Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Steelwedge, the leader in cloud sales and operations planning (S&OP) and demand planning solutions, announced today that Pervinder Johar joined today as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Glen Margolis, Steelwedge’s Founder and previous CEO selected Johar as his successor based on his deep supply chain technology expertise, significant industry network, and track record managing the kind of explosive growth Steelwedge is experiencing. Margolis will assume the role of Executive Chairman, providing strategic guidance to the Board and the company.
Johar joins Steelwedge from HP, where he served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Systems and was a Steelwedge customer. In this role, he was responsible for strategy and execution of worldwide supply chain management, manufacturing, product life cycle management, order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay business processes and IT systems for HP’s supply chain, one of the largest in the world. At HP Johar drove innovation by helping establish the next-generation supply chain strategy as well as conducting a global Supply Chain Transformation program focused on building the industry’s best supply chain and significantly reducing costs.
Johar previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Manhattan Associates, a leading provider of supply chain execution solutions, where he was responsible for global research, development, and quality assurance. He was instrumental in generating and supporting the phenomenal growth the company experienced during his tenure.
He also held senior positions in strategy, marketing, technology and finance with large companies including CCC Information Services, State Street Bank, and Fidelity Investments. In addition, Johar served as Chief Technology Officer for two successful startup companies. Johar holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Villanova University, an MBA from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
“Pervinder Johar is a seasoned supply chain executive with a deep understanding of Steelwedge solutions, extensive industry knowledge, and operational expertise,” said Steelwedge Founder and Executive Chairman Glen Margolis. “I have tremendous confidence that Pervinder will further accelerate the company’s growth and expand our already market-leading position.”
“Steelwedge has enormous potential,” Johar said. “The supply chains of the future require a new type of platform, one that seamlessly transcends the boundaries between planning and execution, is delivered in the cloud, and is collaborative by design. Steelwedge is perfectly positioned to be that platform and help transform the supply chain management industry.”
Steelwedge Software is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud-based 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.