From the Wires
John Simon Joins Predictix as CEO
By: Business Wire
Jan. 14, 2013 06:30 AM
Predictix today announced that John Simon has joined the company as CEO. Mr. Simon brings extensive retail industry experience and a highly successful record of driving growth to his new role as CEO of Predictix.
Mr. Simon joins Predictix after nine years as CEO of afterBOT, Inc, the inventor of retail industry digital receipt solutions and associated intellectual property. He was a founder of QRS Corporation in 1989, the developer of the retail industry UPC catalog and the market leader in retail industry supply chain services. QRS went public in 1993, and Mr. Simon served as CEO from 1998 to 2002, growing the company to over $175M in mostly recurring annual revenue with 9,000 retail industry customers. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School with Distinction, where he was awarded the 1980 Retail Prize. Mr. Simon will join the Board of Predictix and remains a Director of afterBOT.
“I am very pleased to have someone of John Simon’s business experience and industry knowledge succeed me as CEO, to help lead Predictix through the next phases of its strategic growth and success,” said Molham Aref. "I have known and worked with John since 1994, and he is the ideal person to ensure that Predictix and our innovative solutions continue to provide significant value to retailers, while focusing on the immense opportunities that exist in the retail industry. He brings an exceptional mix of leadership, business, and communication skills, along with a deep understanding of the retail industry and retail technology solutions, and I look forward to working with John. “
“Predictix is one of the most dynamic, exciting solution providers in the retail industry, and I'm honored to join the Predictix team," said Mr. Simon. "There are tremendous opportunities for innovation in delivering predictive solutions across the planning, merchandising and supply chain business functions. Predictix is uniquely positioned to change the game and to further its leadership role in helping retailers compete more effectively.”
Predictix empowers retailers and brands to drive competitive advantage and market differentiation through innovative planning, merchandising and supply-chain solutions. The Predictix Adaptive Platform for Intelligent Decisions™ leverages Big Data, sophisticated predictive analytics, the latest high-performance retail science, and the unlimited elasticity and computing power of the cloud. Our unified decision support platform quickly enables retailers to gain real-time, accurate insights that shape better decisions, improve agility, and reduce risk.
Predictix transforms the way decisions are made – allowing retailers to create market differentiation and outperform the competition. Learn more at www.predictix.com.
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