Darren Maynard is a visiting faculty member for Penn State Executive Programs. He has over 27 years of experience in a multi-faceted career in Technology, Sales and Global Supply Chain. Darren's core focus is helping companies both small and large to recognize the effectiveness and capabilities of both their people and technology assets and re-align their Sales, Product, Technology and Marketing strategies to best leverage the needs of their Market. His experiences in every executive capacity, his insight into changing trends and his ability to understand Customers, have helped his reference clients achieve significant revenue success with minor adjustments and refocus in strategy.
He is leveraging 13 years of know-how from an eclectic career with the IBM Corporation, his experience as the CIO of LEP Profit International in re-engineering a Global Logistics company, his product development experience in the wireless and software business, and the last six years as the COO and V.P Sales of NextLinx working with Global shippers, carriers and 3PL's using technology and best practices, to define Global Trade automation strategies. Darren brings an extensive knowledge base and industry know-how to his current role as a Strategy Consultant.
Darren redirected NextLinx from being a pure compliance software vendor to a global trade management solutions provider. Darren further recognized the potential scalability of the Internet and introduced the concept of a transactional Trade content model to address the needs for a landed cost solution available as a web service model. This was utilized to create and execute multi-million dollar strategic investment opportunities with FedEx, UPS and Expeditors and defines NextLinx's leading position in the niche space of global trade.
Darren's former positions as Chief Information Officer at Geologistics, VP Product Development at Real Time Data and multiple responsibilities including sales at the IBM Corporation have created a solid foundation in product design and product sales, allowing a unique understanding of both the client and the vendor perspective.