Leadership Team


Michael Cornell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cornell founded Accellos in 2006 with a vision that small and midsized business and logistics service providers were in need of a single source supply chain software partner. This vision has fueled Accellos’ dramatic growth through both organic product line enhancement and strategic acquisitions. Michael brings extensive executive management experience and a proven record of success in building software companies that pride themselves in innovation, customer service and delivering value to their stakeholders.

Prior to Accellos, Michael was CEO of NxTrend Technology, the leading provider of distribution-centric ERP software in North America. During his tenure at NxTrend, Michael dramatically improved shareholder value resulting in the ultimate sale of the company to Infor in June of 2004. Previously, Michael was President of JBA Americas.

Michael was a semi-finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

Ross Elliott
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Ross Elliott is one of the founders of Accellos. He brings extensive expertise in supply chain operations and software product development. Under Ross’ product leadership, Accellos has made a series of acquisitions to broaden the Accellos product portfolio in support of the corporate vision. Ross is the overall architect for the Accellos ONE technology platform which consolidates acquired technologies on a common, modern technology architecture.

Prior to Accellos, Ross was the Vice President of Business Strategy for Infor Global Solutions. Ross worked with corporate marketing, sales and engineering to synthesize a strategy that provided value to the company and to its customers. Previously, Ross was the Vice President of Products and Strategy for NxTrend Technology.

Ross was awarded 2013 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Flint Seaton
Chief Financial Officer

Flint Seaton is one of the founders of Accellos. Flint leads the finance and administration team at Accellos, overseeing all finance strategy, planning, operations and human resources. Additionally, Flint leads due diligence, execution and integration of Accellos’ strategic acquisitions.

Prior to Accellos, Flint was the CFO of Xaware, a worldwide provider of information integration, conversion, and exchange solutions based upon eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Flint was previously the CFO of NxTrend Technology.

Chad Collins
General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer

Chad leads Accellos’ strategic go-to-market programs and Channels Business Unit.  Chad’s marketing leadership includes setting the direction and helping execute lead generation, business development, product marketing and corporate marketing. As General Manager of the Channels Business Unit, Chad leads the sales, professional services and customer support activities for Accellos’ warehouse management, EDI and barcode data collection product lines. Chad has over 15 years’ experience building, implementing, and marketing innovative supply chain software technologies that help customers streamline their distribution and logistics operations. Chad is a recognized thought leader in the supply chain management industry and was awarded a Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Prior to joining Accellos, Chad was Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at HighJump Software, a leading supply chain execution software provider. Chad was also a leader in the supply chain consulting practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Joe Couto

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Joe is the Senior Vice President and the General Manager of the Third Party Logistics (3PL) business unit.  The Accellos 3PL business unit is responsible for selling, implementing and supporting the AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL product, which is used by over 100 3PL providers at over 500 facilities in 12 countries.  Joe has over 25 years of 3PL software industry experience and has been instrumental in leading the 3PL sales group to meet the rapid growth plans for the Accellos.  Joe is a recognized thought leader in the area of 3PL software including the unique requirements of “concurrent client logistics”.

Prior to Accellos, Joe was a founder of Delfour Corporation, a Toronto-based software company focused on solutions for the 3PL industry.  Delfour merged with Headwater Technology in 2005, and under Headwater, Joe and his partners acquired FreightLogix in order to expand the product suite with a complementary transportation solution.  In September 2006, Accellos acquired Headwater. 

Joe was awarded 2014 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Bill Ashburn

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Bill is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accellos Transportation business unit.  The Accellos Transportation business unit is responsible for marketing, selling, implementing and supporting the Accellos Prophesy Transportation Software product line that is used by over 4,000 small and midsized transportation companies.

Bill joined Accellos in 2008 with the acquisition of Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc.  Prior to Accellos, Bill co-founded Prophesy with a group of business partners in 1986, during his last year of college. The company had the distinction of developing the first-ever PC-based commercial mileage and routing software. In his role as Vice President of Prophesy throughout the next 25 years, Bill helped the company become a leading provider of software to the transportation industry, developing a complete, integrated suite of solutions for carriers and brokers including dispatch and accounting, mobile communications, planning and compliance.



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