JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail, a senior technology executive and JDA’s Chairman of the Board, has been named JDA chief executive officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014.
“The potential for JDA now, and into the future, is tremendous and I am excited about the opportunity to continue leading this innovative company,” said Dail. “Our game-changing suite of solutions spanning retail and supply chain planning and execution, coupled with our deep expertise in many industries and regions, puts us in a perfect position to deliver real business value and results to leading companies around the world.
Dail has implemented a number of changes to JDA’s organization since assuming the interim position. He recently formed JDA’s Global Industries and Solutions business unit, responsible for developing the company’s solution suite vision, product portfolio strategies, and support and cloud operations. He also appointed a global sales leader to focus on establishing, growing and retaining strong customer relationships and building a progressive global alliances strategy and ecosystem. In addition, he established JDA’s Innovation Lab to focus on building transformational technology strategies that can propel JDA’s solutions by leveraging next generation platforms and emerging technologies.
Dail’s prior leadership experience includes previous roles as CEO of both Aon Hewitt and Aon Consulting, and as chief information officer of Aon Corporation. He also was a partner at McKinsey & Company focused on the high-tech sector, and is currently an operating partner at New Mountain Capital. His retail experience includes starting his career in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom.