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Cloud-solutions developer gets new CEO

ATLANTA — Cloud-solutions developer Predictix has named John Simon as its new CEO.

Simon will be charged with helping accelerate growth as Predictix continues developing and delivering solutions to retail companies. The move comes on the heels of the partnership announced between Predictix and analytics-based consumer chain solutions developer Yomari.

Predictix develops cloud-based solutions for omni-channel retailers, which enables them to make customer-centric merchandising decisions that ensure product availability, increase customer satisfaction and reduce the instances of costly markdowns.

For nine years, Simon was CEO of afterBOT, Inc., the inventor of retail industry digital receipt solutions and associated intellectual property. He was a founder of QRS Corporation in 1989, the developer of the retail industry UPC catalog and the market leader in retail industry supply chain services. QRS went public in 1993, and Simon served as CEO from 1998 to 2002, growing the company to more than $175 million in mostly recurring annual revenue with 9,000 retail industry customers.

“I am very pleased to have someone of John Simon’s business experience and industry knowledge succeed me as CEO, to help lead Predictix through the next phases of its strategic growth and success,” said Molham Aref. "I have known and worked with John since 1994, and he is the ideal person to ensure that Predictix and our innovative solutions continue to provide significant value to retailers, while focusing on the immense opportunities that exist in the retail industry. He brings an exceptional mix of leadership, business, and communication skills, along with a deep understanding of the retail industry and retail technology solutions, and I look forward to working with John.“

“Predictix is one of the most dynamic, exciting solution providers in the retail industry, and I'm honored to join the Predictix team," said Simon. "There are tremendous opportunities for innovation in delivering predictive solutions across the planning, merchandising and supply chain business functions. Predictix is uniquely positioned to change the game and to further its leadership role in helping retailers compete more effectively.”