Supply Chain Venture: Our Team

General Partners

Dave Anderson, Supply Chain Venture, Boston MADavid L. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is Managing General Partner of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital company specializing in marketing, sales and supply chain software investing. He is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture, a $40 billion global technology consulting company.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Placester, of Boston, Massachusetts, NextShift Robotics of Lowell, Massachusetts and  NBD Nanotechnology, of Boston, Massachusetts.

He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of New England and a member of the Boston College Technology Council.

At Accenture, he was instrumental in building the company’s $2 billion supply chain management practice in North America, Asia and Europe. Over the past thirty years, he has helped numerous global corporations transform their supply chains into world-class organizations. He was also global lead for all Accenture alliances with supply chain software companies, including i2, Manugistics, Ariba and CommerceOne.

Before joining Accenture, he was vice president in charge of logistics consulting at Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. (now Mercer Management Consulting) and a vice president of Data Resources, Inc. (now part of IHS/Global Insights, Inc.), where he founded the Firm’s transportation and logistics consulting practice. He was a founding partner of Operations Technology, Inc. (now part of Supply Chain Consulting), a web-enabled, intelligent messaging software company. He has also taught classes in undergraduate and graduate level business courses at Northwestern, MIT, Boston University and Northeastern University.

Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom and a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in the United States. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He is a frequent public speaker and has published numerous articles on supply chain strategy and business management in leading journals and websites, including the Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Practice Journal, The Journal of Finance and Achieving Supply Chain Excellence through Technology.

His past associations include the Board of Directors of Descartes Systems Group, of Waterloo, Ontario, Steelwedge Software , of Pleasanton, California,  Board of Directors and Interim CEO of Optiant (acquired by Logility), the Board of Directors of Industri-Matematik-International (acquired by Symphony Technology, then China dotcom), the Board of Directors of Vtrenz (acquired by SilverPop), the Board of Directors of LeanLogistics of Holland, Michigan (acquired by Brambles USA), Avenue Right, of Fargo, North Dakota, Waer Systems, of Brighton, UK, the Board of Directors of New Vine Logistics (acquired by IBG Fulfillment Services) in Napa, California, ActualMeds, of Hartford, Connecticut, Aiko Biotechnology of Portland, Maine and Board Chairman of Control Group, a New York City-based digital media technology consulting and outsourcing company (acquired by Intersection/Google).

Dr. Anderson has a BA, Economics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut and a PhD. In Econometrics and Finance from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Dan DershemDan Dershem

Dan Dershem is a General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Transplace, Transporeon and Llamasoft.

‘Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.

Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing” – Muhammed Ali

For the past 25 years, Dan has had the great fortune of experiencing supply chains from all vantage points. He was a management team member in Operations during the early days of the 3PL industry. This was a powerful training ground that resulted in building one of the first SaaS supply chain solutions, LeanLogistics. From there, he has traveled the globe working with teams from all cultures and backgrounds running a multi-billion-dollar supply chain operation.

Now he has one of the greatest jobs on earth at Supply Chain Ventures, leveraging all the years of knowledge, networks, personal connections and most importantly the scars and mistakes of the past to assist other entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their dreams


Scott-AndersonScott Anderson

‘Scott Anderson is an advisor to Supply Chain Ventures. He most recently served as President of Design and Technology at Intersection, as Alphabet’s first acquisition in the smart city space by Sidewalk Labs. He was also Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, of Control Group, a technology and design company that helped organizations envision and build products and platforms. Through strategic consulting, user-centered design, and multi-discipline engineering, Control Group enabled organizations to translate their brands into more meaningful and profitable connections with their stakeholders across digital and physical touch points. The firm was recognized as one of AdAge magazine’s Creativity 50, and Intersection has won many awards for its product, LinkNYC.

Anderson focuses on building strategic relationships, helping companies and organizations achieve product and service goals through technology insights and implementation, and has a large network for recruiting top-level talent.

Scott is active in community and civic affairs in NYC and in Dutchess County, serving on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association, and a Board Member of The Wassaic Project. He is a Founder of the UA Maker Academy in Manhattan, a CTE public high school focused on design and technology, and a founding Board Member of the Fund for Public Housing, investing in public housing communities with public-private partnerships.

padmanPadman Ramankutty

Padman Ramankutty advises portfolio companies on channel and technology strategy. He is the founder and CEO of Intrigo Systems (sold in 2018 to Accenture), a world-class supply chain consultancy, and currently a strategic advisor to Nike for all strategic IT and Supply Chain initiatives.

He formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Bristlecone, Inc., a global technology consulting company and provider of extended supply chain solutions. Prior to founding Bristlecone in 1998, Padman headed SAP’s High Tech Global Industry Business Unit where he successfully positioned SAP R/3 as the premier enterprise solution for the semiconductor industry. He holds an MBA degree in marketing and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

Peter StilesPeter Stiles

Peter Stiles advises portfolio companies on marketing and sales strategies. He is President of Advantage Design, and has over 37 years experience in developing, building, and creating marketing programs for technology companies.

In 1978, Mr. Stiles co founded Transportation Data Management. TDM developed the MileMaker series of mileage systems and the Ratemaker First Rate series of rating systems which became the benchmark systems within the motor transportation industry. TDM was acquired by Rand McNally in 1980. Mr. Stiles is a frequent lecturer at both domestic and international industry trade associations and marketing seminars. He is on the Advisory Board of Federal Signal Corporation. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Elmhurst University.

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