David Rye

Senior Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development

Identifying the next ‘it’ opportunity when it comes to Blue Yonder’s investment and strategic partnership opportunities is what David Rye thinks about day in and day out. In his role as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, David is responsible for shaping Blue Yonder’s corporate strategy to accelerate the company’s growth. This includes the acquisitions of AI/ML leader Blue Yonder GmbH and digital commerce leader Yantriks, and strategic partnership with MuleSoft.

If he wasn’t orchestrating game-changing opportunities for Blue Yonder, David would be a helicopter ski guide in the Alps. He just may be qualified: he has traveled and skied with a former world extreme skiing champion across 3 continents!

On the weekends, David can often be found with this family, coaching his kids’ sports or enjoying a range of outdoor activities including skiing, cycling, golfing or fly fishing.

4 Questions with David:

  1. What three words best describe you?
    Empathetic, collaborative, resilient
  2. What’s your personal mission statement/mantra?
    Strive not to judge others.
  3. If you weren’t in supply chain, what would your dream job be?
    My wife and I support and volunteer time at our kids’ public school.  We also support and volunteer at Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
  4. What’s your personal mission statement/mantra?
    I love collaborating with smart and innovative associates to solve the supply chain challenges of some of the world’s largest companies.