Chief Executive Officer
Girish Rishi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Blue Yonder in January 2017. During Girish’s leadership tenure, Blue Yonder has launched a portfolio on the cloud that utilizes machine learning and insights from the intelligent edge. This portfolio of software and services enables companies to forecast demand and supply, fulfill in to omni-channels and effectively plan their workforce. In recent years, Blue Yonder has vastly expanded its ecosystem of partners and its geography coverage to spur growth. The company rebranded from JDA Software to Blue Yonder in early 2020.
Purpose and values driven culture, striving for a representative and inclusive associate base is at the center of Girish’s management system. He is passionate about delivering customer value, creating a learning environment and driving candor and collaboration.
A self-described recovering product manager, Girish leverages the experience he gained in product development and go-to-market while leading Motorola’s Enterprise division, Symbol Technologies’ EMEA operations and Tyco International’s retail solutions business and North America services business. Girish spent the first 15 years of his career in early to mid-stage entrepreneurial companies learning the value of co-innovating with customers and delivering differentiated solutions. He serves on the Board of Directors of Insight Enterprises, on the Food Security Council for Feeding America, on the board of directors of the Arizona Commerce Authority and is a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Hartford.
He is a voracious reader and travels around the globe meeting with Blue Yonder customers, partners and associates as part of his relentless pursuit of learning. If not leading a culture-driven company committed to learning, innovation and teamwork, he would be an author. In his downtime, Girish can often be found with his wife and two boys, either cooking or on the soccer field.