President, Worldwide Field Operations
Corey Tollefson is President, Worldwide Field Operations of Blue Yonder. Corey is a senior technology industry leader with global operating experience in software and digital transformation and supply chain. He has a deep understanding of the trends across enterprise software, cloud, AI, and supply chain.
A technologist and entrepreneur, Corey began his career at Accenture and previously spent time at Infor, Oracle and Retek. While serving as General Manager at Infor he led global brand, strategy, pre-sales, sales, M&A, and implementation services for wholesale, apparel and retail. His team focused on selling and deploying end-to end-supply chain systems including machine learning-based forecasting and replenishment across the globe. Over a five-year period, SAAS revenue grew from $0 to nearly $1 billion in annual recurring SAAS spend including 60 million subscribers in the cloud. Most recently, Corey served as a partner at Arcspring, accountable for both engaged investor network and sourcing portfolio acquisitions.
While at Oracle, he served in a variety of roles over an 11-year period of exponential growth and industry consolidation including license sales, value engineering, alliances, M&A, product strategy, product management, and product marketing. His last role was as Group Vice President where he was focused primarily on growing Oracle’s market share in the global 500 retailers for commerce, data science and supply chain applications.
Corey has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from St. Cloud State University - G.R. Herberger College of Business in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Ever passionate about technology he recently served as a strategic advisor to the CEO of Sezzle, a next-generation payment provider in the Fintech space and helped them go public in 2019 on the ASX.
Corey lives in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area with his wife and three daughters. He describes himself as a Prince fanatic. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about the 15th century bankers and the Medici family, as well as digesting the latest Web3 technology standards.
4 Questions with Corey:
- Describe yourself in four words.
Appreciative. Passionate. Driven. Accountable.
- What’s your personal mission statement?
Create. “Start by creating your day and then create your life.” - Prince Rogers Nelson
- Which Core Value resonates most with you and why?
Results. Everything starts and ends with results. When we achieve success it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It becomes easier to get additional head count. It becomes easier to convince a prospect to work with us. It becomes easier to create additional roles for associates to stretch and grow into.
- How does your team allow Blue Yonder to fulfill its potential?
I am thrilled to be here and thankful for the opportunity to lead up our sell and deliver organization. Blue Yonder is the world's largest collection of supply chain experts. We have so much experience and customer success stories across multiple industries. We will continue to close the gap between what is aspirational/vision with our ability to execute thanks to our associates.