Leadership

Blue Yonder Executives and Board of Directors

Blue Yonder Executive Team

Girish Rishi

Chief Executive Officer

Nathalie Carruthers

Executive Vice President, Chief Associate Success Officer

Dr. Michael Feindt

Strategic Advisor

Martin Felli

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Kevin Iaquinto

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Salil Joshi

Executive Vice President - Customer Success

Desikan Madhavanur

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Mark Morgan

Executive Vice President - Worldwide Commercial Business

Sue Savage

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Usie

Executive Vice President - Market Development

Blue Yonder Board of Directors

Yasu Higuchi

Chairperson of the Board

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Yasu Higuchi joined Blue Yonder's board after the equity investment from Panasonic in 2020. Higuchi is a Representative Director, Member of the Board and Senior Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation, and the CEO of its B2B operations, the Panasonic Connected Solutions Company. Higuchi received an MBA from Harvard Business School and spent the following 25 years working at Boston Consulting Group Inc., Apple Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, and running various companies including Hewlett‐Packard Japan Inc., the supermarket chain Daiei Inc., and Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd., before returning to his current position at Panasonic.

Girish Rishi

Chief Executive Officer

Blue Yonder

Since becoming CEO of Blue Yonder in February 2017, Girish Rishi has emphasized a values-driven culture and a growth mindset at the company, establishing a customer-first approach and driving a product pivot toward edge technologies. As the largest supply chain software company, Blue Yonder acknowledges and embraces its responsibilities to innovate and deliver solutions that transform its customers’ supply chains. Rishi leverages his background in product development and go-to-market strategies across a number of leading companies including Symbol Technologies where he led the company’s EMEA operations, at Motorola where he led the Enterprise division, and at Tyco International where he was responsible for the company’s retail solutions business and the North America services business. Rishi 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. Rishi travels extensively for work, reads voraciously and in his downtime, hangs out with his wife and two boys. He serves on the Board of Directors of Insight Enterprises and is a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Hartford.

Hide Harada

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Hide Harada is currently a Senior Vice President, where he is in charge of business strategy and corporate planning. His long career at Panasonic has included roles managing corporate strategy at the HQ, directing the IT Products Business Unit, VP of Panasonic Corporation of North American, and working in the company’s PC business in both the U.S. and U.K. With his wealth of global business experience, he drives the digital transformation of Panasonic.

Tak Nishikawa

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Tak Nishikawa is currently a Managing Officer, where he is in charge of accounting as well as the company’s diversity & inclusion promotion program. He joined Panasonic in 1994, and has experience working in the company’s U.S. and European system solutions sales companies.

Keita Sasaki

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Keita Sasaki is currently a Managing Officer and the general counsel, where he is in charge of legal affairs, compliance and risk management. Having joined Panasonic in 1996, and later earning an LL.M degree from the Boston University School of Law and admitted to the New York State Bar, he has extensive experience working in legal affairs and compliance in Japan, China and Asia Pacific.

Nobu Shinya

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Nobu Shinya is currently a Managing Officer and Chief Human Resource Officer, where he is in charge of HR strategy and general affairs. He joined Panasonic in 1992 and has extensive experience in the HR departments of the company’s B2B and system solutions businesses.

Yuki Yamaguchi

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company

Yuki Yamaguchi is a Managing Officer and has been leading B2B marketing as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to her current role, she has had a series of marketing leadership roles at various IT companies including IBM Japan, Yahoo Japan and Cisco Systems. She also supports the evolution of marketing in Japan as chairman of the Digital Media Committee of the Japan Advertisers Association (JAA).

Board Advisors

Eugene Delaney

Nadia Shouraboura

Nadia Shouraboura joined the board of directors in 2020. She is a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. From 2012-2018, she was the Founder and CEO of Hointer, now a part of an Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers, which launched a new kind of retail format featuring the world's most advanced supply chain and shopping technologies. Prior to Hointer, from 2004-2012, she served as Technology Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Fulfillment Platform for Amazon and also served on Jeff Bezos' senior leadership team responsible for overall direction and operations of Amazon. She has also held various roles at several companies, including Exelon Power, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and Robcad. She has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from both Moscow State University and Tel Aviv University and a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Yannis Skoufalos