Steelwedge(R) Strengthens Team with Addition of Enterprise Sales Executives Monty Waltz, Sudha Shah and Fred Brown

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloud-based planning solutions provider Steelwedge has strengthened its global team with the appointments of three experienced sales executives, Monty Waltz, Sudha Shah and Fred Brown. Waltz will serve Steelwedge as Senior Vice President, Americas; Shah will report to Waltz as Vice President, High Tech & Consumer Electronics and Brown will serve as Vice President, North America Sales.

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Waltz is a highly accomplished enterprise sales executive with more than 30 years’ experience in helping technology companies rapidly capture market share. Most recently Waltz served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts for cloud-based price optimization leader Revionics, where he led the privately held company’s successful expansion in large enterprise accounts. He has held various executive positions in his career, building sales revenue for global organizations including supply chain market leader Manhattan Associates and Accenture.

Shah comes to Steelwedge from Microsoft where she led their Global Partner Strategy, Program and Field Engagement organization. Shah’s track record includes leading teams and building customer loyalty with enterprise high tech leaders Oracle and SAP. Brown has 20 years of experience leading sales for global companies including Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Manhattan Associates, Numetrix and Zilliant.

“Monty’s hands-on operational background and broad experience across direct and channel sales, alliance relationship programs and growth-building strategy development will help accelerate our market success,” said Steelwedge CEO Pervinder Johar. “Sudha and Fred are both seasoned enterprise sales leaders that understand markets, buyers, and the revenue levers to achieve breakout growth.

“These leaders have created and fostered focused sales organizations that penetrate enterprise accounts and build profitable, long-lasting customer relationships,” Johar added.

Johar also worked with Waltz at Manhattan Associates, where Waltz was instrumental in helping achieve growth from $30 million to more than $350 million during his tenure, with his North America team responsible for more than $200 million in annual license, services and maintenance revenue.

“Pervinder and the veteran leadership team at Steelwedge understand the importance of building a world-class sales organization within a fast growing company,” said Waltz.
“I look forward to building new programs, processes and achieving great results for the Americas region.”

Steelwedge is the recognized industry leader in transforming multi-source, diverse data into clear, targeted results that boost company plan performance. Steelwedge understands that each planner in an enterprise has considerations unique to a functional area—whether sales planning, product planning, supply planning, demand planning, revenue & margin planning or Sales & Operations Planning. Steelwedge integrates diverse perspectives into Integrated Business Planning, sharpening the effectiveness of functional area plans while factoring exponential benefits into a company’s full scale enterprise plan.

Gartner categorized Steelwedge as a leader in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.

About Steelwedge

Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. The company’s action-ready planning platform combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. Named a leader in the Gartner 2015 Sales and Operations Planning Magic Quadrant, Steelwedge is headquartered in Steelwedge is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Visit

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