Our Board of Directors

Mike Paradis, Founder, CEO, Owner, Demand Chain, Salesforce Partner, Salesforce, Michael Paradis, Paradis,

Mike Paradis – Founder & CEO, Demand Chain
Board Chair

Mike is a nationally recognized entrepreneur known for his expertise in B2B sales, marketing, service excellence, and channel management. While working for GE to build and lead a new CRM division, Mike and his team worked with Cargill – on customer-centric initiatives.  They partnered closely with Waycrosse, the holding company of Cargill, to design and build an innovative information distribution platform for shareholder financials. Through this effort, Mike formed a close partnership with a Cargill founding family, the MacMillan’s.  Members of the family shared his vision for creating the first consulting services company, BenNevis, in 2001, dedicated to increasing the growth and profitability of businesses by providing a strategic customer-centric framework. Demand Chain was created as the technology arm to focus on CRM technology implementations.

Recognized as a premier Salesforce Partner, Demand Chain has completed nearly 2,000 engagements, becoming a trusted advisor to hundreds of customers worldwide by transforming their businesses with CRM consulting and technology. Mike received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, Finance, and Economics from St. Cloud State University.

Kevin Flynn – VP of North American Partner Recruiting & Growth

Kevin is well known in the Salesforce ecosystem, having served in pivotal leadership roles at Salesforce for over 16 years. His most recent role being, VP of North American Partner Recruiting & Growth, where his portfolio of consulting partners exceeded 2,100 firms. Kevin has strong expertise in sales and channel leadership, and a history of working with “growth” focused companies and innovative environments & cultures. Outside of his career at Salesforce, Kevin serves on the boards of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Thielen Foundation, and his son’s foundation, the Jacob C. Flynn Memorial Foundation.

Steve Snyder, Demand Chain, Board Member, 2022, Board of Directors

Steve Snyder – CEO, Schuman Cheese

Steve has served in leadership roles (CEO, President, COO, and board member) for a range of companies for nearly 25 years. He is currently the CEO of Schuman Cheese—an $800mm specialty cheese company based in New Jersey.  He also founded and has maintained a successful corporate growth and business consulting practice for the past 5 years, including strategy work at Demand Chain. Prior to that, Steve led organizations in industries as diverse as specialty cheeses (Whitehall Specialties, Inc.), food safety testing (Neogen), and biotech (Senomyx).  Earlier experience included extended stints at Fortune 500 companies Cargill and Monsanto. Steve has a BA in chemistry and an MBA degree from Harvard University.

Scott Anderson, Demand Chain, Board of Directors, Board Member, Advisory Board

Scott Anderson – President & CEO, RevenueForce LLC

Scott is the founding principal at RevenueForce LLC. He is co-author of the book “Reignite-How to Rekindle your Passion for Selling.” He has spent his entire career leading, training, and coaching sales teams to achieve performance improvement. He has worked with some of the world’s best sales organizations, including Danaher, Salesforce, Change Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group, Andersen Windows, Wells Fargo, The Hartford, and numerous private equity firms. He was a signature contributor to The Huffington Post, is a seasoned speaker, and authored numerous articles on sales effectiveness. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State-Mankato in Communications, Sociology, and Business Administration.

Shana Finnegan, Board of Directors, Board, Advisory, Demand Chain, Salesforce

Shana Finnegan – Principal, RITE Advisory

As a seasoned executive business leader, Shana developed and honed a broad skill set that includes digital and business transformation, acquisitions, business integrations, change management, and corporate turnarounds resulting in long-term value and growth. These were developed through COO, CSO, and other leadership roles in industries as diverse as SaaS and consulting solutions in the education sector (TIES/Sourcewell), digital transformation solutions (Bswing) agency/consultancy, and technology and professional services (Xerox, Loffler, Gartner). She is committed to creating people-focused cultures that inspire innovative thinking and differentiated solutions in an environment where divergent thinking is encouraged. Shana received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Magnani, Demand Chain, Board of Directors, Salesforce, Advisory Board

Dave Magnani – Co-Managing Partner, M&A Executive Search

Through a career spanning 30+ years, Dave has demonstrated a consistent ability to grow various professional services organizations. More recently, Dave’s career has focused on aligning clients with highly experienced business executives with requisite skills as a Managing Partner at M&A Executive Search. His career includes years of increasing P&L responsibility in B2B and start-up businesses, plus years of strategy and operational consulting experience (including 5 years with McKinsey & Company) in a broad number of industries. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ben Oehler – President, Bashaw Group

Ben has been a professional advisor to owners of businesses and philanthropic organizations for over 30 years. From 1999 to 2007, he served as the President and CEO of Waycrosse, Inc., advisor to the owners of Cargill Incorporated, one of the largest private companies in the world. He completed work at Waycrosse in 2007 and founded a consulting firm that morphed into Bashaw Group, Inc. – a strategic advisor to privately owned businesses wrestling with the complex and interlocking concerns of financial strategy, capital structure, liquidity, governance, education, and philanthropy. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota.

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