Industry Veteran Benny Melumad Joins Kewill to Lead Engineering Team
December 19, 2016 – Chelmsford, MA – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, today announced the appointment of Benny Melumad as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Melumad will be responsible for leading the company’s engineering team, continuing to ensure that Kewill’s technology is constantly innovating and staying ahead of the ever-changing demands, challenges and compliance regulations of today’s complex Supply Chain and Logistics business.
Mr. Melumad is a 25-year veteran of technology and information systems, spanning various leadership roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Kewill, Melumad worked at a division of Vista Equity Partners where he oversaw the technology function within the portfolio companies. He was responsible for transforming initiatives in product development and building highly functional technology teams. During his tenure at Vista, Melumad served as a CTO for two of its companies, MicroEdge (acquired by Blackbaud) and Social Solutions.
Melumad’s management expertise lies in combining the latest technologies and software development methodologies for true innovation. He is driven by and has a personal commitment to upholding the highest quality and most productive user experience, and has a proven track record of up leveling end-to-end technology offerings. Prior to Vista Equity Partners, Melumad was at Becton, Dickinson and Company, a Fortune 500 global medical technology company. He started his career as a software developer and as a DBA, working for several financial and startup companies.
“Benny will bring a new perspective to Kewill’s development efforts, helping us to focus on core products and to introduce new methodologies to improve our overall efficiency and quality,” said Doug Braun, CEO of Kewill. “We are excited for him to join and know he will make an immediate impact on not only the engineering teams but on the entire Kewill enterprise as we prepare for continued success in 2017.”
“Kewill is a proven leader in the industry with a commitment to continuous improvement and growth, as evidenced by its recent acquisition of LeanLogistics,” said Melumad. “I could not be joining Kewill at a better time and am eager to become a part of such an innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking management team.”
Melumad holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Management in Tel Aviv, as well as an MBA in computer science and finance from the City University of New York.
A worldwide leader in logistics software, Kewill empowers organizations to efficiently MOVE goods and information across the global supply chain.
Kewill delivers quantifiable value to our customers by forging long-term partnerships that enable them to minimize risk, grow their business and respond to changing market dynamics. The Kewill MOVE® platform helps companies collaborate, reduce costs, manage volatility and automate processes across the entire supply chain – from transportation and warehousing to compliance and visibility.
Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, supports supply chain execution activities for 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit kewill.com, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.
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