Blog Posts Women Leaders Who Make a Difference

Research has shown that women leaders are good for business – sharing a fresh perspective, improving performance, increasing innovation and more. At Saddle Creek, we’ve seen the proof firsthand.

In honor of International Women’s Day, this week’s blog highlights just a few of the talented women across our organization who are helping to ensure service excellence for our clients every day.

Nicole Lee

Senior Director of Fulfillment

Nicole Lee joined Saddle Creek in 2010 as a Management Trainee and has earned seven promotions since then! Just last month, she was promoted to Senior Director of Fulfillment.

Over the years, Lee has helped to lead one of Saddle Creek’s subscription clients through unprecedented growth, guiding the expansion of a single-location operation into a business unit operating in three markets and shipping millions of orders every month. Most recently, she has helped the client to stand up its first owned facility which Saddle Creek will manage.

Lee consistently looks for new ways to help the client increase efficiency, control costs and overcome business challenges. It’s easy to see why they describe her as “an incredibly creative thinker who solves problems and thinks strategically about innovation.”

Megan Rudolph

Senior Director of Parcel Operations

Megan Rudolph oversees Saddle Creek’s parcel shipping operations nationwide. Since joining Saddle Creek just two-and-a-half years ago, she has helped the company expand its parcel program significantly, leveraging her extensive experience in parcel supply chain solutions, ecommerce distribution strategy, data analytics and strategic partnerships.

Under Rudolph’s direction, parcel volume has grown by nearly 70%, while managed parcel spend has increased 149%. And the parcel team has more than doubled in size to support this growth.

Rudolph has also helped to expand the parcel tools available to our clients – adding parcel analytics software, dynamic carrier selection, distribution modeling and more.

Kristen Lowers

Chief Information Officer

Kristen Lowers joined Saddle Creek in 2012 as systems director and steadily increased her responsibilities, successfully leading IS teams in a variety of areas. In July 2021, she was named CIO.

Today, Lowers leads a team of technology professionals across the country, supporting the enablement of successful fulfillment, warehousing, and transportation operations.

Lowers has been instrumental in expanded Saddle Creek’s IS capabilities and increasing their sophistication to support the growing complexity of our clients’ operations. Under her direction, the team has brought on almost 20 new systems over the past decade, most of which were foundational for growth and scalability. They’ve also helped to start-up systems in dozens of new buildings across the country.

What could be even more remarkable than these amazing women? The fact that there are so many more talented women doing Whatever It Takes! for Saddle Creek’s clients.