Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Steelwedge, the leader in cloud sales and operations planning (S&OP) and demand planning solutions, today announced that it has hired Glenn Jones as Executive Vice President, Product Strategy, and David Largen as Vice President of Finance, Controller. Jones and Largen join a veteran team of industry experts who perform vital strategic functions across the Steelwedge solutions and finance organizations.
Jones directs the functional strategy, management, and roadmap for Steelwedge products. His key responsibilities at Steelwedge include directing strategy for product footprint and customer experience including mobility, user interface design and usability. Jones comes to Steelwedge from Elementum, a cloud-based supply chain software company he co-founded that secured more than $67 million in funding from Flextronics, Lightspeed Venture Partners and other Silicon Valley investors including Workday CEO Dave Duffield, Box CEO Aaron Levie, and Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang.
At Elementum, Jones led product strategy and product management, built the company’s software development team, led the definition and development of the initial product suite, and played an instrumental role in securing the company’s first customers. Prior to Elementum, Jones was the Senior Vice President of R&D at E2open leading up to its IPO; the Vice President of Engineering at One Network; and a Senior Director of R&D at i2 Technologies. He also spent 15 years at Raytheon in various engineering, product management, and business development roles.
As the Controller and Vice President of Finance, Largen will work closely with Steelwedge’s Chief Financial Officer to maintain and scale the company’s financial systems, processes and plans. He spent the last nine years in various finance roles at salesforce.com. During his time there, Largen lead the Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization as the company achieved its first billion-dollar year, scaled the North American shared service center for growth, and lead cross-functional technology and process initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to salesforce.com, Largen spent nine years in various finance roles at Peoplesoft. He began his career at Ernst & Young, working in both the audit and tax practices.
“Glenn Jones has been at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation in supply chain management for years, notably demonstrated as a co-founder of Elementum, a company that recently received significant investments from Silicon Valley luminaries,” said Glen Margolis, Steelwedge CEO. “His move to Steelwedge validates both our position as a leader in cloud S&OP and our vision and momentum as a provider of supply chain management disruptive technology.”
“David Largen has built an incredible track record as a successful finance executive, and demonstrates an innate understanding of the way that we do business,” Margolis continued. “Steelwedge has experienced explosive growth in recent years, and with the leadership of these new additions to the executive team, we expect to reach even loftier heights.”
Steelwedge Software is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable “what-if” scenario modeling and mobile analytics to pinpoint the financial impact of supply-demand trade-offs. Some of the world's largest manufacturing companies including HP, Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, and Monsanto, trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP.