From the Wires
JDA Software Names David Kennedy Chief Legal Officer
By: Business Wire
May. 2, 2012 04:10 PM
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the appointment of David Kennedy to the position of executive vice president, chief legal officer effective May 1, 2012. In this role, Kennedy will be responsible for providing leadership on all legal matters for the company, including corporate governance, compliance, litigation and risk management, acquisition activity and commercial transactions.
"David brings a strong combination of industry experience and knowledge in both high-growth and larger company environments," said JDA Software President and Chief Executive Officer, Hamish Brewer. "I am confident that David will have an immediate positive impact within JDA, and I welcome him as a valued member of the executive leadership team."
Kennedy brings over 25 years of experience providing legal counsel to public and private technology companies in areas that include corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, intellectual property, litigation and corporate finance. He was most recently general counsel and secretary at Better Place, a fast-growth startup that builds infrastructure networks for electric vehicles. Prior to Better Place, Kennedy was general counsel at Business Objects, the world leader in business intelligence and a top-15 software company prior to its acquisition by SAP. Kennedy began his career with an 18-year tenure at IBM, where he managed teams of lawyers responsible for a number of IBM business units, including IBM’s Information Management software group, as well as IBM Global Services Europe.
Kennedy, 50, received his bachelor of science and juris doctor degrees from the University of Connecticut.
About JDA Software Group
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s robust services offering, including complete solution lifecycle management via JDA Cloud Services, provides customers with leading-edge industry practices and supply chain expertise, lower total cost of ownership, long-term business value, and 24/7 functional and technical support. To learn more, visit jda.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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