Meet the Supply Chain Insights Team
I have a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College and a M.S. in International Supply Chain Management from Plymouth University, located in the United Kingdom. I have worked as an operations associate at Peabody Energy in the Powder River Basin, restaurant manager in Montana, and a stone staircase builder along Maine’s portion of the Appalachian Trail. I have also completed a thru-hike of Vermont’s 272 mile Long Trail, the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States. As part of the planning and food prep process, I was forced to predict my hunger pangs for the entire three-week trip before departure. If that isn’t advanced demand planning, what is?!?!
Hello! Nice to meet you. I am happy to announce my recent career move to Supply Chain Insights as Director of Marketing. Here I am heading up the marketing and community strategy for the global advisory company. Recently, I have been putting all of my efforts into producing the revolutionary Supply Chain Insights Community hosted on Jive platform, which will launch September 2012. Previously, I was the Director of Marketing at Kraus USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of unique bathroom fixtures and accessories. Prior to this, I was the Marketing Director for over 12 years at the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning. There I had the opportunity to travel to many cities across the world including Dubai, Shanghai, London, and Amsterdam, as well as almost every major city in the U.S.
Outside of work, I always seem to be busy. Currently, I support our social media networking group by sitting on the Board of Directors for the Social Media Association planning their monthly programs. I am also passionate about helping the local community and volunteer when I can. As a co-founder of FoodForLongIsland.com, an ambassador group to help with promotional efforts and fundraising opportunities for Island Harvest, I helped raise $30,000 in under 10 days with “Cycle for Island Harvest,” a four-hour cycle-thon. Fitness is fun and important to me, I train about six days a week for triathlons as well as cycle and run events. I enjoy the company of my husband on runs and I am a Tripp Doherty spin fanatic at Equinox Fitness. My two Jack Russell Terriers also keep me on my toes!
I am proud to call New York as my home for most of my life. I have spent some amazing years learning and meeting great people on the graduate level at New York University. I graduated from Hofstra University on Long Island with a B.S. degree in Education.
Please connect with me on Linkedin, Twitter ( @constancek ) and starting September in our Supply Chain Insights Community. Look out for my new blog “Behind the Supply Chain Scenes” to debut shortly.
I am the Research Director at Supply Chain Insights, which means I am responsible for managing our primary, quantitative research surveys – from survey design and execution through to data analysis and presentation.
I have over 20 years of client and supplier side research experience, most recently on the supplier side at novaQuant and Marketlab, where I managed a wide assortment of consumer and business-to-business research projects. Prior to that I had many years managing research and marketing for interactive TV services at Wink and OpenTV as well as managing audience research at the NBC television network. I have a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College and a MA in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
A consistent theme throughout my career and education has been a passion for understanding people – what they think, what they want, what’s working for them and what’s not. I enjoy research as a tool for understanding people, products and processes in a systematic and quantifiable way. I am excited to use research to understand the pain points, successes and goals of the supply chain community.
I live outside of San Francisco with my husband and two children. I am active in the children’s school and enjoy hiking, playing tennis and running around with our labradoodle, Willoughby.
I’ve had hands-on experience in the Supply Chain field for 7 years working closely with Retail, Pharmaceutical & Consumer Goods Companies assisting with client coordination, project management & business development. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston & am currently pursuing my Masters Degree.
I bring over 25 years experience to Supply Chain Insights in building, implementing and consulting on SCM software. My most recent positions with Gartner, AMR and Altimeter Group afforded me the opportunity to work with industry experts advising SCM leaders on best-practice implementations. I attained my MBA at Suffolk University in Boston.