Press Release - May 2012
Bristlecone Announces Organizational Changes
New structure positions company to build on market success
Mountain View, CA – May 28, 2012 – Bristlecone, a leader in supply chain management solutions, today announced a reshuffling of responsibilities among its executive leadership team. The changes will drive client success by sharpening the leadership team’s focus on customer-facing initiatives and enabling greater collaboration across geographies for the company’s global accounts.
Irfan Khan, has been named Global Vice President and General Manager, Field Operations, responsible for leveraging the full suite of Bristlecone’s solutions and services for the benefit of all customers across North America and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) geographies. Previously, Irfan was the Vice President & GM for the EMEA region and for Bristlecone’s Oracle practice.
Jessie Chimni, has been named Global Vice President, Solutions Strategy and Enablement and will be responsible for driving the company’s solution portfolio roadmap and leveraging its world-class intellectual property and subject matter expertise for the benefit of Bristlecone’s customers. Previously, he was the Vice President & General Manager for the SAP practice
Prashant Karkhanis, Vice President & General Manager, Operations, will assume additional responsibility for the SAP and Oracle practices.
These changes come on the heels of a previously announced appointment naming Naresh Hingorani as Global Vice President, Strategic Market Enablement. Naresh is responsible for go-to-market strategy across all practices and regions, corporate and field marketing, and Bristlecone’s strategic alliances.
“Customer centricity has always been an important part of Bristlecone’s culture. Our investments in practice development and intellectual property have borne fruit over the past two years by giving us opportunities to work with larger, more global customers with a more compelling suite of solutions than ever before”, said Ashok Santhanam, Bristlecone’s President & CEO. “I’m confident that this seasoned group of executives will deliver even bigger wins for our customers and our partners, including SAP and Oracle.”
Bristlecone is a leader in advising clients on how to maximize the strategic value of their supply chains and assisting them in unleashing that value rapidly through effective use of enabling technologies. With our singular focus on addressing procurement and supply chain challenges, we help our clients to diagnose, design, enable and enhance their operations. Headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, Bristlecone also has offices located across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and India.
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