JDA Names New CEO

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JDA Names New CEO

01/31/2017

JDA Software Group has named former Tyco executive Girish Rishi chief executive officer to succeed Bal Dail, who will step down immediately but help with the leadership transition through the first quarter of 2017.

Rishi had been executive vice president at Tyco International, where he was responsible for the firm’s global retail solutions and North America building automation business. Prior to his role at Tyco, Rishi was senior vice president for the Enterprise division of Motorola Solutions.

“Our customers are undergoing enormous change with omnichannel, new dynamics in the global supply chain, and automation at the edge with a trend towards the internet of things, mobility and analytics,” said Rishi. "To that end, I look forward to building upon JDA’s demonstrated innovation and solutions capabilities, as we leverage our partner ecosystem to best serve our customers.”

In another transitional move, Michael Capellas and Lloyd Waterhouse were appointed, respectively, chairman and vice chairman of JDA’s board of directors. Dail had also been serving as chairman.

CEO of strategic technology advisory firm Capellas Partners, Capellas first joined the board last October. Waterhouse, who joined the board in 2015, most recently was CEO of McGraw-Hill Education.