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Sean Henry, founder and chief executive officer of STORD
Sean Henry, founder and chief executive officer of STORD

Scheller Undergraduate Student Named Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Sean Henry's STORD is Disrupting the Warehousing and Distribution Industry.

Scheller College of Business' Dean's Scholar and third-year undergraduate business student Sean Henry was recently named one of Forbes' 2018 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry, Inc. Magazine's 2017 50 Young Entrepreneurs Rethinking the World's Biggest Problems, and ranked in the top 30 in Inc. Magazine's America's Top Emerging Companies of 2017.

Henry founded and serves as chief executive officer of STORD, an on-demand warehousing and distribution company that leverages capacity in independent facilities nationwide – pairing excess capacity in third-party facilities with businesses that need affordable and efficient storage solutions. "We want to transform global warehousing and distribution. We provide instant access to warehouses and supply chains on a consolidated dashboard," notes Henry.

STORD's proprietary software provides technology-driven warehousing and distribution to simplify the management of product and reduce costs, thereby helping clients manage multi-warehouse product flow, resulting in significantly reduced warehouse costs for customers. Simultaneously, it brings technology and new revenue to its warehouse partners.

American Shipper, a publication for executives managing international logistics and supply chains, recently called STORD the warehousing startup that "bucks marketplace trend and provides a platform for companies to tap into latent contract logistics space and manage warehousing contracts."

Henry is accustomed to balancing school and work. While enrolled at Atlanta's The Galloway School, Henry started multiple businesses including an iPhone repair business and an online automobile advertising and marketing business. Georgia Institute of Technology was not on Henry's radar for college until he was invited to interview for the Dean's Scholarship. He was astounded to see the hub of activity surrounding Scheller College, including startup firms, incubators, TechSquare Labs, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), corporate innovation centers, not to mention the surrounding companies including Fortune 500 companies.

"As a student with a love for business and emerging technology, I found a community I was eager to call home right in the heart of Atlanta. I knew Scheller College could offer hands-on learning with a diverse and industry-experienced staff, while connecting me to the thriving technology sector in the immediate surrounding area."

At the end of the day, Henry pointedly credits one person with his decision to select Georgia Tech: Craig Womack, Scheller College's assistant dean and director of undergraduate programs. "Craig is the best person ever. Going through the entire process, Craig was warm, open, and fantastic at conveying what Scheller College and Georgia Tech is about. Now, as a student, my classmates and I discovered that Craig can solve anything. I cannot thank him enough."

What's next for this game changer? Henry is keen to spend his junior and senior years taking operations and supply chain management classes and interacting with faculty and classmates. When not in class, you'll find Henry continuing to build a world-class company at STORD's offices down the street from Scheller College of Business.


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