Vice President, Innovation, R&D
KENCO INNOVATION LABS
Kristi Montgomery, Vice President of Innovation, Research & Development for Kenco Management Services, LLC, is a 25-year veteran of logistics and supply chain management technology as well as innovative solutions.
Since joining Kenco in 1990, Kristi has served in various technology leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Technology. As the senior innovation officer, she leads a dedicated team of specialists in Kenco Innovation Labs who identify, research, and prototype creative ideas with the potential to impact the supply chain. Collaborating with customers, entrepreneurs, and vendors from multiple industries enables Kenco to think outside the box and create unique, customer-driven solutions. As the leader of this team, Kristi’s role is to identify opportunities and form partnerships to deliver innovative solutions internally and externally. As Vice President, Kristi serves as the research and development lead and delivers business value through technical and process innovation for the 200+ customers that Kenco serves in North America. Kristi is passionate about the relentless pursuit of innovation as an enabler of business solutions and driver of business value. Delivering innovation in supply chain is her passion and drives her to be a transformational agent of change.
Kristi received her BS in Organizational Management from Covenant College and Certificate in Data Processing from Northwestern Technical College. She also received her Certified Information Executive designation from the Institute of CIO Excellence at the University of South Carolina.
Kristi serves on the Board of Advisors for the local chapter of Women in Technology and for Girls, Inc., BuildIT program, is the Co-Chairman of the International Warehouse and Logistics Association Education Committee, serves on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Technology Council, and serves the industry speaking, participating as a panelist, and publishing articles on an annual basis.