Members of the Axind Board of Advisors bring decades of retail, fashion, information technology and business experience across multiple industries and geographies.
The creation of the Board of Advisors comes among a number of initiatives AXIND has undertaken recently focused on the continuing goal of strengthening the company's position as a preferred supplier of technology for fashion.
The board will provide insight and recommendations to AXIND’s senior management team, across their respective areas of expertise, helping Axind further expand its presence in its area of operation.
“This group has the kind of experience and expertise that can help AXIND successfully navigate the evolving technology landscape of the fashion and retail industry,” said Matteo Chiampo, AXIND’s CEO. “It is an honor for me to welcome our new Advisory Board members. We felt the time was right to bring another, broader perspective to the work we are doing. The strategic guidance this team can bring is truly exceptional.”
Jeff Bienkowski has over 20 years of experience managing software development teams in the US, Ireland, and India. He has successfully executed many high-visibility projects for Fortune 500 companies, including Sun Life, John Hancock, and Fidelity Investments. Jeff is currently Director of Product Management at Academic Merit, an educational software startup helping schools across the U.S. assess and improve student literacy.
He is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of products that both align with the company vision and respond to the needs of its customers. Prior to joining Academic Merit, Jeff founded Oxzigen, an IT consultancy focused on Lean IT, the application of Kanban and other techniques derived from Lean manufacturing to the process of software development. He is also co-author of a popular handbook on problem-solving techniques for organizations. Jeff is a graduate of Amherst College and received his MBA from Boston University.
Peter Bambridge has worked for 30 years creating, selling and implementing software and services solutions for the retail and consumer goods industry. He served as a Director in Gartner's Global Manufacturing Industry Advisory Services team focused on the retail, footwear and apparel sector, covering areas such as PLM. In recent years, he worked with leading PLM solution providers such as Freeborders (acquired by Lawson, and later Infor), Dassault Systemes and Gerber Technology, helping to build and develop business on a UK, European and Global basis.
His experience covers a wide selection of application areas including PLM, Sourcing, Planning, Space Management, Category Management, Forecasting and Analytics. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales& Marketing Management (FISMM), a professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and he holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Nuclear Engineering from Queen Mary College, London University.
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