Manthan Congratulates Recipients of 2013 RIS News CIO of the Year Awards

Jun 20, 2013, 09:00 ET from Manthan Systems

PHOENIX, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Manthan Customer, CIO of Sprouts Farmers Markets, Named as Award Recipient

Manthan Systems, the global leader in business intelligence (BI) for retailers, congratulates the recipients of the 2013 RIS News CIO of the Year awards, including Manthan customer, Steve Black, CIO & CMO of Sprouts Farmers Markets, who received the 2013 Retail CIO Rookie of the Year Award. Black accepted the award in person, speaking to the audience at the RIS News' Retail Executive Summit CIO of the Year annual awards dinner. The dinner was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Grand Del Mar Resort in Del Mar, CA.

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The RIS News' Retail CIO Rookie of the Year Award recognizes Black for his significant impact to his organization in the first year on the job through leadership and effective management, the implementation of technology, and the alignment of business and IT. During his first year on the job, Black implemented Manthan's ARC analytics solution for retail, which provides Sprouts real-time visibility to business performance.

Also announced on Wednesday were the recipients in three other categories, listed below. Manthan congratulates all recipients and finalists for their innovative work in the retail industry.

Stacey Shulman
Chief Technology Officer
American Apparel, Inc.
RIS News' CIO of the Year: Innovation

Josh Jewitt
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Family Dollar Stores Inc.
RIS News' CIO of the Year: Strategic Impact

Tom English
Chief Information Officer, Vice President Management Information Systems
Trader Joe's Co. Inc.
Retail CIO Career Achievement

About Manthan Systems

Manthan serves as the Chief Analytics Officer for retailers worldwide.

Over 80 retailers are supported by Manthan's predictive and guided analytics, pre-built and flexible dashboards, dynamic reports and data visualizations combined with complete mobile enablement. Moreover, Manthan provides the only retail solution to transform traditional business intelligence to smart decision-making support with bi-directional integration capabilities that convert insight to action.

Recently ranked #1 for technology innovation and product reliability by RIS News Software Leaderboard, Manthan is the largest organization solely committed to delivering best-in-class retail BI solutions with over 600 employees in five countries. For more information, please visit

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