Blue Ridge Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Tech Industry Executive Ken Walters

Atlanta, Ga. Jan 25, 2017 Blue Ridge, a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in cloud demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced the appointment of Ken Walters to its Board of Directors.

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“Ken has decades of successful global leadership experience with an unparalleled track record of success in the enterprise solutions market,” said Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge.  “His strong expertise in building and growing technology companies will be extremely valuable as Blue Ridge continues its rapid pace of expansion.  We are excited to welcome him to our Board.”

Mr. Walters previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Infor, one of the largest privately held software companies and a leader in enterprise software and services. During his tenure, Infor executed more than 25 acquisitions and grew from $40 million to over $800 million in revenue. He then led an initiative as CEO and President of Extensity, building a $500 million financial performance management software company through two key acquisitions that merged with Infor in 2007.

From 2007 to 2010, Walters served as President of the Financial Solutions Group at Infor. During this time, the company grew from $800 million to $2.1 billion in revenue with offices in more than 100 countries, over 8,000 employees, and more than 70,000 customers. In addition to Infor, Walters previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Internet Security Systems, Inc. and as a Managing Partner at Coopers & Lybrand.

“Due to the dynamics of commerce today, imprecision in supply chain technology is hindering business performance more than ever,” said Walters. “Blue Ridge is uniquely positioned with innovative cloud-native supply chain planning technology enabling companies to capitalize on the changes in today’s commerce, and I am excited to help contribute to the company’s accelerating growth.”

 About Blue Ridge

Named a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Systems, Blue Ridge provides revolutionary cloud-native supply chain planning technology specifically designed for retail and distribution. We enable our customers to increase revenue at lower costs by delivering an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy to forecast, plan and purchase inventory. Blue Ridge ensures products are available at the right time, without incurring excess inventory cost.

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