastest-growing, most efficient and optimized third-party logistics companies in the country. Now […]

Michael DeCata

Mike DeCata is President & CEO of Lawson Products. He joined the Company in 2012 after serving in executive leadership roles at United Rentals, Inc., W.W. Grainger, Inc., General Electric and Chef’s Warehouse, a $300 million specialty food distributor, where he served as President. Mike also served on the Board of Directors of Crescent Electric […]

Ryan Meczyk

Norman “Ryan” Meczyk is the founder and CEO of Norman Distribution.  Under his leadership, Norman Distribution has grown into one of the most renowned full-service DSD Distributors in the CPG space within the Midwest region. Currently, Norman Distribution services over 2500 retail locations across multiple channels of trade. Ryan is driving Norman Distribution to become […]

Alex Brown

Alex Brown, 10th Magnitude Founder and CEO, sees cloud as a tech industry tsunami, and he is harnessing its power to enable his clients’ businesses to thrive. “Cloud is the most profound change we’ve seen in IT since the Internet,” he says. “When we help a client adopt cloud technology—in one form or many—that company can then tackle so many new opportunities that it unleashes a torrent of business innovation. And […]

Prime Advantage

We are the world’s leading buying group in mid-market manufacturing. We are comprised of two dedicated partnership classifications: Members and Endorsed Suppliers. Our Members are premier industrial manufacturing and food processing companies who purchase raw materials, components, services and supplies through our network of top-performing Endorsed Suppliers. Since 1997, we have proven that aggregating the […]

LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. Specializing in accounting and finance, technology, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing and executive search, LaSalle proudly serves companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle’s innovative and unique approach to staffing is designed to provide our […]

Who Doesn’t Want To Be In Chicago?

Robert Nathan, CEO of LoadDelivered, believes Chicago is the best place in the country to build a company… because of the talent right here in the Windy City. Listen as he talks about how his company is developing the technology to disrupt the supply chain.