SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturers, today announced that Leslie J. Stretch has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. QAD’s board now totals six members, four of whom are independent directors. Stretch is also a member of QAD’s Audit Committee of the board of directors.
Stretch, 52, joined Callidus Software Inc. in 2005 and has served as President and CEO since 2007. He joined Callidus Software’s board of directors in 2008. Prior to Callidus, Stretch has served in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles with global multinational software and technology companies including 9 years at Sun Microsystems and 6 years at Oracle in both the United Kingdom and North America.
“QAD is excited to have Leslie J. Stretch join our board of directors, where his depth of sales and marketing experience and particularly his experience with the cloud will complement the existing board,” said Pam Lopker, Chairman and President of QAD. “Leslie’s experience with growing and developing a cloud-based business is perfectly aligned with our strategy.”
“I am thrilled to join a leading ERP vendor that has a strong cloud offering and look forward to assisting QAD to continue to work with customers in pursuit of the Effective Enterprise vision,” said Stretch.
Stretch earned a B.A. in Economics and Economic History from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the Cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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