Pros2Plan Management Team
Debbie Rose | Vice President
Debbie Rose is the Vice President at Pros2Plan, a company of Spinnaker Management. She brings over 20 years’ experience in Consulting and Staffing Services, with 15 of those years in sales functions ranging from operations, business development, account management, director of business development to her current position. At Pros2Plan, Debbie drives sales, recruiting, and marketing, as well as manages clients across all verticals. Clients include many of the world’s top brand-name leaders among the Global 500 and Fortune 1000. Pros2Plan focuses purely on staffing.
Currently, Debbie is responsible for driving sales within key markets and accounts, strategically managing the staffing division Pros2Plan, including maintaining existing relationship and driving new opportunities across organization enterprises. In addition to leading Pros2Plan, Debbie is a dedicated civil servant. For seven years, Debbie has served as the elected Mayor of her town, Conway, Pennsylvania. Debbie is a graduate of Geneva College. She enjoys spending time with her family, sporting events, boating and skiing.
Rob Benson | Co-Founder, Managing Principal
Rob Benson is Co-Founder of Spinnaker Management Group (“SMG”), a holding company with four lines of business that has evolved and grown to approximately 350 employees across three continents. For over 25 years, Rob has worked with clients on Supply Chain Management challenges in the Semiconductor and High-tech industries. As the Managing Principal for Spinnaker's Supply Chain practice areas, Rob guides the strategic direction for the company's Supply Chain Consulting, JDA and Supply Chain Design Practices, and Value-Added Warehousing & Distribution offerings. His recent client work focuses on combining the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process with APS tools to further enhance the ability to predict and manage complex, global supply chains.
Beginning his career at UC Berkeley, Rob worked with a team of researchers and consultants that developed some of the earliest optimization-based planning solutions for the semiconductor industry. Key elements of these solutions are still found in supply chain planning applications from leading companies in the commercial marketplace.
As commercial software for supply chain planning developed to become the Advanced Planning Systems (APS) market, Rob helped clients use these applications more effectively through improved process design and measurement.
Rob holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley. He also received his B.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University. Rob is a recipient of the Franz Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement for his work on optimization-based planning systems with the team from UC Berkeley.
John Sharkey | Advisory Board
John Sharkey is Spinnaker’s Senior Vice President of Consulting and has oversight and leadership responsibility for the firm’s supply chain planning and strategy consulting practices which provide management consulting and technology consulting/support services. In this role, he oversees strategy and individual practice development, provides business development and marketing direction, and is responsible for overall financial performance for the group. Additionally, Mr. Sharkey is a frequent industry speaker and supply chain thought leader.
As a consultant, John is an expert in the design, development, implementation, and optimization of supply chain strategies, business processes, and technologies and helps oversee supply chain transformation initiatives. John has worked with a wide range of leading companies in the Apparel, Chemicals, Consumer Products, High-Tech/ Semiconductor, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals, Paper, Retail, and Telecommunications industries.
Having led project teams in a variety of domestic and global supply chain initiatives, he specializes in combining technology and process improvements to design supply chain systems that enable clients to achieve transformational results and achieve strategy objectives. Mr. Sharkey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and master’s degrees in engineering and business from MIT. At MIT, John was a graduate fellow in the Leaders for Manufacturing (now Leaders for Global Operations) program, a partnership between MIT’s business and engineering schools and a consortium of leading global manufacturers. He lives in Chicago, Illinois and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, and golf.