Board of Directors

As president and CEO of SPS Commerce since 2001, Archie Black has led the company to become a recognized leader in retail cloud services with the industry’s largest retail network and more than 50 consecutive quarters of increased revenues.
 
Archie is a cloud computing pioneer and has helped SPS Commerce transform the retail industry by replacing traditional enterprise software with a more responsive, agile retail platform. Under his leadership, SPS Commerce has grown from a groundbreaking, disruptive idea into a global powerhouse with the largest retail network and the industry’s first integrated suite of products architected for today’s omnichannel retail market. 
 
He is the recipient of numerous awards including EY Entrepreneur of the Year and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Titans of Technology, and is a frequent presenter at industry, investor and academic events.
 
He has a Bachelor of Science from Marquette University.

Martin Leestma has served as a director since March 2006 and was Chairman from March 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Leestma is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors for Forthright Solutions, a solution provider for regulatory and legal compliance programs, and he has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2011 and Chairman since 2008. Prior to Forthright, Mr. Leestma served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors for Retek Information Systems, a software company, from 2003 to 2005, during which time Retek was a publicly traded company. Prior to joining Retek, he was Global Managing Partner of Retail Technology at Accenture from 1996 to 1999 and Managing Partner of North American Consumer Goods & Services from 1999 to 2002. He became Global Industry Managing Partner — Retail & CG&S industries in 2002. He became Global Industry Managing Partner – Retail & CG&S Industries in 2002 and served in this role until his departure in 2003. From 2005 to 2008, he served as an independent business consultant. Mr. Leestma also serves on the board of directors for Kipsu, a private texting and digital messaging company, and Xsell Technologies, a private digital dialogue company.

James Ramsey has served a director since March 2014. Mr. Ramsey is co-founder and board member at Vlocity Inc., a provider of industry-specific cloud CRM applications. Mr. Ramsey also serves on the boards of Ambra Health (formerly DicomGrid) and Flipgrid, Inc. Previously, Mr. Ramsey served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution at NetSuite Inc., a publicly traded SaaS company, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to NetSuite, Mr. Ramsey served in various sales management roles at Oracle Corporation
 

Tami Reller has served as a director since May 2016. Ms. Reller is an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group. From April 2001 until September 2014, Ms. Reller served in several executive roles with Microsoft Corporation including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Windows Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Divisional Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President of Dynamics. She was also the Chief Financial Officer of Great Plains Software from 1999 to 2001, until the company was acquired by Microsoft Corporation.

Mike Smerklo has served as a director since January 2014. Mr. Smerklo served as the Chairman of the board of directors for ServiceSource International Inc., a publicly traded company that provides recurring revenue management solutions for technology-based companies, a position from which he retired in 2015. He was the Chief Executive Officer of ServiceSource from 2003 to 2014. Prior to ServiceSource, Mr. Smerklo held executive positions at Opsware (previously Loudcloud), Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Smerklo currently serves as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Next Coast Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital firm that he founded in late 2015.

Philip Soran has served as a director since July 2010 and Chairman since May 2014. Mr. Soran is currently the Executive Chairman of Flipgrid, Inc. Mr. Soran served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Compellent Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company which he co-founded in March 2002, until its acquisition by Dell Inc. in February 2011, after which he served as the President of Dell Compellent from February 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Soran also serves on the board of directors for Piper Jaffray Companies, a publicly traded investment bank and asset management firm and Help Systems, LLC, a privately held software company. From July 1995 to August 2001, Mr. Soran served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Xiotech, which Mr. Soran co-founded in July 1995. Xiotech was acquired by Seagate in January 2000. From October 1993 to April 1995, Mr. Soran served as Executive Vice President of Prodea Software Corporation, a data warehousing software company. Mr. Soran also held a variety of management, sales, marketing, and technical positions with IBM, and served on the board of directors of Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, a public manufacturing company, from 2011 until its acquisition by TDK Corporation in the fall of 2016.

Sven Wehrwein has served as a director since July 2008. Mr. Wehrwein has been an independent financial consultant to emerging companies since 1999. During his 35-plus years in accounting and finance, Mr. Wehrwein has experience as a certified public accountant (inactive), investment banker to emerging growth companies, chief financial officer, and audit committee chair. He currently serves on the board of directors of Proto Labs, Inc., a manufacturer of custom parts and a publicly traded company, and Atricure, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. Mr. Wehrwein also served on the board of directors of Compellent Technologies, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by Dell Inc. in 2011, on the board of Vital Images, Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by Toshiba Medical in 2011, on the board of Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by Baxter International, Inc. in 2012, on the board of Cogentix Medical, Inc. from 2006 to 2016, and on the board of directors of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. from 2006 to 2012.