Jayne Archbold, IBS Chief Executive Officer, joined the company in 2016 after an 18-year career at Sage Group plc, the UK’s largest software company which provides ERP software for mid-market businesses. Jayne is a seasoned executive with a record of driving product innovation, operational transformation, and growth in the enterprise software business. Most recently, Jayne was CEO of Sage Mid-Market Division Europe, where she was responsible for expanding the company’s first-ever global ERP into new geographies. Jayne represents the ERP sector as an active council member of Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s leading platform for professional learning.
Graham Newland, IBS’ first-ever Chief Customer Officer, joined IBS in 2016 after serving in several other senior operational roles at companies like Manugistics, i2 Technologies, and Oracle. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Global Supply Chain Director for a number of respected global brands including Liberty (fashion, apparel and homeware) – where he ran operations globally; increasing gross margins significantly, improving quality, reducing lead times and improving customer service – whilst in parallel developing and managing supply chains globally. With over 35 years as a supply chain professional, Graham’s focus has been on distribution-intensive, process-based industries, including retail, wholesale, 3PL, oil and gas, chemical and consumer product companies. Recognized as a trusted supply chain expert, he regularly guest lectures at Oxford University’s continuing education programs designed for full-time business and supply chain professionals.
SVP Product Management
Bill Tomasi, Senior Vice President of Product Management, joined IBS in January of 2013 after holding senior level positions in Professional Services, Product Development, Sales, and Product Management for several industry leading supply chain software solutions providers including McHugh Software International (now JDA), Manhattan Associates, SSA Global, Accellos (now HighJump) and Infor. Bill has gained valuable supply chain knowledge over the past 30 years and is a recognized industry thought leader. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Sharon Plested joined IBS as Senior Vice President EMEA Professional Services in June 2015. Prior to IBS, she served as Vice President Distribution of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group). Sharon also was responsible for the Consulting Services Group for EMEA and APAC, as well as many leadership roles within the business providing a clear direction on structure and delivery of Professional Services.
Michael Wohlwend, IBS General Manager, Americas, joined the company in 2016 after heading up Global Cloud Services for Infor, a global software company. He brings 25 years of supply chain industry experience, with a record of leading teams to build competitive advantage, along with developing customer and partner relationships. Previously, Michael held senior leadership positions at SAP America since 2009, including Head of Americas Cloud Unification and VP of Services for SAP’s Midwest Region; as well as senior sales roles at Manhattan Associates for seven years. Prior to that, he provided supply chain solutions for more than 30 top companies in his work with consulting and software firms. Michael is a frequent industry article author and speaker. He has been an Executive Board Member of WERC since 2008 and is currently Past President. Michael also serves on the Executive Board of Gigi’s Playhouse Downs Syndrome Achievement Center.
General Manager, APAC
Paul Nobbs is General Manager of APAC. He joined IBS as VP of Sales for APAC in February 2012. Paul started his career in Engineering, and since 1988 has followed his passion in IT holding consulting, sales and leadership positions for Engineering, ERP and Supply Chain organizations including GEAC, i2 Technologies and SAP. Paul also spent 4 years operating his own import / distribution business in the automotive sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Engineering from Coventry University, UK and is a Certified Practitioner of Inventory Management.
Laura Fese joined IBS as General Counsel in May 2013. Prior to IBS, she served as Executive Vice President/Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group). Laura has also provided legal representation in the technology field at Catalyst International, Inc. and for the Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney. Laura holds a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University.