XVELA, a Navis company and creators of the world's first SaaS collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, today announced the appointment of Guy Rey-Herme to lead the XVELA business. Rey-Herme previously served as co-founder and COO of GT Nexus, now Infor, one of the most successful many-to-many SaaS platforms in the supply chain space. The appointment of one of the industry's foremost SaaS supply chain experts signals XVELA's continued commitment to addressing the fundamental need for collaboration in the ocean shipping industry, ultimately helping terminals and carriers to see the full stowage picture, realize new operational efficiencies and capture substantial untapped savings across the ocean supply chain.
Rey-Herme joins XVELA with more than 17 years of experience as a leader and trusted advisor for the implementation and overall success of a number of projects across the global supply chain. A proven operational leader, he successfully balances an entrepreneurial mindset with the framework needed to guide broad, systemic and transformational changes. Rey-Herme has a long history of rapidly growing emerging supply chain software businesses into successful and thriving companies, including GT Nexus, which he co-founded, scaled and managed through to a successful acquisition by Infor. He has also held executive positions at some of the world's largest financial institutions, including Seabury Trade Finance Exchange, International Trade Bank at Bank of America and Citigroup.
"Complex challenges and systemic inefficiencies across the ocean supply chain are making it difficult for terminal operators and ocean carriers to operate profitably," said Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis. "Adding Guy to our executive team will build on our current momentum in addressing these needs and enable us to deliver a many-to-many global platform to help terminals and carriers collectively manage and drive new efficiencies throughout the stowage planning and execution process. Guy's leadership experience, along with his extensive track record of success, make him a perfect fit for XVELA as we continue to help our clients leverage shared, fully integrated data and analytics to improve their operations."
"SaaS technologies are recognized for their ability to transform industries into collaborative business networks," said Rey-Herme. "I am convinced that XVELA is uniquely positioned to deliver a transformative SaaS platform enabling unprecedented visibility and many-to-many collaboration across the ocean supply chain. Starting with stowage planning and quickly expanding to shipping execution, XVELA's success will be based on providing value to the industry that no individual stakeholder could achieve alone."