|A 30-year veteran of the retail high tech industry, Peter Charness serves as President, Manthan Systems US, the innovator in the field of Retail BI. Peter has previously held executive leadership positions at a number of Retailers and Software Vendors. As CEO for SilkOak Solutions he successfully brought to market Planning Prophet a new concept Merchandise and Assortment Management Solution. As Sr. VP of Global Marketing and Chief Product Officer for JDA Software he led the functional direction and strategic advancement of JDA Portfolio. This comprehensive collection of over 45 best in class products help retailers and their suppliers maximize their inventory investment while improving revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Prior to joining JDA Charness served as General Manager of Retail for Comshare, where he was instrumental in leading the success of the Arthur Enterprise Suite, one of the best-known brands in retail solutions.
As a former Vice President of Logistics and Technology for a major Canadian specialty chain, Charness oversaw the implementation of world-class supply chain programs. He has also had executive responsibility for store operations, merchandise planning and control, replenishment, POS, warehouses and distribution centers for various retail organizations.