JDA Software’s new CEO addresses the gender gap
JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail has been named JDA Chief Executive Officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014. Dail, a former senior technology executive and JDA’s Chairman of the Board is excited to get to work!
“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 already made an impact at JDA since assuming the interim position, by forming JDA’s Global Industries and Solutions business unit and 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 that focuses on developing new strategies to fuel 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.
Dail tells AZTB that jobs for Arizona are in the near future.
“Yes, we are actively recruiting and have a number of positions available in AZ,” he said.
With much discussion around the gender gap in technology companies, we asked Dail what he plans to do as CEO to advance women in technology?
“We are working hard at this. We recently established a Women’s Interest Network (WIN) group within JDA that is focused on trying to provide mentoring and coaching for women who are already at JDA to help advance their careers. In addition, we are actively looking to recruit more women into our company as we think a diverse work environment will only help us succeed in the future,” Dail said.