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Jim Barnes

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Barnes is the CEO at enVista and is a leading expert in supply chain and omnichannel transformation. Barnes co-founded enVista in 2002 with a focus on supply chain consulting and has since grown enVista’s services and software to be a market leader for end-to-end supply chain and omnichannel commerce solutions. Today, enVista is a $140+ million global organization with more than 950 associates serving the world’s leading brands, with a focus on mid-market and Fortune 500 companies.

Barnes continues to lead the company in consistent and organic year-over-year growth, driving the company’s vision with deep expertise and innovative solutions to maximize and accelerate growth for clients. He has spent more than 30 years deploying supply chain and enterprise solutions to address complex challenges and maximize results for clients. With a passion for mentoring the next generation, Barnes is a motivational and transparent leader who fosters an entrepreneurial spirit.

Professional Highlights

Barnes currently sits on the Board of Directors for Carparts.com, helping to fuel its explosive growth. He also sat on the Board of Directors at leading ecommerce company, Walker Edison.

Barnes is a member of and regular contributor to Forbes Technology Council, RetailWire BrainTrust Panel and RETHINK Retail Council, offering thought leadership and industry insights. Barnes has also been quoted in a variety of publications, including Inbound Logistics, Multichannel Merchant, Wall Street Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Sourcing Journal, Retail Dive, Modern Materials Handling, Total Retail, Transport Topics and more.

Barnes is the recipient of a variety of awards and has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Innovations CEO by World Biz Magazine, Retail Info Systems (RIS) Top Mover and Shaker, Supply and Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) Supply Chain Pro to Know and DC Velocity Rain Maker. Barnes was also a nominee for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Barnes is a regular speaker at a variety of industry events, trade shows and conferences, including National Retail Federation (NRF): Retail’s Big Show, ProMat, MODEX, Future Stores, Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition (IRCE), Operating Technology Partners Forum, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) LINK and more.

Authored by Labor Management pioneer Gene Gagnon, Supervising on the Line: A Self Help Book for First Line Supervisors has been revised and updated by Jim Barnes. Through stories and real-life “on the line” examples, the book offers timeless, common sense tips for managing employees in the distribution environment.

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