Jim Kelly Joins Market6 as CEO

Leading retail information solutions executive from IBM/Netezza will drive continued growth and expansion of retail analytic application company


DEERFIELD, Ill.– June 10, 2013–Market6, Inc. (www.Market6.com) today announced that former IBM and Netezza executive James D. Kelly was recently named CEO for Market6®. He succeeds Bill Purcell, co-founder of Market6.

Jim Kelly is an industry leader in retailer information solutions with a record of building successful companies. Most recently, he was Worldwide Vice President of Big Data Platform Sales for IBM, where he led the rapid expansion of IBM's Big Data platform sales worldwide by leveraging Netezza into the other IBM Big Data products and vertical solutions. Prior to IBM, he was Vice President and General Manager, Retail and Consumer Products Markets for Netezza, responsible for the strategy and rapid growth of this important Netezza business unit. In 2000, he founded Spotlight Solutions, a retail price optimization software company that eventually became part of Oracle. Earlier, he co-founded Kelly Information Systems, a retail business intelligence software company that was acquired by Intrepid Systems. Kelly started his career in 1985, when he joined Teradata when it was a start-up and helped build their retail solution practice and customer base.

The Market6 board and executive team are thrilled to have attracted a leader of Jim's caliber. "We are thrilled to have Jim join Market6 as CEO. He clearly understands the retail market and has the experience, skills and industry knowledge to lead the company to the next level", said Dave McLean, Market6 Board Member. "Jim brings a tremendous record of accomplishment and an entrepreneurial spirit that will help Market6 capitalize on its current success."

"This is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the powerful big data solutions and customer success that Market6 has enjoyed to date.", said Kelly. "I have found that retailers and their suppliers are always searching for compelling new analytic solutions in the market to help optimize business operations to better serve their customers across all of today's shopping channels. Market6 has excellent domain expertise and product solutions to deliver substantial value to its customers."

About Market6

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, IL. For more information or to request a demo, visit www.market6.com.

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