It is with a sadden heart that we learned Brian Johnson, VP of Sales at JDA has left the company. For over 20 years Brian has been a name in the Ecometry community. He will be sorely missed by all.
We at Odin Technologies would like to wish him the best of luck with his new career move at the Gartner Group. – For those of you who might have missed his announcement, you can read about it below:
I am writing to let you know that I have recently been given an awesome career opportunity at Gartner Group, leading the West Coast Supply Chain sales team. I have accepted the position beginning July 1st. The most difficult part of changing career paths will be moving away from the Direct Commerce customers I’ve had the privilege of working with, many of you for almost 20 years! Although it was a difficult personal choice, I leave knowing that you will be well taken care of by JDA Software. Over the past 2.5 years, since the merger of JDA and Red Prairie, we have successfully migrated the Direct Commerce solution set into the core JDA business grouping. Also, as many of you know, you still have executive champions in the organization like Candie Rogers and Tracy Jobbitt. In addition, new JDA executives have come to recognize the importance and value of this customer group and the Direct Commerce product line.
Although I will not be attending the Direct Commerce One Day event, I would greatly encourage you to register and participate in this free opportunity that is focused on you, the Direct Commerce customers. It will allow you to understand JDA’s dedication and loyalty to this product and to you the customer base. Plus it will allow for great networking with many of your peers.
Finally, thank you all for teaching me so much about your business and what is required to be successful. I am humbled that so many of you trusted me with those types of discussions and will be eternally grateful for the partnership we created. Please look for me on LinkedIn in order to ensure we stay in touch.
All the Best,
VP Sales, Retail