Our Leadership Team

Daniel Harms

President of the Americas

Daniel Harms is President of the Americas and a member of the Board of Directors at Optimas Solutions. In this role, Daniel is responsible for strategies that drive disciplined revenue and profitable growth, elevate operational excellence and enhance customer service in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. He joined Optimas as Chief Operations Officer in early 2021 with a focus on the company’s distribution centers, sourcing and supply chain in North America.

 

A strategic thought leader with nearly 20 years of supply chain experience, Daniel has built and guided high-performing teams to deliver operational excellence across multiple industries. His influential leadership style and data-driven approach to problem solving have consistently produced revenue and bottom line growth with P&Ls over $100 million.

 

Prior to joining Optimas, Daniel held several positions of increasing responsibility at DSC/CJ Logistics which culminated at Senior Vice President, Operations. In this role he had strategic oversight of customer relationships and operational responsibility for numerous distribution centers nationally. This included leadership development, financial/operational performance and business process evolution. Throughout his tenure, Daniel was involved in or led people, process and technology initiatives that moved the company’s performance benchmarks forward.

 

Daniel earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He currently resides in the Atlanta suburbs with his wife Laura and their children Caleb, Major and Colby. Daniel is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and volunteers his time with local church and Scouts BSA organizations.

Mike Tuffy

Mike Tuffy

President of International

Mike Tuffy has over 30 years of experience in the fastener industry with leadership positions across commercial, sourcing and operations. As the leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Optimas, Mike utilizes his broad knowledge of world-class supplier capabilities to match with customer needs and expectations to drive efficiencies for our partners and our business. Previously, Mike served in leadership positions at Walters Hexagon and Anixter where he was part of the management team that significantly grew the business through organic growth and acquisitions. He was also part of the acquisition team that carved Optimas out of Anixter.

Jim Japcyzk

Jim Japczyk

Chief Financial Officer

Jim joined Optimas in 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His prior career experiences include CFO leadership roles within the distribution, manufacturing and consumer services sectors, primarily under private equity sponsorship. Jim has directed the finance, technology and human resource functions and, together with his teams, provided transformative leadership that established the path to drive enterprise valuation growth. Before his CFO roles, Jim was Vice President-Controller at a publicly-traded consumer products manufacturer, and served in various SEC reporting and financial management positions while at Grainger. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola University and Masters in Business Administration from DePaul University. He is an active member of Financial Executives InternationaI and the Illinois CPA Society.

Rebecca “Riv” Goldman

Rebecca “Riv” Goldman

SVP and General Counsel

Riv has over 20 years of experience managing global teams and has conducted business in over 80 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Australia and North America. As General Counsel for Optimas since 2017, Riv focuses on streamlining our contracting process while reducing risk, enhancing compliance structure and strengthening information security. Prior to Optimas, she served as head counsel for operating businesses within General Electric and Rockwell Automation, utilizing global distributor networks to meet the needs of industrial customers. Before the law, Riv held leadership roles in finance, marketing and strategic planning – with brief stints running recently acquired businesses or preparing businesses for divestiture. Riv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA in finance, marketing and accounting from Northwestern’s Kellogg School and a law degree from the University of Dayton. She has lived in France and Italy and enjoys working with our global teams at Optimas.

Ray Tofolo

Ray Tofolo

Chief Information & Digital Officer

As Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ray has responsibility for global applications, IT infrastructure and the digital selling and replenishment platforms of Optimas. He leads the strategic efforts to modernize systems, as they interconnect Optimas and customer facilities to numerous IT services provided through cloud computing. Previously, Ray held technology leadership, ERP implementation and application engineering positions within adidas, Bare Minerals and HD Supply. He started his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, working on formative technology engagements for McKesson, Applied Materials and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Ray has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Pepperdine University.

Kate Daly

Senior VP Human Resources

Kate Daly joined Optimas in 2020 and leads the people strategy and all principle HR functions across the company. Her focus is on organizational development, talent management, total rewards and employee engagement. Prior to joining Optimas, Kate was CHRO of DSC Logistics, where she implemented people strategies that prepared the business for significant growth. Her expertise in leading large transformative initiatives resulted in a restructured operation with a new leadership model, plus systems, processes and technology. Before this, Kate held senior human resource roles with D&W Fine Pack, a manufacturer of food packaging solutions, and PSAV, an event technology and production company. In these positions, she was responsible for leading core human resource functions, plus acquisition integration and labor relations. Earlier in her career, Kate had a long tenure with Panasonic North America where she held roles of increasing responsibility, eventually leading the Learning and Development group. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.