CINCINNATI – Market6, a leading provider of web-based retail analytic applications, today announced that Ray B. Tacoma, a well-respected software industry veteran, has joined the company’s board of directors.
Tacoma brings more than 25 years of senior management experience to the board, with industry-leading organizations including Netezza, MicroStrategy, FileNet, and Oracle. Tacoma will provide extensive domain and industry knowledge to optimize Market6’s strategy and execution as it provides retailers and consumer goods companies with SaaS-based retail analytic applications.
“Market6 is transforming how retailers make use of information and analytics to drive their businesses,” said Tacoma. “With a deep understanding of retail business processes and a unique set of skills around advanced analytics, big data and SaaS delivery models, the company is moving quickly to expand their product set and customer base. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping Market6 realize their full potential as a leader at this important moment in the retail industry.”
Tacoma’s career in enterprise software has focused on helping companies develop effective sales models and then deploying those at scale through the development of extremely successful and productive sales organizations. Prior to joining the board of directors at Market6, Tacoma served as vice president of worldwide sales at Netezza, where he grew sales from $5 million to $250 million annually (between 2003 and 2013), which helped position the company for a successful sale to IBM. Prior to Netezza, Tacoma served as vice president of Sales at CoreChange and MicroStrategy. At MicroStrategy, Tacoma built the management structure to support 450 sales teams, led sales during the transition from a private to public company, and grew product and services sales revenue to more than $400M annually. His career in technology, which spans 40 years, also includes time with companies such as DEC, Tandem, Sequent, and nCube/Oracle.
“Ray brings tremendous experience and has a strategic and customer focused view of the business,” said Jim Kelly, Market6 chief executive officer. “His proven record of helping analytics companies succeed by delivering products that provide measurable value for customers makes him an ideal addition to Market6’s board as we grow our business.”
Market6 provides web-based retail analytic applications with advanced analytics built-in to effortlessly guide retailers and CPG companies to smarter, faster, more proactive operational decisions and actions every day for improved performance. Purpose-built to improve daily retail operations, Market6 delivers accurate daily forecasts on sales, gross margins and out of stocks at the item/store/day level allowing execution teams to quickly and easily know exactly what’s happening with their business in real time and how best to respond. Market6 is used daily by the largest US supermarket chain and more than 400 of their CPG partners. The company is headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.
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