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Krannert Executive Forum - Chris Cason

Chris Cason

Chris Cason

Blue Horseshoe Consulting

Chris Cason is the President and co-founder of Blue Horseshoe, a privately held solution services firm based in Carmel, Indiana, providing expert management and strategy consulting to Fortune 500 companies and mid-market businesses across the globe.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Chris studied at Indiana University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 1988 in Computer Science, with minors in Business and Math. From IU, Chris left Indiana to work in Santa Clara, California for ROLM Corporation, a technology company, where he developed software for voice telephony applications. After two years in California, Chris and his wife decided to move back to the Midwest, where Chris joined an up-and-coming company, the Summit Group in South Bend, where he started as a consultant before rising to Vice President of Consulting and then Chief Operating Officer.

In 2001, Chris was one of seven Summit Group executives to leave the company and establish Blue Horseshoe in Carmel, Indiana. The company was incorporated Nov. 5, 2001, starting with the original seven employees in a small office in the Meridian Corridor in Carmel and growing steadily over the next 15 years into an international consulting firm with about 200 employees and satellite offices in Columbus, Ohio, Denver, Charlotte and most recently, Amsterdam. The company works with clients to cover system design, implementation, optimization, and distribution design services. With a specific focus on Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP, Blue Horseshoe provides custom solutions tailored for food & beverage distribution, retail supply chain, CPG distribution and logistics and transportation.

Serving as President, Chris has guided Blue Horseshoe through a number of milestones. In 2004, the company developed a partnership with Microsoft and a few years later began developing its own software products for the first time. In 2008, the company modified its strategy from product-focused to industry-focused, setting the stage for more growth. In 2010, Blue Horseshoe acquired TransTech strategy group and in 2012, achieved the honor of Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year, thanks to the development of its signature products WAX and TRAX, new warehousing and transportation logistics programs that were able to be integrated with Microsoft’s AX program.

Chris lives in Carmel with his wife and three kids. In his free time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports. An avid hockey fan, Chris played in high school and up until a few years ago played in a Sunday night adult league in Carmel.