The principals of IdealFlow have over 30 years of combined experience in designing and implementing enterprise-wide operations solutions. They were instrumental in the “next generation” of Dell operations initiatives, including:

  • Demand - Supply Planning and Manufacturing Execution
  • Demand - Supply Matching
  • Worldwide Operations Cost Management (Negotiation & Forecasting)
  • Global Supply Management / Production Planning initiative (DSi2)

The IdealFlow executive team includes:

Danny Gillespie
Through his work with Cold Spring Consulting, Danny Gillespie spent 3 years in the Worldwide Operations Group at Dell Computer Corporation. Danny served as an advisor to supply chain executives and was responsible for the development of supply chain tools, product costing processes, and the modeling of supply chain data for the 2-hour build-to-order production schedule. Danny was also involved in many other projects driving continuous improvement in a variety of operations processes.

As Director, Business Solutions Programs at RLX Technologies, he implemented the process and systems used to launch a new breed of blade servers via a completely outsourced model.
Prior to his work with Cold Spring, Danny was with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Perryman Consultants and MHM, Inc.

Danny has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.

Scott King
Scott has over 15 years experience in supply chain management, business process re-engineering, systems integration and development, and general management. In addition to IdealFlow, Scott has worked for Whole Foods Market, RLX Technologies, Dell Computer and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

At Whole Foods Market Scott was the Global Director for Private Label Procurement and Product Development. In addition to general management duties, Scott was specifically responsible for all aspects of global purchasing, contract negotiation, and product lifecycle management for the full line of exclusive products.

At RLX Technologies, Scott was a director of Business Solutions Architecture. He was responsible for designing the complete footprint of processes and systems connecting suppliers, RLX operations and customers.

At Dell Computer, Scott was responsible for the solution architecture for linking Dell’s 2-hour production planning process to suppliers. He was also the Operations lead for a number of Dell electronic commerce initiatives, including the strategy and initial implementation of, a secure extranet that acts as a portal for Dell suppliers to collaborate in managing the supply chain.

Scott has a degree in economics from Texas A&M University

Bril Flint
Prior to founding IdealFlow, Bril Flint served 2.5 years as Vice President of Planning in Dell’s Worldwide Operations Group. Created in 1998, Worldwide Ops was responsible for oversight of Dell’s Procurement, Manufacturing, and Distribution operations. Prior to the role in Operations, Bril was Vice President of Dell’s Corporate Planning and Analysis function. Bril also served as Vice President of Finance for Dell’s Large Corporate Account business.
Bril was instrumental in driving best practice sharing across Dell’s worldwide geographies and was heavily involved in many of Dell’s strategic operations-related initiatives, including Vendor Managed Inventory, outsourcing projects, manufacturing capacity planning and investment, and new plant start-ups.

Bril has 16 years of postgraduate management experience. Prior to Dell, Bril was Vice President, Strategic Planning at EMI Music. He also spent 5 years at Bain & Company, Inc., a strategic management consulting firm.

Bril has a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, and a Master of Science degree in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.