Fortna Hires Steve DeFazio to Lead Global Services Organization

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fortna, the global professional services firm that helps companies turn their distribution operations into a competitive advantage, announces that Steve DeFazio has joined the company in the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Global Professional Services. In this position, DeFazio will leverage his deep supply chain and logistics experience to help Fortna create new solutions for clients and to expand its global footprint.

DeFazio comes to Fortna with extensive global experience in developing and leading high-performance teams at IHS and Ernst & Young. He also has extensive distribution operations experience. He was the Vice President, Latin America Supply Chain at Avon Products and served in operations roles at Southland Industries and Zayre Department Stores.

He will leverage his successes in supply chain, logistics, operations and professional services to help Fortna continue its global expansion, drive service efficiency, and deliver solutions that help retail and distribution leaders operate more efficiently and profitably.

“I am excited to join Fortna,” said DeFazio. “I look forward to working with the industry’s top talent to deliver results for the world’s top brands.”

Steve brings rich experience and global understanding to Fortna. His ability to effectively develop and lead international teams is impressive,” said John A. White III, President of Fortna. “We are excited to have such an experienced and accomplished leader in this role.”

About Fortna Inc.

For over 60 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands – companies like Advance Auto Parts, J.Crew and Gordmans – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Companies with complex distribution operations trust Fortna to help them meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. We are a professional services firm built on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence, and warehouse control software.

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