Supply Chain Management Cloud Provider Grows Sales Team and Assigns New Executive Position
Ottawa, Canada, May 29, 2012 – Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a cloud-based solution at the heart of planning and response management for value chain operations, recently named Jeff Johnson to the newly-created position of executive vice president, global sales operations. This executive position was established to support the expansion and diversification of the Kinaxis sales organization.
Jeff, with the support of two regional vice presidents and a significantly expanded sales team, is responsible for all worldwide sales, strategic consulting partners, and pre-sales business consulting. In addition, Jeff will work closely with Bob Dolan, vice president, worldwide sales channels on the company’s mounting efforts with channel sales partners.
Jeff brings to the Kinaxis executive team more than 25 years of software sales experience driving significant revenue growth in extremely competitive environments. Jeff has held senior sales positions with a variety of software and technology firms, including Agile Software, PeopleSoft, Blue Martini Software, SAP and IBM.
“Jeff is a seasoned professional with the ideal mix of experience for Kinaxis at this juncture in the company’s development,” said Douglas Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis. “This change in our sales organization represents a significant maturity milestone for the company and is a direct result of our rising position in the market. We are looking to Jeff to establish a best-in-class enterprise sales organization that can allow us to fully capitalize on the outstanding prospects we see for Kinaxis.”
“Since joining Kinaxis, I have been impressed with the passion in which the company operates, which has been borne out of genuinely believing in the product and its value to the customer,” said Johnson. “My goal, and that of the broader sales team, is to match that passion and make it contagious for our prospective customers. It is a privilege to sell Kinaxis RapidResponse – it is simply that good.”
Kinaxis delivers a cloud-based solution at the heart of planning and response management for value chain operations. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated response to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. With RapidResponse, enterprises are able to attain a control tower solution that encompasses a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply and capacity planning, demand planning, and supplier collaboration. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs. From a single product, customers are able to make both long-term and real-time demand and supply balancing decisions quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business objectives of multiple stakeholders.
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