Over 17 year of marketing, development and management experience. Enthusiastic entrepreneur with grass roots marketing and business development experience starting two new companies within a product and service industry. Multi-faceted leader with a trusted advisor approach that has helped companies repurpose expense dollars and turn it into cash flow. Ultimately helping organizations increase profitability and improve efficiencies.
In 1993, through James strategic relationships and business acumen, MCG Logistics was quickly recognized as an industry leader in bundling carrier contract negotiations with comprehensive invoice and account auditing, payment processing and reporting tools. Thru James’ unique vision and innovative services, MCG’s clients have increased their profitability, reduced operational expenditures and gained valuable visibility into their global logistics. MCG Logistics has grown to have representation throughout North America and is currently fostering representation throughout the world.
Michele Vernola began her logistics career in 1988 with FedEx in their operations division. Michele was promoted to field sales representative for FedEx. In that role, her responsibilities included business development; pricing contract negotiations, yield management, customer service and account management. Michele was quickly recognized for her territory’s sales growth allowing her to advance through multiple levels of sales positions. Michele remained with FedEx through the RPS acquisition and was promoted to the highest sales position as Global Sales Executive. While in account management, she managed such strategic accounts as: Boeing, Hughes, McDonnell Douglas and Ingram Micro.
Towards the end of 1997, she began working with MCG Logistics as she started her logistics consulting career. Currently, as Executive Vice President with MCG Logistics, Michele Vernola has assisted countless clients in dramatically reducing their logistical expenditures due to her wealth of knowledge and understanding of the carriers and their inner workings.
John Warnstedt is an accomplished and knowledgeable business professional specializing in Operations, Supply Chain, and Logistics Management. He has managed multiple distribution centers, procurement and inventory control teams, and transportation divisions. He is extremely analytical and is very strong in identifying and successfully obtaining cost reductions across the entire supply chain.
From 1990 to 2003, John worked at the Senior Management Level for several technology companies including Bell Microproducts, Juniper Networks and Flextronics. During this time of his career, John worked with many Domestic and International Freight Forwarders/Companies negotiating transportation contracts.
In 2003, John joined the team at MCG Logistics as Director of Client Reporting and Freight Payment Services supporting the Heavyweight Freight Division. Currently, John Warnstedt has expanded his role at MCG to Vice President, Global Logistics, overseeing Heavyweight Contract Negotiations, 3PL Services, and Freight Payment Services.
Kelly Dinneen began his transportation career with Flightmasters/Seamasters, a domestic and international freight forwarder in 1990. In 1996, he became a District Manager responsible for $18M in station revenue annually. Kelly negotiated and procured service agreements with Commercial Airline Air Cargo management teams. In June of 1999, he joined MSAS/Exel North American Logistics to perform operations and program management as the SVP, Global Sales managing monthly revenue of $10-15M. In September of 2001, Kelly’s last role with Exel was as an on-site Global Business Development Manager at Sanmina-SCI, a leading Global Contract Electronics Manufacturer.
In September of 2002, he joined Distribution Concept International and continued supporting Sanmina-SCI. In January of 2004, Kelly joined Sanmina-SCI as a Senior Transportation Manager and later assumed duties of Director of Global Logistics & Transportation. In this role, he was responsible for a team of global logistics managers in Asia, Europe, Latin and North Americas whose core function was to procure and manage all Transportation and Logistics Service Providers, contracting, rates and service agreements with an annual spend of nearly $200M.Tim Hills, Payment Processing Lead Expert.
Kelly Dinneen joined MCG Logistics as Vice President, Global Logistics in January 2006. He is responsible for oversight of MCG client’s Heavyweight Freight programs. The Heavyweight Freight teams drive all Heavyweight Freight and Logistics, RFI, RFQ, Rate and Service Program Implementation and on-going monthly management for each MCG freight client’s specific KPI criteria and methods of operation.
With a successful track record of 15+ years, our Telecom Experts have been serving clients in a wide range of industries across the Midwest and Nationally. We help clients realize improved spend performance from a winning combination of an audit processes, telecom expertise and over a decade of success savings our clients millions off their bottom line. We put a strong emphasis on the relationship with clients and delivering successful results.
We allow are clients to focus on their core business and they allow us to focus on analyzing, uncovering opportunities, determining a course of action, implementing their savings and tracking on an ongoing basis for clients.
Our Payment Processing experts bring over 15+ years of industry experience. With the team of experts and customer service support, they are able to deliver a high level of dependable service, competitive and revenue producing solutions, proprietary innovated solutions, at a true advisory approach. Transparency with no agreement terms or penalties, We earn your business every day.