Meet The A-Team

The Advatix team consists of top industry experts that expedite operational transformation through quick problem solving and applying proven practices. Team members bring diverse backgrounds and experiences that share the common goal of relentless commitment to our clients’ success.

Tom Baker VP OF OPERATIONS SOLUTIONS

Tom Baker is the Vice President of Operations Solutions at Advatix. Tom is celebrated for successfully designing and launching Amazon’s Last Mile delivery service throughout North America. He led the operational expansion of Amazon Fresh and Amazon Logistics (AMZL) – where he joined with fellow Advatix team members Manish Kapoor and Bill Teller. Tom also led the design and launch of Amazon’s brick and mortar Amazon Books Bookstores.

One of the top industry experts in eCommerce operations, leadership development and continuous process improvement Tom has led the launch of Amazon’s newest robotic fulfillment centers, creating high performing teams and strong leaders along the way.

Before joining Advatix, Tom served as Director of Government Operations at GP Strategies where he spearheaded the operations which brought disaster relief to the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Tom is also a 20 year Navy veteran where he served as a “Top Gun” trained Navy Fighter Pilot in F-14 Tomcats and F-18F Super Hornets. The successful implementation of his copyrighted “Leadership Flywheel,” currently housed in the Library of Congress, has helped ineffective teams grow into high performing, industry leading, powerhouses.

Tom’s passion is creating order out of chaos; walking into difficult business problems and molding raw materials into high performing teams and effective processes. Tom states that he is “a mentor and coach who loves to get his hands dirty searching out and eliminating waste wherever it can be found.”

Education

  • MA – National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • BS – Business Management; Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Meet Our Other Team Members
  • Manish Kapoor Founder and CEO

    Manish Kapoor founded Advatix after 25 years of senior leadership roles at, various organizations including Amazon and...

  • Sam Vahie Chief Consulting and Strategy Officer

    Sam Vahie is the Chief Consulting and Strategy Officer at Advatix. He is one of world's top...

  • Bill Teller Chief Operations Officer

    Bill Teller is the Chief Operations Officer at Advatix. Bill is acclaimed with launching and operating...

  • Ashish Chadha Chief Information Officer and CEO APAC

    Ashish Chadha is the Chief Information Officer and CEO APAC in India. With over two decades experience...

  • Jeff Helms VP of Operations Execution

    Jeff Helms serves as the VP of Operations Execution with extensive experience in Operations Leadership at Amazon Fulfillment...

  • Gerry Mercure VP OF CLIENT Solutions

    Gerry Mercure comes with 37 years in the Logistics space. He is the Vice President of Client Services at Advatix with responsibility...

  • John Cordova Chief Human Resource Officer

    John Cordova is the Chief Human Resource Officer at Advatix. As a successful business leader with over...

  • Somil Katiyar VP of Technology

    Somil Katiyar is the Vice President, Technology at Advatix. His main focus is on developing XPDEL product, Advatix...

  • Rod Jaraiedi Director of Client Solutions

    Rod Jaraiedi is the Director of Client Services at Advatix and responsible for making sure that Clients take full advantage of the Advatix...

  • Dene’ Jolly Director of Organization Design and Talent Solutions

    Dene’ Jolly serves as the Director of Organization Design and Talent Solutions at Advatix where she is responsible for...

  • Phylliss Lundquist Senior Director of Operations Solutions

    Phylliss Lundquist is the Senior Director of Operations Solutions at Advatix and responsible for deployment of new programs and scaling up of operations...

  • Matthew Mickey HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH (CORPORATE ATHLETE)

    Companies that invest in the well-being of their employees, also have a more productive workforce. A “Corporate Athlete” is happy and works hard...

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