SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradata, a supply chain software as a service (SaaS) start-up announced today that it has named board member and former Flex Senior Executive Debbra Rogers CEO effective immediately. Founder Scott Slinker stepped down as CEO and has assumed a technical advisory role.
During her 17 years at Flex, a powerhouse in manufacturing and supply chain management, Rogers held multiple positions including SVP of Sales and Strategy, VP and General Manager for CEC, a $9 billion segment of Flex. Prior to that, she was the President and CEO of Agenda Sales which was sold to Multek, Inc., a division of Flextronics in 2000. Her educational path includes Stanford, University of California Santa Barbara and San Jose State (MBA) .
"I'm honored and grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated and talented professionals," said Rogers. "We produce a very innovative solution that is democratizing the supply chain. It is simple, powerful and disruptive. This is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome."
"Debbra Rogers is the right person at the right place at the right time for Paradata. She has led teams of varying size and complexity globally. Her customers all share in the benefits of her ability to build, realign and focus teams to achieve results in constantly changing markets. Growing businesses is her skill set and this product is in her sweet spot," said Steve Mariucci, Paradata Advisor, NFL Network's "Game Day" analyst and former head coach of the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and the University of California Berkeley Golden Bears football team.
"We're thrilled she has taken on the quarterback role," added Mariucci.
Paradata was named one of the "Cool Vendors in Procurement and Sourcing Technology, 2016" by Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm. Published May 9, 2016, the report was authored by Desere Edwards, Deborah R. Wilson, Nigel Montgomery, and Ray Barger Jr.
Paradata uses internal and external big data to help high tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand companies gain increased transparency and profits from their supply chains. Its customers include Aerohive Networks, Aruba, an HP Enterprise Company, Palo Alto Networks, Ember Technology, Teledyne/Lecroy Inc., and Westell Technologies, Inc.
Paradata's technology uses predictive and optimization algorithms to help engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement leaders make smarter product design and sourcing decisions. With one click, in seconds, a customer can load a bill of materials (BOM) and discover an average of 5% + in material cost reduction as well as deep knowledge of risks that can affect revenue.
Users praise its uniqueness, ease of implementation and cost.
Paradata's investors include PivotNorth Capital and Richmond Global.
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